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Need assistance planning my travel in Poland


opts 10 | 260  
8 Jun 2009 /  #1
How or which bus to take from Warsaw Central Train Station to
Warsaw Wschodnia Train Station? Also, I plan to take a train from Warsaw to Bialystok, and from Bialystok to Elk. Is taking a bus from Warsaw to Elk is a better options? If yes, which bus and where. Thank you
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
8 Jun 2009 /  #2
Is taking a bus from Warsaw to Elk is a better options?

I don't know.

from Warsaw Central Train Station to Warsaw Wschodnia Train Station?

First of all, there's a chance that your train stops at Warsaw Wschodnia too. Most long-distance trains stop at Warsaw Wschodnia/Centralna/Zachodnia.
If not, then the easiest way is to walk from Centralna to Warszawa Śródmieście (200 meters walk, underground - you exit the Centralna train station directly from the platform where your train arrives - don't go upstairs to the main hall; then choose the correct platform of the Śródmieście station - there should be signs - "kierunek Warszawa Wschodnia" and "kierunek Warszawa Zachodnia").

From Warszawa Śródmieście there's a train every 5-10 minutes in both directions - west and east (you have to buy a ticket).

I assume you'll be arriving in the daytime, because in the night there are few trains from Śródmieście, if any, and going those 200 meters underground can be dangerous too :(
OP opts 10 | 260  
8 Jun 2009 /  #3
Thanks Krzysztof
gumishu 11 | 5,030  
8 Jun 2009 /  #4
I think you should go for a bus - should be quicker an the same price

anyway here's the link for PKP connection search in English: rozklad-pkp.pl
OP opts 10 | 260  
9 Jun 2009 /  #5
Thanks Gumishu
Ziemowit 12 | 3,667  
9 Jun 2009 /  #6
All trains arriving at Warsaw from the western direction will always end their journey at Warsaw East as a rule, and vice versa; thanks to this rule all long-distance and international trains will always stop at Warsaw Central, though not all of them will stop at Warsaw West when setting off from Warsaw. In my view, it is more convenient to go to Ełk by bus in which case you will need to get off at Warsaw West and walk some distance underground to the bus station Warszawa Zachodnia (it is a main bus station in Warsaw integrated with the adjacent train station Warsaw West).

There is a direct bus service from Warsaw to Ełk (several times in a day, I should think).
OP opts 10 | 260  
10 Jun 2009 /  #7
Ziemowit,
Thank you. Can you provide me with the address of the site that provides information on the direct bus service from Warsaw to Elk?
Ziemowit 12 | 3,667  
10 Jun 2009 /  #8
pksbilety.pl/Route?source=Warszawa+Dworzec+Zachodni&dest=E%c5%82k

Warsaw - Ełk:
06:00 - 11:15
10:15 - 15:45
11:40 - 16:40
13:45 - 19:10
22:00 - 03:15

How to buy a ticket and places available, please check the site for information (in Polish only).
OP opts 10 | 260  
10 Jun 2009 /  #9
Thanks Ziemowit. I appreciate your help.

Guys,
Can you tell me what is the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Poland?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
11 Jun 2009 /  #10
gallon

Come on opts, you know it sells in liters. :)
pgtx 29 | 3,159  
11 Jun 2009 /  #11
Can you tell me what is the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Poland?

3.99 zl/liter
1 US gallon = 3.8 litres
do the math...

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