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Train Fares; train schedule in Poland has changed?


Lori 4 | 118  
30 Dec 2008 /  #1
Is it just me, or has the web-based train schedule changed? Formally one could see the fares for a trip. The new version doesn't seem to have a place to click to find this information. I'm interested in knowing the train fares from Krakow to Wroclaw, from Wroclaw to Poznan and Poznan to Warsaw. I am very comfortable with 2nd class travel. I'll appreciate insights for you all. Thank you.
polishgirltx  
30 Dec 2008 /  #2
rozklad.pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en - try this :)
OP Lori 4 | 118  
30 Dec 2008 /  #3
Thank you. This is exactly the site I've been using for several years, but in the new format, there is no longer a link to fares.
polishgirltx  
30 Dec 2008 /  #4
to ask for ticket prices you can:
-call PKP - if you are in Poland: (022) 94 36 or (042) 94 36
- not in PL: 00 48 22 5116003

-send an e-mail: - local info: infokraj@intercity.pkp.pl
- international info: infoeuropa@intercity.pkp.pl
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
31 Dec 2008 /  #5
Well, several years ago calling (22/42) 94 36 was quite pointless and a real pain, the line was always busy, I hope it changed.
Kowalski 7 | 621  
3 Jan 2009 /  #6
PKP intercity has prices on their website as now they opearate most non local trains
intercity.pl
OP Lori 4 | 118  
3 Jan 2009 /  #7
Thank you, Kowalski, for the new web site. Having the prices for the trains helps me to budget a bit correctly. And here's another question. On trains that require reservations, are reservations required when one rides 2nd class or only 1st class?

And I must tell you I shop for groceries at Kowalski's here in Saint Paul, Minnesota!
Kowalski 7 | 621  
3 Jan 2009 /  #8
Reservations fare is required on both , 2nd and 1st class trains. Only trains class P (pospieszny) are without it. You would usually get yours seat number and pay for it along when buying ticket at train station - on all IC, Ex, TLK trains.

You can also buy your ticket along with your seat reservation ON the train; they'd charge something around 6 PLN extra. If all train seats are taken you'd have to stand untill someone gets off but you are still charged for your ..seat (reservation) - on IC, TLK, EX trains.

Kowalski is my forum name only but I hope Minnesota Kowalski sells some stuff you enjoy and...is doing well.
:)
OP Lori 4 | 118  
4 Jan 2009 /  #9
Thanks for the info about the seat reservation process. Here's a link to Kowalski's in Minnesota: kowalskis.com
It is simply a pleasure to shop there.
Kowalski 7 | 621  
4 Jan 2009 /  #10
Here is some more info, Lori on PKP: when traveling on weekends (Friday 7PM to Monday 6 AM) your best deal would be gettin BILET PODROZNIKA - valid for all TLK and P trains withing this time frame . Price 65 PLN 2nd class and 95 PLN in 1st

It's a ticket with your name on it, so when buying you'd need to give your name and be ready to show some ID on the trains along with your tickets. Well, in fact they seldom check your ID with this ticket. Good deal oaverall and on some routes PLK or P are not that slower then IC or EX trains.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788  
12 Feb 2009 /  #11
Just to give the heads up, the PKP Regional site has the fares again.

You can do Wrocław to Poznań for as little as 22zl if you don't mind the Osobowy trains.

Poznań to Warsaw is horrifically expensive due to the reliance on the Berlin-Warszawa Express to provide a service - you're about 100zl one way, I believe.

But one thing - buy Osobowy tickets at and only at the PKP Regional windows. And likewise, do not buy TLK/IC/EX/EC tickets at any window apart from the PKP Intercity windows. There seems to be a huge squabble at the minute between the two, and they're prone to misselling tickets on purpose if it's for the 'other' company.
OP Lori 4 | 118  
13 Feb 2009 /  #12
Thank you, yes I found recently the fares part is back. And no I don't mind the Osobowy trains. That is where I find the real Poland, and what I find are very kind people. I can't believe how nice people were to me last summer. And yes, I'm aware that the Poznan to Warsaw ticket is much more expensive than others. Thank you for making sure I knew about the changes in the schedule.
Harry  
13 Feb 2009 /  #13
I recently went to Malbork. Had to go first class because there were no seats left in second class. Was IC one way and Express the other. Total cost 240zl and both trains were late too (as in 30 minutes).

Felt very much like being back in Britain.

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