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Warsaw Airport to Gdansk - how do you find the coach ride ?


jrspetch 1 | 5
4 Aug 2011 #1
Dear learned members

Soon I will find myself in Poland as a first time visitor. On the 5th of September, I arrive by LOT in Warsaw at 12:35 from Krakow but am unable to get a connecting flight to Gdansk ( there is one 5 mins later though ).

I have checked the rail timetables and it looks like a good 5.5 - 7 hour journey, departing around 15:00 and arriving late at night in Gdansk. While the train ride is doable, I am considering alternatives, say by bus. Thusfar, I have come across Polskibus.com, currently 35 PLN one way 6h10m ride departing Warsaw at 15:30.

Are there other long haul bus services that might possibly depart earlier ?
Is there such a thing as ride-sharing in Warsaw to Gdansk ? ( For example, in Germany there is this mitfahrgelegenheit / mitfahrzentrale )

Thank you for your anticipated replies.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
4 Aug 2011 #2
Get the train or stay a night in Warsaw then an internal flight.
OP jrspetch 1 | 5
4 Aug 2011 #3
Thanks JohnnyM

I rather not stay in Warsaw, with prepaid bookings in Gdansk for 05.09 ( and departure from Gdansk to home on 06.09 in the evening ).

The train costs more than the bus which IMO offers a better value ( cheaper ticket and free wifi - I would also less likely to have language issues about the bus ticket ).
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
4 Aug 2011 #4
I have checked the rail timetables and it looks like a good 5.5 - 7 hour journey, departing around 15:00 and arriving late at night in Gdansk. While the train ride is doable, I am considering alternatives, say by bus. Thusfar, I have come across Polskibus.com, currently 35 PLN one way 6h10m ride departing Warsaw at 15:30.

I took that route not too long ago and it worked out well, when the train arrived, I took the taxi to the hotel-taxis usually wait for passengers at the station. My journey was closer to 5 hours.
OP jrspetch 1 | 5
9 Aug 2011 #5
Thank you for your response. Tried to book online for an Intercity ticket, gave me some problems at the final stage for the EIC Kaszub ( Error No. EP.519 Incompatible information - train/route/service ).

Proceeded with polskibus.com and once they fixed up the payment gateway, I managed to book the bus ride ( 35 PLN ).

I am looking forward to this maiden visit to Poland!


  • The final screen of the booking process that ended up in an error
grubas 12 | 1,391
9 Aug 2011 #6
I am looking forward to this maiden visit to Poland!

Enjoy and have fun.Thank you for visiting and please come back.Oh and let us here know how your visit went.
scottie1113 7 | 898
10 Aug 2011 #7
Polskibus is a good deal, and it's by far the best price you'll find anywhere.
OP jrspetch 1 | 5
10 Aug 2011 #8
Definitely, I will update the thread upon my return. Indeed, I could not find anything better than Polskibus.

Very comfortable ride I would say - took 5.5hrs to GdaƄsk PKS. The roads were a bit bumpy but the comfort in the bus ( free wifi, power sockets etc. ) made up for it. Looking to snap their 1 PLN deals to other destinations.

I forgot to mention that I noticed an incredible offer from 12 PLN at Simple Express (simpleexpress.eu/lang/).
sobieski 107 | 2,128
9 Sep 2011 #9
Current travel time by train to Tri-City is something between 7 and 8 hours.
OP jrspetch 1 | 5
9 Sep 2011 #10
I did 5.5hrs from Warsaw ( Metro Wilanowska 14 ) to Gdansk PKS just this week by bus Polskibus.


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