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About Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport

Lech Walesa Airport was built in 1919 on an old military facility in Gdansk, Poland. Railway and highway connections were built during the 1920s and 30s to provide easy transportation for passengers. The airport was heavily destroyed during the Second World War and was completely reconstructed after the war. Due to the urban developement initiated in the region in 1974, the airport was closed and moved to another part of the city. The airport is named after Lech Walesa, one of the legendary politicians of Poland and since the 2000s the airport has managed to rapidly  increase its number of passengers. The airport mainly serves British and Scandinavian countries and there are regular flights to London, Oslo, Stockholm, Munich, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Krakow and Turku. The airport welcomes its passengers with its two terminal buildings and has an annual passenger average of approximately four million people.

Getting to the City Center from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport

Transportation from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport to Gdansk city center takes no more than 45 minutes, regardless of which means of transport you use. As you can use popular means of public transport such as trains, buses and trams for your journey, taxi and car rental companies will also be at your service 24/7.

Train

There is a small train station at the exit of Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport-Gdansk city center train departs from this station every 15 minutes and goes directly to the city center. To get to the train, you have to purchase your ticket from the ticket vending machines in the terminal building. You can also get to the city center by taking the train called SKM. All trains are moving to Gdansk city center from Gdansk Port Lotniczy station.

Bus

The bus lines 210, 120 and 4A, which depart frequently from the airport, directly go to Gdansk city center and Glowny central station. There are two routes of the bus number 210. To go to the city you have to take the bus 210 to Goscinna. You can use these buses by a ticket that costs 60 Zloty according to the most current rates. Bus 122 also provides access to the Sopot Kamienny Potok region of Gdansk from the airport. The bus line to the Wrzeszcz train station, which departs from the airport again, is number 110.

If you have landed at Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport at night, you can take the N3 night bus to Gdansk Glowny station. Gdansk Shuttle vehicles, which provide a reliable transportation service to tourists by means of shuttle buses, take passengers from the airport to the city center at a fee of 21 Euros. The points where you can buy tickets are offices and vending machines at bus stop in Gdansk airport

Tram

The city trams, which provide comfortable and fast transport from Lech Walesa Airport to Gdansk, have two different colors, red and white. To get to the center of Gdansk from the airport by tram, you must purchase one the tickets in the common ticketing system: single-use, 1 hour or day tickets.

Taxi

At the airport in Gdansk, where pirate taxiing is quite common, mostly formal taxis provide transportation. So the only thing you need to be aware of is whether the taxi driver turns the taximeter on or not. It is quite easy to reach Gdansk city center by taxi cabs waiting outside the airport terminal buildings. The official taxi drivers in Gdansk charge 7 Polish Zlotys at the beginning and then 2.5 Zlotys per kilometer. From Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport to the city center you will have to pay about 80 Zlotys if you use a taxi.

Car Rental

Famous car rental companies such as Budget / Avis, Express, Panek, Enterprise, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Joka and Sixt are located in Terminal T1 of Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. The name of the domestic car rental company at the airport is Easy Terra Car Rental. You can rent a car from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport and get to the city center in about 20-25 minutes.

If you use the S6 (E28) express way connecting Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport and Gdansk city center, the duration of your journey can be reduced up to 5-10 minutes. Before arriving Gdansk, you can rent a car or contact the company or make a pre-booking via internet at much more reasonable prices.

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017
Getting to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport from the City Center

In Gdansk city, it is possible to get to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport from the central stations and elsewhere in 30-35 minutes by train, bus or tram. If you prefer a faster and more comfortable means of transportation, there are taxi and car rental companies from which you can get a service during day or night.

Train

It is very easy and economical to reach the airport by buses and trams as well as express and regional trains. One of the last three stops of the SKM trains in yellow or blue color is Gdansk Glowny central railway station. You can go to the airport in 30-40 minutes by a train leaving this station in the heart of the city. You can also arrive by using the Gdansk-Wrzessez and Gdansk city center - Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport trains, which depart every 15 minutes.

Bus

It is very affordable to use the Gdansk buses in your trip from the city center to the Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. There are frequent bus stops in the city, and you can get your ticket from vending machines which have an English language option. The tickets you will buy in Gdansk, where there are different tariffs, will be valid in buses, trams and trains. You can choose the ticket fare that suits you best among alternatives such as single-use ticket and tickets valid for 1 hour, 12 hours, and 24 hours. Currently, the single-use ticket costs 3.20 Zlotys, while the 1 hour ticket costs 3.80 Zlotys. There are direct buses to the Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport from the Dworzec PKS station (directly opposite the main railway station), the main bus station in the city.

There are also buses to the airport departing from two major train stations and other central points in the city. The bus number 210, which has two different routes, goes directly to the Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport from both the central bus station and the train stations. Taking bus number 210, which departs every 30 minutes during the week and every 60 minutes on weekends, is the most practical way to get to the airport. You have to pay 3 Zlotys to take this bus.

If you will be travelling at night, you should use the N3 night bus which has the same route as 210. You can reach Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport in maximum 40 minutes. Other than that, 120 and 4A buses have similar stops with 210 lines. The bus number 122 from the Sopot Kamienny Potok district of Gdansk and the bus 110 from the Wrzeszcz train station are other alternatives that can be taken to get to the airport.

Tram

In Gdansk, where two types of trams, old and new, are serving, the new trams are regularly taking passengers from the city center to the airport. The tram you can use as a transit can be a practical means of transportation to get to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport because almost all of the tram lines pass through the city.

Taxi

Taxis are no doub the most preferred means of transport in Gdansk. But it's a good idea to make sure that the taxi driver is using a taximeter because of the widespread pirate taxiing in town. Taxi fares in Gdansk start at 7 Polish Zlotys. Then they charge a fee of 2.5 Zlotys per kilometer. The average cost of arriving by taxi to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport from the city center is 80 Zloty.

Car Rental

It is practical and cheap to go Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport, which is only 16 kilometers away from the city, by renting a car. It is possible to arrive at the airport in 20-25 minutes. Some of the domestic and foreign car rental companies located in the central regions of the city are Budget / Avis, Express, Panek, Enterprise, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Joka, Easy Terra Car Rental and Sixt. Once you have rented your car, you need to travel along the express way S6 (E8) which shortens the distance between Gdansk city center and Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport.

Airport Information

Gdansk Airport, also known as Lech Walesa, is located 16 kilometers west of Gdansk city center. There are VIP and rest rooms where you can spend time while waiting for your flight at the airport which has three terminals in total. In addition, there are facilities such as currency exchange, ATMs and banking facilities. In the cafés and restaurants you can taste local Polish dishes. In addition, free internet access is available at the airport, where travel agencies and car rental companies serve 24/7.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017

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