Gdansk - Essential Information
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is about 10 kilometres from downtown Gdansk. It also serves Gdynia and Sopot, as well as the rest of the Pomeranian region. City bus lines 110 and B will get you to the city in about 20-30 minutes. Tickets are PLN 3.00 one-way.
There is also a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall. A cab ride to the city will set you back about PLN 60.00 during the daytime and about PLN 80.00 after 22.00. Beware of private cabs! Stick with taxis that have telephone numbers on the sides and a big light on the roof. And to shave about 30 percent off the fare price, call a taxi from City Plus Taxi on the company’s toll-free number, 9686 from a mobile or land line, 0-800-400-400 from a pay phone.
You’ll also find rental car agencies in the arrivals hall. Additional information is available at:
The ZKM operates Gdansk’s local transport system, which consists of 10 tram lines and 84 bus lines (including 8 night bus lines). A basic ticket costs PLN 1.40 and is valid for 10 minutes. There are also 30 minute and 60 minute tickets, which are PLN 2.80 and PLN 4.20, respectively. If you’re planning a busy day of sightseeing in the city, splurge on a day travel ticket, which costs PLN 9.10. Don’t forget to validate your ticket by sticking it in one of the orange or brown boxes located all around the stations, or you’ll be fined PLN 98.00. Trams and buses run from about 04.00 until 02.00 For additional information call ZKM at +48 58 341 0021.
Commuter rail SKM is a good way to travel between Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. Trains leave from Gdansk’s main train station, Gdansk Glowny. The ride to Gdynia costs PLN 3.50 and takes about 40 minutes, while the trip to Sopor is PLN 2.80 and takes under half an hour.
Calling a taxi is usually about 30 percent cheaper than just hopping in one at a taxi stand. The main taxi operator in Gdansk is City Plus Taxi. The company employs a number of English and German speaking drivers who will be able to get you where you want to go. Call the toll-free number, 9686 from a mobile or land line, 0-800-400-400 from a pay phone.
Gdansk main post office
Most pharmacies are open from 08.00 to 20.00 Monday through Friday, but there is a 24 hour pharmacy in the main train station.
Poland uses 230 V Type E power outlets, which require plugs that have two round prongs.
Country code: +48
Area code: 058