Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport is located in northern Poland, 12 km from the city of Gdansk. It consists of two passenger terminals – the old T1 and the new T2. The latter has now taken over the function of the main terminal. The airport is actively used by the popular European low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair.
The Gdansk airport is coded as ‘GDN’ in the International Air Transport Association classification.
The official website of the airport is www.airport.gdansk.pl.
From the airport to Gdansk
The best way to get to town at minimal cost is by public transport, such as a bus or a high-speed train.
It’s not difficult to find the bus: the stops of several routes connecting Walesa Airport with Gdansk are clustered between the two terminals.
Bus No.210 leaves every half hour (weekdays) and every hour (weekends) for the Old Town, with a stop at the Main Railway Station. The journey time is 40 minutes. Tickets cost 3 Polish zloty, or €0.70. Tickets can be purchased from a ticket machine at the bus stop.
A further bus, No.110, runs between the airport and the district of Wrzeszcz, just north of the city centre, where it stops at the Gdansk-Wrzeszcz passenger railway station.
At night, the N3 bus runs between the train station and Gdansk-Wrzeszcz station.
You can view the timetables for all of these bus routes here – http://www.ztm.gda.pl/rozklady/.
IMPORTANT: before boarding one of the buses, make sure it goes in the right direction, as the airport is the intermediate stop on each route.
It has recently become possible to get to Gdańsk by train, with a flyover running parallel to the airport. Directly opposite the T2 terminal is a high-speed train station – Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna (see detailed route map).
The fare is 3.50 Polish zloty. Tickets can be purchased from special vending machines in the T2 terminal building or directly from the conductor in the car, and you should do it as soon as you get on. Trains leave every 30 minutes.
From Gdansk to Walesa Airport
Depending on where you are staying, it would be best to take one of the bus lines. If the nearest train station is just a few steps away, you should take it. You can get there in half the time.
A taxi in the same direction will cost about 70 Polish zloty.