Arriving by Plane

30 Jan 2024

The airport, Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy (aka Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport), is 16km west of Gdańsk centre in the Rębiechowo district. These terminals handles both arrivals and departures. 

Arriving in Gdańsk by Plane.

Taxi from Gdańsk Airport

After landing, you enter the terminal building from the baggage hall where you’ll find a Gdańsk Tourist Organisation information point in front of you, car rental desks and ATM machines. Of course, the easiest way to each city is by taxi or rideshare. Neptun Taxi is the official taxi firm and can be trusted. Look out for their cars with the 19686 logo on the side. Be suspicious if offered a lift by any car not bearing their logo. A taxi from the front of the terminal to the centre of Gdańsk will cost you about 60zł.​​​​ To Sopot will cost you around 70zł. To Gdynia will cost you 120zł. These are approximate prices, though fares will be higher at night and from Saturday at 22:00 until Monday at 06:00. 

Train from Gdańsk Airport (PKM & SKM)

By taking the escalator to the left as you leave the baggage hall, you will reach the Airport train station. The Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (abbreviated in Polish as PKM) connects the airport via train to the locals' yellow-and-blue commuter-train network, abbreviated in Polish as SKM, which runs between Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia - the Tri-City area. Tickets can be purchased from ticket offices, one of the frustratingly few ticket machines (with English and German language options) on the platform or from the conductor and it is possible to buy a single ticket for the journey.

From the Airport’s PKM station, you need to catch the train going to Gdańsk Główny, the SKM network's main station (p.??), to join this network. Note that a change may be required at SKM's Gdańsk Wrzeszcz station. Tickets cost 3.80zł to Gdańsk. The journey will take about 30 mins on a direct train and about 45 mins if you need to change.

It is possible to get a PKM train from the Airport station directly to Gdynia, but note it leaves from the opposite platform and is a 30-minute ride. Tickets cost 6.50zł. Make sure your train is headed towards Gdynia Główna, as some trains head out to the Kashubian countryside! Travelling via Gdańsk Główny or Gdańsk Wrzeszcz on SKM will extend the journey by another 30 minutes.

Take the PKM train to Gdańsk Wrzeszcz. Once there, you will need change to the SKM train in the direction of Gdynia Główna to get to Sopot. Tickets cost 6.50zł. The trip will take about 45 mins in total.

See more about the PKM and SKM section in our Getting Around chapter and check train times at

Bus from Gdańsk Aiport

You will find the bus stops directly across the road as you leave the terminal. No. 210 bus goes to Gdańsk, No. 122 goes to Sopot and No.4A to Gdynia. While this is certainly the cheapest option, with a ticket to Gdańsk costing 3.20zł, buses are not as regular as trains and the journey can often take up to twice as long. 

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