Gdańsk

Gdańsk Główny Train Station

With its rich architectural details and iconic clocktower, Gdańsk's brick Neo-Gothic train station is one of the city's most handsome buildings. Completed in 1900, Gdańsk Główny actually shares the same design as Gare de Colmar in distant Alsace France, making the two stations 'twins'. Destroyed by the Soviet Army in 1945, the station was quickly rebuilt after WWII and has been undergoing a thorough modernisation in the past few years.

Renovation work is still ongoing and the next project begins on the Train station itself (as opposed to the platforms, apparently) in September 2019 and will reportedly last 3 years. A temporary station located next to KFC will be in operation for the duration of this period, operating open 24 hours with toilets, ticket offices and luggage storage available.  Nevertheless, anticipate some detours and disorientation as you navigate around the station system and platforms!
 


Local SKM commuter trains to Sopot and Gdynia run frequently from platform 3. Use gdansk.jakdojade.pl to help you navigate locally around the Tri-city. For national trains to major destinations, you should book online ahead of time to ensure yourself a seat; we recommend using the journey-planning website e-podroznik.pl for finding connections and booking tickets online. Thanks to new high-speed Pendolino trains you can get from Gdańsk to Warsaw in as little as 3 hours, or Kraków in only 5.5 hours.

Getting to the Old Town

From the train station, you are only a short walk from the heart of the Old Town and only about 10mins from its main street - Długi Targ.
 


Descend the staircase from your train platform to the underground walkway, turn left and walk straight ahead until you reach the exit onto Podwale Grodze. However, do not exit here. Instead, follow the walkway around to your right, then left again, where you will appear in a wider walkway with shops on your left and other exits on your right. Continue straight ahead to the very end and follow it to the right arriving outdoors.  Ascend one of the two large stairs directly in front of you and turn left onto ul. Karmelicka.

Walking straight ahead, this road becomes Jana Heweliusza. When you reach Galeria Handlowa Madison shopping centre on your left, turn right onto ul. Rajska. Continue straight ahead on this road for 8 minutes, passing between the Hala Taragowa on your left and the Baszta Jacek on your right. Eventually, you will be in front of The Great Armoury on your right, a big pink building featuring a bunch of happy lions above the doorways. From here turn left onto ul. Piwna, then take the first right onto Lektykarska.  Continue straight ahead and, at the first intersection, you are at the very middle of ul. Długa – the main street of Gdańsk Old Town.

If travelling further than you'd care to walk, call a Neptun Taxi at (58) 196 86, or use gdansk.jakdojade.pl to navigate yourself there via tram or bus.

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