Poznan

Arrival

Main Train Station (Dworzec Główny)

Poznań’s main train station (Dworzec Poznań Główny) is opposite the Trade Fair Centre and about 10 minutes by taxi to the main square. The site of a massive 160 million złoty redevelopment project over the last few years, a new transportation centre has arisen alongside the old train station building, which integrates rail, tram, and bus connections in one modern, state-of-the-art underground transit station. As a result, this is now the point of entry for most visitors to the city, including those arriving at the airport and taking the direct bus to the centre, which drops off here.

In this day and age, ‘modern’ and ‘state-of-the-art’ not only connote sleek, fully handicap-accessible facilities, but the incorporation of a new shopping mall (with parking for 900 cars), plus dozens of other opportunities for consumerism and refreshment dotted around the station (welcome to the 21st century). Other now-standard amenities include lockers for large luggage (have some coins handy), currency exchange and bank machines. The city of Poznań operates a tourist information desk, but there's also the PKP-operated Train Station Office (open 07:00 - 21:00), which can help you plan your trip, get tickets, and even get into town.

Normal ticket windows are conveniently open 24hrs, but using the ticket machines (which have English options) is just as easy. If you’re running late, note that it is possible to buy tickets onboard the train from the conductor for a small surcharge. Check the timetables online at the Polish railways website - rozklad.pkp.pl - which has good English functionality; if you want a seat on a particular train, it is best to book ahead.

Taxis await you immediately outside, and a ride to the main square costs about 20-30zł. Alternatively, hop on tram number 5 (to 'Wrocławska') or number 8 (to 'Pl. Wielkopolski') from the ‘Most Dworcowy’ stop located on the bridge, and you will only have a short 6-7 minute walk to the main square; a 10-minute ticket will suffice. 2017 construction work is making the train station more difficult to navigate, so allow a bit of extra time and follow the yellow signs.

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Open 24hrs. Note that due to system maintenance seat reservations cannot be made between 24:00 - 01:00.

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