Inside, all the elegant architectural details of the original design have been brought back to life, while new digital displays give you all the arrival and departure info you need. Modernised to be completely accessible, there are even handy conveyors to put your luggage on if you chose the stairs. Other amenities include 24-hour ticket windows, automated ticket machines inside and out, an information desk (open 08:00 - 20:00), lockers and a left luggage service, ATMs (bankomat), currency exchange offices (kantor), comfortable waiting rooms, and a plethora of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Overall it adds up to the most convenient, comfortable, and easy to navigate train station in Poland.
Station departures (odjazdy) are listed on the yellow timetables and arrivals (przyjazdy) on the white ones. Check the large digital display board for the number of the platform (peron). Visit the Polish railways website at rozklad.pkp.pl – which has limited but effective English language functionality – to check the times ahead of travelling.
As for getting into town, you are basically in it, with most of the city’s hotels and hostels within 20mins walking distance. You can take a tram two stops north to Galeria Dominikańska to get a bit closer to the market square (head west from there), or hop in one of the taxis waiting of front of both station entrances.
Open 24hrs. Note that due to system maintenance seat reservations cannot be made from 24:00 to 01:00.