How to get to Poznań?
Poznań is situated at the crossroads of the largest European transportation routes, connecting Moscow with Berlin, Paris and Madrid and also Budapest and Prague with the Baltic coast and further on with the Scandinavian Peninsula. Thanks to its excellent location, the city is easily accessible by plane, train or car.
Main Poznań’s international airport is the Henryk Wieniawski Poznań Ławica Airport (POZ). The airport provides flight connections with multiple destinations, including important hubs in Copenhagen, Munich, Frankfurt Main and Warsaw. Besides regular connections with four European hubs, it also offers the services of low fare airlines and charter flights to other capital and major cities, like Madrid, Barcelona, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Rome, Athens and more.
Poznań Ławica Airport works alongside some of the world’s most well-known airlines: Lufthansa, LOT, SAS, Ryanair and Wizzair.
The airport is located mere 7 kilometers from the city center, in the vicinity of the route leading directly to the major points of interest and tourist attractions. The most convenient way to get to the city is to use the public transport (day bus no. 59/ the night line no. 242) or to take a taxi. The taxi ranks are situated outside, next to the arrival terminal. The average fare from the airport to the city centre amounts to €5-7, while the single bus ticket costs €1.10.
For more information please visit the official website of Poznań Ławica Airport.
Loty Ławica 2017, pic. Wojciech Mania
fot. Waldemar Andrzej Jóźwiak
Poznań is a major railway hub with trains arriving from all over Poland and abroad. The journey to Berlin, Warsaw or Wrocław takes from 2.5 to 3 hours. All trains stop at the centrally-located Poznań Główny main station, from where it is easy to reach every district of the city. A modern facility, featuring a train station and a shopping mall, was built in connection with the organization of the EURO2012 football championships.
The most frequent, daily connections include:
- Berlin to Poznań - approximately 4 direct connections,
- Frankfurt - connection from Frankfurt to Poznań (transfer in Berlin),
- Cracow to Poznań - approximately 9 direct connections,
- Warsaw to Poznań - approximately 16 direct connections.
More information can be found on the official website of PKP Polish Railways.
Poznań lies half way between Warsaw and Berlin. It can be reached by the A2 (E30) motorway from Warsaw (310 km) within 3 hours. The E30 motorway takes drivers directly to Amsterdam and in Germany (12 Autobahn) to Berlin, which is only 2 hours 40 minutes from Poznań (270 km). The city can be accessed as well from domestic roads - the 92 (east-west) and the 11 (north-south).
Poznań boasts an extensive transport network encompassing tram and bus routes serviced by modern vehicles. With a timetable of service both day and night and divided into weekday, Saturday or Sunday and Holiday services, public transport is the most efficient means of getting around the city. Visitors to the city also receive assistance in the form of the electronic information system installed in vehicles, which announces the next stop.
Buses and trams run every 12-20 minutes from 4:30am to 11:00pm (day service) and every half an hour from 11 pm to 4.30am (night service). Timetables are available at the website of the Urban Transport Company, or can be also viewed by the jakdojade (how do I get to..) application.
Single tickets are available for a ride of 10 minutes or 40 minutes, as well as for 24-, 48- and 72 hours. They can be purchased in:
Customer Service Points, Ticket Sale Points and in ticket machines in the form of:
- Single Proximity Card (in Polish: Papierowa Karta Jednorazowa; with the exception of 10 minutes ticket), which must be validated in the reader at the entrance to the vehicle,
- traditional paper tickets - to be validated in the ticket puncher in the vehicle.
- Ticket machines in some, specially marked trams and buses.
- In case of suburban lines – from driver in the vehicle.
The best option for a longer ride through the city or a few day long stay in Poznań is a 24-hours or a 3-days ticket. The other alternative is a Poznań City Card.
Aglomeration of Poznań is divided into 3 tariff zones. Passengers who travel only within the City of Poznań need ticets for zone A.
More useful information on the public transport can be found here: transport guide
Komunikacja miejska, fot. Radosław Maciejewski Texts: Poznan Convention Bureau