Ryanair offers a regular service to Gdansk from the UK and most other European cities. Lufthansa also services Gdansk from airports throughout Germany and LOT Polish Airlines provide plenty of direct flights from within Poland, as well as from Helsinki and Frankfurt. Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport is an international airport located west northwest of the city. Bus 210 operates between the airport and Gdansk, and an airport shuttle goes directly to the city centre.
Gdansk is one of the largest cities in Poland. Its history dates back to the 10th century and relics of its history are still present today, despite being rebuilt following the Second World War, including all along Long Street, where Polish monarchs once travelled to get to Long Market. The market also has a plethora of small shops selling the city's speciality good, amber. There are a number of fascinating museums including the Solidarity Centre Foundation - Roads to Freedom Exhibitiom which offers an insight into the events leading up to the foundation of the Solidarity movement. Take the bus over to Westerplatte to see the spot where the first shots of World War II were fired or head out to the sea resort Sopot, which boasts the longest pier in Europe.
Part of Poland’s Tricity, Gdansk is becoming a popular travel destination thanks to its interesting history, colourful architecture and vibrant culture. Travellers can reach Gdansk quickly by plane, making it ideal for a weekend or week-long getaway. There is one airport in Gdansk which can connect passengers to Wroclaw, Warsaw and Krakow as well as other European cities. Buses and trains also offer intercity and international connection options from Gdansk.
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) is conveniently situated in Tricity, Poland, just a short distance from Gdansk itself (8 miles) as well as Sopot (6 miles) and Gdynia (14 miles). This makes the airport an ideal springboard for travel around the country. For those staying in Gdansk, the city centre is just 30 minutes from Gdansk Airport by bus. Train transfers are also available. The airport’s facilities include restaurants, cafés, shops, a bank and paid WiFi.
KLM, LOT, Finnair, Lufthansa, Norwegian and airBaltic are all among the airlines which offer flights from the UK to Gdansk. There are two airlines with direct flights available: Wizz Air and Ryanair. Wizz Air flights depart from London Gatwick and Luton, Liverpool, Aberdeen and Doncaster. Ryanair flights depart from London Stansted, Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester. Which airline passengers choose will depend on their preferred departure airport.
With fast speeds, flexible departure locations and convenient transfer options, it’s no wonder so many people travel to Gdansk by plane. Flights can take as little as approximately two hours, and these direct routes are available from around ten airports in the UK all year round. Gdansk Airport itself is just a short distance from the surrounding cities, and it’s local railway station is served by trains which transport passengers across Poland.
In most cities, streets are nothing special. Gdansk, however, has several streets that tourists shouldn’t miss. Ulica Długa (‘Long Street’) is Europe’s most photographed street, while Ulica Piwna (‘Beer Street’) features over 30 bars. Many other streets are lined with beautiful architecture, market stalls and street musicians. These roads are best explored on foot, and much of the city centre can be traversed in the same way. Of course, there are public transport options available: extensive bus and tram networks plus a commuter train serve the Tricity area.