EIP trains on both sides of a peron/platform at Warszawa Centralna station

Warszawa / Warsaw to Gdańsk / Gdansk by train

How to travel by train from Warsaw by Gdasnk

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Option: taking the faster trains

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 50min - 3hr (approx)
Frequency
Daily
Travel Information

Final Destination: Gydina* (or Kolobrzeg)

**These trains also call at the beach resort town Sopot after they call in Gdansk.

Note that these trains are heading to Gdynia, so if you see Gdynia on the electronic departure screens at Warszawa Centralna, then the train will almost certainly be calling at Gdansk-Glowny is the main station in Gdasnk.

The alternative trains:

As per usual when taking a long-distance express train route in Poland, there are slower, but cheaper TLK trains available when making a train journey from Warsaw to Gdasnk.

Mon-Saturday:
13 x EIP trains per day
2 x EIC trains per day

Sunday:
11 x EIP trains
2 x EIC trains

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 30 days ahead of the travel date

As will be seen when looking up journeys on PKP, the train service between Warszawa and Gdańsk  is split between;

1 - these EIP (Pendolino) trains (the most frequent service on the route)
2 – these EIC trains
3 – other slower TLK trains

On this route, when booking in advance  it's worth comparing the prices between the EIP and EIC trains, particularly if an EIC train will be departing at around a time that suits you.

Tickets for the EIC trains are usually cheaper than the EIP trains and the difference in journey time can be as little as 10 mins.

However, on this route those TLK trains can be cheapest of all, particularly when the cheapest tickets for the EIP and EIC trains have sold out.

Using Rail Passes:

Rail pass users will need to make reservations before boarding these trains; but taking the EIC trains, or those TLK trains, will be cheaper, as explained here.

Book the reservations at a station when you arrive in Poland.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
PKP *

PKP Guide

On this journey

Good to Know

These trains to Gdansk cross Warszawa from west to east and they call at three stations in the city.

They will depart first from Warszawa Zachodnia, before going to Warszawa Centralna - the main station in the city, which is why we've used it for the orange station info button, which can be clicked above.

After Warszawa Centralna, they will go on to call  at Warszawa Wschodnia which is on the eastern side of the city centre.

So check the location of the starting point of your journey, to see which of these three stations will suit you best.

If you will be commencing a journey in the vicinity of the old town, you can take tram line/route 13 from the 'Stare Miasto' stop direct to Wschodnia station.

Option 2: taking the slower but cheaper trains

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 27min
Frequency
Daily
Travel Information

Final Destination: Gydina

**These trains also call at the beach resort town Sopot after they call in Gdansk.

Note that these trains are heading to Gdynia, so if you see Gdynia on the electronic departure screens at Warszawa Centralna, then the train will almost certainly be calling at Gdansk-Glowny is the main station in Gdasnk.

The alternative trains:

As per usual when taking a long-distance express train route in Poland, these slower TLK services provide a cheaper alternative to the faster EIP and EIC services when making a train journey from Warsaw to Gdasnk.

3 x trains per day

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 30 days ahead of the travel date

As will be seen when looking up journeys on PKP, the train service between Warszawa and Gdańsk is split between faster EIP and EIC trains and these TLK services.

These TLK trains are slower but cheaper, if you will be booking only a couple of days ahead, then it's likely that the ticket price for these TLK trains will be around 50% less than for the EIP trains.

Using Rail Passes:

Rail pass users will need to make reservations before boarding these TLK trains or the faster, EIP and EIC services, but if you have a rail pass the best option is usually to target the EIC services, as explained here.

Book the reservations at a station when you arrive in Poland.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
PKP *

PKP Guide

On this journey

Good to Know

Departing from Warsaw/Warszawa:

These trains to Gdansk cross Warszawa from west to east and they call at three stations in the city

They will depart first from Warszawa Zachodnia, before going to Warszawa Centralna - the main station in the city, which is why we've used it for the orange station info button, which can be clicked above.

After Warszawa Centralna, they will go on to call  at Warszawa Wschodnia which is on the eastern side of the city centre.

So check the location of the starting point of your journey, to see which of these three stations will suit you best.

If you will be commencing a journey in the vicinity of the old town, you can take tram line/route 13 from the 'Stare Miasto' stop direct to Wschodnia station.

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