Gdansk travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gdansk

The port city of Gdansk on Poland's Baltic sea coast is one of Europe's hidden gems. With it's bright medieval architecture, abundant natural beauty and affordable prices, thousands of tourists come to visit Gdansk every year.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Gdansk

1. Long Lane

This bustling pedestrian street is popular among tourists and is lined with bars, restaurants and colorful buildings.

2. Oliwa Cathedral

The Catholic church has many beautiful renaissance paintings inside and on occasion hosts free organ concerts for visitors.

3. Centrum Hewelianum

This science center has interactive exhibits and is located in an abandoned 19th century fort by the central train station.

4. Neptune's Fountain

The 17th century fountain, named after the Greek god of water, is surrounded by quaint cafes and historic houses.

5. Zoo Gdansk

Located near Park Oliwa, this zoo has a variety of woodland and jungle animals.

Where to Eat in Gdansk

Pierogarnia Mandu serves traditional dumplings among other local Polish dishes in the Oliwa district. Average meal prices cost between PLN20-PLN25.

When to visit Gdansk

Gdansk in December
Estimated hotel price
$79
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gdansk in December
Estimated hotel price
$79
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to visit the city is in the late Spring and Summer months between May and August, when the weather is mild and there are a plethora of outdoor concerts, festivals and cultural celebrations.

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How to Get to Gdansk

Plane

Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport is the city's international airport located 12km outside of the city center. One-way tickets from London to Gdansk start at PLN100.

Train

The Gdansk Glowny Train Station has daily routes to other European cities. A fare from Gdansk to the Polish capital of Warsaw costs roughly PLN70.

Car

The A1 motorway connects Gdansk to the southern Polish cities of Toruń and Łódź.

Bus

GoEuro and PolskiBus both offer routes from various European capitals to Gdansk starting at PLN20.

Airports near Gdansk

Airlines serving Gdansk

United Airlines
Good (69,474 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (28,391 reviews)
KLM
Good (3,805 reviews)
Delta
Good (30,730 reviews)
Air France
Good (4,357 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (23,603 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (9,185 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (4,859 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (25,041 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (18,731 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (5,442 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (5,578 reviews)
Finnair
Good (3,874 reviews)
LOT
Good (5,408 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (6,759 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (3,954 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (1,061 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (4,461 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (1,669 reviews)
Icelandair
Good (9,438 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gdansk

Celestin Residence is a medieval house situated in Old Town, with room prices starting at PLN200 a night.

Popular neighbourhoods in Gdansk

Stare Miasto - The old town of the city has many museums dedicated to the city's medieval architecture and shipyard past.

Oliwa - This green district of Gdansk houses the Oliwa Cathedral, Oliwa Park and Gdansk Zoo.

Główne Miasto - This area is popular with tourists for its open-air markets, beautiful bridges, arches and boutique shopping opportunities.

Most popular hotel in Gdansk by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Gdansk

Most booked hotels in Gdansk

Puro Hotel Gdansk
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$121+
Rezydent Sopot MGallery Hotel Collection
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$149+
Sofitel Grand Sopot
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$223+
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$129+
Sheraton Sopot Hotel
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$219+
Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdansk
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$108+
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How to Get Around Gdansk

Public Transportation

There are many buses, trams and trolleys in Gdansk. Passes can be bought at the kiosk stations, with a single ride ticket costing PLN3.2.

Taxi

The starting tariff of taxis in Gdansk is PLN6, with an average fare around the city center around PLN15.

Car

Daily rental vehicle prices start at PLN50 and can be picked up at either the airport or one of several downtown Gdansk locations.

Car hire agencies in Gdansk

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The Cost of Living in Gdansk

Shopping Streets

The Long Lane pedestrian street is popular among tourists for its bars, restaurants and small local shops selling traditional Polish crafts and souvenirs. Madison Shopping Gallery is the most central and popular mall.

Groceries and Other

Tesco and Piotr i Pawel are the two main supermarkets for food shopping. A dozen eggs costs PLN6.2.

Cheap meal
$8.46
A pair of jeans
$114.01
Single public transport ticket
$1.36
Cappuccino
$3.14