Gdansk (formerly Danzig), a Polish city, has created conflict between Poland and Germany since the 12th century. This city, which both countries wanted to add to its territory, became a Polish city by the name of Gdansk at the end of World War II. In Germany, the city was officially recognized that the city is in Poland in 1990.
Westerplatte, Artus Court, Long Sunday, Motlawa River, Golden Gate, National Museum and Gdansk Museum of World War II are important places worth visiting. The Gdansk economy is dominated by the food processing, ship, petrochemical and chemical industries. The share of sectors such as electronics, telecommunication, information engineering, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals in the urban economy is also increasing.
Moreover, Gdansk, one of the main port cities of Poland, is becoming a major tourism center especially in the summer months with its beaches on the Baltic coast. Gdansk has a mild climate because it is near the sea. Tricity Landscape Park, a conserved area, is attractive with its natural beauty. The city is home to Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, which is an international theater festival held every first week of August. The city of Gdansk, in short, offers a holiday experience with plenty of alternatives. Gdansk air transport is provided by Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. The airport is located about 16 minutes away from the city center and there is public transportation means available from the airport to the city center. Flights between Istanbul and Gdansk take at least 4 hours and 5 minutes with 1 or more transfers.
Transportation from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport to Gdansk city center takes no more than 45 minutes, regardless of which means of transport you use. As you can use popular means of public transport such as trains, buses and trams for your journey, taxi and car rental companies will also be at your service 24/7.
There is a small train station at the exit of Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport-Gdansk city center train departs from this station every 15 minutes and goes directly to the city center. To get to the train, you have to purchase your ticket from the ticket vending machines in the terminal building. You can also get to the city center by taking the train called SKM. All trains are moving to Gdansk city center from Gdansk Port Lotniczy station.
The bus lines 210, 120 and 4A, which depart frequently from the airport, directly go to Gdansk city center and Glowny central station. There are two routes of the bus number 210. To go to the city you have to take the bus 210 to Goscinna. You can use these buses by a ticket that costs 60 Zloty according to the most current rates. Bus 122 also provides access to the Sopot Kamienny Potok region of Gdansk from the airport. The bus line to the Wrzeszcz train station, which departs from the airport again, is number 110.
If you have landed at Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport at night, you can take the N3 night bus to Gdansk Glowny station. Gdansk Shuttle vehicles, which provide a reliable transportation service to tourists by means of shuttle buses, take passengers from the airport to the city center at a fee of 21 Euros. The points where you can buy tickets are offices and vending machines at bus stop in Gdansk airport
The city trams, which provide comfortable and fast transport from Lech Walesa Airport to Gdansk, have two different colors, red and white. To get to the center of Gdansk from the airport by tram, you must purchase one the tickets in the common ticketing system: single-use, 1 hour or day tickets.
At the airport in Gdansk, where pirate taxiing is quite common, mostly formal taxis provide transportation. So the only thing you need to be aware of is whether the taxi driver turns the taximeter on or not. It is quite easy to reach Gdansk city center by taxi cabs waiting outside the airport terminal buildings. The official taxi drivers in Gdansk charge 7 Polish Zlotys at the beginning and then 2.5 Zlotys per kilometer. From Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport to the city center you will have to pay about 80 Zlotys if you use a taxi.
Famous car rental companies such as Budget / Avis, Express, Panek, Enterprise, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Joka and Sixt are located in Terminal T1 of Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. The name of the domestic car rental company at the airport is Easy Terra Car Rental. You can rent a car from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport and get to the city center in about 20-25 minutes.
If you use the S6 (E28) express way connecting Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport and Gdansk city center, the duration of your journey can be reduced up to 5-10 minutes. Before arriving Gdansk, you can rent a car or contact the company or make a pre-booking via internet at much more reasonable prices.Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017
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