Gdansk airport is also called Lech Wałęsa and Port Lotniczy. This is information about Gdansk’s newly built airport Lech Wałęsa.
Gdansk Airport is the right size and handles around 3.3 million passengers annually. Several international airlines fly to here.
The airport is newly built and so far you need to walk a short distance on foot to and from the aircrafts, but in the foreseeable future you will be able to go straight from the gates to the aircrafts indoors. A beer at the airport costs about € 4 for a half liter draft beer.
Hotels in Gdansk Airport
Directly connected to the airport is a newly built hotel, Hampton by Hilton. A night in here costs about 55 euros and car park about 7 euros per day. The price includes buffet breakfast, served between 7:00-10:00 AM. If you go before the breakfast opens, you can inform the reception a night before and they order a breakfast box for you. Good service!
Public transport to Gdansk
To arrive at the airport are fairly simple, but to advance can be tricky. There are two ways to get on with public transport if you dont’ choose the taxi, which costs about 60 zlotys to the center.
Bus 210 goes from the stop closest to the airport building every half hour. A ticket costs PLN 3.60 and can be bought either inside the airport at the information desk or at the ticket vending machine right outside.
You can also pay on the bus, but it only in right amount. No change is possible!
The bus trip from the airport to Central Station takes about 40 minutes.
Adjacent to the airport terminal is a newly built railway line, where trains run at frequent intervals. The fare is 3.50 PLN. The train leaves from platform 1. Tickets can be purchased on the train.
It is more comfortable than the bus. The downside is that you end up in the certainly vivid but distant, suburb of Wrzeszcz. In Wrzeszcz is one of Poland’s largest shopping center, Galeria Baltyca.
There you can take a bus to Dworzec, which means that you get to Central Station. It takes about 25 minutes. A walk from Wrzeszcz is possible and relatively simple. The distance is just over 5 km, and you follow the street named Aleja Grunwaldzka.
From the arrival hall is then offices for various car rental companies. The cars are in the parking lot to the right of the airport (if you have your back to the runway).
When returning a rental car, you need to first obtain a ticket to the airport area. You get this at the barrier at the entrance. The ticket is scanned when driving into the parking lot for rental cars. You leave the ticket to the car rental company when you return the key and registration.
Common European traffic regulations in Poland. Diesel and gasoline are slightly cheaper than average.