• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland




    (Information on transport to and from Poland is subject to frequent changes, so we cannot guarantee that the information on this page contains the most current state of affairs.)




    Going to Poland by car is an attractive solution for many travelers. If you are travelling from Jutland or Funen, the way leads you through Germany via Hamburg and Berlin. There are around 600 km from the Danish-German border to the German-Polish border. If you travel from Zealand, the shortest way is to take the ferry Gedser-Rostock and continue from there.


    The Polish motorway network is expanding very quickly these years. This has increased the accessibility of the most important tourist destinations considerably and increased travelling comfort while lowering transport time. Most parts of the new motorways are toll roads. The toll is collected in toll booths along the motorways and can be paid in cash or by credit card.


    Already now, most Polish cities can be reached by motorway from the German border:

    • The east-west going A2 motorway will take you from the German-Polish border at Frankfurt an der Oder via Poznań and Łódź to Warsaw. The whole trip to Warsaw costs around 70 PLN.
    • The more southern A18/A4 motorway leads you from the German-Polish border near Cottbus via Wrocław and Katowice to Kraków. The whole trip to Kraków costs around 35 PLN.
    • A third motorway, the north-south going A1, goes from Pruszcz Gdański (south of Gdańsk) in the north to Toruń in the centre of Poland. It conncects with the A2 motorway in Łódź. The whole trip costs around 40 złotys.



    Poland has 11 international airports, of which many have connections with Denmark. The four biggest, measured by the number of passengers, are the airports of Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice and Gdańsk. In July 2012, a new airport, intended for low-cost airlines, was opened in Modlin just outside Warsaw. The flight between Denmark and Poland takes between 1 and 1,5 hours.


    From Copenhagen there are connections with several Polish cities. Planes to and from Warsaw, Kraków and Gdańsk take off several times a day. There are also daily flights to Poznań and Wrocław.


    Another possibility is the airport in Malmö Sturup. From here there are several low-cost airline connections with Warsaw (Modlin), Gdańsk, Katowice and Wrocław. The Malmö Sturup airport can be reached by car or by airport bus from Malmö Central Station.


    In June 2015, Billund Airport has established a connection with Gdańsk that flies twice a week, and in March 2017 another conncection with Warsaw also twice a week.


    There is generally quick and easy access from Polish airports to the city centres with shuttle busses, shuttle trains, regular busses etc.  Transport to and from the new Modlin Airport, which is situated 35 km north of Warsaw, however takes a little longer. If you do not have a car and do not want to grab a taxi, there are two ways to get to and from Modlin from the Warsaw city centre. The first is Modlin Bus, which leaves from Al. Jerozolimskie 56 (close to the Central Station) and goes directly to the airport. The trip takes between 60 and up to 100 minutes, depending on the traffic situation, and costs 28 PLN if the ticket is bought online  (33 PLN in the bus). The second possibility is to use the local train connection (Koleje Mazowieckie). The train leaves from Warsaw Central Station in the direction of the town of Modlin. From Modlin there are shuttle busses leaving for the airports every 20 minutes. The whole trip takes about 40 minutes, but because of the shift in Modlin, it is advisable to calculate more time for the trip.


    Modlin Bus website 




    There are currently no all-year direct ferry connections between Denmark and Poland.


    For maritime enthusiasts, the car ferry connection between Ystad in Sweden and Świnoujście still remains an attractive offer. It is possible to buy tickets that, in addition to the ferry ticket, cover transportation – in bus or by car – from Copenhagen to Ystad.


    From April to October, it is also possible to travel by ferry from Nexø on Bornholm to Kołobrzeg on the Polish Baltic Sea coast. In the summer months Nexø also has weekly ferry connections with the coastal towns Ustka and Darłowo.


    For more information:
    Copenhagen-Świnoujście (via Ystad)

    Nexø –Kołobrzeg




    Going by train to Poland may be the preferred solution for people who value a convenient and pleasant travel experience. Whether you come from Jutland or Zealand, the travel leads you through Germany, with shifts in Hamburg and/or Berlin on your way to Poland. From Berlin there are direct train connections with Warsaw, Gdańsk and Poznań. If you are going to Kraków or Wrocław, you need to shift once more in Poznań or Warsaw. The travel times from Denmark to the main Polish cities are approximately the following (if you travel from Aarhus or Copenhagen):

    Warsaw – 14 hours
    Gdańsk – 14 hours
    Kraków – 18-20 hours
    Poznań – 10 hours
    Wrocław – 14 hours


    The Polish railway network is very widespread, well-organized and comparatively inexpensive. There are several railway operators that offer different kinds of comfort, travel times etc., so the prices may vary considerably on the same stretch according to which operator and level of comfort you choose.


    For young people, going on an InterRail trip might be an attractive offer. With a One Country Pass, one can travel for a specific time period as much as one likes in the country of choice.


    For more information:

    The Polish National Railways



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