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Train tickets in Poland

Facts about Poland

  • Currency: Zloty (PLN)
  • Timezone: 1+ UTC
  • Language: Polish

Overview

This large central European country is an eastern bulwark of the European Union, sharing borders with seven other countries. Visitors discover a rich Jewish and Slavic history, a vibrant arts scene and a food culture that goes well beyond the proverbial meat and potatoes.

While Poland's great cities, particularly Kraków, are rightly celebrated in the mainstream media, it's worth venturing beyond those showpiece tourist centres. Discover tantalising mountain landscapes in Bieszczady National Park (in the south-east corner of the country) or make time for the picture-perfect town of Zamość where the late-Renaissance central area is one of Europe's most exquisitely beautiful townscapes.

From London, Paris and Amsterdam, most itineraries to Poland are routed via Berlin, so you may want to consider stopping off for a night or two in the German capital. There are several express trains each day from Berlin to Poznań and Warsaw, as well as useful direct services to Gdansk, Gdynia and Szczecin.

There are also direct trains to both Warsaw and Kraków from Vienna, Budapest, Prague and many other cities in central Europe. In addition, there are direct overnight trains to Polish Silesia from Budapest and Vienna, as well as several good cross-border links between Poland and Germany.

PLEASE NOTE: We don't currently sell tickets for domestic train journeys within Poland, just international ones. However, that should not deter you from exploring Poland by train. Rail travel is very cheap and tickets for most journeys within Poland can easily be purchased at the station before departure.

Train companies

What are the train companies to travel with in Poland?

  • Eurocity
  • EuroNight
  • Airport train stations

    Airport train stations in Poland

    Poland's two main airports are in Warsaw and Krakow, both of which are easily connected by train. Getting from Warsaw and Krakow airports to their respective city centres by train is particularly easy, as both airports have their own train stations. At present you can’t book tickets for the airport stations on Rail Europe, but you can buy them locally.

    Child and youth passengers

    The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

    Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

    Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.