Day Trip from Gdansk to Gdynia
GDYNIA is the youngest city in the Tri-City agglomeration. One of its unique features is that the port and the beach are both part of the city centre. Built mainly in the first half of the 20th century, it is filled with great examples of modernist architecture.
How to plan a daytrip from Gdansk to Gdynia?
- Take the SKM train from the Gdansk Main Train Station (Gdańsk Główny). Tickets (6,50 PLN one way) are sold from ticket machines or in a vending point in the underground passage. Trains depart every 15 minutes during the day. The train journey from Gdansk to Gdynia takes 34 minutes.
- A taxi from Gdansk to Gdynia will cost approximately 70 - 100 PLN (during the day; the cost is slightly higher at night - 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.), depending on the taxi company.
View on the marina and the beach in Gdynia
- When you arrive in Gdynia and exit the train station, proceed west and enter 10 Lutego Street (10th of February Street). As you walk along this street, you can have a closer look at some modernist buildings, typical for this city.
- At the end of 10 Lutego Street, where it crosses with Świętojańska Street, you can step by at the Gdynia InfoBox and Culture Box, where you can find out about the latest developments in Gdynia, as well as about upcoming events.
- Continue west through Kościuszki Square in order to reach the Southern Pier. This is where two extraordinary ships are moored. ORP Błyskawica, which fought during WW II, is the largest surviving destroyer (open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., closed on Monday and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on other days; ticket office closes 40 minutes earlier; tickets 14/7 PLN). Dar Pomorza is Poland's most famous sailing ship (open Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in July-August; Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 4 p.m. in May-June and September-October; Tickets 8/5 PLN).
- Back at Kościuszki Square, go south to visit the city beach. Further south, the seaside boulevard unfolds for about 2 km. Walk as far as you feel and then back towards the beach.
- Just where the beach ends (when you have the sea on your right side) turn left (east) into Armii Krajowej Street and walk straight until you reach Świętojańska Street again, Gdynia's main shopping mile filled with boutiques, galleries, retail stores, restaurants and pubs. Explore the shops or rest for lunch at one of the eateries.
- Walk up north along Świętojańska Street until Kaszubski (Kashubian) Square. Look out for the lovely sculpture of an old married Kashubian couple sitting on a bench.
- At the square turn left (east) into Wójta Radtkego Street. By the end of this street you will see Gdynia's famous City Market Halls on the right side. Apart from being a wonderful example of the modernist architecture, they are home to multiple stalls selling local (often organic and ecological) produce, as well as clothes, household items, flowers and much more.
- The train station, where you can catch a train train back to Gdansk, is just around the corner.
Modernist buildings typical for the gdynia city centre
- Take the SKM train from the Gdynia Main Train Station (Gdynia Główna). Enter the left (south) part of the building (Dworzec Podmiejski) in order to easily access the city train platforms. Tickets are sold inside the train station and from ticket machines on the platform.