Day Trip from Gdansk to Sopot
SOPOT is Gdansk's direct neighbour and part of the Tri-City. Beach, chill and nightlife are the words that best describe this compact seaside resort.
How to plan a daytrip from Gdansk to Sopot?
- Take the SKM train from the Gdansk Main Train Station (Gdańsk Główny). Tickets (4,20 PLN one way) are sold from ticket machines or in a vending point in the underground passage next to the station. Trains depart every 15 minutes during the day. The train journey from Gdansk to Sopot takes 20 minutes.
- Alternatively, water trams are connecting Gdansk and Sopot between April and September. They depart at 11.20 a.m., 2.20 p.m. and 5.20 p.m. (daily in July-August, on weekends in April-June and September) from the Motlawa river bank in Gdansk's Main Town (in front of the Hilton hotel) and arrive at the Sopot pier. The journey takes one hour. Tickets (40 PLN/ 30 PLN one way, bicycle 10 PLN; free for children up to 4 years old) are sold on the ship or in the ticket office at the Green Gate. They may be bought in advance, which is advised in the high season (July-August).
- Note: the water tram departures at 2.20 p.m. and 5.20 p.m. take place only if there is enough demand, so check beforehand.
- A taxi from Gdansk to Sopot will cost approximately 50 - 80 PLN (during the day; the cost is slightly higher at night - 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.), depending on the taxi company.
The villas in Sopot's side street
- Stretching out 511 meters into the sea, the Sopot Molo is the longest wooden pier in Europe. This may be the first stop on your visit, if you arrive by water tram. In that case, your stroll on the pier will be free. Otherwise, tickets sold at the pier's entrance are 8/4 PLN between May and September. There is a picturesque marina at the end of the pier.
- If you arrive by SKM train, your visit will start in Upper Sopot, which is connected with the pier by the fully pedestrianized Monte Casino Street, Sopot's bustling main artery.
- No visit in Sopot would be complete without hitting the beach, whether for a short winter stroll or a full day of sun worshipping in the summer.
- Monte Casino Street is lined with restaurants, bars and cafes offering something for every taste.
- Take a walk off the main tourist area to admire the beautiful architecture of Sopot's villas, many of them dating back to the 19th century.
- Return to Sopot in the evening, if you wish, to enjoy a party on the beach or in one of the numerous clubs on Monte Casino and around.
The longest European wooden pier is in Sopot
- Take the SKM train from the Sopot Train Station. Tickets are sold from ticket machines and inside the train station. Instead of returning to Gdansk, you can also proceed to Gdynia - a 20 minute train ride in the opposite direction.
- The water tram departs from the Sopot pier to Gdansk at 12.30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. The ticket office is located at the entrance to the pier.
- Note: the water tram departures at 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. take place only if there is enough demand, so check beforehand.