There are numerous bus and tram lines offering access to any part of Gdansk, while the SKM city trains connect the city to other parts of the Tri-City - Sopot, Gdynia and beyond. In order to make getting around extra easy for you, we’ve put together the basic information about tickets, as well as a list of popular routes with simple and clear advice on how to get there and back.
Bus and tram tickets in Gdansk - costs and availability
A ticket for one journey with one bus or tram line costs 3,20 PLN. A ticket valid for one hour in multiple bus and tram lines costs 3,80 PLN. This ticket (and its discounted equivalent) is also the only one available from bus drivers.
Tip - when you buy the ticket from the bus driver, make sure you have the exact amount to pay for the ticket(s); it will facilitate the process, as the drivers often don't have change or the time to give it to you
Nightline tickets (N lines, f.e. N3 from the airport) cost 4,20 PLN (one journey, one line) or 4,80 PLN (1 hour, multiple lines)
A 24 hour ticket costs 13 PLN.
A 50% discount applies to children and students up to 26 years old, university students (with no age limit) and pensioners. Valid documents are necessary.
Tickets are available in the ticket machines (with English and German language options) at bus and tram stops, as well as in virtually all press kiosks around town. Tickets need to be validated immediately after entering the bus or tram.
Bus line 110 and 210 busses (going to and from the airport) have ticket machines installed inside. You can purchase the ticket with your credit card. Note: the ticket will not be printed. Instead, the information will be stored on your card and checked in case of a ticket control.
You can travel with your bicycle in trams and buses in Gdansk without any additional fees. A ticket for yourself will be sufficient. However, if the driver decides that the bus or tram is too crowded, he has the right to refuse to take your bike, so keep this in mind.
SKM train tickets in Gdansk and the Tri-City area - costs and availability
Ticket prices depend on the distance measured in km and range approximately from 3 - 6 PLN for any distance between Gdansk and Gdynia (more for further destinations).
Children up to 4 years old travel for free, yet you need to obtain a 0 PLN ticket. A 37% discount applies to children and young people up to 24 years old. A 51% discount applies to university students up to 26 years old.
Tickets are available in ticket machines (with multiple language options), at the train stations and at some press kiosks around the stations. Tickets (apart those from ticket machines) need to be validated before the journey in the yellow boxes, usually located below or on the platform.
The SKM trains have designated wagons for passengers with bicycles. No additional fees apply here either.
How to get from the Gdansk Main/Old Town to the beach?
To Brzeźno beach From stop Dworzec Główny take tram line 3 direction Brzeźno and get off at the last stop (25 minutes).
To Jelitkowo beach From stop Dworzec Główny take tram line 6 or 8 direction Jelitkowo and get off at the last stop (40 minutes)
To Stogi beach From stop Dworzec Główny take tram line 8 direction Stogi Plaża and get off at the last stop (35 minutes).
To Sopot beach From the Main Train Station (Gdańsk Główny) in Gdansk take SKM train to Sopot station (20 minutes). When in Sopot, walk west for appoximately 15 minutes.
How to get from the Gdansk Main/Old Town to Wrzeszcz?
From the Main Train Station (Gdańsk Główny) take SKM train to Gdańsk Wrzeszcz station (6 minutes).
Alternatively, in front of the train station (or one stop earlier in front of the Forum shopping centre) take tram line 6 direction Jelitkowo or line 12 direction Oliwa. Get off at stop Jaśkowa Dolina, if you want to explore the trendy Lower Wrzeszcz area, or at stop Galeria Bałtycka, if you’re in the mood to shop in one of Gdansk’s biggest shopping malls.