Traveling by train in Poland

Map Poland with capital city Warsaw

Grab your Eurail Poland Pass and hop aboard for a spectacular East European rail travel adventure. From Warsaw to Wrocław, from Kraków to Toruń, the people and sights of Poland are unforgettable. Get a taste of the famous hospitality and affordability of this east European treasure, using the convenient and accessible Polish rail service.

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Trains in Poland
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Royal Wilanow Palace in Warsaw

Royal Wilanow Palace in Warsaw

Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland

Malbork castle

Malbork castle

Poland quick facts

 
  • Capital: Warsaw

  • Population: 38.2 million

  • Language: Polish

  • Currency: Zloty (PLN)

  • Dialing code: +48

Trains in Poland

 
Logo of Polish railway PKP

PKP operates the railway network in Poland and offers high quality rail transport. InterCity and EuroCity trains are the fastest and most comfortable.

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Places to visit

 
Extermination camp, Auschwitz Birkenau
Extermination camp, Auschwitz Birkenau

A moment of remembrance

In your European travel adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to visit many historically significant landmarks. The Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz (Oswiecim) is certainly one of them. The concentration camp, the largest of its kind, is where 1.5 million people lost their lives during World War II. In addition to all the fun you’ll have on your trip, take some time to acknowledge the things no one should ever forget.

Every day, ten buses leave from Krakow Central Station and arrive at the Auschwitz entrance in less than 1 hour.

Bieszczady Mountains
Bieszczady Mountains

Bieszczady Mountains

Lush mountain landscapes, quaint wooden churches and extraordinary wildlife call this picturesque and secluded area home. Unless skiing is your thing, be sure to visit in summer or autumn for the most beautiful scenery and weather.

Depending on the season, there are usually direct trains from Krakow and direct (night) trains from Warsaw to the Bieszczadys.

Wawel Castle Krakow Poland
Wawel Castle Krakow Poland

Krakow’s indomitable spirit

Krakow (Kraków), once the capital of Poland, remains one of the highlights of Eastern Europe. Don’t miss Wawel Castle, nestled atop a limestone hill in the center of town or the 700 year old Salt Mines (Wieliczka) which are labyrinths of halls and corridors, lakes and caves. There’s no shortage of religious attractions either. Try the Church of the Holy Trinity and Dominican Monastery for a taste of history and stunning architecture.

From tram stop Kraków Glówny, the splendid Mariacka Basillica (Bazylika Mariacka) is less than a 10-minute walk.

Dunes at sunset, Slowinski National Park
Dunes at sunset, Slowinski National Park

Slowinski National Park

The massive sand dunes on the banks of Lake Łebsko are a stunning natural attraction. It used to be a training ground for Rommel's Afrika Korps. Now, it’s a biosphere reserve and haven for rare bird species. Well worth the trip just for the dunes, the park also offers other activities and attractions.

From Krakow, take the train to the town of Łeba. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to the sand dunes.

Castle Square, Warsaw
Castle Square, Warsaw

The many faces of Warsaw

Although completely destroyed in World War II, Warsaw (Warszawa) has returned to its former glory. Enjoy its rich history, architectural attractions (like the stunning 17th century Wilanów Palace), monasteries, museums and more. Then, enjoy Warsaw’s vibrant nightlife, including artistic hotspots like the Praga District. That, plus incredibly hospitable locals, and it’s easy to see the appeal. 

Warsaw’s historic old town (Stare Miasto) has its own stop on the city tramline.

Events

 
Wianki Festival, Krakow
Wianki Festival, Krakow

Wianki Festival

June 25, 2014

Krakow traditionally celebrated the high point of summer with pagan rituals and old-world style. Today, bonfires, fairs, fireworks and especially a lot of music make this an unforgettable event.

The festival site is located at the banks of Vistula River, next to the Wawel castle. It's a 30-minute walk from the central train station to the castle, which lies in the heart of the old city center.

Audioriver festival
Audioriver festival

Audioriver

July 25 - July 27, 2014

Last year, more than 15,000 people attended this 3-day music festival, celebrating independent and world music, with a heavy emphasis on electronica. The city of Płock comes alive with music.

Plock is a 3hr train ride from Warsaw.

Eurail passes for Poland

 

Most popular passes with Poland

Eurail Poland Pass from USD$108

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Eurail Germany - Poland Pass from USD$343

The Eurail Germany-Poland Pass is your key to discovering these two fascinating countries. Discover Berlin's underground art scene, spend a few days at Munich's famous Oktoberfest and soak up Krakow's Polish charm. 

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All Eurail passes with Poland

Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country:

Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 108
USD$ 343

Pass benefits in Poland

 

Check out the extra discounts and offers for Eurail pass holders in Poland, including reductions on certain ferry crossings.

 


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