Grab your Eurail 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.
Traveling by train in Poland
Poland quick facts
Population: 38.2 million
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Dialing code: +48
Trains in Poland
PKP operates the railway network in Poland and offers high quality rail transport. InterCity and EuroCity trains are the fastest and most comfortable.
Places to visit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eurail passes for Poland
Most popular passes with Poland
Eurail Global Pass from USD$380
The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 28 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.View Eurail Global Pass
Eurail Poland Pass from USD$75
Travel by train through Poland, from high mountains to green forests and visit wonderful cities like Warsaw and Krakow.View Eurail Poland Pass
Eurail Germany - Poland Pass from USD$259
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.View Eurail Germany - Poland Pass
All Eurail passes with Poland
Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country: