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Trains in Poland

 

Use trains in Poland to explore all of this wonderfully diverse country. Travel to the Baltic coast in the north and the Tatra mountains in the south.

Poland's national passenger rail network links all the major cities including Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. Its trains connect you to all these cheap and fun destinations.

Train types in Poland

There is a great choice of domestic and international trains in Poland. You can get times for all Polish trains in the Interrail timetable.

Map with main train connections in Poland

Intercity trains in Poland

The majority of passenger trains in Poland are operated by PKP JSC, the Polish State Railways.

 

Intercity (IC)

  • Links major cities in Poland.

  • Reservations are optional, but recommended.

 

Express InterCity (EIC)

  • Operates on important domestic routes.

  • Reservations are optional, but recommended.

 

Express InterCity Premium (EIP)

  • Runs on important domestic routes.

  • Reservations are required and you'll need to pay an additional supplement to take these trains. They're popular so it's worth reserving your seat further in advance if you'll be travelling during a busy period.

  • Please note: if a reservation is made outside of Poland, you'll be asked to pay an additional €10 on the train.

 

Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK)

  • Long distance regional trains.

  • Reservations are optional, but recommended.


Regional trains in Poland (Przewozy Regionalne)

 

REGIO (R)

  • Local trains stopping at all stations along their routes.

  • 2nd class only.

  • No reservation required.

 

interREGIO (IR)

  • Operates on the route Łódź to Warsaw, stopping at medium and major stations along the way.

  • 2nd class only.

  • No reservation required.

 

Koleje Dolnośląskie (Os)

  • English: Lower Silesian Railways.

  • Regional trains operating in southwestern Poland.

  • No reservation required. 

    Please note: the Kulturzug, the direct train between Wroclaw (Breslaw) and Berlin, is not included.

 

PKP Szybka Kolej Miejska w Trójmieście Sp. z o.o.

  • Alternative name: SKM w Trójmiescie.

  • Regional trains operating in Poland's Tricity area (Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia).

  • No reservation required.

 

International high-speed trains in Poland

EuroCity (EC)

  • International trains on major routes connecting Poland to cities in neighbouring countries.

  • An advance reservation is required.

     

RegioJet Bus

  • RegioJet, based in the Czech Republic, runs a connection bus service from Krakow and Katowice to Ostrava (Czech Republic) with a guaranteed change to RegioJet trains in direction to Olomouc and Prague and also to Košice and Tatra mountains in Slovakia.
  • The RegioJet bus is included in the Interrail Global Pass.
  • Reservations are required (€3 for a seat for 1st and 2nd Class Pass holders) and can be made online (https://www.regiojet.com/about-us/contacts/) and at stations in Poland

Night trains in Poland

Euro Night (EN)

  • International overnight trains.

  • Links Poland with Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria.

  • You need to reserve sleeping accommodation or a seat on this train in advance.

Private train companies in Poland

Arriva RP

  • Operating in mid-northern Poland.

  • You can't board these trains with a rail pass.

 

SKM and WKD

  • Commuter railways operating in the Warsaw region.

  • You can't board these trains with a rail pass.

Popular Connections in Poland

Modern, air-conditioned international trains link Poland to popular cities in the following European countries:

RouteWhich train?DurationReservations
Warsaw to Berlin (Germany)EuroCity5 hours 40 minsRequired
Warsaw to Budapest (Hungary)EuroCity / Euro Night10 hours / 11 hours (overnight)Required
Warsaw to Prague (Czech Republic)EuroCity / Euro Night8 hours / 9 hours (overnight)Required
Warsaw to Vienna (Austria)EuroCity / Euro Night7 hours / 8 hours (overnight)Required
Wrocław to Dresden (Germany)trilex regional train4 hoursNot required

Reservations for trains in Poland

How can I make reservations for trains in Poland?

  • At train stations in Poland:

    • By making your reservation at a railway ticket office in Poland you don't pay a reservation fee, making this by far your best option.

    • If you want to take an Express InterCity Premium train you'll still need to pay a supplement.

    • While it's often possible to make your reservation on the day of travel, some trains do get fully booked, especially in summer. Consider making your reservation in advance.

  • Online:
  • By phone. By calling the Deutsche Bahn booking centre on +49 1806 996 633 (open 24/7).
 
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  • Offers you extensive train travel within Poland

  • Discounts available for youth, senior and families

  • Prices from € 51

 

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