Practical Info

Getting to Poznań

By train/road:

Poznań is located about half way between Warsaw (280 km) and Berlin (240 km), and there are good, frequent rail connections between those two cities and Poznań.

Check your connections using the timetables of the Polish Railways (for connections from Poznań, please select the main station, Poznań Główny, if requested; the station to select in Warsaw is Warszawa Centralna; in Berlin, Hauptbahnhof or Ostbahnhof). You can also consult the German Railways route planner.

By air:

Poznań's Ławica airport has frequent daily connections with Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), as well as Copenhagen (SAS), and Munich (LOT and Lufthansa).

Poznań is also served by low-cost carriers. Wizzair serves London Luton, Barcelona, Doncaster–Sheffield, Stockholm Skavsta, Oslo Torp, and Paris Beauvais. Ryanair provides connections with London Stansted, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Palma de Mallorca, Rome Ciampino and Oslo Rygge.

The airport's timetable is available here. However, please verify with the respective airlines whether the flights are available.

Public transport

Poznań has a convenient network of busses and trams. The tickets fares are time based for trams or busses, or stop based for busses only. More information on the public transport and fares may be found here. To plan your trips you may use the city guide accessible here.

Eating out and entertainment

Most restaurants and pubs are located around the Old Town, Stary Rynek, and offer their service well into late night hours. Poznan is also famous for its theatres and a number of other tourist attractions. Those interested might have a look at the official city guide here.

Info for travellers


The złoty (abbreviated PLN or zł) is the official currency in Poland. The approximate average exchange rate (1 Sep 2015) is 4.25 złoties to a Euro (or 3.75 złoties to a US Dollar). The latest exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.


Polish sockets are standard European sockets, with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (especially American and British guests) are advised to bring adapters.


All European mobiles will work without problems. Polish mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. Visitors coming from the US may need a tri-band ("world") phone.

The international code for Poland is +48; the area code for Poznań is 61.


Polish weather is usually agreeable in September, with temperatures of around 20 Centigrade during the day. With worse luck, a raincoat and umbrella may find some use. Current forecast is available here.