Official language: Polish
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Złoty (PLN)
The city panorama and Gdansk Bay can be both observed from the summit of Mount Gradowa (Góra Gradowa), but also from the towers of St. Mary’s Church and the town hall in the Main Town.
Gdansk has two main districts with two town halls. The historic old town with its biggest tourist attractions (such as Neptune’s fountain) is the Main Town (Główne Miasto). The second district is called the Old Town (Stare Miasto), next to the train station.
Gdansk together with two neighboring cities forms an agglomeration, called Tricity (Trójmiasto). Hop on the famous SKM train and go see the Sopot pier and calm beaches in Gdynia.
The airport in Gdansk is served by several popular airlines which fly on the European routes. A flight connection to Gdansk from London, Paris or Oslo are operated by regular and low-cost airlines. These routes are operated by, among other, Air Berlin, Finnair, Lufthansa or KLM. Low-cost airlines flying to Gdansk are Wizz Air and Ryanair.
Due to the popularity of flights to Gdansk from Oslo, Copenhagen or Stockholm, flight connections with Scandinavian cities are served by SAS, Norwegian, Finnair and Air Baltic airlines. The Icelandair airlines also serve the Gdańsk airport. Thanks to these airlines, you can reach Reykjavik. Domestic routes are served by LOT airlines. Cheap flights to Gdansk from all over Europe take place every day.
Domestic flights to Gdansk
Polish airlines LOT serve three domestic routes to Gdansk. Direct flights take place few times a day. Domestic cheap flights to Gdansk with LOT airlines don't include checked baggage. On domestic routes, only one economic class with three different tariffs is available. Domestic flights Gdansk-Warsaw last one hour. Direct flights take place six times a week, from early morning hours to late evening hours. On weekends there are only four direct flights from Warsaw to Gdansk.
A Gdansk-Krakow flight lasts less than an hour and a half, but LOT airlines offer only one direct flight within a day, regardless of the day of the week. This is an evening flight from Gdansk to Krakow, as well as from Krakow to Gdansk. The only alternative is the Ryanair Gdansk-Krakow route.
Although it's possible to travel by plane on the Gdansk-Wroclaw route, LOT airlines don't offer a direct connection. Domestic flight to Gdansk or to Wroclaw can take 2.5 hours, including a transfer in Warsaw.
How to get to the airport in Gdansk?
Regardless of the direction, whether you are traveling from Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia, you can get to the airport directly from the DW472 road.
Getting to the airport by train is also very popular. Fast Urban Railway operates a railway station located near the T-2 terminal. How to get to the airport in Gdansk? Fast Urban Railway runs from nearby cities every 30-60 minutes. You should get off at Gdansk Port Lotniczy station.
However, this is not all. You can get to Gdansk airport by bus from the Gdansk-Wrzeszcz station (line 110), Gdansk Dworzec Glowny PKP station (line 210) or from Sopot – Kamienny Potok SKM station (line 122). In addition, you can get to the airport by minibus. The bus station is located in front of the terminal.
Parking at the airport in Gdansk
Parking at the Gdansk airport is divided into several zones. The "kiss and fly" zone is closest to the terminal and is only intended for short stops. Entering this zone for a maximum of 10 minutes is free. However, if you stay longer in this zone of the parking at the airport in Gdansk, you will pay PLN 20 and PLN 10 for each additional 10 minutes. If you want to accompany your family or friends, it's better to choose one of the car parks near the Gdansk airport, located a bit further. The parking fee depends on the time and parking zone.
If you plan to get to the airport by your own car and leave it on the parking at the airport in Gdansk, this option is also possible. To choose the best parking for you, use the eSky search engine. You just need to specify the travel dates and you can select one of the suggestions. The price of the parking at the airport includes delivery of passengers to the terminal and to the parking lot upon arrival.
Cheap flights from Gdansk
Flights to Gdansk offers are available at two low-cost airlines. Their offer is addressed to people who want to find air tickets at low prices, and travel comfort or additional services are not very important to them. Cheap flights are also associated with the lack of checked baggage included in the ticket price. The price includes only hand baggage. For many people, especially those who want to take a short trip, it's is not a problem if they can buy really cheap flights to Gdansk.
For example, with low-cost airlines Ryanair to Gdansk, you can get from Denmark, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Great Britain and Italy. Ryanair also offers cheap flights from Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
In the case of Wizz Air cheap flights from Gdansk, passengers can fly to Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Iceland, Lithuania, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Ukraine, Great Britain and Italy.
Both airlines offer cheap flights to Gdansk from these countries depending on the season. There are more cheap airline tickets in popular seasons, and, for example, at the end of summer, there are fewer flights or no flights at all.
How to find cheap flights to Gdansk?
If you are not sure which airline offers the cheapest tickets, use the eSky flight search engine. Enter the route and enter your travel dates. You will see a list of all available flight connections ranked by price. Thanks to this, you'll find cheap flights to popular cities with all available airlines and you'll compare them, for example, the prices of flights to Gdansk from other cities.
Remember that if you want to find cheap airline tickets, you need to be flexible. Consider the flexibility of your travel dates, because depending on the route or travel season, airline tickets can be even twice cheaper than a few days earlier or later. When looking for cheap flights, choose airports that are further away from the city centre. Airport charges at these airports are lower, so tickets are also cheaper.
When to buy airline tickets?
There are many theories on the volatility of airline ticket prices to Gdansk, as well as other cities in Poland and around the world. However, it can't be generalized because each route is different, for example, cheap flight tickets to Gdansk from London can be bought in less popular seasons - during the Christmas season airline tickets are always more expensive.
If you are wondering when to buy airline tickets, just follow the simple rule – the sooner the better. The more time you have before departure, the cheaper the tickets are. It's worth planning a trip well in advance.