Travel to Poznań
Poznań’s Ławica airport has frequent daily connections with Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), as well as Copenhagen (SAS), and Munich and Frankfurt (Lufthansa).
Poznań is also served by low-cost carriers: Wizzair and Ryanair.
The flights from/to Poznań are available here.
A trip from the airport to the city centre hotel takes 15 minutes by taxi (cost ~8–9 EUR).
Poznań is located about half way between Warsaw (300 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.
A few words about Poznań
Poznań is among the oldest cities in Poland and was one of the most important centers in the early Polish state in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The first center city was Ostrów Tumski, the natural island on the Warta river-very similar to the Île de la Cité in Paris. The first rulers were buried in Poznań’s cathedral on the island. It also served as the capital for a short time in the 13th century, hence the official name: The capital city of Poznan.
In 1519 the Lubrański Academy had been established in Poznań as an institution of higher education. However, a Jesuits’ college, founded in the city in 1571 during the Counter-Reformation, had the right to award degrees from 1611 until 1773, when it was combined with the Academy.
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Polish: Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu) is one of the major Polish universities, located in the city of Poznań in western Poland. It opened on May 7, 1919, and since 1955 has carried the name of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. The university has been frequently listed as a top three university in the country.
The złoty (abbreviated PLN or zł) is the official currency in Poland. The approximate average exchange rateis 4.31 złoties to a Euro.
You can check prices in Poznań here: [link]
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.
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 Celsius degree during the day. With worse luck, a raincoat and umbrella may find some use. Current forecast available here.
Taxis are easily available and not too expensive. As a rough guide, a 5 km taxi trip will cost around 20 zł, and a 10 km ride shouldn’t cost more than 30 zł.
Taxi fares are higher at night (10 pm to 6 am), on Sunday and outside the city limits. The number of passengers (usually up to four) and the amount of luggage doesn’t affect the fare.
You can use UBER in Poznań.
Buses & trams
Poznań has the autobus (bus) network and the tramwaj (tram) system.
- Public transport normally operates daily from around 5 am to 11 pm. Service is less frequent on weekends.
- Trams and buses are likely to be crowded during rush hour (7 am to 9 am and 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday).
- Timetables are usually posted at stops.
A bus “159” can take you directly from Ławica Airport to the city center.
Timetables for buses and trams: http://www.mpk.poznan.pl/?lng=en
Information about the tickets: https://www.ztm.poznan.pl/en/cennik/