Poznan Transportation

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    Tram #8 at the cathedral stop
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    Be careful!!

    by xdescendx Updated Nov 15, 2005

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    Be careful!! There are many aggressive drivers in Poland. Everyone wants to pass..even trucks. This is common with Russian truckers heading to Germany....they're prob. driving along Vodka in hand so please be careful. Also, no need to stop and pick up that extremely blonde woman on the side of the country road...she's working ;0)

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    Rail from Germany to Poznan Poland

    by PeterVancouver Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    Poznan Railway station

    A moderately relaxing way of traveling from Germany to Poznan is by train especially from Berlin. The only downside is that the station is way out in the east at Ostbahnhof so it takes some 20/30mins by taxi from central Berlin/Brandenburg gate area to the station. The route would take you via Alexandaplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee where it is so clear that you are travelling in the old Eastern sector due to the huge amount of plain grey concrete office blocks and apartments used during the communist regime. Ostbahnhof for a foreigner is a not as friendly as in the west of the city and the taxi driver even suggested that people should look out for the plates of west Taxi's rather than taking a ride with the guys from the East - possibly simply to drum up more business.

    The carriages themselves on the ICE were of the old style compartment variety and the journey took something around three hours each way.
    This train commences in Paris, then through Berlin, Poznan, Warsaw and finishes its journey in Moscow. There is little chance of dropping off to sleep as partway into the journey comes the ticket inspector, followed by two heavily armed German Customs Officers and then a few moments later two equally heavily armed Polish Customs officers. They all ask identical questions and need to see the passport. Why just one guy cannot do the Customs bit is a puzzle but then perhaps it is another hang up from the Communist days where work was created. It is about a 1Km walk to the exhibition and conference centers in the center of Poznan which is probably only 15 min brisk walk.

    The journey back to Berlin was a repeat of the above but it is important to get the times back to Germany as the trains are not that frequent, and you could be hanging around on a very basic railway station for a couple of hours if not careful. Polish Railways are tendering in 2005 for rebuilding or at least a major refit of the station so perhaps in years to come it will be a little more user friendly there.

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    Taxis, phones and language.

    by tpal Updated Aug 5, 2004

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    Cathedral on Ostr��w Tumski

    The picture is of the Poznan Cathedral on the island Ostrów Tumski. The island is across the Warta River. I decided the most efficient way to get there was by taxi. No problem. Hailed a taxi at the old town square, pointed to where I wanted to go on the map (you see I don't speak Polish - an important fact for later), and off we went. The taxi dropped me off right in front. Great! Very nice church and grounds. Well worth the trip, however, now it was time to return. First problem: there is no traffic and therefore no taxis around the cathedral. No problem, I saw a phone booth. I'll just call for a taxis. Second problem: the phone don't take coins - only phone cards and I don't have one. Back to the cathedral looking for source for a phone card. Finally, through hand signals and gestures was able to communicate to a church goer who took pity on me and GAVE me a phone card. Back to phone booth. Problem three: how do I order a taxi when I can't explain what I want or where I am and they can't see my gestures over the phone??? Probably could of and should of walked!

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    By Train

    by marishabandb Updated Apr 19, 2003

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    Poznan by Train

    Poznan's direct rail connections are very good, and it is also a major intersection for changing to trains for other parts of the country, e.g. Krakow.

    To help you plan a journey, you can consult the Polish Railways timetable by visiting this website: www.polishworld.com/pwenglish/pwtravel/trapol

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    By Air

    by marishabandb Updated Apr 19, 2003

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    Poznan by Air

    Poznan has an international airport connecting it with cities all over the world. With such an important trade fair venue in town, flight frequency is good.

    You can consult: www.polishworld.com/pwenglish/pwtravel/trapol/planes_1.html>LOT Flight Schedules, for details.

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    By Car

    by marishabandb Updated Apr 19, 2003

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    Drive carefully

    To Poznan from the German border is only a distance of 133 kms, and Berlin-Poznan is 254 kms.

    This, of course, makes Poznan a very popular weekend resort for German tourists who find prices far cheaper than at home, and can use Poznan as a base to explore many other nearby and interesting parts of Poland.

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    Info - public transportation

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003

    Generally public transportation in Poznan is well organized, quite fast and punctual. It is also easy to use it - you can find maps at stops and inside vehicles, names of the stops are usually read before them.

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    Bus and tram stops

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003

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    Bus Stop

    Bus and tram stops are mostly green shelters and are appointed by MPK logo.
    !!! Please remember, that especially when there are fairs it can be difficult and slow to get round city centre by car - it is recommended to park your car,and use public transportation.

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    Tram around Poznan

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003
    Tram

    From the city centre to the north part of Poznan you can take the fast tram PST - it doesn't cross any intersections and it is much faster to travel by it then by car.

    You can also buy tickets for 24 hours, a week and so on. There are monthly, quater of the year and year-long tickets as well. If you want, you can choose such a ticket for the whole transportation net which includes trams and busses, or for a concrete number of stops of a specyfic tram or bus line.

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    Public transportation-Bus

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003

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    Bus

    Public transport of Poznan includes trams and busses. They are usually green-yellow colour, but there are exceptions - for example some vehicles have advertisements on them and some old ones are red.
    The public transportation in Poznan is operated by Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK).

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    By train. It lies on the main...

    by kochamanita Written Aug 26, 2002

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    By train. It lies on the main east-west track in Poland, so all the Germans can get in. And since it's a major economic center because of the annual trade fair, it's well connected with the other Polish cities.
    I got around by foot, but it eventually got tiring. I didn't want to take the trams at first because their rates seemed to be based on time or distance travelled. You didn't get an unlimited ride on one ticket. But by the time I was tired enough to be interested, I went to an MPK station near Ostrow Tumski and they said they didn't have tickets and there were no automatic machines like in Wroclaw. So, off walking I went... :)

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    Eurocity trains from Berlin...

    by queensali Written Aug 26, 2002

    Eurocity trains from Berlin take three hours as does the train journey from Warsaw.
    There are convenient road and rail connections with all major towns and cities in Poland.
    From the city's airport, Lawica, you can catch regular flights to Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Nurmbreg, Hannover, and Copenhagen.
    Public transport of Poznan includes trams and busses. They are usually green-yellow colour, but there are exceptions - for example some vehicles have advertisements on them and some old ones are red.
    From the city centre to the north part of Poznan you can take the fast tram PST - it doesn't cross any intersections and it is much faster to travel by it then by car.

    The public transportation in Poznan is operated by Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK).

    You can also buy tickets for 24 hours, a week and so on. There are monthly, quater of the year and year-long tickets as well. If you want, you can choose such a ticket for the whole transportation net which includes trams and busses, or for a concrete number of stops of a specyfic tram or bus line.

    You can buy tickets in kiosks, some shops and MPK outlets. Generally all these places are marked by the stickers with the MPK logo, visible at the front door or shop window.

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    Eurocity trains from Berlin...

    by Artie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Eurocity trains from Berlin take three hours as does the train journey from Warsaw.
    There are convenient road and rail connections with all major towns and cities in Poland.
    From the city's airport, £awica, you can catch flights to Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Nurmbreg, Hannover, and Copenhagen.
    Train: schedule of riding click here!

    Aircraft: arrivals to Poznañ click here!

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    Highway

    by sihi Written Sep 24, 2008

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    Highway Warsaw-Poznan-Berlin (Poland/Europe/EU)

    Poznan locates on new highway that runs from Warsaw to Berlin.
    Road with very good conditions.

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    Trams

    by sihi Written Mar 15, 2008

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    Tram in Poznan, Poland

    Tram system is nicely organized in Poland. It is pretty comfortable type of city transportation.

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