Poznan Transportation

  • Tram #8 at the cathedral stop
    Tram #8 at the cathedral stop
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  • Local train to Torun at Poznan Glowny
    Local train to Torun at Poznan Glowny
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    Tourist lines.

    by Askla Updated Jun 23, 2015

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    There are two Tourist Lines you could take, bus route 100 and tram route 0. They both do a loop so you could sit the whole way and come back to the starting point of your trip. A good way to get an overview of the town.

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    Rail from Germany to Poznan Poland

    by PeterVancouver Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    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.

    Poznan Railway station
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    Public transportation-Bus

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003

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    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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    Bus and tram stops

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003

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    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.

    Bus Stop

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    Airport

    by bonio Written Apr 14, 2012

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    Reasonably simple airport to negotiate, everything worked very smoothly fo us, why can't we do the same in the UK?
    Anyway bus #58 runs to Rondo Kaponiera, buy a 30 minute ticket, then a short tram ride or maybe 15 minute walk into the old town.
    There's a lovely restaurant at the airport too, Sami Swoi was the name I believe, good food and a view of the runway while eating it, I'd be happy there for hours!

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    Nice Airport

    by SapineKuu Written Apr 23, 2008

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    The new Poznan airport terminal is a very impressive little airport. It's very modern and clean has some nice coffee shops and an area for viewing the planes. Even better unlike Heathrow T5 it can even handle luggage!

    Relax and Await Your Flight

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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 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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    Car parking attendant

    by zaz99 Written Sep 21, 2007

    We parked to go for a walk around the city, as soon as we get out of the car, a shabby looking man come up to me and tells me something in Polish, which I do not speak so I call my GF, she is Polish. She gives him some money for him to walk the 10 feet to the machine where you buy parking ticket, he gives us the ticket but kept the changes.

    Apparently it is a customary way of begging plus they keep an eye on the parking lot, to ensure that no one will damage or steal the cars. Well my car was not stolen, so if some change, will give me peace of mind, why not.

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    Trains

    by Lord-Vini Written Sep 28, 2006

    I never went on the trains but a friend of mine told me of his experience about the over coruded, rusty things they use. To me they looked ready to run off the tracks! Good luck if you try traveling on one.

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    Tram around Poznan

    by queensali Written Jan 30, 2003

    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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    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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    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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    Trams

    by sihi Written Mar 15, 2008

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

    Tram in Poznan, Poland
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    Highway

    by sihi Written Sep 24, 2008

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

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