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Tram #8 at the cathedral stop
Poznan's public transport system consists of about 20 tram and more than 50 bus lines. You will most likely mainly use the trams which cover all touristy areas.
Tickets can be bought from kiosks and ticket machines, but usually not from the driver.
Single tickets are time related which means after validation you can use them for 15 (2 Zloty) or 30 minutes (3,60 Zloty) on any means of transport .
A 24 hour ticket will set you back 13,20 Zloty (2009), but as we stayed 5 days in the city we we had had already bought a weekly ticket for 32 Zloty.
Wizzair at Poznan Airport
We flew to Poznan from Dortmund in Germany with the Hungarian budget airline Wizzair.
Poznan Lawica Airport was built in 1913 and is therefore one of the oldest airports in Poland, but the current terminal building is from 2001.
A tourist information desk can be found here, where you can get free maps and helpful brochures for your visit. They also sell tickets for the public transport.
Poznan Lawica Airport is situated about 7 km west of the city centre. Please also read my "From the airport to the city centre" tip.
Signpost with walking distances
Although Poznan with its almost 600.000 inhabitans is almost a big city, the city centre is still very walkable.
Most of the main sights are in walking distance to the Old Market Square (Stary Rynek).
Also there are many pedestrianised streets or pathways which are not accessible to cars or public transportation anyway.
For orientation purposes you will find signposts with distances to the main sights and buildings all around the town.
IC train at Poznan Glowny
Poznan's main train station (Dworzec Poznan Glowny) is directly connected by an underground passage with the West Station (Dworzec Zachodni).
Both stations are situated a short walk southwest of the city centre.
Poznan has excellent direct train connections to most bigger cities in Poland, but also to Berlin in Germany.
From Poznan we went on a sidetrip to Gnizno by train. This route is served several times per day by both regional and IC trains. Depending on the type of train the journey time takes between 45 and 60 minutes and single tickets cost between 10 and 14 Zloty.
Bus #59 at the airport
Poznan's airport has excellent public transport connections to the city centre.
We took bus #59 which serves a route along the street ul. Bukowska to Rondo Kaponiera (Baltyk), which is just west of the city centre.
Bus #59 leaves about every 20 minutes from just in front of the terminal and the trip takes 30 minutes.
An alternative is the Express bus "L" which links the airport with the main train station. Tickets can be bought from kiosks and the Tourist Information desk in the terminal building.
Tickets are time related, so for example a ticket valid for 30 mins sets you back 3,60 Zloty (2009). It has to be validated on the bus. Please note that night or express services are more expensive.
For more information about the public transport system in Poznan please check out my "Explore Poznan by public transport" tip.
A taxi from the airport to the city centre should set you back something between 30 to 40 Zloty.
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