Jonathan Lee

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Poland

Train Travel

Polskie Poleje Panstwowe (PKP) operate the national rail service, throughout Poland, including many cross-border trains into neighbouring countries. You can use PKP’s online timetable to plan your trip. PDF downloads are available for all PKP Routes in Poland.

A comprehensive list of both passenger and freight operators in Poland can be found on the helpful Railfan Europe website’s Poland page.

A interactive Railway Map of Poland is available on PKP’s website.

Train times and Tickets

Booking tickets for travel within Poland can be done at stations. Tickets are also available online for PKP Inter City services, information regarding the ticket types, validity and periods available is here. The rather excellent value for money Weekend Ticket is well worth the money. If you only require reservations for either Interrail, Eurail or railway staff passes then this can be done via phone to the DB office in London.

If choosing to use an Interrail pass, either for just within Poland, or to pass through Poland, all the relevant details on the passes, including the different types/lengths of validity available, can be found on the InterRail website.

For those travelling from outside Europe then the Eurail Pass is your ticket to Europe, details of which can be found on EU Rail’s website.

Finally travel in Europe can be made a lot simpler by using the very, very, helpful smartphone app courtesy of Eurail. This app is available both online and offline and is always up to date (well it has been for the countries I’ve used it in; including for any planned engineering works); for me it was an essential part of my travel in Europe. This app is linked to the Hafas system, which countries like Germany, Austria & Switzerland use for their train planning online tool. Eurail has done what the individual countries haven’t though and made it available offline.

For the Rail Enthusiast

A comprehensive list of Polish Locomotives by their respective railway system can be found on the Railfaneurope website’s Poland page. This also explains a bit the various operators of the network and how they have amalgamated over the years.

Departure & Arrival sheets for PKP stations can be obtained from the PKP website.

Train Formation Sheets for PKP IC trains can be obtained from the PKP IC website.

A detailed map/atlas of the Polish Railway System is available from European Railway Atlas.

Railway Photography

Poland (Baltic Coast – Hel & Leba) August/September 2016

Who doesn’t want to say in a trip report that they’ve just been to Hel? And just for the sheer hell of it! Well that was literally what this trip was about, coupled with the fact that both Hel & Leba were apparently nice places. Flights Booked through Wizz Air W6-1615 2035 Doncaster – Gdansk Read the Rest…

General Photography

Ukraine & Poland Easter 2017 (Chernobyl & Auschwitz)

I’d been to Ukraine the previous year and had enjoyed it, I wasn’t quite sure if my wife would too at that time but having been I was safe in the knowledge that it was nowhere near as bad as I’d expect it to be; in fact, quite the opposite. So, a return trip was Read the Rest…