Practical info

Travel

By train/road:

Poznań is located about half way between Warsaw (310 km) and Berlin (270 km).

There are good, frequent rail connections between those two cities and Poznań.

Check your connections using the timetables of the Polish Railways  (English version)

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.

By Air:

Poznań’s Ławica airport has frequent daily connections with Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), as well as Copenhagen (SAS), and Munich (LOT and Lufthansa).

Poznań is also served by low-cost carrirers. Wizzair serve London Luton, Barcelona, Doncaster–Sheffield, Stockholm Skavsta, Oslo Torp, and Paris BeauvaisRyanair provide connections with London Stansted, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Palma de Mallorca, Rome Ciampino and Oslo Rygge.

The airport’s timetable is available here. However, please verify with the respective airlines whether the flights are available.

Getting around the city

The easiest way to find your way in Poznań is to use an online travel tool.

For more information about public transport, see the guide.

You can check timetables on the official website of the municipal transport company.

Tickets are sold in kiosks, shops, supermarkets and ZTM Customer Service Points and ticket machines. More information about tickets may be found here.

Money

The złoty (abbreviated PLN or zł) is the official currency in Poland.

The latest exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.

For more information about currency, see: http://www.poland.travel/en/useful-information/money

Electricity

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.

Telephones

All European mobiles will work without problems. Polish mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. Visitors coming from the US may need a tri-band (“world”) phone.

The international code for Poland is +48; the area code for Poznań is 61.

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

From fixed phones:
999: Ambulance
998: Fire Brigade
997: Police
981: Road Assistance
986: Municipal Police

112: general emergency number for mobile phones

Using mobile phones: remember to dial the local code before the number, for example: 
61 – 997 to call the police in Poznań. Emergency calls from phone boxes are free of charge. If you do not know the local code, dial the general emergency number for mobile phones: 112. The operator will request the appropriate emergency unit.

In case of emergency: http://www.poland.travel/en/useful-information/in-an-emergency

Weather

Weather in Poland

Current forecast available here.

More information

A lot of practical information may be found on the official city portal.

An online and downloadable guide may be found here.

City information centers