If you are traveling during the summer, you can take direct trains from Gdansk to Leba, which takes 3 hours. Check the timings on the PKP website). During the rest of the year, you can take the train from Gdansk to Lębork, and from there to Leba, which takes 2 hours and costs about 25 PLN. You can buy tickets at the station.
Oliwa is a place within a place that you would want to explore. This tiny suburb between Gdansk and Sopot is slowly catching the attention of tourists with its history, parks and nature. It is easy to travel, and has a lot to offer to make it one of the worth day trips from Gdansk.
Again SKM trains are the best way to travel to Oliwa, and tickets could be bought at the station itself.
Westerplatte is the place where WW II started simultaneously along with the Gdansk post office attack. Today, the site consists of an outdoor museum, monument and ruins of the barracks. Located beside the seashore, you can spend half a day here.
How to reach Westerplatte from Gdansk?
Water tram five and two buses 106 and 138 leave from the Gdansk central station to Westerplatte. Note that the buses aren’t frequent(Like 1 per hour or so), and the travel time one way is around 45 minutes. Google real-time maps give you the bus timings accurately almost, although I had to wait for a longer time than expected for the bus.
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Hel Peninsula is the northernmost region in Poland. Known for fabulous beach strips, seafood and exquisite resorts, it is one of the famous summer day breaks for the Polish. The tropical forests of the peninsula are home to many rare bird species.
There are plenty of watersports to enjoy including kitesurfing, which is the speciality in the peninsular. Hel has beautiful harbour alongside which there are many cute restaurants serving excellent seafood. You can also stay overnight in one of the luxurious resorts along the beach. Enjoy the views of the sunset, play in the water or indulge in luxury. whatever you choose, Hel is one of the amazing day trips from Gdansk worth planning for water -babies.
How to travel from Gdansk to the Hel Peninsula?
Trains – Take the train from the Gdansk Główny. There are both direct trains as well as those that need a transfer atGdynia Główna station. Direct trains every day are available up to noon. Tickets cost about 20 to 55 PLN one way, depending on the connection. If you are getting down at Władysławowo, the first town on the peninsula, it takes about 1.5 hours, and takes about 2.5 hours to reach the Hel, which is the last stop.
Water trams – If you are traveling between May and October or summer, you can take water trams from the Motlawa river bank in Gdansk to Hel. are connecting Gdansk and Hel between May and October. The first one starts at 8 AM, and the last one leaves Gdansk at 6 PM. The tickets get sold out quickly during this peak season, and hence it is recommended to get them at the earliest.
Stutthof Concentration Camp was the first concentration camp built by the Nazis in Poland at the beginning of WWII. More than 1 million people were killed here during the war through gas chambers and torture.
Getting to Stutthof Concentration Camp from Gdansk: You can travel to the camp from Gdansk by bus or by taking a cab. A bus is the cheapest means. Take the bus to Krynica Morska, which takes you to the camp.Located about 55 km from Gdansk, you can go on a day trip from Gdansk on your own. There is a museum showcasing the events and the life of the prisoners in the camp, which is moving and sad.
If you want to take guided tours, these are the tours that are recommended.
Pelplin is a renowned name among the religious Christians because it is home to the medieval
Gothic Pelplin Cathedral, one of the largest gothic churches in Poland. It is one of the pilgrimage sites, but for travelers there are many things to do in Pelplin, which can be explored as a day trip from Gdansk.
Check out the stunning monastery consisting of
Pelplin Abbey, copies of Bible of Gutenberg, and take a walk along the medieval streets of the old town. In the afternoon head to Diocesan Museum to get a glimpse of rare medieval Polish art after Polish lunch at one of the restaurants in the centre. Spend the evening along the banks of Vistula river overlooking the beautiful views of the sunset.
How to get to Pelplin from Gdansk?
There are direct trains from Gdansk Glowny to Pelplin, which takes about 1 hour. You can buy the tickets directly at the train stations.
So this list gives you plenty of day trips from Gdansk to choose. Depending on your preferences and time, I’d recommend you visiting one or two of them for sure. For Kaliningrad, you need a bit of planning because of the Visa, but the rest of them can be planned once you reach Gdansk. Hope it helps.