By air. There are two cheap airlines that operate flights to Gdansk: They also run flights to Gdansk from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Scandinavia. From my experience, both airlines are reliable, but you should not expect comfort or helpful customer service.

Regular airlines (LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, and Air Berlin) offer flights to/from Gdansk via Warsaw, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, and Berlin.

By train. Gdansk is very well connected to Warsaw (3h by train). There are also daily trains from Cracow, Wroclaw, Berlin, and Vienna. Check for timetables and prices.

By coach. Poland has a good network of long distance busses, with the advantage of reasonable travel times and very cheap tickets (typically between 5 and 10 EUR). Check for details.

Getting from/to the airport

There are two sensible options of getting from the airport to the centre of Gdansk (and back): either take the metropolitan train (so called SKM or PKM), or a taxi.


I suggest you book something in the Old Town which is 5 mins by bus / 20 mins walking from the venue. Prices in the "good value for money" type of hotels should be in the range of 70-90 EUR per night. Renting an apartment can be a sensible alternative to a hotel room. See for example:;sid=3f93f7bef8ab44b6183757998353bdde;dcid=4;dist=0;group_adults=1;group_children=0;no_rooms=1;srpos=1;type=total&;sid=3f93f7bef8ab44b6183757998353bdde;dcid=4;checkin=2015-09-23;checkout=2015-09-25;dist=0;group_adults=1;group_children=0;no_rooms=1;srfid=4b555d7f69d3199a39df9bb328d978aa9c75580dX3;type=total;ucfs=1&

Regarding cheaper accommodation, there is plenty of hostels in the Old Town. A good alternative can be renting something in Gdansk-Oliwa (15 mins away by suburban train from the city centre, 25 mins from the seminar venue; very quiet neighbourhood). For a single room with private facilities, you can pay as little as 25-30 EUR, but it requires some more searching. In either case, is the search service that I recommend for finding accommodation in Gdansk.

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