Although the most popular ways of getting to Szczecin are by train or car, you can also get there by plane. There is a number of things you should know in relation to that.
To learn about the standards of Polish airports, as well as about destinations, go to our transport by plane article.
Szczecin might just be the only place where I think flying domestically can make a lot of sense
if you don't have 8 hours to spare in a train. Though only from Warsaw or Krakow.
Szczecin Airport (SZZ)
Szczecin Airport is located a 35 minute drive northeast from the city centre and can only be described as tiny. It's only notable
destinations are Dublin, Copenhagen, Oslo, and London.
Szczecin Airport outside
Szczecin Airport entrance
getting to the city centre
There are three main ways of getting to the airport
, and none of them are that great. The first is to take a bus
, which departs from al. Wyzwolenia 17 in
Szczecin 2 hours and 20 minutes before every plane
departure at Szczecin Airport. The trip takes about 1 hour and costs 13.9 zł [3.2 EUR] each way.
There are also buses
for the same price which go the other way, departing 20 minutes after the arrival of every plane.
The second way is to take the car
, which takes about 35 minutes. The third way is to take a taxi
- we do not recommend this, but it can be done and it costs
between 110 zł [25.6 EUR] and 150 zł [35.0 EUR].
The other fastest, and much more conventional way of getting to Szczecin, is by train
. This is a great option if you're coming to Szczecin from a different
Polish city, but can also be done internationally if you're all about train
travel - especially from Germany.
You can learn everything there is to know about the standards of Polish trains, as well as about types of trains, buying tickets, and destinations by going to our transport by train article.
In truth, Szczecin has one large station, Szczecin Główny (Szczecin Main), located just by the river banks in Central Szczecin.
However, not all trains
turn to stop at Szczecin Główny - those who don't will often stop at Szczecin Dąbie instead, which takes much
Szczecin Main Station outside
Szczecin Main Station platform
destinations and prices
Warsaw - 6:30h | 72 zł [16.7 EUR]
Łódź - 7:00h | 98 zł [22.8 EUR] (with stopover in Ostrów Wielkopolski)
Poznań - 3:00h | 40 zł [9.3 EUR]
Gdańsk - 4:30h | 54 zł [12.6 EUR]
Wrocław - 4:30h | 64 zł [14.9 EUR]
Katowice - 7:00h | 74 zł [17.2 EUR]
Cracow - 8:00h | 80 zł [18.6 EUR]
All relevant major international connections to Poland, along with their prices and times, can be seen in the transport by train article
In the case of Szczecin, there are also regional trains
connecting to towns across the German border
, with direct connections to most large towns nearby in Germany.
As long-haul buses
re-gain popularity with the rise of companies like Flixbus, so does traveling to Szczecin by bus
. However, with the availability of trains
to Szczecin, travel to Szczecin by bus
makes the most sense from Germany or poorly-connected Polish cities.
To learn about bus companies in Poland, as well as about how to find buses, buy tickets, and about the quality of buses, head to our transport by bus article.
In Szczecin, long-haul buses
typically stop and depart simply from a makeshift bus
station adjacent to the main train
station. What's great about this is that the main station is the most accessible spot in the city.
There is, however, also a dedicated bus
station a little north of the main train
station, from which all PKS buses
the dedicated bus station in Szczecin
Flixbus at the Szczecin Main Station
Currently, from Szczecin you can go to all major Polish cities via direct connections.
The main direct bus
destinations from Szczecin are Hamburg, Rostock, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Munich, and many, many more.
Taking a road trip to Poland, or to Szczecin in this case, is a great idea, especially from Germany. Everything you need to know is explained in our transport by car article