Getting to Warsaw by train
Travelling by train in Poland is a comfortable and convenient experience in terms of ticket cost and the range and frequency of services.
Three are three main railway stations in Warsaw:
The city’s other stations are only served by local trains.
Warsaw - West and the Central Station are located in the city centre, whilst Warsaw – East is in the Praga district, on the eastern side of the Vistula river. Direct services connect the three stations. Almost every major city in Poland, as well as many others elsewhere in Europe, is served from Warsaw’s Central Station (e.g. Berlin, Brussels, Prague, Moscow).
All the trains are operated by Polish State Railways (Polskie Koleje Państwowe, PKP), www.pkp.pl with long distance national services provided by InterCity and Express trains (such as to Gdańsk, Poznań, Wrocław, Kraków). For a lower fare (and longer travelling time – they stop at many stations en-route) Pospieszny trains can be taken.
Typical rail fares on European routes:
WARSAW – BERLIN
WARSAW – BRUSSELS
Tickets for travelling by Intercity – prefix IC:
WARSAW – GDAŃSK
WARSAW – POZNAŃ
WARSAW – WROCŁAW
WARSAW – KRAKÓW
Journeys on Express trains cost about 10 pct less than Intercity services. The full fare includes the seat reservation charge.