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There are 9 ways to get from Essen to Gdańsk by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Dusseldorf

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Gdansk (GDN)

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Train to Dortmund, fly

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Gdansk (GDN)

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Gdansk (GDN)

Train to Frankfurt, fly

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Gdansk (GDN)

Train

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Kostrzyn
  3. Take the train from Kostrzyn to Gdansk Glowny

Train via Szczecin

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to S Spandau Bhf
  2. Take the train from S+U Gesundbrunnen Bhf to Szczecin Glowny
  3. Take the train from Szczecin Glowny to Gdansk Glowny

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Gdańsk

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Essen Hbf to Venlo Station
  2. Take the bus from Venlo to Gdańsk

Drive

  1. Drive from Essen to Gdańsk

Essen to Gdańsk by train

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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

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Rules to follow in Poland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Poland is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gdańsk is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gdańsk is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Gdańsk is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, returning to Germany from Poland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023
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The cost-effective way to get from Essen to Gdańsk is to night bus and bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 20h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Gdańsk is to fly which costs €75 - €290 and takes 4h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Gdańsk. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Gdańsk. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Gdansk Glowny via Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin-Lichtenberg and Kostrzyn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 47m.

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The distance between Essen and Gdańsk is 843 km. The road distance is 1059.8 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Gdańsk without a car is to train which takes 12h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Essen to Gdańsk, including transfers.

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Essen to Gdańsk bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Essen station.

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Essen to Gdańsk train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Gdańsk is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs €75 - €290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12h 47m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 17h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Gdańsk.
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  • Distance: 843 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Essen, Germany and Gdańsk, Poland?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and LOT fly from Essen to Gdańsk 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Essen to Gdańsk via Berlin Hauptbahnhof, S+U Lichtenberg Bhf, Berlin-Lichtenberg, and Kostrzyn in around 12h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gdansk via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gdansk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Gdansk via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 300 zł
Flights from Frankfurt to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Frankfurt to Gdansk via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 800 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Frankfurt to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Frankfurt to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 700 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100 zł - 800 zł
Flights from Dortmund to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95 zł - 850 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 000 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Gdansk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 800 zł
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 zł - 150 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
220 zł - 320 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
70 zł - 100 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Essen Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
400 zł - 600 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Essen Hbf to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
390 zł - 550 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
85 zł - 110 zł
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
40 zł - 50 zł
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29 zł - 45 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from S+U Gesundbrunnen Bhf to Szczecin Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 zł - 150 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
TRI Train Rental GmbH
Phone
+49 9126 288825
Website
train-rental.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
TRI Train Rental GmbH
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
TRI Train Rental GmbH
ÖBB EuroCity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 zł - 190 zł
Website
ÖBB EuroCity
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 zł - 150 zł
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen central station to Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22 zł - 27 zł
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Essen central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 zł - 150 zł
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Essen central station to Berlin-Spandau station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 zł - 140 zł
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
170 zł - 320 zł
Website
Thalys
Standard
170 zł - 240 zł
Comfort
230 zł - 300 zł
Premium
230 zł - 320 zł
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10 zł - 15 zł
Website
Eurobahn
ÖBB Intercity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 zł - 120 zł
Website
ÖBB Intercity
NEB
Phone
030 396011-344
Email
info@neb.de
Website
neb.de
Train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Kostrzyn
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
NEB
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Kostrzyn to Gdansk Glowny
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 zł - 90 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
50 zł - 65 zł
1st Class
70 zł - 90 zł
Train from Szczecin Glowny to Gdansk Glowny
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50 zł - 90 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
50 zł - 65 zł
1st Class
70 zł - 90 zł
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Essen to Gdańsk
Ave. Duration
17h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
210 zł - 300 zł
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Essen Hbf to Venlo Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30 zł - 40 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Gdansk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Essen to Gdańsk bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Gdańsk station.

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Essen to Gdańsk train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Gdansk Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Gdańsk is 1060 km. It takes approximately 9h 48m to drive from Essen to Gdańsk.

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Eurowings, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Gdansk Airport.

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