When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Gdańsk?
July and August have the best weather for outdoor activities and beach activities, while December is the best month to enjoy the festive spirit. April to mid-June and September and October are ideal for sightseeing as the weather is mild and crowds at a minimum. With Netflights, you can easily compare cheap flights to Gdańsk for all these months.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Gdańsk?
Booking Gdańsk flights two to three months prior to departure is the best way to confidently secure cheap return flights. Keep an eye open for last-minute flights one or two weeks ahead of departure if you want to travel as soon as the travel bug hits. Christmas markets run from the 2nd to the 23rd of December and the Dominican Market from the end of June to the end of August.
Flying to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport GDN
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) is located 12 kilometres north-west of Gdańsk city centre and is named after former Polish President Lech Wałęsa. Gdańsk Airport is the third-largest airport in Poland. You can book flights to Gdańsk with Netflights from numerous UK airports including Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow Airport, Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport. Choose from airlines KLM, Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines which all serve return flights to Gdańsk with stopovers in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich and Copenhagen. All Gdańsk flights are indirect with no direct flights available from the UK.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
There are two terminals at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport. Terminal 2 is the most recent terminal; it opened in 2015. Terminal 1 is dedicated to departing Gdańsk flights to non-Schengen countries, including the UK. Although there are no check-in desks in Terminal 1, passengers can visit the duty-free shops located here. Both terminals are connected by a pedestrian bridge. Terminal 2 has upgraded airport amenities including a modern luggage transport and sorting facility. There is a Gdańsk Tourist Organisation information point in the arrivals lounge along with ATMs, restaurants and kiosks.
Getting to the City from Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport GDN
Terminal 2 has a direct link to Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna railway station which connects GND with central Gdańsk through the Szybka Kolej Miejska (Tricity). This train offers frequent departures throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased at machines in the airport and from train conductors when boarding the train. Bus number 210 takes around 40 minutes to reach the city and departs every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on weekends. Private taxis are available to hire from inside and outside the airport and a number of car-rental companies have offices in the airport too.
Why Visit Gdańsk?
They say Gdańsk is a city set apart from Poland. Looking out to the Baltic Sea, its architectural influences have come more from across the waters than inland from its own country. With winding, cobbled alleyways and historical streets lined with paint-splashed buildings, Gdańsk is a sight for sore eyes. The amber stalls, bars and restaurants of Długi Targ, once the city’s main market square, are now one of the centre points for visitors and the ideal spots for a plate of pierogi (filled dumplings) washed down with a Polish beer.
Gdańsk buzzes with a youthful spirit and is known for its fun nightlife and dining scene. It’s also got lots to offer history lovers. The Historical Museum of Gdańsk explores the city’s fascinating past and the Artus Court Museum is an impressive example of the painstaking architectural restoration that many of the city’s historic buildings underwent after World War II.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Since Poland is part of the European Union, travellers with British Passports are not required to have a visa when entering Gdańsk. Passports only need to be valid for the duration of time of your stay. For stays longer than three months, look for further information on the Polish embassy website. The local currency of Gdańsk is the Polish zloty, which can be withdrawn from ATMs in GND, or exchanged at the currency exchange services. It is important to keep in mind that Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes cannot be exchanged in Poland.