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Szczecin

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

The bus terminal is uphill from the train station and handles frequent departures to Stargard Szczeciński (7zł, 50 minutes, twice hourly) and Kamień Pomorski (18zł, two hours, up to 14 daily). There are regular summer buses to nearby beach resorts, but limited services to Świnoujście and Międzyzdroje – go by train instead. Polski Express runs two buses daily from here to Warsaw (69zł to 83zł, 9½ hours).

Evatrans (091 484 2010; www.evatrans.pl) runs daily minibuses to Berlin (one way/return 83/128zł, 2½ hours), as does Interglobus (091 485 0422; www.interglobus.pl), starting from 45zł one way. Enquire at the bus terminal or the train station for details.

Train

The main train station, Szczecin Główny, is on the bank of the Odra River, 1km south of the centre. There are trains to Poznań (38zł, 2¾ hours, 12 daily), Gdańsk (49zł, 5½ hours, five daily), Kołobrzeg (18.50zł, 2¾ hours, six daily) and Zielona Góra (38zł, five hours, one or two daily). There are up to eight daily services to Warsaw (54zł, 7½ hours), including two InterCity trains (96zł, 5¾ hours). Trains to Stargard Szczeciński (12zł, 30 minutes) depart at least every 30 minutes, and to Świnoujście (28zł, two hours) every hour or so (fewer in winter). Two to three services a day head to Kamień Pomorski (14zł, 1½ hours).

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Air

The airport (091 484 7400; www.airport.com.pl) is in Goleniów, about 45km northeast of the city. A shuttle bus (11.90zł) operated by Interglobus (091 485 0422; www.interglobus.pl) picks up from stops outside the LOT office and the train station before every flight, and meets all arrivals. LOT (0801 703 703; Al Wyzwolenia 17) runs a similar service via a minibus; enquire about tickets at its office. Alternatively, a taxi should cost around 120zł.

There are services to Warsaw (up to four daily) via LOT, London (four weekly) via Ryanair, Dublin (four weekly) via Centralwings, and Oslo (twice weekly) via Norwegian.

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