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Olsztyn

Getting there & away

The busy bus and train stations are both in a big L-shaped building on Plac Konstytucji 3 Maja. You can walk to the Old Town in 15 minutes or take one of the frequent city buses that drop you off in front of the High Gate.

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Land

Bus

Buses to Olsztynek (5zł, 50 minutes), Ostróda (5zł, 1¼ hours), Lidzbark Warmiński (6zł, one hour) and Kętrzyn (14zł to 19zł, 2¼ hours) go at least every hour. There are regular departures to Giżycko (18zł, three hours, 10 daily), Elbląg (20zł, 2¼ hours, seven daily) and Gdańsk (26zł, four hours, six daily). Half a dozen fast buses run to Warsaw daily (32zł to 34zł, four to 4½ hours).

International buses serve a number of European countries. Among the most frequent are PKS’ daily departure at 12.45pm to Kaliningrad in Russia (25zł, four hours) and 9.30pm Friday service to Vilnius in Lithuania (80zł, nine hours).

Train

Six direct trains leave for Gdańsk daily (22zł to 34zł, 2½ hours), four of which go via Elbląg (24zł, 1½ hours). Four fast trains go to Warsaw (43zł, 3½ hours) daily and another four to Toruń (21zł to 34zł, three hours).

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Olsztyn