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The national railway company of Poland is known as the Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP). Poland has over 19,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Poland can be booked in advance. International trains connect Poland with neighbouring countries such as Russia and Germany. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Poland by train. Polish cities including Warsaw, Poznan and Krakow are all served by trains.
See two sides of Warsaw in its rebuilt Baroque Old Town (destroyed in WWII) and Stalinist Palace of Culture & Science. Travel east by train to Poland’s finest Renaissance square in Zamość, west to cultural, Gothic-style Wrocław and south to medieval Krakow. In the north, visit Gdańsk’s Old Town.
Take the train through Poland’s countryside.Swim and windsurf along the Hel Peninsula and explore the Great Masurian Lakes by yacht. Hike through unspoilt Bieszczady National Park and ski in Zakopane in the Carpathian Mountains. See Słowiński National Park’s sand dunes and kayak around Biebrza National Park.
Buy contemporary artworks and vintage posters in Warsaw, amber jewellery in stately Gdańsk and gingerbread in Toruń. In Krakow, pick up antques and oscypki (smoked sheep’s cheese) or stock up on Poland’s bison-grass flavoured vodka, Żubrówka, in the Podlasie region.
Eat & Drink
Try traditional Polish cuisine like bigos (meat and sauerkraut stew) and pierogi (filled dumplings) or find hearty stews and soups in canteen-style ‘milk bars’. Finish with vodkas like Żubrówka or Goldwasser, which contains flakes of gold.
Take the steam train through Poland’s Klodzko Valley on the scenic Walbrzych-Klodzko route, passing Poland’s highest viaduct at Ludwikowice.
Rail Pass benefits in Poland
- Free travel on Przewozy Regionalne.
- Free travel on KM Koleje Mazowieckie.
If you have a Global Pass, you only need a seat reservation to board the international IC bus. Otherwise if you have a rail pass which is not valid in a country where the bus operates, you will need a reservation and a ticket.