Nowe Szkoty

Gdańsk Scottish Studies Research Group

Travel info

Arriving by plane

Fly to Gdansk airport and take a bus or taxi from there (see information below).

Arriving by train

The Sopot train station building has been demolished and a huge new complex is being constructed at the moment. In the meantime temporary ticket offices have been set up at the junction of Marynarzy and Kościuszki street. There are two platforms one serving the local SKM train and the other the national network, both of which have been beautifully renovated to their pre-war appearance. The local service uses Platform 1 while if you are arriving from out of town you will be deposited on platform no. 2. The conference venue as well as beach, pier, cafes and restaurants are all within a 10-15 minute walk and the nearest tourist information office is at the entrance to the pier at Pl. Zdrojowy 2.

Arriving by bus

Sopot does not have its own international bus station so you will either be dis-embarking in Gdynia or Gdańsk bus stations. The bus stations are located near the railway stations from where you can take the SKM train to Sopot.

Public transport system

In the “Tri-City” of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia there is an extensive public transport network, consisting of trains, trams and buses, and of course taxis. The local train network is called SKM. It is the most convenient form of transport around Tri-City. In addition, ZTM Gdansk provides bus and tram transport in the city. SKM tickets can be purchased at every stop from the ticket machines or at the ticket office. ZTM tickets, valid for both buses and trams, can be purchased at newsagents and kiosks. There are also ticket machines at some bus and tram stops. It is also possible to buy a ticket from the bus/tram driver, but these tickets are a bit more expensive.

Public transport journey planner and timetables: jakdojade.pl

 

How to get to Sopot City Centre [conference venue]:

1. from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport:

  • take bus 122 at the bus stop outside the airport; the bus stops at several different places in Sopot (the journey to the centre of Sopot takes about 40 min)
  • take bus 110 at the bus stop outside the airport to the last stop at the Gdansk Wrzeszcz railway station (this takes about 30 min.) and take the SKM to Sopot (6 stops, about 15 min).
  • take PKM train to  Gdansk Wrzeszcz (last stop) and next take SKM to Sopot (6 stops, about 15 min; you will need to change platforms).
  • or take a taxi to to the centre or the location of your hotel/hostel. This can be quite expensive and be sure to arrange the amount before you get into the taxi to avoid being cheated.

2. from the Gdansk Głowny railway station: take the SKM to Sopot (9 stops, about 25 min).

3. from Sopot railway station: walk to your hotel or take a taxi from outside the station

 

How to get to Gdansk City Centre:

1. from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport:

  • take bus 210 from the bus stop outside the airport to Gdansk Glowny or the next stop, “Brama Wyzynna”, which is next to the Old Town (about 35 min);
  • or take a taxi to the centre or the location of your hotel/hostel. This can be quite expensive and be sure to arrange the amount before you get into the taxi to avoid being cheated.

2. from the Gdansk Głowny railway station it is a 10-minute walk to the Old Town

3. from Sopot railway station: take the SKM to Gdansk Glowny

 

We also recommend the following website: Gdansk Guide by InYourPocket, where you can find a lot of useful information about Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia.

 

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