Getting to Toruń

Getting to Toruń is not as difficult as you might think. While Krakow, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Zakopane, and Warsaw rank as the top five destinations most frequented by tourists in Poland, Visitors typically manage to explore two, maybe three, of these cities during their often brief stays. Toruń, while centrally located, remains somewhat off the beaten path of these major tourist routes, which may explain why it doesn’t crack the top five. This article will provide you with practical tips on how to easily travel to this charming city. Before you begin your exploration of Toruń, make sure to download our comprehensive mobile guide!


Getting to Toruń Directly from abroad

The nearest international airport is Bydgoszcz, located about 50 kilometres to the West. The airport is primarily a Ryanair base, apart from Ryanair there are a few daily connections by LOT to Warsaw and Lufthansa to Frankfurt.

Once you get to the airport, the fastest way to get to Toruń is by taxi. You can also take a direct bus. If you want to go by train, you can get to the main railway station in Bydgoszcz from the airport by bus line 80.

The alternative airports include Gdańsk or Warsaw. Bus/train travel times from both cities are comparable.

Railway stations in Toruń

Toruń features two major railway stations that cater to different parts of the city. Toruń Główny, the central railway station, is where all trains stop. Although it is located about 2 km across the river from the Old Town, reaching the Old Town is straightforward. You can take a taxi—ensure to check the price list as a fair rate should start at around 2.50-3 PLN per kilometre as of 2024. Alternatively, you can catch a bus, or if you’re travelling light, walking is a pleasant option. The walk is only 2 kilometres, and the view from the bridge offers a stunning panorama of the city. As you walk, you can listen to one of our audio guides describing the history of the bridge and the views of the Old Town!

Toruń Miasto, the second station, is particularly important for tourists as it is just a few minutes’ walk from the New Town. However, only some trains, primarily those coming from Wrocław, Poznań, or Olsztyn, stop here. To ensure a smooth journey, always check the timetable to avoid surprises.

By train from other parts of Poland

Getting to Toruń is relatively easy from major Polish cities. From Warsaw, trains run approximately every two hours, allowing you to catch the first train in the morning and the last in the evening for a full day of sightseeing.

Travel from Poznań is also straightforward, with regular connections available. However, reaching Toruń from Gdańsk can be challenging due to the limited number of direct trains and inconvenient scheduling. Often, you may need to change trains in Bydgoszcz or Iława.

For those in Kraków or Wrocław, a day trip might not be feasible due to the 6-hour travel time. Instead, many tourists choose to visit Toruń en route from Kraków or Wrocław to Gdańsk, which I highly recommend as a more convenient option.

By Car

Torun is easily reachable by car from either Warsaw or Gdańsk. The highway (A1) connecting Gdansk with Warsaw runs nearby, it is about 1.5 hours drive from Gdańsk and 2.5-3 from Warsaw. Also, the expressway linking Wrocław to Bydgoszcz is almost completed, so this gives you some options too.

Touring Toruń

It is a perfect place for a day trip. And we have an audio guide for you, to help you enjoy this amazing city!

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