Arriving to Wielkopolska should be no problem for any traveler, especially those coming from other European countries. Our region’s capital – the city of Poznań lays right in the middle between Berlin and Warsaw, two international hubs, approximately 2-3 hours from each.
The Poznań – Ławica International Airport (POZ) serves as the main flight hub for Wielkopolska. With flights to over 90 destinations (including 40 charter flights) it is one of the leading Polish airports. Also, with daily flights from Warsaw (WAW) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA) you may use one of those hub for transcontinental flights and then easily get to Poznań in less than an hour.
For the most up-to-date flight schedule and destination map check out the Poznań Ławica Airport website.
Wielkopolska lays on the E30 international route Utrecht – Berlin – Poznań – Warsaw – Minsk – Moscow. The A2 Motorway runs from the border with Germany to Warsaw, passing through major cities of Poznań and Konin and nearby other interesting places like the Land of 100 Lakes, Wolsztyn Steam Train Depot, Wielkopolska National Park or the Salt Mine in Kłodawa.
It is also easy to get here from other large Polish cities. The S5 expressway enables fast travel to Wrocław (1,5 h) and Gdańsk (3-4 h). By switching from A2 to the S3 expressway one may get to Szczecin in ca. 3 hours. Traveling from Silesia is done by the S11 expressway, which many parts are still under construction.
Considering Poznań as your starting point all major attractions in Wielkopolska are withing 2 hours drive (including the time you spend in city centre traffic, as the table shows:
|Gniezno||55 km||45 min|
|Leszno||80 km||60 min|
|Konin||100 km||1 h 15 min|
|Wolsztyn||75 km||1 h 20 min|
|Piłą||110 km||2 h|
|Kalisz||130 km||2 h 15 min|
Traveling without a car? No problem! Rail transport in Wielkopolska is well developed, with trains going to all cities and most larger towns in the region. Also, many landscape park and the Wielkopolska National Park are easy to get on a train. The map bellow shows all working railways with passenger service.
For the highest standard and high frequency of trains we encourage you to use the services of Koleje Wielkopolskie – the regional train operator. It provides fast connections with most towns.
If you’re looking for one-day excursions around Poznań please notice that there are the services of Poznań Metropolitan Rail, with regular trains to towns and villager within 50-70 km from the city.