The Ignacy Jan Paderewski International Airport is located only 3.5 km south of the exact centre of Bydgoszcz. One can get conveniently to the airport by the expressway S5 and the bus line no. 80, which connects the airport with bus and railway stations.
HERE you can find the timetable of the bus line no. 80. In a modern passenger terminal – constructed in 2004 – almost 300,000 passengers are handled each year.
Airplanes fly to Bydgoszcz from Rome, Frankfurt, Birmingham, Dublin, Dusseldorf, London and Glasgow. Details of the scheduled and charter flights can be found online at http://www.plb.pl/ and at telephone no. +48 52 365-47-00 (every day from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.).
Two important roads run through Bydgoszcz: national 25 and national road no. 10. The first one assures convenient connection with Wrocław, Poznań, and the airport in Bydgoszcz. The other one links Bydgoszcz with Piła and Szczecin, and in the opposite direction – just like the national road no. 80 – with Toruń.
The centre of Bydgoszcz is a paid parking zone. An hour of parking costs PLN 3.00 (Zone A) and 1,50 PLN (Zone B). However, the fees are obligatory only on weekdays between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Due to the location in the city centre and the closeness of one of the biggest change junctions in the city, i.e. Jagiellonów Roundabout, it’s good to park at the multi-level car park in Moczyńskiego Street (entrance from Jagiellońska Street).
There are 2 multi-storey parkings in the city centre: on the street Jagiellońska 23 (near Hotel City) and on the Pod Blankami Street.
Each year, about 2 million passengers use the biggest railway station in the city – Bydgoszcz Główna. Bydgoszcz has direct railway connections with the majority of big cities in Poland. The most frequent trains run to the Tri-City (Gdańsk-Sopot-Gdynia) (15 times a day) and to Warsaw (11 times).
More details on connections from Bydgoszcz can be found online at www.pkp.com.pl and www.arrivapcc.pl . One can get to the railway station PKP Bydgoszcz Główna by buses and by trams no. 3, 5. HERE you can find the public bus timetable.
In the voivodeship, Bydgoszcz is the most important stop of long-distance buses. From Bydgoszcz, one can get directly to Gdańsk, Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and Łódź. Ticket offices at the modernised PKS bus station in Jagiellońska Street are open on weekdays from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., and at weekends from 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. After these hours, one can get a ticket from a bus driver.
Information on connections from Bydgoszcz can be found online at www.pks.bydgoszcz.pl and at telephone infoline 0-703-403-350. Note: If one changes from a bus to a train in the city, it has to be remembered that the bus and railway stations are located in distant parts of the city centre. It takes about 20 minutes to get from one place to the other. One can get to the PKS bus station by buses no. 80 and 32N, and by trams no. 2,3,4, 5, 6 and 8. HERE you can find the local public transport timetable. Another way to get to Bydgoszcz is to take FlixBus.
Poznań – Bydgoszcz – 2.20h
Gdańsk – Bydgoszcz – 4.07h
Warszawa – Bydgoszcz – 4.30h
Łódź – Bydgoszcz – 4.15h