The railway system in Poland is very well developed, both in respect of network coverage and the quality of trains. For many visitors travel by train is the most convenient way of sightseeing Poland.
Fast and express trains run between the largest cities. Fast trains run between the larger cities without stopping at smaller stations along the way. Express (Intercity) trains run between the major Polish cities.
Regional trains carry passengers to smaller towns. Travelling by the slower regional trains you can visit smaller Polish towns and villages. These trains usually run over short routes and often stop at all the local stations.
Train fares depend on the route, type of train and the class of service. Many different promotional fares and offers are usually available. For further details enquire at railway station.
Classes of Train Services
Polish trains have a range of classes available on their services. Express (Intercity) trains offer the highest level of luxury of travel, followed by regional and local trains. All trains, except for the local ones, have both first and second class carriages available.
Intercity trains and many express trains have a separate restaurant or buffet carriage. Some trains also have special compartments for smokers.
Long-distance trains are often equipped with additional couchette carriages.
The Polish State Railways have allocated seats for disabled passengers in certain special carriages and some stations now also have lifts on the platforms.