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===By train===
 
===By train===
 
[[Image:Gdańsk (DerHexer) 2010-07-12 016.jpg|thumb|The main building of Gdańsk Główny.]]
 
[[Image:Gdańsk (DerHexer) 2010-07-12 016.jpg|thumb|The main building of Gdańsk Główny.]]
Most travellers arriving by train will use the city's main railway station, '''Gdańsk Główny''', a beautiful brick 19th century structure located just a few minutes east of the city centre, and is one of the train hubs for [[Pomeranian Voivodeship|Pomerania]]. Gdańsk Główny handles rail traffic from national carrier [http://www.intercity.pl/en PKP Intercity], regional operator [https://polregio.pl/en/ PolRegio] and Tricity carrier [http://www.skm.pkp.pl/ Szybka Kolej Miejska], or SKM. Visitors should be aware that PKP Intercity and PolRegio operate joint selling windows and ticketing machines that are separate from SKM, which operates from separate selling windows. Visitors should also not be confused that platforms 3, 4 and 5 are near exclusively reserved for Tricity SKM trains.
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Most travellers arriving by train will use the city's main railway station, '''Gdańsk Główny''', a beautiful brick 19th century structure located just a few minutes east of the city centre, and is one of the train hubs for [[Pomeranian Voivodeship|Pomerania]]. Gdańsk Główny handles rail traffic from national carrier [http://www.intercity.pl/en PKP Intercity], regional operator [https://www.biletyregionalne.pl/login Przewozy Regionalne] and Tricity carrier [http://www.skm.pkp.pl/ Szybka Kolej Miejska], or SKM. Visitors should be aware that PKP Intercity and Przewozy Regionalne operate joint selling windows and ticketing machines that are separate from SKM's, which operates from separate selling windows. Visitors should also not be confused that platforms 3, 4 and 5 are near exclusively reserved for Tricity SKM trains.
  
 
[http://www.intercity.pl/en PKP Intercity] operates long distance trains to other cities in [[Poland]] and throughout [[Europe]]. Visitors can buy a ticket either from a window or a ticketing machine. It is highly advised to purchase a ticket before entering a train. As many ticketing agents do not speak English, it is advisable for write the name of your destination on a piece of paper and show it to the agent. Foreigners trying to pronounce the name of Polish destinations often cause confusion.  
 
[http://www.intercity.pl/en PKP Intercity] operates long distance trains to other cities in [[Poland]] and throughout [[Europe]]. Visitors can buy a ticket either from a window or a ticketing machine. It is highly advised to purchase a ticket before entering a train. As many ticketing agents do not speak English, it is advisable for write the name of your destination on a piece of paper and show it to the agent. Foreigners trying to pronounce the name of Polish destinations often cause confusion.  
  
[https://polregio.pl/en/ PolRegio] is Poland's regional train operator, generally handling passenger travel to other areas in the province or in the immediate vicinity outside of the Tricity. Tickets can be purchased by window agents or by machine.  
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[https://www.biletyregionalne.pl/login Przewozy Regionalne] is Poland's regional train operator, generally handling passenger travel to other areas in the province or in the immediate vicinity outside of the Tricity. Tickets can be purchased by window agents or by machine.  
  
[http://www.skm.pkp.pl/ SKM] operates frequent commuter train service between Gdańsk,[[Sopot]] and [[Gdynia]], 35 minutes away. SKM trains are painted blue and yellow to distinguish them from PKP Intercity and PolRegio carriages. Tickets can be purchased from a vending machine at the platform or from SKM ticket windows. Alternatively, you may purchase a ticket from the conductor, but you have to seek them out in the front carriage, otherwise you risk being caught riding without a ticket. Visitors are often confused by ticket validation rules - blank SKM tickets, purchased at the ticket windows or from some kiosks, MUST be validated before entering the train, at the yellow validators on the station platforms and near the stairs. Tickets purchased from the vending machines need not be validated. Newer trains have ticket machines onboard, but these are rare. Ticket controls are frequent. Do not try to travel on a student ticket unless you have an ISIC student card, even if they sell you the ticket. The ticket inspector will likely ask for your student card; if they find a normal student card, they will likely refuse you.   
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[http://www.skm.pkp.pl/ SKM] operates frequent commuter train service between Gdańsk,[[Sopot]] and [[Gdynia]], 35 minutes away. SKM trains are painted blue and yellow to distinguish them from PKP Intercity and Przewozy Regionalne carriages. Tickets can be purchased from a vending machine at the platform or from SKM ticket windows. Alternatively, you may purchase a ticket from the conductor, but you have to seek them out in the front carriage, otherwise you risk being caught riding without a ticket. Visitors are often confused by ticket validation rules - blank SKM tickets, purchased at the ticket windows or from some kiosks, MUST be validated before entering the train, at the yellow validators on the station platforms and near the stairs. Tickets purchased from the vending machines need not be validated. Newer trains have ticket machines onboard, but these are rare. Ticket controls are frequent. Do not try to travel on a student ticket unless you have an ISIC student card, even if they sell you the ticket. The ticket inspector will likely ask for your student card; if they find a normal student card, they will likely refuse you.   
  
 
SKM also operates the new Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna (PKM) network, which connects Gdańsk Główny and Gdańsk Wrzeszcz to the Lech Wałęsa Airport (25-40 mins) and Gdańsk western suburbs, and further to Gdynia, Kartuzy and Kościerzyna. The service employs grey-coloured, diesel trains. Destination-specific fares apply on those trains. Special Gdańsk, Gdynia and Tricity zone tickets are also available, allowing you to combine SKM and PKM travel to get to the airport.
 
SKM also operates the new Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna (PKM) network, which connects Gdańsk Główny and Gdańsk Wrzeszcz to the Lech Wałęsa Airport (25-40 mins) and Gdańsk western suburbs, and further to Gdynia, Kartuzy and Kościerzyna. The service employs grey-coloured, diesel trains. Destination-specific fares apply on those trains. Special Gdańsk, Gdynia and Tricity zone tickets are also available, allowing you to combine SKM and PKM travel to get to the airport.

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