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Gdynia is a port city in northern Poland. Gdynia, together with nearby Gdańsk and Sopot are often referred as Triple-city (pl: Trójmiasto). Gdynia was first mentioned in the 13th century as a fishing village. Its career began after World War I, when it became Poland´s main harbour and the biggest sea port at the Balitic Sea, which it still is.

Get in

From Sweden:
Karlskrona-Gdynia (SteanaLine)

Get around

  • SKM fast regional rail between Gdańsk - Sopot - Gdynia

By bus and trolleybus

Buses and trolleybus are cheap and frequent. Locals are keen to help with directions but always ask several people and see if they agree.
Tikets for a bus:

  • normal tickets 2,00
  • half-price ticket 1,00
  • There is a 24 hour-ticket (9.10 zł) valid on all trolleybus, buses during the day and on night buses.
Trolleybus Solaris Trollino 12T in Gdynia. In Poland you can see it only in Gdynia and Tychy.

Here's the key to understanding Gdynia bus and trolley-bus route numbers:

  • Nxx are night routes.
  • 5xx are special routes , which operate only a few days in a year(with the exception of 520 and 530).
  • G J K M R S W Z are express routes, which link the farthest districts to the city centre and operate during peak hours only.(Normal ticket: 3,00)
  • 0x 0xxare free routs, you can drive this bus to supermarkets in Gdynia.

others, are normal routes with normal tickets.


  • Aquarium
  • World War 2 machine museum
  • Kamienna Góra with nice panoramic view, also possible to see Hel paninsula.
  • cliff beach in Orłowo
  • Tricity Sightseeing Park (Polish: Trójmiejski park krajobrazowy) - a forest-park surrounding all tricity, with many sightseeing spots



Sights and tourist attractions

Gdynia is a relatively modern city and one will not find many historical buildings. The oldest building in Gdynia is 13th century St. Michael Archangel's Church in Oksywie. There is also a 17th century neo-Gothic manor house located in the Folwarczna Street in Orłowo. However, what most tourists look for Gdynia deals with its recent past. In the harbour there are two museum ships anchored, the ORP 0Błyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall Ship frigate. Gdynia is also famous for its numerous examples of early 20th century architecture, especially monumentalism and early functionalism. Recently reconstructed Świętojańska street and Kościuszki square are also worth mentioning. The surrounding hills and the coastline attract many nature lovers. Leisure pier and cliff-like coastline in Kępa Redłowska as well as the surrounding Reservation Park are also popular. 1.5 kilometres long promenade leads from the marina in the city centre to the beach in Redłowo. Most of Gdynia can be seen from Kamienna Góra (54 metres asl) or a newly built observation point near Chwaszczyno. You can also take hydrofoil or ship trip to Gdańsk Westerplatte, Hel or just see port.

City of Gdynia is also the host of the Heineken Open'er Festival, one of the biggest contemporary music festivals in Poland. The festival gathers many foreign Hip hop music, Rock music and electronic music artists every year.


There's a huge market in town called "Hala Targowa".




Get out

Gdansk Bay:

  • Pommeranian metropol Gdansk with a beautiful old town and the biggest gothic brick church worldwide
  • sea resort Sopot with the longest European mole
  • sea resort Puck

Vistuala Bay:

  • medieval town of Elblag
  • sea resort and medieval town of Frombork with the grave of Nicolaus Copernicus
  • sea resort Kadyny with one of the best European studs

Kashubian Coast:

On the Hel Peninsula:

On the Vistuale Peninsula:

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