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How to get from Poznan Airport to Poznan City Centre

Poznan is a picturesque town set on the River Warta in central-west Poland. Considered the birthplace of Poland, Cathedral Island – or Ostrów Tumski – is where you’ll find the beautiful Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, the oldest cathedral in the country, dating back to the 10th century. Closer to town, wander through the colourful town square lined with quaint and narrow heritage houses, and witness the famous billy-goat clock chiming at midday. Of course, a visit to Poznan wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Croissant Museum, where you can sample delicious St. Martin’s croissants with white poppy seed filling.

There are two main transportation options when travelling between Poznan International Airport – also known as Poznań-Ławica Airport – and Poznan city centre; an airport taxi or a public bus to Rondo Kaponiera where you will need to switch to the number 8 tramline to Pl. Wielkopolski. Taking a taxi from Poznan Airport to the city centre is the quickest and easiest option, with a journey time of 15 to 25 minutes depending on traffic, and is also very affordable, especially if you’re travelling in a group. Using public transport is the cheapest option at just €1.40 (PLN 6) per person, and takes 26 minutes, excluding wait times.

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How to get from Poznan Airport to the city centre by taxi

The most comfortable and convenient transport option from Poznan Airport to Poznan city centre is an airport taxi or private transfer. Both types of service are available 24/7, taking just 15 minutes to reach Poznan’s old town, allowing for a direct and swift door-to-door transport option.

How much is a taxi from Poznan Airport to the city centre?

Local Poznan taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the distance travelled and the time of day, with separate tariffs for day and nighttime journeys. While the government sets a limit on the maximum tariff taxi companies can charge, prices can vary between companies. During the hours of 06:00-22:00, the minimum charge including the first km usually starts around €1.90 (PLN 8.20) with a charge of €0.85 (PLN 3.60) for every km thereafter. Outside of these hours and on Sundays and holidays, the price per km can increase to around €1.25 (PLN 5.40).

On average, a trip from Poznan Airport to the city centre by taxi costs around €9.20 (PLN 40) when travelling during the day and in light traffic, for a group of up to 4 people. If you’d prefer a competitive, guaranteed set-rate fare that won’t change with the time of the day, we recommend booking your Poznan Airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

15 Min.

Taxis are available 24/7 from Poznan Airport.

Value for Money

During increased traffic, journey times can also increase to 25 minutes.

Where do I take a taxi from?

Upon existing Baggage Claim and the Arrivals Hall, follow airport terminal signage to the taxi rank located outside, where official airport-approved taxis will be waiting.


Taking a taxi is the only way to directly travel from Poznan Airport to Poznan city centre and your hotel, and if you’re travelling in a group, it is just as affordable as public transport. This way you can avoid the stress of navigating the public bus system and avoid any wait times in between services, not to mention having to carry your luggage through unfamiliar local streets.

Editor’s Note

Radio taxis accept cash and card payments and some taxi companies even offer a 10% discount when paying by card.

Useful Tips

Tipping isn't expected for taxi rides in Poland but if you would like to provide a tip, 10% of the total fare is perfectly reasonable.
Unofficial taxis operate throughout the city so before accepting a ride, make sure the company name and phone number are written on the vehicle and that there is a sticker on the window stating the prices.
Taxis must provide a receipt at the end of your trip.

How to get from Poznan Airport to city centre by bus and tram

There are 3 public bus lines that serve different routes from Poznan Airport to Poznan city, however, the most direct and convenient route is the 159 which travels to Rondo Kaponiera where you can switch to the number 8 tramline towards Pl. Wielkopolski (Wielkopolski Square). Once there, you are just a few hundred metres from Old Town Square. The total journey time from Poznan Airport to Old Town by bus and tram is 26 minutes, excluding wait times.

The 222 bus route covers the route between the airport and Rondo Kaponiera at night between 23:00 and 05:00, connecting with other night buses (221/223/224) at Rondo Kaponiera that stop at either Wielka or Małe Garbary near Old Town. The night route has a total journey time of 28 minutes, not including wait times.

How much is the bus from Poznan Airport to the city centre?

There are a few different types of public transport tickets in Poznan but the main two are time stamp tickets and stop (bus/tram) tickets. A stop ticket takes into account your journey from stop A to stop B and doesn’t allow you to change transport modes. Since the journey from Poznan Airport to Poznan city requires you to change from a bus to a tramline, you will need to purchase a time-stamp ticket. These allow you to complete your journey within a 15, 45 or 90-minute timeframe, moving between transport modes.

The cost of a 45-minute ticket is €1.40 (PLN 6) and a 90-minute ticket is €1.85 (PLN 8). Paper tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines and kiosks in the airport departures hall, or outside in front of the bus stop using coins, which you then validate onboard. Alternatively, you can use your card to tap on when boarding for a contactless option.



Trip Duration

26 Min.

From Monday to Saturday, the 159 bus departs the airport approximately every 15 to 25 minutes up until 22:33, when it then departs hourly. On Sundays and holidays, the 159 departs three times an hour up until 22:00, when it then departs every 30 to 60 minutes.

Value for Money

The tram 8 line runs every 10-20 minutes every day of the week except between the hours of 06:15 and 10:56 on Sundays and holidays, when it runs every 30 minutes.

Where do I take the bus from?

Take the 159 bus from outside Terminal 3 Arrivals towards Poznań Główny for 20 minutes, disembarking at Rondo Kaponiera transport hub. From there, it’s just a short walk following the signs to the tramway where you need to board tram line 8 towards Miłostowo for 6 minutes.


If you’re travelling on your own then the combined public bus and tram journey is a cheap and relatively quick transport option from Poznan Airport to Old Town. However, it is not ideal if you are in a hurry, have a lot of luggage to carry or if you are simply tired from a long day of travelling. In those instances, it is better to book a private transfer in advance with a trusted company like Welcome and have someone not only help you with your luggage but deliver you directly to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

While Poznan is considered relatively safe, it is best to take a taxi or private transfer directly to your hotel if you plan on arriving late at night since the bus option will require upwards of 5 minutes of walking, depending on where your hotel is located.

Useful Tips

It is also possible to take the 148 bus to Rondo Kaponiera however, the bus stop is situated a few hundred metres from the passenger terminal and is therefore not convenient if you are travelling with heavy luggage.
The prices of time-stamp and stop tickets double on express and seasonal lines.
Passengers under the age of 7 or over the age of 70 can ride for free.
There is also a 24-hour ticket option and if purchased on a Friday evening after 20:00, this ticket will remain valid until midnight on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Poznan Airport to the city centre?

You have two options when travelling from Poznan Airport to the city centre, a taxi or private transfer which takes 15 minutes, or a combined bus and tram journey which takes 25 minutes.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Poznan Airport to the city centre?

You can expect a taxi from Poznan Airport to the city centre to cost approximately €9.20 (PLN 40) for up to 4 travellers, during the day, whilst the night price increases to around €12 (PLN 52), not including any extra charges that may apply.

For a guaranteed set rate fee and no additional costs, it is best to book a private transfer in advance.

What is the distance from Poznan Airport to Poznan city centre?

The distance from Poznan Airport to the Old Town city centre is approximately 9 km, which can be covered by airport taxi in 15 to 25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

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