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Getting from Szczecin Airport to Szczecin City Centre

The small and absolutely picturesque town of Szczecin in northwest Poland is situated along the serene banks of the Oder River. Follow the red tourist path that leads you past over 40 of the city’s best attractions, including the well-preserved Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle with the resemblance of a white wedding cake, finishing in the charming old town lined with colourful historical buildings. At night, wander along Chrobry Embankment or lively Słowiński Boulevard dotted with restaurants and bars, or catch a concert at the acoustically renowned Szczecin Philharmonic concert hall.

If you plan on travelling from Szczecin Airport to the city centre, your main options for getting there are airport taxi, train, or bus. A taxi or private transfer is the only direct option and takes just 36 minutes when the traffic is good. If you’re interested in taking public transport, an alternative is to take the bus or train, both of which take 50 minutes (excluding wait times) and you’ll have the option of disembarking at a few different stops, depending on your desired destination.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Szczecin at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €35 36min 24/7
Train €8.40 50min 08:26–21:02
Bus €4.56 50min 06:35–21:15

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

Jumping in an airport taxi from Szczecin Airport to the city centre is a quick and stress-free way to travel to your hotel or apartment. Taxis are available at the airport at any time of day, and the journey takes around 36 minutes in normal traffic, or up to 50 minutes when traffic is at its worst.

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

When you take a taxi from Szczecin Airport to the city centre your fare will be calculated using a taximeter based on the distance travelled. For up to 4 passengers travelling during the day (06:00 – 22:00) you can expect to pay around €35 (PLN 152), with tolls and surcharges for travelling at night added on top. 

If you prefer to know your fare up-front, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance and securing a low, set rate with no hidden costs.

Cost

€35

Trip Duration

36 Min.

*Fare prices may vary depending on your final destination.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

*Taxis are available 24/7 from Szczecin Airport (SZZ).

Where can I take a taxi from?

Szczecin Airport is relatively small and easy to navigate and you should have no problem locating the designated taxi rank as you exit the airport terminal.

Convenience

Travelling by taxi from Szczecin Airport to the city centre is the most convenient and reliable transport option for this route. You won’t need to worry about carrying your luggage or following public transport timetables and best of all, you’ll be dropped off right at your hotel or apartment.

For ultimate convenience, consider elevating your travel experience for the same cost as a standard taxi by booking a transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

The fare rate doubles if your trip ends (or starts) outside the city limits; there is a road sign marking the edge of the city limits.

Useful Tips

Always make sure the taximeter has been reset and set to the correct tariff.
Tipping isn't expected in Poland but if you want to show your appreciation for good service, 10% of the total fare price is a good rule of thumb.
All licenced taxi drivers in Szezecin should be able to print a receipt; if a driver says they can only write it out for you, this may be a sign you've been overcharged and they don't want a record of it.

How to get from Szczecin Airport to the city centre by train

Getting from Szczecin Airport to the city centre by train is quick and easy with direct services departing from the airport train terminal. To Szczecin’s main train station, the journey takes around 50 minutes and from there, you can connect with another train or bus service if your final destination is further into the city.

How much is the train from Szczecin Airport to the city centre?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the train from Szczecin Airport to Szczecin Glowny – the main train station – is €4.20 (PLN 18) per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or from the station with a credit/debit card or cash using the Polish złoty.

Cost

€4.20

Trip Duration

50 Min.

Wait times between trains widely range from 28 to 152 minutes between 08:26 and 14:52 on Saturdays, 15:28 on Sundays and 16:42 on weekdays. Following that, you will need to wait up to 370 minutes for the last service of the day at 21:02.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Trains depart daily between 08:26 and 21:02.

Where does the train depart from?

The train station is conveniently located just a short walk from the airport terminal. When you exit the airport, head to your right across the car park where you’ll find the undercover station.

Convenience

Taking the train from Szczecin Airport to the city is a comfortable and affordable transport option and tickets can be purchased on the day of travel. There can be lengthy wait times in between services so it’s best to check the most up-to-date timetable to ensure there is one departing around your plane’s arrival time. Also, keep in mind the need to walk or get a taxi to your final destination from the train stop in the city.

Alternatively, you can pre-book a private Szczecin taxi in advance and have a driver meet you on arrival to give you a hand with any luggage. This way you can arrive relaxed knowing that your direct transfer is organised.

Editor’s Note

To secure a train seat it is always best to buy your ticket in advance.

Useful Tips

If you have a paper ticket, be sure to validate it before boarding on the yellow validation machines located on the platforms.
Always keep an eye on your belongings.
Toilets and Wi-Fi are available on some trains.

How to get from Szczecin Airport to the city centre by bus

Another affordable transport option is to take the bus from Szczecin Airport to the city centre which takes around 50 minutes, not including waiting times. Two main carriers offer this direct service; PKS and Follow me!

PKS departs more regularly – although both services aim to meet scheduled flights – and makes stops at Szczecin Dąbie train station, PKS bus station and lastly, Plac Rodła (Rodła Square) which is the closest to downtown.

The Follow me! bus makes stops at Wyzwolenia Avenue 17, Rondo Ułanów Podolskich 11, Turzyn and Dworzec 11 which you can select at the time of booking. A third bus option is the Flixbus service, however, this only departs twice a day at 13:15 and 18:10 and also takes around 50 minutes, stopping at PKS Bus Station.

*If you disembark at the bus or train station it is possible to connect with a bus, train or tram to bring you closer to your final destination.

If the thought of strict bus schedules and lengthy wait times doesn’t appeal to you, you can book a private transfer in advance instead and have peace of mind that a driver will pick you up from the Arrivals Hall and deliver you straight to the door of your accommodation.

How much does the bus cost?

The price of bus tickets from Szczecin Airport to the city varies depending on which company you choose to travel with. A single journey with PKS will cost you €5.80 (PLN 24.90) per person when you purchase tickets online, otherwise, you can purchase a ticket from the driver with cash for €6.90 (PLN 29.99). They also offer discounted tickets for children under 2 years of age.

Follow me! buses cost around €7 (PLN 29.90) per person, but you can find them for as low as €2.28 (PLN 9.90) when purchased in advanceFlixbus tickets can be purchased online and start at €3.49 (PLN 15.15) per person.

Cost

€2.28

Trip Duration

50 Min.

The frequency of bus services depends on flight times, however, wait times range from 60 to 420 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The PKS bus service operates between 06:35 and 21:15. Follow me! buses depart between 10:15 and 21:10 and Flixbus services between 13:15 and 18:10.

Where do I take the bus from?

All bus companies collect passengers from outside the Departures terminal to the right as you exit the building.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Szczecin Airport to the city centre is a very affordable transport option, especially if you purchase your tickets in advance. The main bus companies make a few stops along the way and it’s possible to connect with other modes of public transport from the bus or train station, although this may be an inconvenience if you’re travelling with luggage. Moreover, since the bus schedule is constantly changing, if you happen to miss your bus there can be lengthy wait times in between services.

Editor’s Note

The frequency and operational hours of PKS and Follow Me! buses change regularly to meet current flight schedules.

Useful Tips

Be sure to check the company website for the most up-to-date schedule before flying.
Buses are equipped with USB chargers on board.
Flixbus allows 20 kg of luggage plus a carry on included with your ticket; fees apply for excess luggage. Seat selection is also available for an extra fee.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Szczecin Airport to the city centre of Szczecin?

There are three main ways to get from Szczecin Airport to the city: taxi or private transfer, bus, or train. A taxi or private transfer is the quickest option at around 36 minutes during light traffic, whereas the train and bus provide a cheap alternative for solo or budget travellers and take around 50 minutes, excluding wait times.

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

The average fare price from Szczecin Airport to Szczecin town is around €35 (PLN 152) for up to 4 passengers. Expect to pay more for tolls, surcharges, and night travel. 

For a locked-in rate with no extra charges, you can book a private transfer in advance with a company such as Welcome Pickups. This comes with additional benefits such as a friendly, English-speaking driver who can tell you about the area and a guaranteed on-time pickup, all at the same cost as a standard taxi.

How far is Szczecin city centre from Szczecin Airport?

The distance from Szczecin Airport to the city is approximately 47 km which takes around 36 minutes to cover when travelling by taxi or private transfer during light traffic.

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