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Gdansk Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gdansk Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The big problem with this airport is the fact than it is active for 24 hours. The planes land and depart even at 2 and 3 AM, so there are loud announcements, and a lot of people around.” -te24

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport.

What to Expect

Gdansk’s Lech Walesa Airport (GDN) is a clean and modern international airport with two main terminals (T1 and T2). T2 is the newer, fully operational main passenger terminal, with the older T1 partially in use for flights to non-Schengen countries. Plans are in place for T1 to be torn down as the expansion of T2 progresses starting in 2020, and which is expected to finish by 2021. There’s a selection of shops and restaurants available at both terminals, including a few 24-hour options.  WiFi is available to help pass the time and there is a lounge that passengers can pay to access.  See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and access information.

Where to Sleep

gdansk airport guideReviewers praise Gdansk Airport for being sleeper-friendly with plenty of sofas and armchairs available. Some have even made comfortable “beds” by pushing the seats together. Bundle up, though, as several reviewers have noted the airport can be quite cold.  After 11:00PM, airport staff members have been reported to dim the lights and keep airport announcements to a minimum. Regular airport security patrols provide a safe environment without bothering those whose only wish is to sleep. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Executive Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Schengen Departures, near gates 11-18. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Gdansk Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Located to the right of the new terminal. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Faros – (5 minutes from the airport) Shuttle is available ($). If you are travelling lightly, the airport is a 15 minute walk. » Check Rates
  • Dwor Oliwski Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Gdansk Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available for up to 15 minutes. Additional time is available for a fee.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal 1, Landside both Landside and Airside • Terminal 2, near Gate 18.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms for diaper-changing. Locations: Next to some bathrooms in both terminals.

Chapel – Located landside on the 1st Floor of Terminal 2. Hours are not known; however, mass is held every Sunday at 10:00AM.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, across from Gate 10.

Currency Exchange – Interchange – Location: Main Hall, Landside. Hours: 6:00AM – 2:00AM.

Drinking WaterTo limit the use of single-use plastic and allow travellers to refill their own bottles, a new drinking water fountain for passengers was installed in Terminal 2. It is located in the departure hall just behind the security check-in.

Duty Free & Shopping – Aelia Duty Free is available in Arrivals and Departures. A handful of boutiques and a convenience market are also available including a 1 Minute mini-market which is open 24 hours (Landside, Main Hall).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with most open from 4:00AM – 10:00PM. At the time of this update, there is one 24-hour dining option: Furore Ice Cream (Schengen Zone, Airside) which also sells coffee and pastries. Other food options include: Business Shark • Coffee Corner • Flying Bistro • Imperial Club • McDonald’s • Premium Food Gate • So! Coffee • The Flame.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us mobile chargers can be found Airside, in the main hall.  There are 6 – 8 mobile charging stands behind the seats. They have all cable types. (January 2020)

Post Office – Poczta Polska. Location: Main Hall, landside, Ground Floor. Hours: 12:00PM – 4:00PM.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There are designated smoking areas in Terminal 1 (near the Flying Bistro at Gate 4) and in Terminal 2 (across from Gate 21/22).

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Gdansk airport is served by the following airlines: Air Baltic • easyJet • Finnair • KLM • LOT • Lufthansa • Norwegian Air • Ryanair • SAS • Swiss • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Coaches

Gdansk Airport is served by the following city buses: Bus 110 to/from Wrzeszcz railway station; Express Bus 210 (and Night Bus N3) to/from Gdansk Główny (railway station); Bus 122 to/from Sopot Kamienny Potok SKM station and Bus 4A to/from Gdynia Głowna (railway station). For route maps, schedules and fares for buses 110, 210, N3 and 122, visit the ZTM Gdansk website. For route map, schedule and fares for Bus 4A, go to the ZKM Gdynia website.

There are several coaches with various destinations from the airport. For more information about providers, routes and contact information, visit the Gdansk Airport website.

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located in the Main Hall on the ground floor. Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Europcar • Express Rent A Car • Hertz • Panek • Sixt • Yourent. Hours of operation vary between the agencies, but most are open daily from 8:00AM -10:00PM.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the airport on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2020-03-05

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.