Gdynia ferry port in Poland connects you with Karlskrona in Sweden with a choice of up to 16 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Gdynia to Karlskrona crossing is from 10 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Stena Line.
Gdynia was little more than a quaint fishing village until, in 1920 at the height of the Polish–Soviet War, the Polish government decided it would be the ideal location for a major seaport. Once built, the docks and wharfs flourished and urban areas started to emerge around the harbourside. It wasn’t long until these areas, with the port at its heart, expanded to become the vibrant, modern city that exists today.
Gdynia sits upon the perfectly curved shoreline of the Gulf of Gdansk that dents the north-eastern edge of Poland. Though the city itself is relatively new, it has absorbed much of the local area’s rich historical heritage. Between the modernist cityscape of apartment blocks and towers can be found structures built long before the turn of the 20th Century. The oldest and arguably most remarkable of these buildings is St Michael the Archangel’s church whose origins stretch back to the 1200’s AD. Its stone outer walls and stout wooden tower can be found in the Oksywie suburbs of the city, a region once settled by the prehistoric Oksywie people.
The port of Gdynia is found on the eastern coast. It’s a sprawling collection of piers and wharfs that jut out into a shallow section of the Gulf of Gdansk known as Puck Bay. Though many of these piers are dedicated to servicing the cargo ships that sail to and from the prosperous markets that command the Baltic Sea, some have been developed into tourist hot-spots featuring shops, bars and even museums.
The ferry terminal is located deep within the port complex, at the far end of the narrowing inlet of sea that cuts into the city. It is a relatively large facility with a host of passenger amenities including an indoor waiting room, vending machines selling hot and cold snacks and a streamlined self-service check-in point that allows passengers to move quickly through the terminal.
The port is easily reached from the major city of Gdansk along the E28 motorway that connects the two areas. A major train station is found just a few minutes’ walk from the portside too, with trains snaking across the country to stops as far away as the centre of the country’s capital of Warsaw.
One ferry route currently operates from the port in Gdynia. A Stena Line service regularly travels throughout the week to the town of Karlskrona on the southern coast of Sweden. It’s a route that takes passengers around the city’s Hel peninsula strip before heading north across the Baltic Sea.
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