Travelling to Toruń
The closest airport is Bydgoszcz (BZG) which is about 45km west of Toruń. At the moment there are only flights from Warsaw (with LOT) and Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, Düsseldorf, Girona and London Stansted (with Ryanair). However, in October OLT Express will open up several routes to other destinations including Rome, Bristol and London Gatwick.
From BZG airport you can either take a taxi (approx. 25PLN) or a bus (bus no# 80) to either Bydgoszcz bus station or train station. There are regular buses/trains to Toruń.
For those of you who have a little extra cash you could grab a taxi from the airport all the way to Toruń. Do be careful as some taxi drivers may try to charge you more. Usually expect to pay around 150-180PLN. I have known tourists to end up paying over 300PLN for the same journey!
If you are flying into Warsaw Airport (WAW) you can take the 175 bus to Warszawa Centralna railway station. Trains run regularly from here to Toruń Głowny. Tickets cost approx. 50 PLN one way for a 2nd class seat. The journey lasts about 3 hrs.
PKP (Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA) offer a wide network of trains connecting Toruń to all the other main cities (such as Poznan, Gdańsk, Łódż and Wrocław). Comfort and duration of journey do vary quite a lot between trains. The best are the Intercity trains but they tend to be very expensive and only run between the main cities. Intercity trains are divided into 3 brands (EuroCity (EC) for international journeys, Intercity Express (EIC) between the main cities and Tanie Linie Kolejowe (TLK) for low-cost long distance trains. All the intercity trains can be booked in advance by visiting their website: https://bilet.intercity.pl/irez/.
PKP do offer other cheaper trains mainly through their subsidiary Przewozy Regionalne. You can travel on the slow Regio trains which stop at every station or on Inter Regio trains which only offer 2nd class but stop only at the main or medium stations. You cannot book in advance on any of these trains.
Do keep your eyes peeled for the station names (as there are very few train announcements and of course none in English!!!).
For train timetables (in English) throughout Poland check out: http://polrail.com/sections/travel/timetable.html.
You can always travel by the ultra comfortable low-cost PolskiBus.com. They have disabled-friendly coaches running between Warsaw-Toruń-Szczecin.Their website is: www.polskibus.com/en. From their hub in Warsaw, PolskiBus.com travels to every Polish city where Euro 2012 takes place as well as Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and Berlin. The luxury coaches have on board wi-fi, reclining seats, toilets and air conditioning. One way trips start as low as 1PLN and can normally be bought about a month before travel.
If you are flying into Warsaw Okęcie airport, you simply catch the 331 bus to Metro Wilanowska (about 20 mins away). The Polskibus coaches leave from there. The journey time to Toruń by coach is 3hrs 45 mins.
You can travel on the new A1 highway between Toruń and Gdańsk which will take just under 2 hours.
Be warned though that most of the other roads in Poland are basically not any larger than a standard UK A road. Polish drivers can drive pretty recklessly (they love to overtake) and accidents are common.
Also please note that it is a legal requirement in Poland to keep your headlights switched on - even in broad daylight!
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