London to Poland by bus
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London to Poland by bus - basic info
Coach is a great choice for travel between the UK and Poland. The biggest European coach operators connect Britain with many Polish localities. Travelling by coach is the cheapest way to get from London to Warsaw, Gdansk or Cracow (Krakow) and you won’t lose much time either, as most of the coaches go overnight.
Just select one of several coach services offered throughout the week by Sindbad-Eurobus with co-operation with National Express. Up to 7 times a week these carriers enable travelling from Britain to Poland, a similar amount is guaranteed for connections from Poland to the UK.
You can take a direct coach from London Victoria, Dover or Maidstone to various localities in Poland. Transport accessibility to certain towns and cities in Poland is possible after additional connecting, in one of Poland's major cities. The coach ride from London to Poland usually takes between 20 and 30 hours. A detailed schedule is located below
Travelling by coach is safe, comfortable and affordable, much better for the environment than air travel. An additional advantage is that you can "visit" Europe without leaving the vehicle. You can admire the Europe’s amazing scenery through the windows of a modern, air-conditioned coach.
It is highly recommended to book the coach tickets early, as some buses may reach their full capacity several days prior to departure. One way ticket from London to any destination in Poland costs from about £70,-. There is some discount on round trip tickets. Discounts also apply to children, students, and people over 60. Cheap return tickets are available if you book online in advance.
Note that schedules and prices are subject to change and EuropeBus can’t guarantee accuracy of this information.
Poland is a paradise for people loving active holidays. For active tourists Poland has a wide choice of activities: from hiking and cycling trails to mountain climbing and kayaking or sailing. The best periods for a holiday in Poland are hot spring and summer (May- August) and warm autumn, (September-October). Poland is a very interesting country with a rich history, beautiful sceneries and hospitable citizens. It’s visited by a growing number of tourists, especially after the accession to the European Union. The most popular cities are Warsaw, Cracow (Krakow), Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk and Torun. A very interesting although an extremely dramatic place to visit is the Auschwitz (concentration camp, near Oswiecim and Crakow) Places that are very attractive to tourists in terms of nature, these are regions of northern Poland. Especially regions of Masuria, Pomerania and Kashubia. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Some information about coach carriers to Poland
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
- How to buy coach tickets to Poland online using the National Express booking tool?
- How to buy coach tickets to Poland online using the Voyager booking tool?
- How to buy coach tickets to Poland online using the Infobus booking tool?
- How is the journey from London to Poland by coach?
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- Get a travel insurance for the journey to Poland
- Currency Exchange online
- Car rental in Poland
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Sindbad-Eurobus is one of the largest Polish companies in the long-distance coach traffic. Sindbad transports a million passengers annually. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet. Sindbad-Eurobus is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. Sindbad-Eurobus coaches are comfortable and upscale. The service from the UK to Poland is supported by a number of carriers: Sindbad, Interbus, Agat, Eurobus and Polonia Transport. Companies which operate the service to Poland have different names but the connection is only one.
You can reserve a seat online, by using a special booking tool provided by Voyager reservation system (click here) or a different booking tool provided by Infobus (click here). Always look for a cheaper price :)
Sindbad-Eurobus & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Sindbad-Eurobus to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Poland
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Poland or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Poland are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Poland by coach, see current international timetable & fares
|Coach times valid until 31/12/2018||Departing|
||▼||SINDBAD / National Express & partners|
|Days of operation||▼||M,W,Fr,Sa|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||1
|LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn||Dep.||15:30
|LONDON, Victoria Greenline Coach Stn||Dep.||-|
|MAIDSTONE, Maidstone Service M20, Jct.8
|DOVER, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks||Dep.
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||TRAIN|
|Transit via France, Belgium and Germany. Arrival on the next day.
||Arr.||SWIECKO 8:00 ©|
|Only 28 biggest cities & towns of Poland are listed below. You can travel to about 160 Polish places from the UK by coach.
|WARSAW, PL, Bus Stn near West Rail Stn||Arr.||16:30|
|KRAKOW (CRACOW), PL, Bus Station RDA Bosacka||Arr.||16:30
|LODZ, PL, Kaliska rail stn, ul. Karolewska 55||Arr.||14:30|
|LODZ, PL, bus stop, Pl. Niepodleglosci||Arr.||-|
|WROCLAW, PL, PKS Bus Station, Platform 4 or 5||Arr.||12:00
|POZNAN, PL, PKS Coach Station||Arr.||11:00|
|GDANSK, PL, Bus Station
|SZCZECIN, PL, MPK bus stop, main entrance, rail stn||Arr.||10:00
|BYDGOSZCZ, PL, PKS Bus Station||Arr.||13:45
|LUBLIN, PL, Bus Stop, Al Tysiaclecia, Stand 0
|KATOWICE, PL, PKS Bus Station, Piotra Skargi||Arr.||15:20|
|BIALYSTOK, PL, Biacomex/PKS Bus Station||Arr.||22:00|
|GDYNIA, PL, Rail Station||Arr.||15:40|
|CZESTOCHOWA, PL, Bus Stn., Platform 4, Stand 4.||Arr.||16:30|
|CZESTOCHOWA, PL, Rail Stn.
|RADOM, PL, Bus Stn., Prazmowskiego Str. Stand 20||Arr.||16:00|
|SOSNOWIEC, PL, Car parking close to Real Shopping Centre||Arr.||-|
|TORUN, PL, PKS Bus Station, gates 11-12||Arr.||14:20|
|KIELCE, PL, PKS Bus Stn, ul. Czarnowska||Arr.||17:00|
|GLIWICE, PL, ul Bojkowska 37/Kopalniana||Arr.||-|
|GLIWICE, PL, PKS Bus Station||Arr.||14:10|
|ZABRZE, PL, MPK bus stop, ul. Goethego||Arr.||-|
|ZABRZE, PL,Pl. Warszawski||Arr.||14:35|
|RZESZOW, PL, rail stn., Pl. Dworcowy, MPK bus stop||Arr.||19:40|
|BYTOM, PL, Pl. Wolskiego, outside bus stn.||Arr.||14:50|
|BYTOM, Parking Shopping Centre "Plejada"||Arr.||-|
|OLSZTYN, PL, PKS Coach Station, Bay nr 11||Arr.||18:00|
|BIELSKO-BIALA, PL, Bus Stn., Warszawska Str.||Arr.||16:15|
|RYBNIK, PL, MPK Stn., Budowlanych Str. Stand 1||Arr.||14:55|
|RYBNIK, PL, PKS Bus Stn, next to Biedronka shop||Arr.||-|
|TYCHY, PL, Bay opp. hotel Tychy||Arr.||-|
|GORZOW WIELKOPOLSKI, PL, PKS Bus Stn.||Arr.||9:30|
|PLOCK, PL, Bus Stn., Dworcowa Str.||Arr.||16:30|
|ELBLAG, PL, PKS Bus Stn.||Arr.||18:30|
|ZIELONA GORA PL, Bus Station, Stand 1-2||Arr.||9:45|
|Coach times valid until 31/12/2018||Returning|
|Coach operators||▼||SINDBAD / National Express & partners|
|Days of operation||▼||M,W,Fr,Sa|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||1|
|ZIELONA GORA, PL, Bus Station, Stand 1-2||Dep.||17:45|
|ELBLAG, PL, PKS Bus Stn.||Dep.||7:45|
|PLOCK, PL, Bus Stn., Dworcowa Str.||Dep.||11:00|
|GORZOW WIELKOPOLSKI, PL, PKS Bus Stn.||Dep.
|TYCHY, PL, Bay opp. hotel Tychy||Dep.||-|
|RYBNIK, PL, PKS Bus Stn, next to Biedronka shop||Dep.||10:30|
|RYBNIK, PL, MPK Stn., Budowlanych Str. Stand 1||Dep.||11:40|
|BIELSKO-BIALA, PL, Bus Stn., Warszawska Str.||Dep.||11:00|
|OLSZTYN, PL, PKS Coach Station, Bay nr 11||Dep.||9:30|
|BYTOM, Parking Shopping Centre "Plejada"||Dep.||-|
|BYTOM, PL, Pl. Wolskiego, outside bus stn.||Dep.||12:40|
|RZESZOW, PL, rail stn., Pl. Dworcowy, MPK bus stop||Dep.||7:30|
|ZABRZE, PL,Pl. Warszawski||Dep.||13:00|
|ZABRZE, PL, MPK bus stop, ul. Goethego||Dep.||-|
|GLIWICE, PL, PKS Bus Station||Dep.||13:15|
|GLIWICE, PL, ul Bojkowska 37/Kopalniana||Dep.||-|
|KIELCE, PL, PKS Bus Stn, ul. Czarnowska||Dep.||11:00|
|TORUN, PL, PKS Bus Station, gates 11-12||Dep.||14:10|
|SOSNOWIEC, PL, Car parking close to Real Shopping Centre||Dep.||-|
|RADOM, PL, Bus Stn., Prazmowskiego Str. Stand 20||Dep.||12:00|
|CZESTOCHOWA, PL, Rail Stn.||Dep.||-|
|CZESTOCHOWA, PL, Bus Stn., Platform 4, Stand 4.||Dep.||10:15|
|GDYNIA, PL, Rail Station||Dep.||10:50|
|BIALYSTOK, PL, Biacomex/PKS Bus Station||Dep.||7:00|
|KATOWICE, PL, PKS Bus Station, Piotra Skargi||Dep.||12:10|
|LUBLIN, PL, Bus Stop, Al Tysiaclecia, Stand 0||Dep.||10:00|
|BYDGOSZCZ, PL, PKS Bus Station||Dep.||13:45|
|SZCZECIN, PL, MPK bus stop, main entrance, rail stn||Dep.||17:00|
|GDANSK, PL, Bus Station||Dep.||10:00|
|POZNAN, PL, PKS Coach Station||Dep.||17:30|
|WROCLAW, PL, PKS Bus Station, Platform 4 or 5||Dep.||15:00|
|LODZ, PL, bus stop, Pl. Niepodleglosci||Dep.||-|
|LODZ, PL, Kaliska rail stn, ul. Karolewska 55||Dep.||13:20|
|KRAKOW (CRACOW), PL, Bus Station RDA Bosacka||Dep.||11:00|
|WARSAW, PL, Bus Stn near West Rail Stn||Dep.||10:45|
|Only 28 biggest cities & towns of Poland are listed above. You can travel from about 160 Polish places to the UK by coach.|
||Arr.||SWIECKO 20:00 ©|
|Transit via Germany, Belgium and France. Arrival on the next day.|
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||TRAIN|
|DOVER, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks||Arr.||8:30|
|MAIDSTONE, Maidstone Service M20, Jct.8||Arr.||9:00|
|LONDON, Victoria Greenline Coach Stn||Arr.||-|
|LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn||Arr.||11:00|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
1 = Additional services during the Christmas & Summer holiday periods - up to 7 services per week
SINDBAD & partners = Sindbad, Interbus, Polonia Transport, Eurolines UK, Eurolines Polska, National Express, Eurobus
© = A change of coach is required
From the UK you can travel to the following cities and towns in Poland by coach
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie
National Express fares:
Amendable and refundable
|London and Dover to:
|Single||Return||Single||Return||Single||Return||UK to Poland|
|ALL DESTINATIONS IN POLAND
||£85||£123||£77||£112||£43||£62||Poland to UK|
The carrier uses the method of "the earlier the cheaper". One-way ticket costs from £70 and Return from £90.
To purchase tickets online you can do it using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Sindbad-Eurobus route between London and Poland is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a Sindbad-Eurobus office at least 24hrs before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the office in Poland: 0048 77 443 44 44
There are several simple ways:
- For most of the connections offered by Sindbad-Eurobus you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
- To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.
Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:
- e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
- by collection: in one of the National Express office,
- by post: allow 7 working days.
Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.
Bookings via nationalexpress.com
Use this form to book direct with www.nationalexpress.com - all the cheap fares shown. Victoria Coach Station (or central) is Sindbad's London station.
All coaches to Poland have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. All operators put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Sindbad coach services to Poland depart from Victoria Coach Station and in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Coaches arrive at the main bus terminals in Poland.
The carriers provide service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. All operators have many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare, return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
To purchase tickets online you can do it using the journey planner provided (just click the link below). Then fallow the purchase process as shown below. You can purchase ticket with this tool for Sindbad services from the UK to Poland or vice versa.
- Select your country of departure and destination, number of passengers and the type of ticket
- Date of departure and specific destination (choose city or town)
- Course Selection (optional printout schedules)
- Personal data, address, choice of fares and possible discounts
- Acceptance Rules' ticket on-line
- Summary of information entered
- Pay online using a debit or credt card
- Print the ticket
When making a reservation online through the Voyager’s booking tool you can be sure you will get cheapest tickets. Purchased and paid tickets are ready to print directly from a web page. It is also possible to print tickets at a later date, giving a specific GID number, which is generated during the purchase. Book your ticket now
Use the special journey planner form InfoBus, for Sindbad services. Anyone from any country can buy tickets this way. Do a dry run first to check prices and availability before booking for real.
Open the special journey planner and book from London or other British city to Poland and back looking for the direct coach with 0 changes. The search results will also show cheap savings fares (if they will be available) or standard fares. You pay by debit or credit card and print out your own tickets. Easy! The prices shown are in Euros, EuropeBus recommends registering when it asks you before completing the purchase.
Now you can purchase tickets through three different booking systems
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- Before leaving home for your international coach service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- If you are travelling with Sindbad-Eurobus arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London arrive at least 30 mins before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Sindbad-Eurobus check-in desk located adjacent to Gate 1. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station only for Sindbad-Eurobus services
You need to check-in at the Sindbad-Eurobus check-in desk located adjacent to Gate 1. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach.
Check-In in Poland
You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure. If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Sindbad services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal. Customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal.
Warsaw Zachodnia bus station
In Warsaw coaches to London depart from Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West) bus station, which is the biggest bus terminal in Warsaw both for domestic and international coaches. It is located in Aleje Jerozolimskie (Jerusalem Avenues), the main boulevard crossing the centre of Warsaw, at the place where it crosses Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 r. (Street of the Battle of Warsaw). There is also the train station Warszawa Zachodnia.
Cracow (Krakow) RDA bus station
The Station has 32 departure platforms on a two-level construction with independent entries, and a station building – the Station’s base. All international departures take place from the station’s higher level.
This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their Passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.
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Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shopping services.
Carriage of luggage
All travellers should label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Transportation of luggage in National Express & partners coaches: Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcase, weighing no more than 25 kilograms and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.
Transportation of luggage in Sindbad-Eurobus & partners coaches: Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 30 kilograms both and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. A 3rd item will incur a charge of £10 per extra piece of luggage (when boarding the coach).
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The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.
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