London to Poland by bus
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London to Poland by bus - basic info
A coach can be an excellent choice for travel between the UK and Poland: The European coach operator - Sindbad (recommended recommended carrier offering the fastest travel time), connects England with many Polish localities. Just select one of several coach services offered throughout the week. Daily departures enable travelling from England to Poland, and the same amount is guaranteed for connections from Poland to the UK. Travelling by coach is one of the cheapest options to get from London to Warsaw, Gdansk or Cracow (Krakow) and many more cities and towns. Moreover, you won't lose much time, as coaches go overnight.
Sinbad's route covers over 220 stops in Poland and 8 cities in England, including London, Folkestone, Dover, Maidstone, Luton, Watford, Northampton, Coventry and Birmingham. Sindbads' connections require interchanging in Dortmund to operators' awaiting coaches towards northern, central and southern Poland. This allows for shortening the travel time as much as possible. Transport accessibility to certain less popular destinations in Poland is possible after additional connecting in one of Poland's major transportation hubs in Swiecko, Opole, Krakow or Warsaw. Connections with transfers (interconnections) are treated as one journey.
Sindbad offers connections with onboard crews. Only a few European coach operators provide such a service to passengers. The steward or stewardess ('pilot or pilotka' in Polish) is rather a journey supervisor. The range of their responsibilities is enormous: The primary task is to ensure the safety of passengers, ensuring that the journey is the least onerous. For example, greeting passengers, checking tickets and documents required for crossing borders, and assigning seats. During journeys, they fill out documentation, write travel reports, coordinate the route, communicate with other coaches' crews, and assist during interchanging. They also check if drivers lose concentration and do not exceed the permitted working hours or go the right way. They also announce the upcoming stops, answer questions from passengers, and offer cold and hot drinks.
Sindbad temporarily does not serve Scotland and Wales; the northernmost stop is in Birmingham. Sindbad coaches leave London from Victoria Coach Station - Departures Hall, while arrivals to London are made at Victoria Coach Station - Arrivals Hall, approximately 100 meters away. It is worth noting, however, that from/to London or Birmingham, people can travel by domestic coach operators like National Express, Flixbus or Megabus if wanting to get to/from other British cities. Victoria Coach Station is the main coach station in London. It is located on Buckingham Palace Road in Westminster, adjacent to Victoria Railway Station. It is also a major transport hub with coaches departing and arriving to/from various parts of the UK and Europe. The coach ride from London to Poland usually takes between 24 and 35 hours. A detailed schedule is located below.
Travelling by coach is safe, comfortable, affordable, and much better for the environment than air travel. Another advantage is that you can "visit" Europe without leaving the vehicle. You can admire Europe's fantastic 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/weeks prior to departure. Note that schedules and prices are subject to change, and EuropeBus cannot assure the 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 an exciting country with a rich history, beautiful sceneries and hospitable citizens. It's visited by a growing number of tourists, especially after its accession to the European Union. The most popular cities are Warsaw, Cracow (Krakow), Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk and Torun. In addition, Auschwitz (a concentration camp near Oswiecim and Crakow) is a very interesting but extremely dramatic place to visit. Places that are very attractive to tourists in terms of nature are northern Poland's regions, especially 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
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Sindbad is one of the largest Polish companies in long-distance coach traffic, transporting a million passengers annually. The carrier is a coalition of independent bus and coach companies operating under one brand. Their fleet is comfortable and upscale. You can reserve a seat online by using a special booking tool provided by the Voyager reservation system (click here) or a different booking tool supplied by Infobus (click here). Always look for a cheaper price :)
To Poland by coach, see current international timetable & fares
|Coach times valid until 31/12/2023||Departing|
|Days of operation||▼||Daily|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-
|LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn||Dep.||7:00
|MAIDSTONE, Maidstone Service M20, Jct.8
|DOVER, Folkestone Services – Junction 11 with M20, CT21 4BL||Dep.
|FOLKESTONE, Folkestone Services – Junction 11 with M20, CT21 4BL||Dep.||8:35|
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||TRAIN|
|Transit via France, Belgium and Germany. Arrival on the next day.
|1st Interchange; depending on the destination, it is possible to travel without interchanging.||Arr.||DORTMUND 19:30 ©|
|Interchange (Integrated transfer)||Dep.||DORTMUND 20:00|
|2nd Interchange; only for destinations in central and northern Poland.||Arr.||SLUBICE 5:05 ©|
|Interchange (Integrated transfer)||Dep.||SLUBICE 5:10 ©|
|Only 28 biggest cities & towns of Poland are listed below. You can travel to about 220 Polish places from the UK by coach.
|WARSAW, PL, Coach Station near West Rail Stn||Arr.||12:00|
|KRAKOW (CRACOW), PL, MDA Bus Station, 18 Bosacka Str., upper platform||Arr.||11:10
|LODZ, PL, Kaliska rail stn, bus stops 4-6, 55 Karolewska Street
|WROCLAW, PL, Bus Station Wroclavia, 1 Sucha Street
|POZNAN, PL, PKS Coach Station under the Avenida shopping centre
|GDANSK, PL, Bus Station, 3 Maja Street, stop 11
|SZCZECIN, PL, Coach Station, Grodnicki Sq, stand 1A
|BYDGOSZCZ, PL, PKS Bus Station, 58 Jagiellonska Str, stand 12-15
|LUBLIN, PL, Bus Station, Tysiaclecia Avenue
|KATOWICE, PL, International Bus Station - Transport Hub - Sadowa||Arr.||10:20|
|BIALYSTOK, PL, PKS Bus Station, 8 Boh. Monte Cassino Str, platform 6 stop 13
|GDYNIA, PL, Coach Station next to Rail Stn, Konstytucji Sq.
|CZESTOCHOWA, PL, PKS Bus Stn., Stand 7, 45/47 Wolnosci Str.
|RADOM, PL, Bus Stn., Prazmowskiego Str. Stand 20||Arr.||15:00|
|TORUN, PL, 18 Stycznia Sq, Torun Miasto rail stn.
|KIELCE, PL, PKS Bus Stn, ul. Czarnowska, stand 1
|GLIWICE, PL, Transport hub, Skladowa Str, stand 22
|ZABRZE, PL, Warszawski Sqr.
|RZESZOW, PL, PKS Bus Stn, Grottera Str
|BYTOM, PL, Pl. Wolskiego, outside bus stn.||Arr.||9:55|
|OLSZTYN, PL, New Coach Station, Lubelska / Przemyslowa Str, Bay nr 5
|BIELSKO-BIALA, PL, Bus Stn., Warszawska Str.||Arr.||11:30|
|RYBNIK, PL, Coach Stn., 6 Budowlanych Str. Stand 1||Arr.||10:00|
|TYCHY, PL, Bus station, stand 6, Dworcowa Street
|GORZOW WIELKOPOLSKI, PL, PKS Bus Stn, Dworcowa Street||Arr.||6:20|
|PLOCK, PL, Bus Stn., Dworcowa Str.||Arr.||12:30|
|ELBLAG, PL, PKS Bus Stn.||Arr.||13:00|
|ZIELONA GORA PL, Bus Station, Dworcowa Street||Arr.||6:20|
|Coach times valid until 31/12/2023||Returning|
|Days of operation||▼||Daily|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-|
|ZIELONA GORA PL, Bus Station, Dworcowa Street||Dep.||21:45|
|ELBLAG, PL, PKS Bus Stn.||Dep.||14:00|
|PLOCK, PL, Bus Stn., Dworcowa Str.||Dep.||15:15|
|GORZOW WIELKOPOLSKI, PL, PKS Bus Stn, Dworcowa Street||Dep.
|TYCHY, PL, Bus station, stand 6, Dworcowa Street||Dep.||16:15|
|RYBNIK, PL, Coach Stn., 6 Budowlanych Str. Stand 1||Dep.||17:00|
|BIELSKO-BIALA, PL, Bus Stn., Warszawska Str.||Dep.||15:15|
|OLSZTYN, PL, New Coach Station, Lubelska / Przemyslowa Str, Bay nr 5||Dep.||13:50|
|BYTOM, PL, Pl. Wolskiego, outside bus stn.||Dep.||17:40|
|RZESZOW, PL, PKS Bus Stn, Grottera Str||Dep.||13:20|
|ZABRZE, PL, Warszawski Sqr.||Dep.||17:45|
|GLIWICE, PL, Transport hub, Skladowa Str, stand 22||Dep.||18:00|
|KIELCE, PL, PKS Bus Stn, ul. Czarnowska, stand 1||Dep.||14:30|
|TORUN, PL, 18 Stycznia Sq, Torun Miasto rail stn.||Dep.||17:20|
|RADOM, PL, Bus Stn., Prazmowskiego Str. Stand 20||Dep.||12:45|
|CZESTOCHOWA, PL, PKS Bus Stn., Stand 7, 45/47 Wolnosci Str.||Dep.||16:50|
|GDYNIA, PL, Coach Station next to Rail Stn, Konstytucji Sq.||Dep.||14:45|
|BIALYSTOK, PL, PKS Bus Station, 8 Boh. Monte Cassino Str, platform 6 stop 13||Dep.||10:30|
|KATOWICE, PL, International Bus Station - Transport Hub - Sadowa||Dep.||17:15|
|LUBLIN, PL, Bus Station, Tysiaclecia Avenue||Dep.||10:45|
|BYDGOSZCZ, PL, PKS Bus Station, 58 Jagiellonska Str, stand 12-15||Dep.||18:10|
|SZCZECIN, PL, Coach Station, Grodnicki Sq, stand 1A||Dep.||20:30|
|GDANSK, PL, Bus Station, 3 Maja Street, stop 11||Dep.||14:00|
|POZNAN, PL, PKS Coach Station under the Avenida shopping centre||Dep.||20:40|
|WROCLAW, PL, Bus Station Wroclavia, 1 Sucha Street||Dep.||21:10|
|LODZ, PL, Kaliska rail stn, bus stops 4-6, 55 Karolewska Street||Dep.||17:30|
|KRAKOW (CRACOW), PL, MDA Bus Station, 18 Bosacka Str., upper platform||Dep.||16:15|
|WARSAW, PL, Coach Station near West Rail Stn||Dep.||15:15|
|Only 28 biggest cities & towns of Poland are listed above. You can travel from about 220 Polish places to the UK by coach.|
|1st Interchange; only for cities/towns from central and northern Poland.||Arr.||SWIECKO 22:00 ©|
|2nd Interchange; depending on the destination, it is possible to travel without interchanging.||Arr.||DORTMUND 7:30 ©|
|Interchange (Integrated transfer)||Dep.||DORTMUND 8:30 ©|
|Transit via Germany, Belgium and France. Arrival on the next day.|
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||TRAIN|
|FOLKESTONE, Folkestone Services – Junction 11 with M20, CT21 4BL||Arr.||16:55|
|DOVER, Folkestone Services – Junction 11 with M20, CT21 4BL||Arr.||16:55
|MAIDSTONE, Maidstone Service M20, Jct.8||Arr.||17:35
|LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn||Arr.||18:30|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
© = A change of coach is required
From the UK you can travel to the following cities and towns in Poland by Sindbad coaches
Ticket prices (valid in mid-February 2023) are, depending on the destination and the day of departure, for trips from Poland to England from PLN 359 to PLN 509 (from GBP 67 to 95). tickets from England to Poland cost from PLN 395 to PLN 560 (from GBP 72 to 104). Fares are amendable and refundable. Book your ticket from London to Poland. If you're returning, book London to the chosen city in Poland as a round trip because Sindbad return fares are significantly cheaper than two one-ways.
|Single||Return||Single||Return||Single||Return||UK to Poland|
|ALL DESTINATIONS IN POLAND
||from £72||from £137||from £72||from £137||from £72||from £137||Poland to UK|
All Sindbad coaches 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 requiring a coach change. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that the coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. European coach operators put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with many 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, 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. However, the 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); it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey. You must attend the departure; otherwise, 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. 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)
- Route 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 for Sindbad service through two different booking systems
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- Before leaving home for your international coach service, check if you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket and passport and if your trip requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- If you are travelling with Sindbad, arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least 30 mins before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers must check in at the Sindbad check-in desk adjacent to Gate 1 (check the information on the station displays). 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 with tags bearing your name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept another person's 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 bags alone.
- 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 services
Passengers must check at the Sindbad check-in desk adjacent to Gate 1 (check the information on the station displays). 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.
Victoria Coach Station consists of several stop facilities, each serving a specific service, as well as an information centre, shops and services. The station is available to passengers every day around the clock. Victoria Coach Station in London offers coach services to many cities in the UK, including the London area, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Exeter, York, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and many more. Coach frequency and travel time may vary depending on the route and operator.
Check-In in Poland
Check-in takes place directly on the coach. Sindbad services returning to London arrive at 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) coach station, which is the biggest bus/coach terminal in Warsaw, both for domestic and international coaches. It is located in Aleje Jerozolimskie (Jerozolimskie Avenues). There is also the train station Warszawa Zachodnia.
Cracow (Krakow) MDA 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 upper level.
This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either be by Eurotunnel or by ferry. Sindbad goes via Eurotunnel (Calais - Folkestone). The ferry crossing is possible in exceptional cases. Upon arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the coach, pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices, and show their Passports. Usually, customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage; however, Border Control officials occasionally require customers to take their own baggage.
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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 remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The coach driver will load and unload customers' luggage. Still, customers are responsible for seeing their luggage onto and off the travelling coach.
Transportation of luggage in Sindbad: 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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