The Polish state railway company is called Polskie Koleje Panstwowe or PKP. The national InterCity passenger network comprises 20 major towns with regular interval services on several routes.
The national railway company of Poland is called PKP JSC.
An InterRail pass valid in Poland is valid for trains operated by PKP and also by the following regional companies:
- KM Koleje Mazowieckie
- Przewozy Regionalne (Regional Services)
InterRail passes are not valid in Poland on:
- the trains operated by Arriva PCC.
- the trains operated by Koleje Dolnośląskie (local trains in the region of Lower Silesia).
- the trains run by Koleje Mazowieckie (KM) on the route Varsovie (Warsaw) - Gdynia.
- the trains operated by SKM en WKD (Warsaw region).
- the trains run by POCIAG PAPIESKY (Pope train, Krakow-Wadowice).
How to get there
There are international day trains to Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Prague and Vienna. International night trains run to Berlin, Budapest and Prague. All international trains have air-conditioned coaches.
The main train types in Poland are:
- Ekspres InterCity (EIC, EkspresIC): domestic high standard trains, reservation compulsory
- EuroCity (EC): international high standard trains, reservation on domestic routes is compulsory
- Tanie Linie Kolejowe (TLK): fast trains with reservation in the 1st class, no reservation in 2nd class
- Ekspres (Ex): express trains (reservation is compulsory)
See the page Reservation fees domestic trains.
PKP operates night trains running from Gdynia to Zakopane, from Kraków to Kolobrzeg and from Warsaw to Szczecin/Swinoujscie. These trains only have sleeping cars and couchettes and do not stop at intermediate stations.