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Express InterCity Premium (EIP)

The fast and modern Express InterCity Premium trains, which started operation on 14 December 2014, are a new category of comfort and quality on Polish rail tracks. In this way, they begin a new chapter in the modernisation of the Polish transport sector, and create a better travel standard in Poland – tailored to the needs and financial abilities of various groups of passengers.


These services are operated by Pendolino trains, reaching speeds up to 200 km/h on Polish tracks. They connect the large metropolitan areas of Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice and Krakow. You can expect all the facilities of a modern high-speed train, including reclining seats, plenty of legroom, WiFi access and an onboard bistro.


These premium trains are the fastest on the Polish network, so seat reservations and a supplement are mandatory. Read more about that on this page.


EIP routes

EIP trains run on the important North-South axis in Poland. It connects Warsaw with Gdánsk, the Baltic Sea in the North and three major cities in the South: Krakow, Katowice and Wrocław.


EIP trains connect with many other trains in Poland, such as the regional trains or IC trains which can continue your journey to the smaller towns and villages across the countryside.


EIP routes:

  • Warsaw – Krakow 
  • Warsaw – Malbork – Gdańsk – Gdynia 
  • Warsaw – Sosnowiec – Katowice – Gliwice 
  • Warsaw – Sosnowiec – Katowice – Tychy – Bielsko-Biała  
  • Warsaw – Częstochowa – Opole – Wrocław 
  • Gdynia – Gdańsk – Malbork – Warszawa – Krakow – Tarnów – Rzeszów 
  • Krakow – Warszawa – Gdańsk – Gdynia – Koszalin - Kołobrzeg


Reservations & supplements


Reservations and supplements are mandatory on EIP trains. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

How to book reservations for the EIP

Interrail reservation self-service system

Administration costs when booking through Interrail self-service

  • € 2,- p.p.per train
  • Additional € 9,- per order (for paper tickets)

With railway carriers

Other platforms

  • Polrail: Domestic and international trains    

Locally at the train station in Poland

Seat reservations for the EIP cost 43 PLN (approx €10) per seat at Polish train stations, same as via the website of PKP Intercity (Polish railways). This includes the cost of the supplement.


Find information about official selling points here.


By phone

By calling the Deutsche Bahn booking centre on +49 1806 996 633 (open 24/7).


How to buy a supplement for the EIP

Cost of the supplement

  • PLN 43 (approx €10) – A seat reservation is included in these costs.

There are four ways to purchase the supplement and reservation for the EIP, so take a look at the options below to decide what's best for you.


Buy your reservation from our seat reservations tool

Good news! You can easily order your reservation from our reservations tool and pay the additional €10 fee for the supplement.


Buy your supplement and reservation online via PKP Intercity

Buy the supplement via PKP Intercity for 43 PLN (approx €10) together with a free seat reservation.


Buy your supplement and reservation in Poland

Buy the supplement locally for 43 PLN (approx €10) together with a free seat reservation.


Did you buy your reservation abroad?

No problem! You can still buy the supplement locally for 43 PLN (approx €10) at one of the train stations in Poland, or in the train after boarding.


Good to know

Information about selling points for these tickets can be found here (information in Polish).


Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Waiter service
  • WiFi internet



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Facilities may differ per train and route. When using timetables and railway maps, you will notice that the local spelling of city names is often used. This spelling differs from the common English names. For example, Warsaw is usually written as Warszawa.