How to get to Kaliningrad from Gdansk by bus

This is one of the most frequent questions asked by the travelers. It’s quite easy in general, but it’s hard to find an actual information in English.

There are 4 different bus routes that will bring you from this part of Poland to Russia. There is three websites that will help you:

1. Ecolines

The most English-friendly company with online booking is Ecolines. They offer two morning rides per week. This is the part of their longer route from Germany.

Ecolines Bus №11514
06:25 Tuesday and Sunday

Please note that Ecolines Bus stop is not on the main Bus Station, but next to the Railway station: 2 Waly Jagiellonskie str. Check the map below.



However, that’s not all options. Here are the main ones, but they are less English-friendly. So here we go…

2. KenigAuto

KenigAuto company offers you the bus № 249 from Gdansk to Kaliningrad.

  • 19:00 daily
  • 21:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday Note that this buses departs from the bus stop right outside the bus station. Check the red arrow on the map below.

To book tickets follow this link and find the language trigger on the page bottom. Automatic translation isn’t perfect, but it gives a clear picture of the booking process.

3. Other companies at Kaliningrad Bus Station website

Third option is the Kaliningrad Bus Station website that also has the translate option. So you can try to check the actual schedule yourself. Here the list of the buses actual for November 2016.

  1. № 802 – departs from the main bus station.
    • 06:00, 15:00, 17:00 daily
  2. Bus № 900 – departs from the bus stop outside the station. Check the map below.
    • 18:30 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

They do not provide the English interface during the booking process at the moment. So here are some tips for you and the direct link to the Kaliningrad Bus Station Booking Page:Gdansk Kaliningrad Bus Tickets

  1. From – Гданьск
  2. To – Калининград
  3.  Date
  4. One-way ticket
  5. With return ticket
  6. Search
  7. Bus number
  8. Departure time
  9. Select this bus
  10. Arrival time
  11. Price in Rubles
  12. Free places
  13. Weekdays


14. Surname
15. Name
16. Place of Birth
17. Birthday
18. Gender Мужчина = Male and Женщина = Female
19. Phone number to contact you
20. Select the place… automatically by default
21. Citizenship
22. ID Document type Choose 4th in the list: Иностранный which means Foreign
23. Document number
24. Add passenger
25. Agree with terms and conditions
26. BUY Finally!

On the next step your contact phone will be requested again and then the standard credit card payment operations will follow.

Where to find a bus from Gdansk to Kaliningrad?

Red – 249 and 900
Green – 802
Yellow – Ecolines №11514
Pink – the passage under the railway station
White – Bus stop from the Airport.


So here is the basic information about this Route from Poland to Russia. It was updated in November2016 and changes are possible. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need additional help and info about your future trip! See you in Kaliningrad! Daylight saving time changes didn’t affect the schedule.

Update: If you arrive to the Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, than check out this article: How to get from Gdansk airport to Kaliningrad.

17 Replies to “How to get to Kaliningrad from Gdansk by bus”

  1. Hi Nick I am planning on getting the 802 bus at 15:00 tomorrow, do you know what time this arrives in kaliningrad?

      1. Hi, I wonder if the arrival time according to the bus schedule would be the same in winter month (say December). I read that the local time in Kaliningrad would be faster than in Poland in winter by 1 hour.

        1. Hello Ronald.

          There could be changes in the bus schedule. We will keep an eye on that and update the article if needed.

          But the tickets that are available for online booking already should be valid, at least departure time.

          We will add the article about Kaliningrad Time Zone soon! Thank you for that idea.

          Let us know if you need any help with information about visiting Kaliningrad!

  2. Hi Nick
    I’m going to Kaliningrad in less than 2 weeks time and tonight I have been trying to use the website you showed to book my ticket. Unfortunately, the date option doesn’t appear to be working in any language! Are you having the same problem?
    Also, do you know if it is possible to buy the ticket in Gdansk bus station on the day of the trip? That might be easier but the bus could be quite busy. I plan to get the bus at 15.00, Bus 802.
    Thanks for your help, mate!

    1. Hello Douglas! It`s a known issue of that site with NaN.NaN.NaN date. Don’t use that calendar. Just type the required date yourself, 21.10.2017 or another one.

      Ususaly it’s possible to buy tickets at the station and sometimes the driver can sell you one. But it always better to book it in advance.

      1. Thanks for your help, Nick! I managed to buy the ticket fine. I just started from the main homepage of the website and I managed to book my ticket 🙂 So everything is good 🙂 It did mention some road works which may mean traffic delays of upto 5 hours though 🙂
        Thanks again for all your help 🙂

  3. Hi nick

    I have Tickets for next years World Cup – any idea when I would be able to book a bus from gdanks to Kaliningrad?

    I arrive on Friday June 22nd around 9am and the game kicks off at 9pm.


    1. Hi, let’s take a look.

      There are 4 different bus companies that work with Gdansk destination.
      Today is November 7,

      • Ecolines buses offers tickets till March 27
      • KenigAuto – January 6
      • PolskiBus November 30
      • Bus Station – December 22

      I think this gives us some picture of how long it will take to wait for any ticket for next summer.

      Here is a schedule I’ve found for this Friday.

      Departs 19:00 – Arrives 00:05

      Departs 21:00 – Arrives 01:05
      Departs 19:00 – Arrives 02:25

      Bus Station
      Departs 06:00 – Arrives 10:30
      Departs 15:00 – Arrives 19:30
      Departs 17:00 – Arrives 21:30
      Departs 18:30 – Arrives 22:10

      So there is only one option that will work for you: the one that departs at 15:00 and arrives 19:30. And this don’t include a risk of traffic jams on the border… close call. There could be some changes due to the World Cup, but no official info on that yet.

  4. Can you tell me please what bus I need to take from kaliningrad bus station to kaliningrad centre and what is the name of the the bus stop. I will arrive from Gdansk to kaliningrad at 19:30
    Another question is the time on the tickets is for that particular city ? Im going to use the Avtovokzal

    1. Hi! Welcome to Kaliningrad!

      Time should be local. Note that arrival depends on border check, can be earlier or later.

      Almost every bus goes to the center from the station.

      Here is a link to the bus stop, you will find some buses mentioned there too.

      Can you specify exact address or a place you need to get? So I could be more specific. You can use email for privacy if needed

      Also note that you will need some russian cash to pay for a bus ride.

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