We took the train “Słoneczne” to the Baltic Sea. It was not without surprises

  • After two years of corona interruption, the trains “Słoneczny” and “Słoneczny Bis” departed in Pomerania on June 25
  • Normal tickets for the price of PLN 60 for a ride on the train “Słoneczne” on Friday, July 1, at We bought 5.55 days in advance. There were no issues with availability
  • The warehouse was modern, two-storey and air-conditioned. There were no hustle and bustle. We left Warsaw on time and also arrived in Gdynia on time
  • In carriages without compartments, it is difficult to find intimacy. You could smell pâté sandwiches and hear the laughter of children, although sometimes even retirees were louder…
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“Mixed”, “crowd”, “difficulty going to the toilet”, “air conditioning problem”, “delay 300 min” – Many travelers traveling by train in Poland have such memories. So is it worth giving up the comfortable, though long and expensive, because of fuel prices, traveling by car and going on vacation by train?

Koleje Mazowieckie returned with the offer

After two years of corona break, June 25th The trains “Słoneczny” and “Słoneczny Bis” depart on their route in Pomerania. We would like to remind you that from 2005 to 2019 masses of Poles were able to enjoy every summer vacation.

“Słoneczny” leaves Warszawa Centralna station every day at 5:55, and he travels to Ustka at 11:25 am. He goes back to Mazovia after closing time. 12.00.

It stops in six towns in Masovia (Warszawa Centralna, Warszawa Wschodnia, Legionowo, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Nasielsk, Ciechanów and Mława Miasto stations), two in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (stations Działdowo and Iława), and also in ten in Pomerania (Prabuty, Malbork, Tczew, Gdańsk Główny, Gdańsk Wrzeszcz, Gdańsk Oliwa, Sopot, Gdynia Główna, Wejherowo, Lębork, Słupsk, Ustka

“Słoneczny Bis” goes to Gdynia Główna station on weekends and public holidays. He is leaving Warsaw West Bee. 9:03. At the station Gdynia Główna it is at 12:56. On the return journey, it leaves Gdynia at 18:29 and finishes at Warszawa Centralna station at 21:59.

Is it really “sunny”? We checked it

Tickets for the train ride “Słoneczne” on Friday 1 July at 5.55 amwe bought from just a few days in advance via the website sloneczny.mazowieckie.com.pl. We paid a normal ticket for the route Warszawa Centralna – Gdynia Głowna 60 PLN per person.


Photo: https://sloneczny.mazowieckie.com.pl/

How are the prizes divided?

To the Tri-City

to Ustka

Student card

PLN 29.40

PLN 36.75

Student card

PLN 37.80

PLN 47.25

Regular ticket

PLN 60

PLN 75

About 25 minutes before departure we arrived at the station. We were worried that the train would be delayed as the Open’er Festival is taking place in Gdynia and many people have tried to reach Tricity recently but it didn’t work out. All morning, the trains would depart as scheduled.

The morning of July 1 at Central Station

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The morning of July 1 at Central Station

At the Central Station itself We found no crowds, but single travelers and a few families with children. When we got there at about 5.30 “Sunny” was already there. It wasn’t busy here either.

The train was on the platform in advance

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The train was on the platform in advance

Admittedly, our first impression was very positive. The composition was as announced modern and multi-storey.

We were welcomed inside cool air† It is worth noting that tickets are sold without numbered seats, with seats available, but there was no problem. We quickly found the perfect one for us.

Train interiors

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Interior of the train “Słoneczny”

The travelers left their luggage on the racks at the beginning and at the end of the car and … on the armchairs. Above the head, the shelf was quite narrow, only hand luggage fits there.

Passengers made themselves

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Passengers have created a “luggage compartment”

What about trains, which often leave something to be desired? They were in “Słoneczny” quite correct: clean, toilet paper was provided.

Toilet in the train

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Toilet in the train

The representatives praised the possibility to use the free dog and bicycle transport offer. At the end of the lineup we saw a lot of vehicles on two wheels.

Bicycle space in the train

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Bicycle space in the train

Poland in their element

It is not possible to buy water or snacks on the train, so you have to equip yourself with them. However, some passengers have forgotten that some foods have a pungent odor. Sometimes we were accompanied by the smell of sandwiches with pate …

Some passengers forgot the rest of the travelers, they talked and laughed very loudly, sometimes even more clearly than the children. The group of retirees focused most of the attention on themselves, probably they haven’t seen each other for a long time…


Photo: Karolina Walczowska / Onet

“Poland in their element”

There were also party-goers who were absolutely not disturbed by drinking alcohol, neither at 7 in the morning nor by the train ban.

What did others think of “Słoneczny”‘s ride?

PKP or Koleje Mazowieckie? We compare prices and time

We decided to check the PKP reservation website, What does the offer of trains at comparable times on the same route look like? On the website rozplad-pkp.pl we found an Express Intercity train at 5.29 and 6.31, which commute to Gdynia at the same time (about 3 hours 25 minutes), but for a normal second class ticket you have to … PLN pay 149.

PKP's offer as of June 30 of this year.

Photo: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/

PKP’s offer as of June 30 of this year.

Bee. 7.20, for example, Express Intercity Premium leaves, but the price is even higher – 169 PLN.

PKP's offer as of June 30 of this year.

Photo: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/

PKP’s offer as of June 30 of this year.

For TLK and Intercity’s on the morning of July 1 we have not found any more vacancies. We decided a week later to check the prices for the trip on Friday.

PKP's offer as of June 30 of this year.

Photo: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/

PKP’s offer as of June 30 of this year.

You can still buy it ticket for TLK for PLN 72, which takes about 4 hours.but there are not many connections and tickets sell out fast.

So, as you can see, the offer to travel with the “Słoneczne” train on this route seems cheaper than PKP without promotion. Well, that’s right – promotions! PKP Intercity has announced a change in promotion rules from the beginning of May tickets. – Cheaper tickets will be available the day before the trip or even on the day of departure – emphasized the management. That is why it is also worth following the offer of PKP Intercity.

In addition, it is good to remember that when buying tickets at PKP Intercity well in advance, we can also count on a promotional price.

So is it worth going to “Słoneczny” to the coast?

We think so! The holiday offer of Koleje Mazowieckie, a modern warehouse and space is an absolute advantage of this offer. And disturb passengers? Well, we meet such people all over the country, sometimes not on the way to vacation, but also in the morning on the bus to work.

When we travel by car, we are not threatened by noise and loud laughter, but can anyone afford such a mode of transport at today’s fuel prices? It all depends on the distance, the number of passengers …

Would you like to talk to the author? To write: karolina.walczowska@redakcjaonet.pl

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