International passenger trains back in service


Amendment to the Regulation by the Council of Ministers has allowed Polish railway carriers to resume - starting from 13 June 2020 - the operations of international connections among Schengen zone states. Operations of international trains crossing external European Union borders are still suspended.

POLREGIO has been the first carrier to take advantage of the ban lifting, as starting from 14 June it has resumed its train operations on Szczecin - Berlin and Szczecin - Lübeck routes. The carrier has also informed that from 1 July it will resume further international connections at the following routes: Zgorzelec - Görlitz, Tuplice - Forst (Lausitz), Rzepin - Frankfurt/Oder and Gorzów Wielkopolski - Berlin.

After a 3-month suspension also PKP Intercity has started to resume its international connections. First trains to Germany, Czechia and Austria have commenced on 22 June. On the following days the number of international trains will gradually rise. The regulations do not still allow for resumption of connections towards Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

It is advised before the trip to check the current timetable, using Internet search engines for train connections, and also follow closely current announcements published at carriers' and Ministry of Foreign Affairs' websites. We remind you that on board of public transport means in Poland the passengers are still obliged to carry nose and mouth covering masks.

Legal basis

Regulation by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland of 19 June 2020 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and bans due to the pandemic (Journal of Laws of 2020, pos. 1066) - Polish version only.

Useful links

Official internet timetable of the Polish national infrastructure manager PKP PLK.

List of passenger railway carriers - Polish version only.

Information for travellers - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Polish version only.

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