When in Sopot, the following transportation options have pros and cons and include these choices:
Sopot to and from Gdansk- Train
The train from Gdansk Glowny to Sopot is an easy ride and just under 15 minutes. These trains leave from the front of the platform, so be sure to be standing in the right spot. The Sopot train station is state-of-the art. Keep in mind, you can also travel direct to Sopot on select regional trains that travel the Gdansk to Warsaw.
Walking from Oliwa to Sopot
From Oliwa, I decided to walk from Pomorska out to the coast and along the sea to Sopot. I had been thinking about renting a bike, but I’m glad I did not. The bicycle road follows the coast, but without a sea view. It was a lovely walk on the beach and I really enjoyed looking at the blue sea, birds and people while taking a lot of photos. It probably took about 1 to 1.5 hours total to walk from Oliwa to Sopot.
Bike – Pros and Cons
We rented bikes in Brzezno for 38 zloty and biked the 3 miles to Sopot. The ride is really nice, and there are a lot of cool places to see along the way. The terrain is flat and the bike path isn’t too crowded. It took us about an hour with stops. Without stops, you can probably make it in 20-30 minutes. A bike is a really good way to get from Gdansk to Sopot. If you’re staying in Brzezno, it’s the fastest option. It will take you longer to get to the train station than it would take you to just bike there.
However, once inside the city, a bike does you no good. Most places in the city are off limits to bicycles. Monte Casino is too crowded to ride your bike and you‘re definitely not getting on the pier with it. Despite those issues, I would still recommend this ride as a fun way to explore the area.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about tips for transportation in Sopot.