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Szczecin is located at the junction of all major types of transport routes. It constitutes an important international transport hub within the North-South Trans-European Transport Corridor leading from Southern Scandinavia, through the Oder River route, the Czech Republic and Austria, to the Mediterranean seaports. Furthermore, it is located on the route connecting Russia and Finland to Western Europe through the Baltic Sea.  




12 km from the German border
65 km from the Baltic Sea
127 km from Berlin
281 km from Copenhagen
505 km from Prague
450 km from Warsaw

Distances measured in straight line.

Szczecin has a unique location which ensures perfect connectibility and access to sales and purchase markets in Poland, the rest of Europe and worldwide.

Air connections

  • Szczecin Goleniów Airport (SZZ) is a 45 minute drive from Szczecin. It has reg-ular international connections to Norway, Ireland and England. The 2,500 metre runway can handle any type of aircraft
  • Airports that are located approximately 1.5-hour drive from Szczecin: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) which soon will be replaced with the biggest airport in Europe – Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

Water transport

The Port of Szczecin Świnoujście, one of the largest port complexes in the Baltic region, located in the middle of the city, facilitates trade with the most remote regions in the world – West and North Europe, China and Africa. It is also the closest port for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

  • Access to the European inter-land waterway system through the Oder – Havel Canal with Berlin and river ports of the Western Europe.
  • The most important sea transit port for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Location on the shortest sea route connecting Scandinavia to Central and Southern Europe, and the sea route which connects Finland, Russia and Baltic countries to Germany and the Western Europe through the Baltic Sea.

Road connections

The city has an excellent connection with the motorway system of Western Europe through the A6, and with the new express roads and motorways in Poland through the S3 express road.

Rail connections

There are some railway connections to Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, among others. The most important railway lines run from the cargo terminal of the Świnoujście Port to Berlin, Vienna and Sofia, and on the route Hamburg – Berlin – West Pomerania – Gdańsk – Kaliningrad – St. Petersburg.