I am living in a village

As many of you know I am living in Poznań, Poland. This city has about 600 000 citizens but I will call it ”village”. Why?

We have international airport here (IATA: POZ, ICAO: EPPO) but this is emigration airport rather then travel — most of flights are to Ireland or England which are popular countries for those with emigrate to get better paid job. So if you want to flight to other part of Europe you have to use train/bus/car or other way of transport to get to other airport.

In February I go to Brussels, Belgium to participate in FOSDEM conference. After checking prices and times I chosen to get WizzAir from Warsaw, Poland to Charleroi and then train to Brussels. So it looks like I will go out from home at 12-13 in Friday to be in hotel on 23:30 probably… Return trip is not fun too..

I checked other possibilities. Train to Berlin, flight looks a bit better, also more expensive but return trip suxx too. Looks like next year I will go though London or other city which is reachable from Poznań…

Summary:

  • Poznań 13:35 -> Warsaw 16:40 (Express train)
  • public transport to airport
  • Warsaw 19:20 -> Charleroi 21:20
  • Charleroi airport -> Charleroi train -> Brussels – or Charleroi airport 22:30 -> Brussels directly
  • fast shower at hotel
  • FOSDEM beer party

4 thoughts on “I am living in a village

  1. Jerzy Krolak

    Quite a journey. What about a LOT-only flight Poz-Waw-Brussels and back Brussels-Waw-Poz? This might be even cheaper than a combined train-plane-train, both ways?

  2. Jerzy Krolak

    Actually, POZ-WAW tickets are added to international LOT flights on a special fare. In this case the whole trip POZ-WAW-BRU and back is about 300 EUR in total; And the trip is about 5 hours from POZ to BRU.

  3. kahuna

    If U decide to take a ‘train to Warsaw’ version of trip, I will be very happy to pay for cab to airport if U only show me your NEO. :-D what do U say?

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