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Westerplatte Ferry Terminal


The passenger and freight ferry terminal is located at the Obroncow Westerplatte Quay, near the entrance to the port and at the same time a short distance from the centre of Gdansk. Thanks to the suspension bridge, the terminal is well-connected with the national and international road network, in particular with the Gdansk-Warsaw route (the distance to Warsaw is 345 km) and the A1 motorway via the South Bypass of Gdansk.

The Terminal's infrastructure is dedicated to the handling of:

  • vessels carrying cargo in Ro/Ro technology
  • ferries
  • passenger ships

The Westerplatte Ferry Terminal operates regular passenger-car services to Nynäshamn in Sweden (60 km from Stockholm). This 283-mile route is serviced by the M/F Wawel ferry which can carry 1,000 passengers at a time and 75 trucks over 17 m. The ferry is 164 m long and 27.6 m wide with a load line length of 1,490 m. On board, many attractions await the travellers: restaurants, cafes, a conference hall and cinema, disco, barbecue area and shops for cosmetics, food and clothing.

The ferry belongs to Polish Baltic Shipping Co. Polferries - the only company with entirely Polish capital providing ferry services to Scandinavia. The wealth of experience gained in tourism has make Polish Baltic Shipping Co. Polferries the leader for travel to Scandinavia.

The Westerplatte Ferry Terminal is open for business - the Port of Gdansk Authority SA invites business partners interested in the launch of new regular shipping services. The Westerplatte Ferry Terminal guarantees the simultaneous handling of vessels at three berths - each fitted with a Ro/Ro ramp.

Terminal's capacity:

  • 3 berths:
    - berth no 1 with a maximum draught of 8.3 metres
    - berth no 2 with a maximum draught of 9.1 metres
    - berth no 3 with a maximum draught of 9.3 metres
  • accommodation of vessels with a length of up to 225 metres
  • two floating Ro/Ro ramps, with the maximum allowable carrying capacity of 80 tonnes each, on 35-metre long and 21-metre wide pontoons and one stationary swinging ramp with the maximum allowable carrying capacity of 80 tonnes
  • total area of the Terminal - 72,000 m2
  • parking yards with an area of 10,700 m2, which at one time can accommodate:
    - 375 passenger cars / 125 heavy-duty tracks
    - 12 busses
    - 20 road trains
  • maneuvering and storage yards with an area of 19,900 m2, which at one time can accommodate:
    - 500-1100 passenger cars or
    - 140-360 trailers
  • warehouse with an area of 8,000 m2
  • rail track system leading to the storage facility and to the adjacent railway ramp - max. length of a set of train cars - 170 metres
  • six customs and border clearance stands for vehicles
  • passenger terminal with a total area of 2,050 m2, with a pedestrian passage and administration back-up facilities ensuring full-range passenger traffic services (six passenger check-in stands)
  • escalator and a lift to passenger passage
  • car parks in front of the terminal building for 52 passenger cars and busses
  • Terminal's annual throughput capacity:
    - 600 thou.-1 million passengers
    - 180 thou.-400 thou. passenger cars
    - 150 thou.-350 thou. heavy-duty tracks
  • procedures compliant with the requirements of the Schengen Treaty

Further investments that will boost the Terminal's accessibility with the expanded and modernised transport network include:

  • the construction of a tunnel under the Dead Vistula
  • the construction of a new double-track railway bridge across the Dead Vistula

For more information regarding the Gdansk-Nynäshamn connection please contact:

Polish Baltic Shipping Co. Polferries - Ferry Terminal
[ More information ] [ Access gates ]
70 Sucharskiego Str., 80-602 Gdansk, Poland
Phone: (+48) 58 343 18 87, (+48) 58 343 02 12
Fax: (+48) 58 737 65 74