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The dormitory of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk is located in the English House, Chlebnicka street. Although we have small number of rooms there, we will let you know if there is any place available for our incoming students.
Alternatively – each year our incoming students rent private rooms or flats in Gdańsk. To do so, it might be good to come here before our semester starts, and check in in some hostel for the first few days to look for a suitable accommodation.
We advise you to ask your Buddy to help you find the accommodation.
Here are some websites with offers of apartments to rent:
- Advertisements published directly by the owners and real estate offices:
- Real estate offices with english websites:
Costs of living
A feasible monthly budget:
- dinner in a touristic canteen 10-20 PLN
- dinner in a restaurant from 25-40 PLN
- home-made meals 10-20 PLN per day
- student hostel about 400 PLN
- local train service – an SKM Gdańsk – Sopot 3 PLN
- train ticket: (Gdańsk – Warszawa) 55 PLN; (Gdańsk – Kraków) 65 PLN
- bus or tram ticket 1,80 PLN
- one-day travel card 4,50 PLN
- toothpaste 3-8 PLN
- shampoo 5-10 PLN
- soap 1-2 PLN
- washing powder 3-20 PLN
Restaurants and pubs
ZTM – (bus, tram)
Check schedule on: www.ztm.gda.pl/en
Single fare ZTM tickets price list:
|Single fare tickets:||full fare [PLN]||reduce fare [PLN]|
|1. Single journey on one bus or one tram only|
|a) standard services||3,20||1,60|
|b) night, fast, and special services||4,20||2,10|
|2. Time tickets|
|a) up to 60 minutes on standard service||3,80||1,90|
|b) up to 60 minutes on night, fast, and special services||4,80||2,40|
|c) up to 24 hours on all services||13,00||6,50|
Single journey tickets entitle the bearer to a single journey on one bus or one tram only. These tickets are valid from the time of validation until leaving the vehicle. The tickets should be validated immediately on boarding the vehicle.
Time tickets – depending on their nominal value – entitle to many journeys during 1 hour or 24 hours with as many changes as required. During the first journey the ticket should be validated immediately on boarding the vehicle. From this time on, the ticket is valid for the time indicated by its nominal value.
Attention! Ticket prices for fast services (marked with the letter "A") and night services (marked with the letter "N" and a number, e.g. N0, N1) are higher than those on regular services.
If you would like to issue a season ticket AKA city card visit www.ztm.gda.pl/en/index.php/ztm/more/city_card to find out about the procedure, prices and where is a nearest Customer Service point.
SKM (by SKM you can get to Sopot and Gdynia)
Check schedule and tickets prices on: www.skm.pkp.pl/en/
Prices of tickets depend on the distance – how far would you like to go?
Also, it is very handy to download an app on your smartphone: trojmiasto.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en. It shows you what is the best connection to your place of destination, when using a public transport. It’s interface is available in English and it works for all bigger cities in Poland.
An app called Uber is also working well in Poland.
PRESS ‘BUY PAPER TICKET’ BUTTON ON THE TOUCH SCREEN
CHOOSE THE TICKET TYPE ON THE TOUCH SCREEN (FOLLOW THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN)
PAY CASH OR BY CREDIT/ DEBIT CARD
COLLECT YOUR TICKETS, RECEIPT (IF REQUIRED) AND CHANGE