Region’s Infrastructure

Warmia and Mazury mean:

- facilitated logistics due to expressway no. 7 connecting Cracow, Warsaw and Gdańsk (a part of the road runs through the Province of Warmia and Mazury), as well as national roads, such as:

- road no. 16 (from Grudziądz, through Iława, Ostróda, Olsztyn, Mrągowo and Ełk up to the border crossing Ogrodniki Lithuania),
- road no. 22 (Grzechotki – the border crossing with Russia, Braniewo, Elbląg, Malbork, Gorzów Wielkopolski, up to the border crossing in Kostrzyn (Oder)),
- road no. 51 (Olsztynek, Olsztyn, Lidzbark Warmiński, Bartoszyce and the border crossing in Bezledy),
- road no. 65 (the border crossing in Gołdap, through Olecko, Ełk, Grajewo, up to Białystok and the border crossing to Belarus in Bobrowniki);

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- the eastern border of the European Union – we are connected to the Kaliningrad Oblast with nine border crossings: road ones (Bezledy, Gołdap, Gronowo, Grzechotki), railway ones (Braniewo, Głomno and Skandawa) and sea ones (Elbląg and Frombork);

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- access to the Baltic Sea provided by the seaport in Elbląg, the biggest port of the Vistula Lagoon – the total length of the shore amounts to nearly 3.7 km. The port serves the lagoon and sea nearshore ship transport of goods and passengers, every year carries over 30 thousand passengers. The seaport in Elbląg is furnished with railway and road connections with the Kaliningrad Oblast, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Olsztyn, Malbork and Braniewo. The following services have their offices within the port’s territory: the Border Guard, the Customs, the Harbour Master’s Office, the Seaport Authority and a facility of the Phytosanitary Inspection;

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- a dense network of railroads with the total length of over 1.2 thousand km: the railway in Warmia and Mazury provides connections between the largest cities of the region and the main cities in Poland; and from Braniewo and Elbląg one may travel to the Kaliningrad Oblast.

There is also the Logistic Terminal Braniewo operating in the region: the largest, cutting edge handling terminal at the Polish-Russian border, guaranteeing the top quality of the machinery and infrastructure, handling potential and efficiency, as well as modern solutions. The terminal is situated in the direct vicinity of the border crossing Braniewo – Mamonowo. It spreads over a surface of 32 ha and provides services of handling, packing and customizing, storing, shipping and logistics for goods and customs clearance.

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Currently a project is being executed for the establishment of a regional airport in Szymany, near Szczytno – it is only about 50 km from Olsztyn. The currently nearest airport, the Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, servicing international flights, is located in Gdańsk, 160 km from Olsztyn – the capital city of the Province of Warmia and Mazury (a journey by car takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes) and only 60 km from Elbląg, the second largest city of the region (a journey by car takes around an hour).

The second nearest airport, Warsaw Modlin Airport, operating international flights, is located 170 km from Olsztyn (a journey by car takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes).

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Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the
Operational Programme Warmia and Mazury for the years 2007-2013.

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