The Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship enjoys a well-developed infrastructure, including:

  1. Airport (domestic and international flights)
  2. Seaport
  3. Expressway network
  4. National road network
  5. Railroad network


Olsztyn-Mazury Airport has been operating in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship since 2016.

Olsztyn-Mazury Airport is located in Szymany, 10 km from Szczytno and 56 km from Olsztyn (the capital of the region). You can get there by car or train – the journey from Szymany to Olsztyn takes less than an hour.

Olsztyn-Mazury Regional Airport is currently connected with:

  1. London
  2. Dortmund
  3. Wrocław
  4. Krakow
  5. Rzeszow
  6. Summertime connection to Croatia.

Work is still underway to open new connections.

Information on current routes and the operators is available at

AIRPORT & NUMBERS – Olsztyn-Mazury Airport trivia:
– since its opening, 539 782 travelers passed through the gates of Olsztyn-Mazury Airport (data for the period of January 21,2016 through January 26, 2022)
– in 2021 alone, 46 939 passengers flew or landed at Olsztyn-Mazury Airport
– in 2021, 2442 General Aviation operations, including business flights, took place at Olsztyn-Mazury Airport
– 58 km – distance between Olsztyn-Mazury Airport and Olsztyn
– 400 parking spaces available for airport passengers
– 30 minutes – this is the average time it takes to prepare an aircraft for take-off again after landing
– 2.5 km – runaway length
– 01 and 19 – the take-off and landing directions of the Olsztyn-Mazury Airport runway
– 4 aprons for aircraft available at Olsztyn-Mazury Airport
– Bravo, Papa, Romeo, Tango and Sierra – the names of the aircraft taxiways at Olsztyn-Mazury Airport (the names according the aviation alphabet)
– EPSY – the ICAO code of Olsztyn-Mazury Airport
– SZY – the IATA code of Olsztyn-Mazury Airport
– 2 aircraft hangars to service General Aviation aircraft built in 2021
– 600 m2 – the area of each hangar
– 6500 m2 – the usable area of the passenger terminal
– 5 check-in desks – this is the number of check-in desks at the terminal
– 500 liters – this is the average amount of de-icing fluid used to de-ice an aircraft before take-off
– 600 m2 – the area of the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Service station

Information on current routes and the operators is available at


With Elbląg seaport (the largest port of the Vistula Lagoon), the Warmia and Mazury region enjoy access to the Baltic Sea. It provides a sea connection between the Vistula Lagoon and the Gulf of Gdańsk within Polish territory. The waterfront spans for a total length of nearly 3.7 km. The port operates the lagoon and Baltic coastal shipping of goods and passengers. The seaport is located in Elbląg on the Elbląg River. The area of the Elbląg River up to the port limits enjoys the status of internal sea waters.

Elbląg seaport is connected by railway and roads with Kaliningrad, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Olsztyn, Malbork, and Braniewo. The Border Guard, Customs Office, Harbor Master’s Office, Sea Port Authority and Phytosanitary Inspection Facility operate in the port area.

The port has 5 basins, a repair yard, a 150-ton crane, a 120-meter-long ship turntable, a railroad siding, and cargo and passenger terminals.

The canal will give access to Elbląg by 100- or 180-meter-long (a set of barges), 20-meter-wide sea vessels with a draught of 4.5 meters.


The Warmia and Mazury region means easy logistics thanks to expressway “Seven,” which connects Kraków, Warsaw and Gdańsk (part of the road runs through the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship), other expressways, and national roads.

The expressway network is subject to ongoing expansion. At present, there are 257,5 kilometers of expressways in the voivodeship, including:

– expressway S7 from Warsaw to Gdańsk; the entire part that runs through the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship enjoys the expressway status;

– expressway S16 (Mrągowo – Orzysz – Ełk), which will be expanded in the coming years and will ultimately reach the Ogrodniki border crossing (state border with Lithuania);

– expressway S22, running from Elbląg to the state border (Russia) – Grzechotki Elbląg,

– expressway S51, Olsztyn – Olsztynek, including the Olsztyn bypass,

– expressway S61, running through Ełk to the state border with Lithuania (Budzisko).

As part of the draft Government Programme for National Roads Construction Until 2030 (with an outlook to the year 2033), there are plans to carry out the following major infrastructure investments in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship:

  • expressway S5 Ornowo – Wirwajdy – 5 km;
  • expressway S5 Wirwajdy – border of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship – approx. 45 km;
  • expressway S16 Borki Wielkie – Mrągowo – 12.9 km;
  • expressway S61 Szczuczyn – Raczki (Augustów bypass) – 66.4 km;
  • expressway S16 Olsztyn – Ełk – 102.8 km;
  • national road DK15 bypass of Nowe Miasto Lubawskie – 17.7 km;


The dense railroad network of over 1,200 km in length creates a network of connections covering the whole of Warmia and Mazury. It provides connections between the largest cities of the region and major cities in Poland, while Braniewo and Elbląg offer train connections to the Kaliningrad Oblast. There is also Logistic Terminal Braniewo – the largest and most modern transshipment terminal in the vicinity of the Braniewo – Mamonowo border crossing by the Polish-Russian border, that provides high-quality machine infrastructure and transshipment potential, renders transshipment, packaging, storage, forwarding and logistic services for goods, and customs clearance.