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Getting around Warsaw

The best way to get around Warsaw is on foot or using public transport – a fast and inexpensive way to travel. You can choose among buses, trams and the metro.

Information about travelling by public transport is available at www.jakdojade.pl

Rondo ONZ, na pierwszym planie wyjście ze stacji metra, przed nim dziewczyna z rowerem. Na ulicy autobus, tramwaje, samochody, spacerujący ludzie, w tle nowoczesne wieżowce, słoneczny dzień, lato.
Rondo ONZ, fot. m.st. Warszawa
Widok z poziomu jezdni na jadące tramwaje. W tle neorenesansowa wieżyczka mostu Poniatowskiego. Słoneczny dzień, lato.
Tramwaje, fot. Piotr Wierzbowski
Pętla autobusowa przy Dworcu Centralnym, autobusy, w tle Złote Tarasy, dzień, jesień.
Autobusy przy Dworcu Centralnym, fot. m.st. Warszawa

The Warsaw metropolitan area is divided into urban zone “1” (within the city boundary) and suburban area “2”.

Ticket prices – zone 1:

  • 75 minute ticket – 4,40 PLN, discount – 2,20 PLN
  • 75-minute group ticket (entitles a group of up to 10 people to an unlimited number of rides for up to 75 minutes from the moment of validating the ticket): 22 PLN
  • One-day ticket (valid 24h from the moment of validating the ticket): standard – 15,00 PLN, discount – 7,50 PLN
  • Three-day ticket: standard – 36,00 PLN, discount – 18,00 PLN

Ticket prices – zone 1 and 2:

  • 20 minute ticket – 3,40 PLN, discount – 1,70 PLN
  • 90 minute ticket – 7,00 PLN, discount – 3,50 PLN
  • One-day ticket (valid 24h from the moment of validating the ticket): standard – 26,00 PLN, discount – 13,00 PLN
  • Weekend ticket (entitles to unlimited number of rides from 7.00 p.m. on Friday to 8.00 a.m. on Monday): standard – 24,00 PLN, discount – 12,00 PLN
  • Group weekend ticket (entitles a group of up to 5 people to unlimited travel from 7.00 p.m. on Friday to 8:00 a.m. on Monday): 40,00 PLN
  • Three-day ticket: standard – 57,00 PLN, discount – 28,50 PLN

Tickets must be validated immediately after boarding a bus or tram, or at the gates leading to metro platforms.

Validated tickets entitle the holder to an unlimited number of journeys within the time indicated on the ticket from the moment of validation or until arrival by public transport to the last stop or station on the route.

You can buy public transport tickets at newsstands, Passenger Service Centres and ticket machines, which you will find on most buses, in the new trams, at underground stations and near stops. In the ticket machines, which support five languages (Polish, English, German, Russian and Ukrainian), you can pay for your ticket with coins or a card. Tickets can also be purchased using a mobile phone.
Detailed information at www.wtp.waw.pl or jakdojade.pl app.

Bus no. 180 – a regular bus line that takes you to most of the best tourist destinations in Warsaw along the Royal Route to Wilanów. The whole route takes about 60-70 minutes.

At night it is worth taking the metro, which runs until midnight on weekdays and to 3.00 am at weekends. Or take night buses marked with the letter “N”, which run from 11.15 pm to 04.45 pm.

Luggage and animals can be taken on public transport free of charge.

If you use public transportation without a valid ticket, you risk a 266 PLN fine. If you are handed a fine, you can pay it on the spot (always get proof of payment from the ticket controller). Fines can be reduced by 30%, if they are paid no later than seven days after being issued.

Public transport is free of charge for:

– children from birth until 30 September in the calendar year in which they turn 7 years old
– students of elementary schools operating in the area of Warsaw and students of elementary schools living in the area of Warsaw
– persons over 70 years of age (on the basis of a document with a photograph, containing the date of birth)

Children from the 1st of October of the calendar year in which they turn 7 until they turn 16 and students of foreign schools holding an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) until they turn 26 are entitled to half-fare travel on condition that they hold a photo-document confirming their birth date. Detailed information about ticket prices and discount entitlements.