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Warsaw Tourist Lines

A ride through the streets of Warsaw on a vintage tram or bus is great entertainment, but also an interesting way to get to know the city and its attractions. Take a stroll along the Vistula boulevards and then relax on one of the beautiful natural beaches on the right bank of the river. To get there, use the ferries that cross the Vistula. If you are looking for an idea for a day trip, take a boat trip to Serock, located on the Zegrze Reservoir.
In the 2024 season, Warsaw Tourist Lines run from 1 of May to 22 of September.

Take a trip back in time in vintage buses made by Jelcz and Ikarus. On the 100 route, which runs on both sides of the Vistula, you will encounter many of Warsaw’s attractions, includingthe Warsaw Rising Museum, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Multimedia Fountain Park, the Old Town, the Zoo, the Copernicus Science Centre and Royal Łazienki Park.

Buses run from 1 of May to 22 of September 2024 on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays. Additional operating days are scheduled for 2 of May, 31 of May and 16 of August.

Route: Dw. Centralny 22 – ul. E. Plater – ul. Świętokrzyska – ul. Prosta – ul. Towarowa – ul. Okopowa – ul. Anielewicza – ul. Świętojerska – ul. Bonifraterska – ul. Konwiktorska – ul. Sanguszki – ul. Wybrzeże Gdańskie – most Śląsko-Dąbrowski – al. „Solidarności” – ul. Targowa – ul. Ratuszowa – ul. Wybrzeże Helskie – ul. Wybrzeże Szczecińskie – most Świętokrzyski – ul. Zajęcza – ul. Topiel – ul. Kruczkowskiego – ul. Książęca – Al. Ujazdowskie – ul. Bagatela – ul. Marszałkowska – Al. Jerozolimskie – Dw. Centralny.

Public transport tickets are valid on line 100 buses.
The line is operated by high-floor buses.

An interesting alternative to buses are the vintage trams that run on the 36 route, which include the 13N “Sausage” and the 105Na “Aquaria”.
During the ride, you can admire Warsaw through the window or get off and visit the many sights and attractions along the route. On the way, you can see the picturesque Filtrowa Street with commemorative anchors from the Warsaw Uprising on the walls, the Filter Station, the Warsaw University of Technology, Zbawiciela Square, the socialist realist Marszałkowska Housing Estate and green Żoliborz with its modernist buildings.

Hours of operation:

  • 1st May – 21st June 2024: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 20.00
  • 22nd June – 1st September 2024: Monday-Sunday from 12.00 to 20.00
  • 2nd-22nd September 2024: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 20.00

Route:  Pl. Narutowicza – ul. Filtrowa – ul. Nowowiejska – ul. Marszałkowska – ul. gen. W. Andersa – ul. Mickiewicza – ul. Słowackiego – Metro Marymont.

Public transport tickets are valid on line 36 trams.
The line is operated by high-floor trams.

On holiday weekends, the oldest trams from the Warsaw Trams heritage collection run on Warsaw streets.

Hours of operation:

  • 22nd June – 1st September 2024: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 19.00.

Additional operating day is scheduled for 16 of August.

Route:  pl. Narutowicza – ul. Grójecka – Al. Jerozolimskie – most Józefa Poniatowskiego – al. Zieleniecka – ul. Targowa – Trasa W-Z – ul. Marszałkowska – ul. Nowowiejska – ul. Filtrowa – pl. Narutowicza.

Public transport tickets are valid on line T trams.
The line is operated by high-floor trams.

Ferries are a favourite way of crossing the Vistula for sunbathers, walkers and cyclists.

Ferries operate on three routes:

  • the Wilga ferry: Podzamcze Fountains (floating platform) – ZOO (beach); the ferry can take 40 passengers and bicycles – ZOO (plaża); prom może zabrać 40 pasażerów oraz rowery
  • the Pliszka ferry: Poniatowski Bridge (quay) – National Stadium (beach); the ferry can take 21 passengers
  • the Słonka ferry: the Czerniakowski Promontory (floating platform) – Saska Kępa (beach); the ferry can take 21 passengers

Hours of operation:

  • 1st May – 30th June 2024: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 to 20.00
  • 1st July – 31st August 2024: Monday-Friday from 12.30 to 19.30 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 to 20.00
  • 1st-22th September 2024: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 to 20.00

Detailed ferry timetables can be found at www.wtp.waw.pl.

The ferry crossings between the banks of the Vistula are free of charge.

If you feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a day trip by boat to Serock, located on the Zegrze Reservoir.
The Zefir departs from Żerań harbour at 9.00 and arrives at Serock at 12.30 via a canal and the Zegrzyński Reservoir. The cruise follows a fragment of Batory’s water route, and during the journey you also pass under the ruins of an old bridge from 1897, which was blown up by retreating Russian troops in 1915. In Serock, 2 hours of free time are planned. The boat returns to Warsaw around 18.00.
There is a barbecue and a buffet on board with cold and hot drinks.

The boat to Serock sails from 1 of May to 22 of September 2024 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and additionally on 2 of May and 30 of May.

Tickets for the cruises can be purchased:
– on the website www.bilety24.pl
– at the Dworzec Wileński Passenger Service Centre on Fridays at 15.00-18.00 and on Saturdays at 8.00-11.00 (payment only in cash)

Take a ride on the heritage train that travels between Piaseczno and Tarczyn every Saturday. This narrow gauge railway, one of the few in Poland still in use today, runs on a section of the Grójec Railway, which first opened in 1898. In the past, it carried coal to towns close to Warsaw, and in the 1950s, it carried bricks for the city’s reconstruction. A two-hour rest in the village of Runów awaits you before your return. Relax on the grass, explore the nearby forest, or travel back in time to Złotokłos, the pre-war summer resort where Mieczysław Fogg once lived.

One way to get from the station in Piaseczno from Warsaw is by the historic bus 51, whose number is a nod to the trolleybus that once ran on this line.

Timetables and ticket prices can be found at www.wtp.waw.pl.
The bus and train run every Saturday from 1 May to 21 September 2024.

You can buy train and bus tickets online, and on the day of departure at the ticket office if places are still available.