Warsaw Public Transport Information
Warsaw Transport Authority:
Public transport in Warsaw is very efficient. The metro, buses and trams are
operated by one company, thus the ticket you buy will be valid on any of them.
You can obtain the tickets for the public transport from the newspaper kiosks
around Warsaw. Day transport operates approximately from 5 am till 11 pm.
Between 11 pm and 5 am the night transport operates (just the special night
buses). Once you board a bus or a tram you need to punch the ticket - the
machine will print the embarkation date and time on the ticket. In the case of
metro you need to pass your ticket through a slot in the gate to the station for
the gate to open. In the case of multi-pass ticket you need to do this each time
you enter the station, although the date and time will be printed only once.
There are several dozen types of tickets, but the ones useful to you will
* single pass ticket - value: 2,40 zl. (you can use it on any single vehicle
regardless of the number of stops you travel)
* multi-pass tickets - 24 hour ticket: 7,20 zl. (this ticket is valid on any
number of vehicles for 24h from the time it was first punched); 3 day ticket: 12
zl and 7 day ticket: 24 zl
How to reach the city centre / WUT from Warsaw International Airport
In front of the arrivals hall there is a taxi stand, but you can use the public
transport too. The bus lines 175 and 188 go to the city centre. The bus stop for
those lines is a little further out, but also outside the arrivals hall. The bus
188 stops about 300m from Warsaw University of Technology (you need to disembark
at the crossing of al. Armii Ludowej with ul. Waryńskiego; the place is also
called rondo Jazdy Polskiej), then walk for a short while to the North along ul
Waryńskiego and then turn slightly to the left to walk along ul. Polna until you
reach pl. Politechniki (a large square where the main university building and
the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology stand by). You can obtain
the tickets for the public transport from the newspaper kiosk in the arrivals or
the departures hall at the airport. The departures hall is located above the
arrivals hall - you can use the escalator to reach it from the arrivals hall.
You will reach the arrivals hall after crossing the passport control and the
Public Transport – information
Going by underground is the fastest way to come from one point to another in
Warsaw, but there is only one line, crossing Warsaw from the north to the south.
There is a well-developed net of tramway-lines in the more central parts of
Busses are going through the whole town, also to districts which are far from
the centre. There are different types of busses. Special busses are recognizable
by their bus-number:
* all busses with a number from 500 till 599 are going fast, only stopping on
the important stations
* the same system works with express-busses, which have the letter “E” in front
of the number
* there are busses, which drive by the most attractive sites in Warsaw. They go
not as fast as other busses, but have descriptions of the most famous buildings
along the way written inside. There is no special fee to pay, because they work
as normal busses, too. They have the number 100 or 180.
* there is one bus going to from the city centre to the airport: number 175.
Going by taxicab (taxi)
Going by cab is probably far cheaper than in your home country. The prices are
between 3 and 6 PLN for one kilometre. And you might be surprised to hear that
it is cheaper to order a cab, than to take one, which is driving by.
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