Warsaw Public Transport
Warsaw's local public transport authority is ZTM. Warsaw's public transport contains city buses, suburban buses, the underground (metro) and trams. With these you can reach all parts of the town. For all the same tickets are valid. You can obtain tickets from newsstand and from the driver (this may make extra cost). Students up to the age of 26 years can have reduction, if they show their student card. Children under four years travel free of charge. You have to validate your ticket in machines inside buses and trams and before entering on the platform, if you travel by underground. You have to punch a new ticket with every change of vehicle.
Buses in Warsaw have different numbers depending if they operate every day or only in certain periods, for example work days and peak hours. Regular city buses have 3 digit numbers starting from 101. Numbers of fast buses begin with 500. Number of city buses, which go only in certain periods start from 300 and fast buses from 400. There are also express buses with marks from E-1 to E-5. Suburban buses have number beginning with 700, if they are regular lines and number beginning with 801 if they operate only in certain periods. Numbers of night buses starts with 601. They go from 11 p.m. till 4:30 a.m. and they depart every half an hour from the Terminus Cental Railway Station. It's worth to buy a 24h city ticket, a 3-day-ticket or a weekly ticket, if you stay longer in Warsaw.
Underground in Warsaw has one line. This connects the Wilson Square (Zoliborz district) in the north with Ursynów-Kabaty in the south. It operates from 5.00 a.m. till 0.05 a.m. During peak hours the metro runs every 3-4 minutes, otherwise every 4-6 minutes. You can obtain tickets from newsstand. You must validate your ticket before entering the platform. It's worth to buy a 24h city ticket, a 3-day-ticket or a weekly ticket, if you stay longer in Warsaw.
You can obtain tickets from newsstands. You have to validate your ticket in machines inside the trams. It's worth to buy a 24h city ticket, a 3-day-ticket or a weekly ticket, if you stay longer in Warsaw.
The traffic is usually very heavy in Warsaw and the traffic goes trough the heart of the town. And it's often not easy to find a space for parking on the street but there are some underground car parks in the city centre. Prices of a car rental range from 200 zl (car) to 1 000 zl (minibus) per day. If you would like to rent a car, please klikk here... All car rental agencies need credit cards.
Taxis displaying a telephone number and company name usually charge reasonable rates. Anyway it's worth order a taxi by phone or to check how much the trip will cost before entering the taxi. Rates are higher from 22:00 p.m till 6:00 a.m, at weekends and if you go out of the city centre. Tipping is usually around 10% of the whole fare.
Recommended taxi companies are the following:
- MPT TAXI 9191 - paying by credit card is possible
- HALO TAXI 96 23 - paying by credit card is possible
- O'K! TAXI 96 28 - paying by credit card is possible
- WAWA TAXI 96 44
- SUPER TAXI 96 22
Due to the high traffic in Warsaw Bicycle is sometimes the fastest way to travel inside Warsaw but to be honest not the most ideal option. There are some nice cycling trails leading from northern or southern areas of the city along the Vistula to the city centre. You can hire bike from Local-Rent-A-Car. (ul. Marszałkowska 140, tel: (022) 826 7100