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Getting around

It is cheapest to go on foot, but you can also use Warsaw’s buses, trams and the metro.

ONZ Roundabout, fot. Warszawa
Trams, fot. Piotr Wierzbowski
Buses next to the Central Station, fot. Warszawa

Information about public transport timetables:
tel. +48 19 115 (from mobile phones +48 22 19 115)
Maps and diagrams of the public transport system

Information about travelling by public transport is also available at

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
• One-day ticket (valid 24h): 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): standard – 26,00 PLN, discount – 13,00 PLN
• Weekend ticket: standard – 24,00 PLN, discount – 12,00 PLN
• Group weekend ticket, up to 5 people – 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.

All public transportation tickets can be purchased at ZTM points, in some newspaper kiosks and at ticket machines located in the metro stations, where tickets can be purchased with either cash or debit cards. Tickets can also be purchased using a mobile phone.
Detailed information at or app.

Good to know

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.

People over 70 (based on a photo-document containing the date of birth) and children up to 30 September of their 7th year are entitled to free travel.

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