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.
The 100 bus line
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, including the Old Town, the Zoo, Royal Łazienki Park and the Palace of Culture and Science.
Buses run from May to September on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 18.00.
Route: Centrum – ul. Marszałkowska – ul. Grzybowska – ul. Towarowa – ul. Okopowa – ul. M. Anielewicza – ul. gen W Andersa – ul. Muranowska – ul. Konwiktorska – ul. R. Sanguszki – Wybrzeże Gdańskie – Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie – al. Solidarności – ul. Targowa – ul. Ratuszowa – Wybrzeże Szczecińskie – Wybrzeże Helskie – most Świętokrzyski – ul. Zajęcza – ul. Topiel – ul. L. Kruczkowskiego – ul. Książęca – Al. Ujazdowskie – ul. Bagatela – ul. Marszałkowska – pl. Konstytucji – Marszałkowska – Centrum.
Public transport tickets are valid on line 100 buses.
Tram line 36
An interesting alternative to buses are the vintage trams that run on the 36 route, which include the 13N “Sausage”, the 105Na “Aquaria” and the 102N.
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 socialist realist Marszałkowska Housing Estate and green Żoliborz with its modernist buildings.
Hours of operation:
1st May – 26th June: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 20.00
27th June – 31st August: Monday-Sunday from 12.00 to 20.00
1st-25th September: 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.
Tram line T
On holiday weekends, the oldest trams from the Warsaw Trams heritage collection run on Warsaw streets.
Hours of operation:
25th June – 28th August: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 18.00.
Route: pl. Narutowicza – ul. Grójecka – Al. Jerozolimskie – most Józefa Poniatowskiego – rondo Waszyngtona – al. Zieleniecka – ul. Targowa – most Śląsko-Dąbrowski – al. Solidarności – ul. Okopowa – ul. Towarowa – ul. Grójecka – pl. Narutowicza.
Public transport tickets are valid on line T 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
– 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: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 to 20.00
1st July – 31st August: Monday-Friday from 12.30 to 19.30 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 to 20.00
1st-25th September: 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.
Boat trip to Serock
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 May to 25 September on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
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)
Ticket prices: regular – 36 PLN, reduced – 18 PLN