Public transport in Warsaw
Have you wondered how much time will it take to get from your new apartment to your university? How to come back at night from party or simply how to move around Warsaw in the fastest way? Another question is how much money will you need to spend for the public transport monthly? This post will give you all the answers and good overview on the topic of public transport in Warsaw which is considered as one of the best and modern in Europe!
Warsaw has currently 2 metro lines connecting north and south of the city, as well as both sides of the river. The metro operates from 5am until 0:10am from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday metro works from 5am until 2:30am. Do not worry! The bus and tram infrastructure is much more developed and offer many lines and good connections during the day and night.
Planning your journey
To find connections we recommend to use google maps, which provides with good time tables and connections. However the most reliable public transport journey planner is jakdojade which will guide you through the city! Get the app on your mobile and check public transport timetables, find stops and plan your optimal journey.
Best way to buy ticket is to find a ticket machine or newsagents (you can find the nearest point of sell at ZTM website). However, in most of the cases you can buy a ticket in the bus or tram. Remember to validate your ticket!
Single fare transfer normal ticket costs 4,4 PLN, if you are planning to travel more, it is better to buy one-day ticket for 15 PLN. Then, you can use buses, trams, underground as many times as you want to during 24 hours.
Important: If you are student you can take the advantage of 50% discount! Remember to show your Student ID or ISIC card to the controller.
The best deal for students staying in Warsaw for more than one month is to buy long-term tickets. 30-day personal ticket for student costs 55 PLN (about 13 euro), while buying 90-day personal ticket you will spend 140 PLN (about 33 euro).
Photo: Warsaw City Card [source]
30-day and 90-day personal pass can be coded only on personalized Warsaw City Card. To receive a personal Warsaw City Card all you need to do is to complete an online application. The waiting time for issuing the card is approximately 4 business days. Just complete it on ZTM website before your departure and pick it up in one of the ZTM offices at your arrival.