Getting Around


To get around in Warszawa is relatively easy as there is a variety of possibilities that will take you wherever you want, although traffic jams during rush hours are not unusual.

Public Transport

is open between ca 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. (working days). Between midnight and 5 a.m. the city is served by 14 night lines, they all stop outside Central Station, The Golden Terrace's side. 

Tickets

Single-trip tickets, short-term tickets, and tickets for 1, 3, 7 or 14 days can (and should) be obtained in kiosks and ticket-machines; you can also buy them directly from drivers. Validate your ticket on board a bus or before you enter a subway's platform. Long-term tickets (for 30 or 90 days) are also available; they are personal.

Find out more about the ticket tariff and other regulations in Warsaw here >> 

Underground (Metro)

For now Warszawa has only one line going south-north, with 21 stations. Although one line, it’s very useful and smooth. Metro closes at ca 12.30 a.m, on Friday and Saturday night at approx. 3 a.m.

Trams

The Warszawa Tram Company (Tramwaje Warszawskie) runs twenty-nine lines across the city with additional lines opened on special occasions (such as public holidays or All-Saints Day).

Buses

A web of bus lines of different sorts covers the entire city, with 140 routes. Many busses stop next to Warszawa Centralna railway station and the Metro Centrum station.

Old Tram as a tourist attraction

Tourist lines

There are two tourist lines: #100 is a double–decker that will take you (during summer season every day, otherwise weekends only) from the Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) around Warsaw. At noon there is a tour with English-speaking guide. 
The second sight-seeing line #180 leads through most interesting places in Warsaw – from the Powazki Cemetery thru the 11-km long The Royal Route out to the Wilanow Palace. This is a really cheap and easy way to see those essential tourist attractions of the city.

Taxi

With over 30 taxi companies operating in Warszawa it is always easy to find a taxi. The best way to get a taxi though, is to call one by phone och sms/on-line. The taxi will appear in up to 10 minutes, and you pay only from the place you start.
Some of the reliable (and cheapest) taxi companies are:

Wawa Taxi – phone 9644
Bayer-Taxi 9667
Korpo taxi 9624
Volfra taxi 9625
Super taxi 9622, 9661 
City Warsaw Taxi 9459
Halo taxi 9623

Day-tariff is in average 2,2 pln/km (+ 6 pln start fee).

Travelling by Car

The speed limit in city centre is 50km/h; 60km/h in other urban areas. Trams have the right of way. From October 1st to April 1st all vehicles should have their lights switched on at all times. Seat belts are mandatory. 0,02g/l is the limit of alcohol in blood while driving. Talking over cell phone that requires holding it in hand is prohibited.
Do not forget that in order to rent a car, a credit card is required.

Warsaw has also five P&R parking lots (Metro Młociny, Metro Marymont, Metro Wilanowska, Metro Stokłosy, and Polczynska); and more are under construction.

Bicycle

There is ca 100 km cycling lines in Warsaw, some of them leading you out of town to the Kampinos forest. You can rent a bike (it will be even delivered to your hotel) at Local Rent A Car at 140, Marszalkowska Str.  

Horse carriage outside the Royal CastleHorse Carriage

Lovely sightings in and around the Old Town (Stare Miasto) can be seen from one of the horse carriage that are operating from the Old Town Square and Castle Square. The drivers, as they take you around the town, will be more than happy to share their opinions with you in English.