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Getting around Warsaw by metro, railways, tram, bus. Tickets, timetable

Getting around Warsaw

The Capital of Poland can boast an efficient transport system that connects the whole city in a capillary way. Metro, suburban railway, bus, tram: a really varied offer.

Moreover, thanks to the integrated tariff system, you can use any means of transport with a single ticket. Public Transport Authority (ZTM) is the manager



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The metro is, of course, the quickest way for moving around Warsaw. The network is managed by the Polish Metro Warszawskie sp. z oo Currently consists of 2 lines: M1 e M2, identified respectively by the blue and red colors.

The M1 Line, about 20 km long, cuts Warsaw from North to South. It consists of a total of 21 stops. The journey time from the two terminus (Mlociny – Kabaty) is about half an hour. Like the newer M2 line, it is really efficient and modern.

The Metro M2, as mentioned, is newly built and undergoing expansion. Currently it consists of 8 active stops, from Rondo Daszyńskiego to Dworzec Wilenski. At the Świętokrzyska station there is a connection between the two metro lines.

The metro runs daily, from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, from 05:00 (05:30) in the morning to 23:10 (23:40); the times of the first and last race vary according to the direction. At the weekend, the closing time is extended to 02:40. The frequency of the trips touches the 3 minutes at peak times, and the 7/8 minutes. We are on extremely high standards.

For more info and updates, refer to the official website, available at this link.


Like the metro, the tramway is highly efficient and modern. The cars, especially those in the central and most used areas, have undergone a modernization process over the last few years. To date, the tram is a really good experience for getting around Warsaw.

You will be able to see the beauties of the city on board modern and comfortable vehicles. Many are eco-friendly, have high safety standards, and are also accessible to people with reduced mobility. The offer is really excellent: ultra-modern trams with low floor (swing); two-way tram (jazz duo); and, again, special or antique cars, which incorporate the lines of the first models.

The network is operated by Tramwaje Warszawskie Sp. Z oo Every day, there are more than 800 cars and oktre 30 lines to circulate from 05:00 in the morning up to 23:30.

For all the info you can consult the official website from this link.


By urban, suburban, fast and night lines, you will be able to reach every corner of Warsaw. The buses, in our opinion, represent an excellent solution especially to reach the suburbs and the neighboring cities; that is, all the areas hardly reached by the subway.

The road network is rather efficient and functional. Also consider night-time travel, you can move around Warsaw at any time. The network, as mentioned, is quite wide and varied. Clearing oneself among the many lines could be quite complicated. We recommend that you use these means especially for areas that are difficult to reach by metro.

Generally, city buses are identified by a black numbering from 100 to 400. These are the lines that make all the stops. The buses identified by a number preceded by the letter E, are the express lines, which stop at the center and at the destination district. The numbered buses from 700 to 800, are those arriving in the cities near Warsaw.

Night lines, are in operation from 23:00 to 04:30 approximately. Remember that they stop only on request.

Then there are the so-called tourist lines, designed for tourists who want to move around Warsaw in a flexible way. They are city buses that have a tourist itinerary. Among these, the 180 Bus is one of the more noti.


Getting around Warsaw

Szybka Kolej Miejska Sp. Z oo manages the city’s suburban railway network. There are 4 lines currently in service: S1, S2, S3 and S9. Generally, the network is useful because it covers large distances and allows you to reach, for example, both airports.


Warsaw is divided into two tariff zones: 1 and 2. All the main attractions are located within the first area.

Thanks to the integrated system, managed by the Polish company Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego (ZTM), moving around Warsaw will be quite simple. And, above all, you will not have to untangle yourself between different types of tickets depending on the vehicle used.

Are you in Warsaw for the weekend? Do you travel as a couple, or better yet, in a group? So, do not hesitate and buy the best price BILET WEEKENDOWY GRUPOWY. ! This is a sort of valid subscription from 19:00 on Friday up to 20:00 on the following Monday. It costs 40,00PLN (less than 10€) and allows 5 PEOPLE to travel on all public transport in the 1 and 2 area. The single version for one person costs 24,00PLN. The only flaw is that these two types of tickets are available, exclusively in the weekend formula.

Alternatively, for those who intend to use public transport often within a single day, it may be convenient Normalny dobowy bilet. This is a daily pass that allows you to make unlimited travel on vehicles within a day. The ticket for the 1 area, recommended, costs 15,00PLN (7,50PLN, reduced); the 1+2 day ticket, instead, costs 26,00PLN.

On the other hand, those who use the vehicles sporadically can purchase single-ride tickets, listed below:

  • 20-minutowy. A ticket that allows you to travel on any means of the 1 and 2 area within 20 minutes from the first obliteration. It costs 3,40PLN (reduced, 1,70PLN).
  • Bilet jednorazowy przesiadkowy Strefa 1. A ticket that allows you to travel on any means of the 1 area within 75 minutes from the first obliteration. It costs 4,40PLN (reduced, 2,20PLN).
  • Bilet jednorazowy przesiadkowy Strefa 1 i 2. A ticket that allows you to travel on any means of the 1 and 2 areas within 90 minutes from the first obliteration. It costs 7,00PLN (reduced, 3,50PLN).

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