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Getting around Warsaw

Learning the city's atmosphere is better on foot. Yet, reaching the different, often distant parts of the city is easier by public transport. Expanded public transport system will take you to any location within Warsaw and also outside - to the city's suburbs. Taxis should be ordered by phone. It is recommended for you to use one of the city's official Radio-Taxi companies. Using your own transport (car) in Warsaw can be, as in any city, rather troublesome, especially in the city centre, where the controlled parking zone has been introduced.

Public transport
Public transport in Warsaw offers bus, tram and metro connections and enables its passengers to reach the city in a comorftable and swift way 24h a day. Many vehicles are adjusted for the disabled. Public transport schedule in Warsaw at

The metro

The metro in Warsaw at present is only one line connecting Bielany (M≥ociny station) directly to the southern part of the city (Ursynów, served by Kabaty station). The second line of Warsaw’s metro system opened in 2015 and connects the two banks of the Vistula River. The metro runs daily between 5 am and midnight (every 3-4 minutes during peak hours, every 7-8 minutes at off-peak times). Additional service is provided on Fridays and Saturdays between 00:15 am and 2:30 am (every 15 minutes). More information about Warsaw metro at

The Warsaw metropolitan area is divided into urban zone "1" (within the city limits) and suburban area "2". Tickets that may be used to reach both zones are more expensive. 20, 40 and 60 minute tickets, one trip tickets and short term tickets (day and 3-day ticket), can be purchased at ZTM points, in some newspaper kiosks and at ticket machines, where you can pay either with cash or a debit card. Instructions on the ticket machines are in Polish, English and German. Some selected tickets can also be purchased using a mobile phone. More details can be found at

The prices of selected tickets in zone 1:

  • Ticket for one trip: normal - 4,40 PLN, reduced - 2,20 PLN
  • Daily ticket (valid for 24 hours): normal - 15,00 PLN, reduced - 7,50 PLN
  • 3-day ticket: normal - 30,00 PLN, reduced - 15,00 PLN 


When using taxis in Warsaw, it is strongly recommended that you use only those with the following: the symbol of Warsaw – a mermaid – on both front doors, yellow/red stripes affixed to the glass along the front doors, a number stuck to the side of the vehicle, a hologram with the license number and the vehicle’s registration number on the upper right-hand corner of the front glass and a sticker with price information per kilometer that must be displayed on the glass of the right-hand side back door. It is recommended for you to use one of the city's official Radio-Taxi companies, and order a taxi by telephone. The airport (Arrivals) is served only by 3 Radio-Taxi companies: Ele Taxi, Sawa Taxi i Super Taxi.

For the list of Radio-Taxi companies in Warsaw, please follow the link

Car rentals
In Warsaw you can use severral car renting companies, including those belong to the international chains. Some of them can be found at the airports and international hotel chains (Mariott, Hilton, Mercure). More information at

The whole area of Warsaw city centre is a controlled parking zone. This rule applies from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays parking is free. Drivers can also use public parking lots. These can be found, eg. next to big hotels such as Victoria, Mercure, Mariott, Sheraton.

Bike rent
Veturilo – warsaw public bicycle. It is a self service bike rental system located in various parts of the city.

More info about Veturilo:



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