Getting around Warsaw

Getting around Warsaw

Warsaw boasts a quick, safe and efficient public transport system of metro, trams, buses, night buses and the system of urban bikes.

The second line of Warsaw’s metro system opened in 2015 and connects the two banks of the Vistula River. Metro runs until midnight on weekdays and to 3.00 am at weekends.

Night buses are marked with the letter “N”, which run from 11.15 pm to 04.45 pm.

All public transportation tickets can be purchased at ZTM points, in some newspaper kiosks and at ticket machines located in the metro stations, bus stops, as well as on some buses and trams. You can pay either with cash or by card. Tickets can be used for all means of transport. You can select from 20-, 75- and 90-minute tickets. Longer-term options include one-day and weekend tickets.

If you use public transportation without a valid ticket, you risk a fine. People over 70 and children up to 7th year of age are entitled to free travel.


The Warsaw metropolitan area is divided into urban zone “1” (within the city boundary) and suburban area “2”.

Ticket prices – zone 1:

  • 75 minute ticket – 4,40 PLN, discount – 2,20 PLN
  • one-day ticket (valid 24h): standard – 15,00 PLN, discount – 7,50 PLN
  • three-day ticket: standard – 36,00 PLN, discount – 18,00 PLN

Ticket prices – zone 1 and 2:

  • 20 minute ticket – 3,40 PLN, discount – 1,70 PLN
  • 90 minute ticket – 7,00 PLN, discount – 3,50 PLN
  • one-day ticket (valid 24h): standard – 26,00 PLN, discount – 13,00 PLN
  • weekend ticket: standard – 24,00 PLN, discount – 12,00 PLN
  • group weekend ticket, up to 5 people – 40,00 PLN
  • three-day ticket: standard – 57,00 PLN, discount – 28,50 PLN

Tickets must be validated immediately after boarding a bus or tram, or at the gates leading to metro platforms.
Luggage and animals can be taken on public transport free of charge.

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