Like most European capital cities, Warsaw has a developed transport system. Find out more in this article.
If you have moved to Warsaw, whether to work or other purposes, traveling will definitely be part of your every day life. Rest assured! The Polish capital city has a modern and developed transport system which can take you anywhere you want. You can simply choose among the bus, tramway, train, subway and taxi, depending on your preferences.
Warsaw has one of the world's most modern and developed subway networks. It include two lines: one linking the North to the South and the other linking the East to the West. The network is managed by ZTM Warsaw. Note that the subway will allow you travel across the city within half and hour. Both lines are generally available as from 5 am until 1 am the next day. On Saturdays, these are available until 3 am.
Subway tickets also apply to buses and tramway. These are available at newspapers stalls, bus and subway stations, in the bus and at automatic vending machines which are found at bus and tram stations. Ticket prices vary according to the length of the trip, ranging from 3.4 new zloty to 26 new zloty.
Warsaw comprises nearly 200 bus lines thanks to a dense bus network which cover most of the capital city. However, the bus remains the most popular means of transport, even if it can be quite uneasy during peak hours.
Warsaw buses number consist of three numbers. Lines marked 100 to 300 serve all bus stops. Lines marked in red 400 to 500 are rapid buses. Those marked E are Express buses and are available from Monday to Friday during peak hours.
Finally, lines marked 700 to 800 are commuter buses while those whose numbers start by N are night buses which are available from 11.15 pm to 4.30 am the next day.
You will also find a tramway network in Warsaw. Many passengers prefer to make a correspondence by subway and tramway so as to reach their place of work, home and shopping malls more rapidly. The tramway network consists of 20 lines, extending over 470 km of railway.
The railway network is especially used to travel outside of the city center, that is to the rest of the country. In fact, all long distance connections transit through Warsaw. Dworzec Centralny is the city's biggest railway station.
Finally, like other major cities, Warsaw has a wide taxi network. In general services offered and rates are the same as in the rest of the country. Find more information in the article Transports in Poland.