Transports in Warsaw
Updated 2018-09-17 11:48

Like most European capital cities, Warsaw has a rather developed transport system. Find out more in this article.

If you have moved to Warsaw, whether to work or other purposes, travelling 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 options, depending on your preferences.


Warsaw comprises nearly 200 bus lines and the dense bus network covers most of the capital city. The bus remains the most popular means of transport, even if it can be quite uneasy during peak hours.

A bus number in Poland will tell you what kind of bus it is and where it will take you. Lines marked 100 to 300 serve all bus stops; lines marked in red 400 to 500 are rapid buses, and those marked E are express buses and are typically available from Monday to Friday during peak hours. Finally, lines marked 700 to 800 are commuter buses while those whose numbers start with N are night buses which are available from 11.15 pm to 4.30 am the next day.


Warsaw has a modern and developed subway network including two lines: one linking the North to the South and the other linking the East to the West. There are 27 stations and the metro network stretches for over 18 miles. The network is managed by ZTM Warsaw.

The best thing about travelling on the subway is that it lets you get across the city within half an hour. Plus, both subway lines are available from 5am until 1am the next day and till 3am on Saturdays.

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.


You will also find a tramway network in Warsaw. The tramway network consists of 20 lines, extending over 470 km of railway. Trams are a convenient way to get around the city: Warsaw's tram park is modern, seating is comfortable and trams are typically less crowded than buses.


The railway network in the capital city is developed as well and is a great way to travel to farther regions and other cities around Warsaw. In fact, almost all long distance connections transit through Warsaw. Additionally, you can also hop on a train to visit the neighbouring European countries like Germany, Austria, Hungary, and others. 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. With that, you get more taxi options in the capital than in smaller cities: there are plenty of taxi companies as well as international taxi apps like Uber and Taxify. Find more information in the article Transports in Poland.

Useful links:

ZTM ' Bus et tramway
Warsaw Subway
Warsaw maps

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