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A tourist in Warsaw

(ZTM) offers bus, tramway and subway lines.
TRAMS– one or two-digit numbers

BUSES – three-digit numbers :

1xx, 2xx, 3xx – regular lines stopping on all bus stops
4xx, 5xx – faster lines (marked red)
E-x – express lines operating during rush hours on weekdays (marked red)
7xx – suburban lines
8xx – suburban lines operating on weekdays
Nxx – night lines operating between 11:15 pm and 04:45 am

Bus line no 180
Line 180 operates daily all year long from Wilanów  through Powązki Cemetery to Chomiczówka. This route is recommended for tourists and inhabitants mainly in the part of the historical Royal Route (from the Old Town to Wilanów). This route takes ca. 60-70 minutes. You have to have a bus ticket.

Warsaw subway consists now of 2 lines. M1 connects Bielany (Młociny station) with Ursynów in the south (Kabaty station). M2 goes from Wola on the left bank of Vistula river (Rondo Daszyńskiego Station) to Stara Praga on the right bank of Vistula river (Dworzec Wileński station)

Subway operates daily from 5:00 am to 0.10 am  (every 3-4 minutes during rush hours, every 7-8 minutes outside rush hours). Additionally, on Fridays and Saturdays M1 operates between 0:15 am and 2:30 am (every 15 minutes) and line M2 between 0:15 am and 3:00 am (every 15 minutes).

Information on travelling by means of public transport in Warsaw are available at website .

Tram, bus and metro tickets may be bought in ZTM Centres, selected newsstands and ticket machines in which you may buy tickets with cash and a card.

You may pay for selected tickets with a mobile phone.

Warsaw agglomeration is divided into city zone “1” (within the borders of the city) and suburban zone “2”. You should remember that tickets for both zones are more expensive.
Prices of selected tickets in zone 1:

  • Single transfer ticket for 75 minutes: standard price – PLN 4.40, reduced price – PLN 2.20
  • 24-hour ticket for zone 1 : standard price – PLN 15.00, reduced price – PLN 7.50

Princes of selected tickets in zone 1 and 2:

  • 20 minute ticket – PLN 3.40, reduced price – PLN 1.70
  • 90 minute ticket- PLN 7.00 , reduced price – PLN 3.50
  • 24-hour ticket: standard price – PLN 26.00, reduced price – PLN 13.00
  • Weekend ticket: standard price – PLN 24.00, reduced price - PLN 12.00
  • Group weekend ticket for up to 5 persons – PLN 40.00

People over 70 years of age ( on the basis of an ID card or another document with a photograph showing date of birth) and children until 30 September of the year when they turn 7 are entitled to travel free of charge.

Children and youth until they turn 16 years of age and students until they turn 26 years of age with valid ISIC card (International Student Identity Card) are entitled to 50% discount on the basis of a document with a picture and date of birth.

Fine for  for a journey without a valid ticket - PLN 266. This fine may be paid on a bus, when it is imposed. Please remember to ask for a receipt. A fine may be reduced by 30% if it is paid within 7 days from when it is imposed.

  • Emergency phone number 112
  •  Police 997
  •  Ambulance  999
  •  Fire Service 998
  •  Municipal Guard 986
  •  Warsaw Medical Infoline : 22 827 89 62, 22 826 83 00
  •  Safety infoline for foreigners: +48 608 599 999 (Monday to Sunday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, from 1 June to 30 September 8:00 am-8:00 pm, information in Polish, English and German)
  • National tourist infoline : +48 801 888 844, + 48 22 278 77 77(Monday to Sunday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, from 1 June to 30 September 8:00 am-8:00 pm, information in Polish, English and German)
  • Railway infoline 197 57
  •  Coach infoline 708 208 888
  •  Chopin Airport infoline  22 650 42 20
  •  Infoline concerning health care centers 22 443 77 77
  •  Customs Service Information Centre 801 055 055, from mobile phone - 22 330 03 30

    When you call from a mobile phone, the 5-digit number should be preceded by “22”.

1 January – New Year
6 January– Epiphany
Easter Sunday and Monday
1 May – Labour Day
3 may – National Holiday
May – Whitsunday (movable feast)
May/June – Corpus Christi – movable feast, always on Thursday
15 August – Assumption of Mary
1 November – All Saints’ Day
11 November – Independence Day
25 and 26 December – Christmas

Commercial centres, supermarkets, stores and offices are closed on public holidays.

Polish currency is Polish złoty (PLN), 1 PLN = 100 groszy.

Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy and 1, 2, 5 PLN and banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN.

In some stores, e.g. in numerous hipermarkets, at selected cash desks you may pay with euro. When you approach a cash desk, you should inform a cashier that you want to use the European currency. Payments with euro are not popular in Poland and change is often received in Polish zloty.

Currency conversion

Currency is exchanged in exchange agencies that do not charge commission. You should not exchange currency with accidental people on the street .

Money transfers

Money transfers are sent via Western Union and MoneyGram.
Western Union money transfer may be sent in selected branches of bank Pekao S.A. and Bank Spółdzielczy and in selected money exchange agencies.

MoneyGram transfer may be sent in branch offices of Bank BGZ, International Currency Exchange, Bank Pocztowy, Bank BPS and in every place marked with logo “Moje Przekazy”.

Traveller’s cheques

Currency Express

Chopin Airport - Terminal A, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1

22 650 26 35 encashment of traveller’s cheques: Visa, Thomas Cook, American Express


Travellers from outside the territory of the European Union may apply for return of VAT for goods purchased in Poland. To apply for this, you must do shopping for at least PLN 200 in a store offering Tax Free service, and you should inform a seller that you intent to apply for VAT return. For this purpose you must complete a special form that must be presented to a customs officer when you are leaving the European Union.


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