MOVING AROUND IN WARSAW
Types: buses, trams, metro, trains, bike-share (Veturilo), Uber, taxi
Types: single fare, time-limit, short-term
Single fare tickets, time-limit tickets and short-term tickets are sold in a form of a paper card with a magnetic strip.
20 minute ticket entitles to an unlimited number of journeys for a period not exceeding 20 minutes from its validation
Standard price: 3,40 PLN
Single fare transfer ticket entitles to an unlimited number of journeys for a period not exceeding 75 minutes from its validation or entitling to a single journey to a stop or station which is the last on the route.
Standard price: 4,40 PLN
Single fare transfer ticket entitles to an unlimited number of journeys for a period not exceeding 90 minutes from its validation or entitling to a single journey to a stop or station which is the last on the route.
Standard price: 7,00 PLN
One-day ticket entitles to unlimited number of journeys for 24 hours from its validation
Standard price: 15,00 PLN
3-day ticket entitles to unlimited number of journeys for 72 hours from its validation
Standard price: 36,00 PLN
You can find more infromation about Warsw public transport HERE
Where and how to buy tickets?
Tickets may be bought in the sale network, including among others, Passenger Service Centres, post offices, authorised points of sale and ticket vending machines.
Stops are marked with traffic signs with a bus or tram pictogram. The sign is usually placed either on a pillar or the shelter (roof). Entrances to underground metro stations are marked with a pictogram of metro and the name of the station.
ZTM stops are marked with traffic signs with a bus or tram pictogram. The sign is usually placed either on a pillar or the shelter (roof).
In the vehicle
There is a validating machine to be found by the door on all buses, trams, and urban rapid rail. Tickets which have not been validated earlier, i.e. each single fare ticket or unused seasonal or time-limit ticket, should be validated immediately after boarding the vehicle. In the metro you need to validate your ticket while entering through the faregates. Remember- always keep your ticket with you in case of a ticket control! Tickets bought inside the vehicle are usually validated already. You can always check the validity of your ticket by putting it into the ticket validating machine.
Veturilo – Warsaw Public Bike
Veturilo bicycles are available at 366 stations and there are 5 292 bicycles. You can use the city bikes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You need to download an app and register to use Veturilo bikes. In case to rent a bike internet access is necessary.
While you need to pay the minimum of 10 PLN of initial fee. After registering you will receive a text message and an email message together with a PIN code which become your identifiers in the system.
If you want to rent a bike, you need to approach the terminal, press the button of “Rental/Return” on your phone app and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. The bike which you selected will be automatically released (remember to check inner tube and brakes!). The easiest option to give back the bike is also to use the proper terminal.
You can find more infromation about city bike systems HERE
How to get to Kozminski University
Near Kozminski University there are 2 tram stops: Pimot and Platerówek. You can reach them with 18 and 20 tram line. 18 line goes from metro station Ratusz Arsenał and also from metro station Centrum (city center) and 20 line from metro station Dworzec Wileński or metro station Ratusz Arsenał.
There is Veturilo terminal in from of the University.
Please use ONLY the taxis that are properly marked as taxis and have offical pricing table on the window, as there are still a lot of fake ones.
Uber is a convenient and safe way to travel around Warsaw; prices are slightly lower then traditional taxis.
How to get from Chopin Airport?
- By bus
Buses 175 and 188 serve Chopin airport. The bus 175 goes to the city center and then to the vicinity of the old town. You can check its route here:
Bus 188 bypasses the city center and goes to the other side of the Vistula river, but can get you to the Politechnika metro station.
- By train
The fastest way to get to most places from the airport is to take the train. There are signs all over the airport pointing you to the train station. From there, every 15 min a train leaves in the direction of the city center. Be aware that Koleje Mazowieckie trains (the green ones) do not accept single fare tickets! Only daily (and longer) tickets are accepted in the green-yellow trains, so if you have a single fare or time limit ticket please make sure to take the white-red trains (SKM Warszawa). 1 in 4 trains every hour is the Koleje Mazowieckie train, all the others are SKM Warszawa and are safe to take.
- By taxi
A taxi from the airport to the city center should not cost more than 40 PLN (during the day). Be aware that there are scam taxis that will charge a much higher fare- but the airport has designed a special area for recommended taxis just outside the exit. No unauthorized taxis are allowed to use the first lane outside, so feel safe to use it.
- By Uber
If you decide to travel by Uber it will not pick you up at arrivals (lower level). You will need to take the stairs or elevator to level 1 (departures). Uber to the city center should cost you ca. 25 PLN.