Getting Around Warsaw
The Municipal Transport Board in Warsaw operates an extensive
bus and tram network and a single-line metro system. Buses and
trams ply the streets from 5am to 11pm each day and are the
cheapest way to get around. Tickets are valid for all modes of
public transport and must be bought in advance from Ruch kiosks,
post offices, hotels or restaurants. Travellers must then punch the
ticket on the machine inside the bus or tram, one ticket for every
change of vehicle. One day passes and group tickets are available.
The metro trains run every five minutes to and fro between the
southern suburbs and the city centre and is the fastest way of
getting around Warsaw. Metered taxis can be hailed on the streets
or ordered by telephone from a number of different companies.
Visitors are sometimes overcharged, particularly at the airport and
central station so it is best to agree on a price before getting
in. Taxis ordered by phone are usually a lot cheaper.