Getting Around Warsaw

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    Walking

    by roamer61 Written Jun 14, 2013

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    Walking is a popular way to get around the main areas of touristic interest. All the main sites are close to each other. The Royal Castle and Castle Square as well as the Old Town Square with the History Museum are all a short walk from one another.

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    Public transport and luggage

    by ZiOOlek Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When you travel by public transport in Warsaw you may take a luggage and an animal with you free of charge. The city of Warsaw, probably as the first city in Poland, canceled luggage fees. You may now buy a beer instead of an adittional ticket and enjoy.:)

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    Where to walk and not to walk?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I do recommend to walk around the very compact (just a few streets closed for traffic) Warsaw Old Town with charming Market Square. The Old Town located on a steep hill (Skarpa Wislana) west of the Vistula River is surrounded by medieval walls and fortifications (the Barbican) from the West and North. Walk futher north to visit the small district called Nowe Miasto (New City) with many interesting churches, palaces and monument. There is the Royal Castle at the southern edge of the Old Town. Walk futher southwards along so-called the Royal Way: Krakowskie Przedmiescie St. and Nowy Swiat St. Visit numerous attractions along and closeby.

    The other points of tourist interest are located a bit futher. You surely may walk to the centre/downtown still dominating by the Palace of Culture and Science or to Lazienki Park or even to Powazki Cemetery but... don't waste your time. The areas of Warsaw you would pass on the way are not very pretty in my opinion, more cosmopolitan than Polish, crowded with traffic, noicy and boring. Better take a taxi or use public transportation (buses, trams and metro). Definetely do not walk to Wilanow Palace, it's very far southeast of downtown.

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    funny cars in Warsaw

    by eksvist Written Jul 13, 2008

    In this short time, what we were spend in Poland, we saw very much funny cars - the Poland Fiat.
    These are very small cars with 4 seats.
    The situation is so comic, when somebody standing beside the car. The peoples looks very big ... ;)

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    A walk in the (old) center

    by Pavlik_NL Written Jan 22, 2008

    The new old city center of Warszawa is a compact area that invites to see it while walking around. From here you can also strawl along the Trakt Krolewski, that will show you many palaces, public buildings and eventually brings you in the main park of the town.

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    Horse Drawn Carriage

    by al_mary Updated Jan 7, 2007

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    We found the old fashioned
    way to get around:
    Horse & Carriage

    Granted, alot is now done for
    tourist rides now, and as of
    Nov. 2006, it was inexpensive
    for a ride, because in the off
    season, you can dicker with the
    carriage owners.

    You can still sense the need to
    get out and make a living to feed
    your family when you see a man
    offering a ride in an old beat up
    carriage with car tires for wheels.

    The pictures you see here are of
    the carriages right down below our
    apartment when we look out of the
    window of our apartment we had in
    Old Town Square ....

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    Fun Options to see the city

    by Pawtuxet Written Aug 29, 2006

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    Lots of choices to see the city. We moved around on foot or with a taxi, but you could certainly have lots of fun on one of these alternatives. Next time I visit I think I should take a ride in a horse drawn carriage. There are some new twists as the tourists increase...such as the little Polish version of a rickshaw. Good for advertising as well. Take your pick. You can't miss, so long as you are moving around Old Town, New Town and other high spots, I'm sure you'll enjoy the ride.
    BTW... the train station and train lines service much of the country. Frequent service in most directions. So many alternatives might make it confusing. Get some help with the language when booking your trip. Otherwise... I enjoyed the trains. Gosia knew when, where, and how so it was easy for me. She also knew when it was wise to book a seat in advance. Check all of that out.

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    The little train takes you a little further

    by scottishvisitor Written Jul 25, 2006

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    The little train will pick you up in Castle Square and trudle you through a fare few more of Warsaw streets than the horse & carriage rides. On the rare occasion when we saw it moving the narration was in Polish and English. The train costs 20 zoltys per person a bit on the steep side for Warsaw. Take the train if the weather is wet or too hot otherwise just walk.

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    • Historical Travel

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    Public transport

    by bonio Written Apr 30, 2010

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    Getting around the city is not difficult. Bus, tram and underground transport is available.
    Cost for a single trip Zl 2.80 (3/2010)
    See website for routes and more info.

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