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City Sightseeing Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Your City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour ticket provides you with the chance to explore the city of Warsaw at your own pace to see the sights that you want to see! Make your way through the city aboard a double-decker bus and hop on and off at the 10 stops soaking up the atmosphere of this magnificent city which combines influences of both Western and Eastern Europe. Learn a bit about its history and discover the city of contrasts where historical monuments and modern architecture coexist to create wonderful sightseeing. See top attractions like the Palace of Culture and Science Bank Square and the Church of Artists. Take a stroll through Warsaw's Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been meticulously restored. Walk around the medieval market square with its open-air cafes and admire the surrounding Renaissance and Baroque architecture. If you’d like to shop
From EUR15.00
Warsaw Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide
"Program of the city tour:1. The Old Town included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List2. The Royal Castle with its Square residence of monarchs ( 1596 – 1795 ) as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see King Sigismund's III Column- the first secular monument in Poland.3. St. John's Cathedral a Gothic church and witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland with sarcophagi containing the remains of eminent Poles.4. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican.5. The former Jewish Ghetto The Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto Umschplag Platz and Mila Street
From EUR35.00
Half Day City Sightseeing Tour of Warsaw
"Historical sites such as the Ghetto Memorial the Monument of Warsaw Uprising the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier the Grand Theatre Chopin's monument the Belvedere Palace and the Old Town are all seen on your tour.At the Old Town you can enjoy a walking tour passing by the Castle Square King Sigismund's Column
From EUR45.00

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Fares on public transport

Normal fare on public transport in Warsaw, no matter if you travel by bus, tram or the underground is, after the recent price rises, 4.40 PLN. For that price, you can travel on one or more means of transport but only for 75 minutes from the moment of validating the ticket. After that, you must validate another ticket.
If you get the ticket directly from the driver, the fare will be the same. The driver won't give you change so have the exact fare ready. He may also refuse to sell the ticket if his bus is behind schedule so you'd better get your ticket from a kiosk. There are now ticket machines on some buses and such tickets need not be validated.
Tourists who need to get around a lot, and Warsaw is too big to waste your time walking, would do best to get a ticket valid on all kinds of transport for a longer period of time.
Here are the fares:
day ticket (bilet jednodniowy), valid for 24 hours from the moment of its validation - 15.00 PLN (for Zone I, but tourists don't usually go to Zone 2)
Such tickets need to be validated - inserted into a machine which puts a stamp on them - only on the first means of transport you take, then keep the ticket and show it for inspection if required within the time set.
The fine for travelling without a ticket - 220.00 PLN. You may not meet an inspector but just think if it's worth taking the risk.
There are also some tickets valid on all means of transport, e.g. if you want to change, for 20 min. from the moment of validation, which cost 3.40 PLN. But if you are a tourist you wouldn't know how long it will take you to get somewhere. You can use them if you know you are going just one or two stops. It's a new idea and I'm not sure it will work. How are you supposed to know for instance if your bus is not going to get stuck in a traffic jam so that your 20 min. pass and you will still be on it?

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Jan 03, 2014

City transportation - tickets and basic rules

My recommendation for a visitor is to walk on foot (the Old Town and the Royal Way) and use either city transportation (bus, tram, metro - 1 line only) or taxis (door to door transportation, more expensive but more comfortable and safer). City buses and trams are mostly quite punctual :-) and go from 4.30 am - 5.00 am to about 11.00 pm - 11.30 pm. Night bus lines go later (numbered 601 up). Trams are a bit faster than buses in rush hours.

Black numbers from 101 up - day lines
Black numbers from 301 up - day rush hours lines
Red numbers from 401 up and E-1 to E-5 - fast rush hours lines
Red numbers from 500 up - fast day lines
Black numbers from 601 up - night lines
Black numbers from 701 up - suburbian day lines
Black numbers from 801 up - suburbian rush hours lines
Red numbers from 201 - temporarily lines (special events, holidays)

There are the same tickets for both city buses, trams and metro which reach almost each point in large Warsaw area. The tickets are sold in numerous kiosks (read my shopping tip) and by a driver of a bus or trams (but only on a stop, they don't give any change, and you must pay 0.6 zl more unless you take a night or suburbian bus).

Haha, there are tenths or even hundreds kinds of tickets. Students always pay 50%. The most usuful tickets for a visitor (100% fare):
- 2.40 zl - for a single trip in day lines
- 2.00 zl - for a single trip in day lines which starts on business day between 9 am and 2 pm
- 7.20 zl (1.9 euros) - for 24 hours since validation time (inside the city, valid also for night buses)
- 12 zl (3.2 euros) - as above but for 3 days
- 24 zl - as above but for 7 days.
There is NO fee for any luggage or bicycle.

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Apr 04, 2011

About tickets

There are many different kinds of tickets for public transportation, here are some examples:
1 normal ticket - 2,80 PLN
Ticket for 20 min. - 2,00 PLN
Ticket for 40 min. - 2,80 PLN
Ticket for 60 min. - 4,00 PLN
Ticket for 90 min. - 6,00 PLN
Ticket for 24 h - 9,00 PLN
Ticket for 3 days - 16,00 PLN
Ticket for one week - 32,00 PLN
Children under 4 years travel for free, above 4 years pay 50%.

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May 08, 2010

Public Transport Tickets

If you are arriving by plane and require tickets for Warsaw's public transport it is fairly easy. Just inside the arrivals entrance in Terminal Two there is a Ruch Shop, that sells different types of tickets. The staff are very helpful and speak or at least understand English. A 1 day ticket costs 9pln, 3 days 16pln & 7 days 32pln, they also sell single journey tickets. There is a Relay shop in Terminal One that also sells tickets but it only has limited types of tickets. You can of course purchase a ticket from the bus driver. The tickets are valid for all day lines within city limits, suburban lines within the city zone and night lines, for buses, trams and the metro. More information can be found at this website
The #175 bus stop is just across the road from the two terminals. This bus goes to the city centre. Just inside the doors of the bus is a yellow box to stamp the ticket and it prints the expiry date, the machine only seems to work when the engine of the bus is running. No additional tickets are needed for luggage. The bus takes about 30 minutes to get to the city centre and quickly fills up with standing room only by the time it gets into town. If you are loaded down with luggage may sure you sit or stand close to the doors. Watch your belongings as the #175 bus is popular with pickpockets.

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Nov 17, 2009
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3-Days for only 12 Zloty!

The public transport system in Warsaw city truly impressed me: there are buses, trams and a subway that all interconnect, from the new town to the old town.

We mostly used the bus no. 175, which will take you all the way to Old Town (bus stop "Hotel Bristol"). This bus keeps going around and around, with many stops to hop-on and hop-off. As our hotel was perfectly located near the Palace of Culture & Science, we even had our own bus stop right outside, so it was very convenient (bus stop "Pl. Zawieszy"). This bus line #175 also has a stop just across the road from the main airport terminal & will take you to the city centre.

We also found that most people were extremely helpful if we asked for adivce on the stops & destinations we were interested in... so don't be afraid to ask. Most young Poles have a good knowledge of English.

You can purchase public transport tickets in the tourist office of many hotels in the area, or simply in any kiosk/newspaper store. We purchased a 3-day pass which allowed us unlimited use of bus, tram and subway for a fantastic price of only 12 Zloty per adult! (Prices in year 2006)

TIP: Don't forget to punch your ticket as soon as you start using it. There are orange machines in the buses & trams that will print the date & time on the back of the ticket. Only after doing this the ticket is valid.

WARNING: Watch-out for pick pockets... especially on buses going to the old town.

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Nov 11, 2007

Getting Around Warsaw By Public Transport

I found the Warsaw’s public transport system to be useful, efficient, and safe. Trams, Busses, and a Subway allow any visitor to Warsaw to make their way to almost any part of the city. Tickets can be bought to used across the entire public transport system for a very small fee (€2 for a 24h pass) and can be purchased at store such as Relay in the main train station. As with any city, watch out for pick pockets when using public transport.

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May 08, 2007

Buy a ticket!

If you gonna use the transport, make sure you dont try cheat the system! We got checked on every form of transport we used, from Underground to Tram & Bus. Transport in Poland is very cheap, so whats the point in getting a rather large fine for cheating the system, when its costs almost nothing to use it?
Spot checks are done on every route, at various times during the day.

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Jan 08, 2006

Buying Train Tickets

Hi, I've found rather than buying train tickets at Warszawa Centralna railway station where it is always very busy, and quite frankly not an exactly pleasant experience, try buying your tickets at the Orbis (?) travel shop on al. Jerozolimskie (next to the "Smyk" toy shop) as it is much less busier and a much better atmosphere.

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Look for RUCH

Okay, I think I've said this a few times already, but this picture shows you the ubiquitous green and yellow sign of the Ruch Newsstand where you can buy tickets for the buses, trams and the Underground. These places are all over town.

A single journey ticket is a "jednorazowy bilet" (that's the one that's 2.40 zl).
You can also buy a 90 minute ticket for 6 zl.
After 11 pm, a single journey night bus ticket is 4.80 zl.

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Nov 20, 2005

Orbis Travel Agency

The Orbis Travel Agency is a great place to purchase your domestic or international train tickets in advance. You can also purchase tickets for international ferries and domestic/internatonal airtickets from the major outlets as well.

The branch in Warsaw is conveniently located near the train station, and the staff are efficient.

They charge a small fee, about 9zl, but the convenience of not having to deal with the grumpy and unhelpful staff at Warsaw Centralna more than makes it worthwhile.

Orbis Travel also organises tours for both tourists and locals in and around Poland.

The Orbis Travel Agency is located along Jerozolimske, with Bracka as a cross street.

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Nov 30, 2004

Warsaw City Card

Warszawska Karta Miejska is an electronic chip card. It acts as a ticket for city transportation. The card itself costs PLN 5 and there are several outlets around Warsaw where you can recharge it.

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Things to Do Near Warsaw

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Krasinski Palace

Krasinski palace, as guide tells, one of the most beautiful palaces in Warsaw and Poland. It was projected in 17th centuries and has features of baroque style. For some time it was used as Supreme...
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Monument to the Ghetto Uprising

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Marie Curie Museum

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St Casimir's Church

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Jewish Historical Institute

It's not hard to guess that this museum isn't an easy to go place. With over 300 000 Jews, Warsaw was a centre of Jewish life in Eastern Europe with all its ups and downs. The Holocaust put an end to...
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St. John's Cathedral

This most ancient of Warsaw churches is already mentioned in 13th century records, but came to be well-known later: It was here that in 1339 a papal legate publicly condemned the Teutonic Order for...
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