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1)Public Transport

The Municipal Transport Board (ZTM) operates the bus and tram network, connecting all parts of the city (tel: (022) 827 3747 (0700-1530); e-mail: info@ztm.waw.pl; website: www.ztm.waw.pl).
Buses and trams run 0500-2300. Night bus routes converge near Central station half-hourly 2315-0445. There is a one-line metro system, running every 5-8 minutes 0500-2315 from the southern suburbs to the city centre. Plans for the completion of Warsaw's first metro line to Wolczynska Street are dependent on levels of investment in the forthcoming years.

Tickets, valid for all modes of transport, must be purchased before boarding. They are available at the green Ruch kiosks, post offices, hotels and most restaurants. A single fare costs Z2.40. With every change of vehicle, a new ticket must be punched in the metal boxes inside the bus or tram, or before entering the platform on the underground. A full-price ticket must be punched for each large piece of luggage. The fare for night buses is Z7.20, and can be paid directly to the driver.

A one-day pass costs Z10 and is valid until midnight. A group ticket (two adults and three children) costs Z16. A one-week ticket costs Z36. A weekend ticket for a group of up to five people is valid from 0000 Friday to 0000 Sunday and costs Z28. These can be purchased from kiosks, at the City Transportation Office, in the concrete building on plac Unii Lubelskiej, or at ulica Senatorska 37 between 0730-1500 (entrance from Saski Garden). Students up to the age of 26 (on production of an ISIC card) are entitled to reduced fares; children under four years old travel free. Pickpockets operate on some routes - especially bus 175 from the airport. Valuables should be kept close at hand and out of sight at all times.

Taxis are metered and can be hailed on the street, although fares are usually cheaper if the taxi is ordered by telephone. There are also a number of private firms. Payment can be made by credit card with the following companies:
Halo Taxi (tel: 96 23), Ele Taxi (tel: 811 1111),
O'K! Taxi (tel: 96 28) and
MPT Taxi (tel: 919).
Other taxis firms include:
BT Taxi (tel: 622 2222),
Nowa Taxi (tel: 96 87) and
Wawa Taxi (tel: 96 44).

3) Car Hire
Prices range from Zl200-1500 per day. The major car hire providers in Warsaw are
Avis (tel: (022) 630 7316 or 650 4871/72),
Budget (tel: (022) 846 7310 or 650 4062),
Hertz (tel: (022) 621 0239 or (0800) 143 789 - free call) and
Intercar (tel: (022) 838 8724).

4) Bicycle Hire
Cycling is not a popular option in Warsaw. Care should be taken while travelling in heavy traffic and at intersections. Bikes can be hired from Bike Rental, ulica Ostrobramska 73 (tel: (022) 613 6525).

Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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