Tram and Subway Travel

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Tram and Subway Travel

In Warsaw, a cheapest (20-minute) trip on a city bus, tram, or metro costs zł 3.40 within zone 1. There are also timed tickets: zł 4.40 for up to 75 minutes, and zł 7 for up to 90 minutes (the latter covers zones 1 and 2). A 1-day pass is zł 15, and a weekend pass, zł 24. There are additional charges for large pieces of luggage. Purchase tickets from RUCH kiosks, from ticket machines at the bus stops and metro stations, and on board, or directly from bus drivers (zł 0.60 surcharge), and validate one in the machine on the bus or tram, or at the metro gate, for each ride. Buses that halt at all stops along their route are numbered 100 and up. Express buses are numbered from E-1 and up. You can check details on the bus stop's information board. Night buses (marked with "N" prefix) operate between 11 pm and 5:30 am; fares are the same as on day buses. Buses can be very crowded, and you should beware of pickpockets.

Trams are the fastest means of public transport since they are not affected by traffic holdups but are also often crowded. They run on a north–south and east–west grid system along most of the main city routes, pulling up automatically at all stops. Each tram has a transit map of the system.

Warsaw's underground opened in spring 1995 (line 1), the first (central) section of line 2 was inaugurated in 2015. Line 1 connects the southern suburbs (Kabaty) and northern suburbs (Młociny) to the city center, while line 2 is running from the west (Rondo Daszyńskiego) to northeast (Dworzec Wileński), while work continues on its further extension. Use the same tickets as for buses and trams, validating them at the entrance to the station.

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