For safety reasons we strongly advise you to use licensed taxi services
(beacon sign "TAXI", a hologram with the license number and the vehicle's
registration number on the the front glass and on yellow/red stripes with
the symbol of Warsaw). Taxi tariffs should be clearly displayed in the car
window. Driver is obliged to give passenger a receipt (with ID of the taxi
and the vehicle's registration number). Taxi maximum rates are limited by
law: Initial/starting fee - 8 PLN; Day fare: urban zone 3 PLN/km suburban
6 PLN/kmx; Night fare: urban zone 4.50 PLN/km; suburban 6 PLN/km (price
increases on holiday or weekend)
Best way to order taxi is via the
Polska Sieć Taxi 19123 app
(Android). Uber is also available for
The ZTM transport card as well as single tickets are valid in public city
buses, tram and metro. Tickets can be purchased in automated ticket machines
which are easy to find in downtown Warsaw.
The cost of a single ticket is 3.4zl (for 20 Minutes). You can buy: time ticket
(20min) for 3.4zl (~0.8€), 24 hours ticket for 26zl (~6.20€) or 74hours
ticket for 57zl (~13.20€) (usable on zone 1 and 2). All prices are listed
Tickets are also sold by the driver when you enter the bus, but beware that
exact change will be required. You can only use cash to buy a ticket from the
bus driver, no cards. Newer buses and trams have ticket machines on board
that only take cards.
Zone 1 tickets cover most of the downtown Warsaw area, so will be enough
unless you are venturing further out it.
Note! Make sure to validate the ticket when boarding, the ticket
is Not valid until it has been validated in the machine.
Best mobile app (online or offline) for ZTM transport service is
In town, the fines are the same for car drivers, cyclists and pedestrians
if they violate traffic regulations (crossroads lights, jaywalking etc).
To avoid fines and trouble with the authorities, stay on the sidewalk at
the crosswalk until the light turns green.
The permitted Blood Alcohol Levels (BAC) in poland is 0.2g / ml, be
careful if you drive.