Public transportation in Poland: how to get there quickly, safely, and affordably?

It is no secret that public transportation in Europe, especially in Poland, is very well developed. Let’s take a look at what types of transportation exist in Poland, what are the features of this transportation, and the types of tickets.


Metro is only available in the capital of the country – Warsaw. Metro operates from 5:00 am to midnight, except on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, when it operates until 2:30 am.


This is a unique type of transportation in Poland, which is something between a metro and a tram. The metrotram operates in Poznań and Kraków.

Buses, Trolleybuses, Trams

Buses and trolleybuses run according to a strictly defined schedule that can be found online or at the bus stop. Tickets can be purchased from a machine or from the driver, but it is worth noting that they will be slightly more expensive if purchased from the driver.


The Polish railway system is something to be reckoned with: international, intercity, and suburban travel are all convenient.

There are different types of tickets for public transportation in Poland. Let’s take a look at the features of each one.

Single ticket

The name does not fully reflect the meaning. This ticket is valid for one hour from the time of purchase. This means that if you need to use both a bus and a tram, and you can do it within 60 minutes, in this case you can use one ticket. The average cost is 4 zlotys.

24-hour ticket

In this case, the name speaks for itself. From the moment of activation, you have 24 hours for an unlimited number of trips with one ticket. The average price of such a ticket is 15 zlotys.

City Card for 1 month

If you are a permanent resident of a city, this card will be very useful. The approximate price is 110 zlotys.

City Card for 3 months

Such a card costs about 280 zlotys.

Features of public transportation in Poland:

Tickets must be validated. Inside the vehicle (tram wagon, bus) there are ticket vending machines and validators that you need to use to mark that the ticket is activated – validated.

Conductors are not everywhere. The fact is that conductors are not always present in the vehicle, but at the same time they can board at any time and check if we have a ticket. Of course, you can not buy a ticket and go “on the sneak”. Such cases actually happen. But then you can spend much more if the conductor catches you. In this case, you must pay a fine of about 180 zlotys. So before you go “on the sneak”, it’s worth thinking twice about whether it’s worth it.

Public transportation in Poland operates 24 hours a day.

You have learned about the types of transportation and types of tickets – now it’s time to find out where you can buy tickets.

Two applications will help you with this:

Jakdojade. The service will help you find out how to get from point A to point B.

moBILET. An application that allows you to purchase public transportation tickets online