Why Warsaw?

Warsaw - facts and figures
   public transport in warsaw
Not only is Warsaw a political, economic, social and cultural centre, it is also an undisputed leader in Polish higher education and science. According to QS Best Student Cities 2018, Warsaw is 53rd  best city in the world. It receives a very high score in the affordability category - within the top five of the entire index - thanks to its combination of low living costs and reasonable tuition fees.
  • History. The capital of Poland since 1596
  • Location. Central Poland (Masovian Voivodeship)
  • Population. 1.7 million inhabitants
  • Area. 517 km²
  • Academic life. 15 public Higher Education Institutions, 240,000 students
  • 8.3 million tourists per year

>120 hotels and youth hostels

>175 cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, art galleries

>80 parks
>270 bus and tram lines, 2 metro lines,
>4 SKM lines (Urban Rapid Rail)
>450 kilometres of cycle paths
  • Cultural, Sports & Tourist Activities
According to tourists, the Old Town is the loveliest place in Warsaw. It has been placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as an outstanding  example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.
The capital city of Poland offers its visitors not only beautiful historic residences, like the Wilanów Palace or the Royal Łazienki, but also modern museums packed with multimedia displays. You can satisfy your scientific curiosity at the Copernicus Science Centre, experience history in an extraordinary way at the Warsaw Rising Museum and Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, or visit the Chopin Museum, which holds the largest collection of Chopin memorabilia in the world.
21% of the city’s area is taken up by green spaces. Some of the capital’s most beautiful parks: Saski Park, Ujazdowski Park, the Royal Łazienki Park, the UW Botanic Garden  and the UW Library roof garden are located in the vicinity of the city centre.
Public transport in Warsaw urban complex is managed and supervised by the Public Transport Authority in Warsaw, the member of the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA). It provides transport to two million citizens of the Warsaw metropolitan area as well as connects Warsaw to its 30 neighboring communes.

Every day, passengers take over 3 million public transport trips. Many types of tickets are available, along with the Integrated Ticket, recognized by railway carriers, local bus lines, which are opened by Public Transport Authority and near-Warsaw commune self-governments.

There are plenty of options to choose from to move around Warsaw. The city have well-developed network of buses, trams, suburban trains and metro. It is worth noting that at night public transport (from 11 pm to 5 am) functions a little bit differently than during the day. Night bus lines, always prefixed with an “N”, run less frequently than the day ones.

Most buses take off from Central Railway Station every 20, 30 or even 60 minutes! As to a ticket tariff – it is the same as usual. It is also possible to download it to your phone for free. A monthly pass entitles you to unlimited use of all means of transport in Warsaw, including suburban (SKM) trains within zone 1.

To quickly move around Warsaw, you can also use city bikes provided by Warsaw Public Bike system (also called Veturilo).

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