The public transport in Warsaw is a well-arranged system, which features more than 200 bus routes, some 30 tram lines and a modern underground line, plus a Rapid Urban Railway system. The route descriptions that are given on the tram stops are not difficult to follow and the tickets for the public transport are cheap.
The trams in Warsaw are not very fast, but it is wise to use them during the traffic jams and the rush hours, especially in the city center near your Warsaw apartment. The tram numbers 1 to 39 cover the basic connections, while those are trams that come with numbers above 40 to 49 are operating only during the peak hours only. There are trams with other numbers too, which operate only on special lines. The T trams are operated by historic cars and they run only in July and in August. Most of the tram routes are served until midnight.
Buses in Warsaw operate each day from 5 o’clock in the morning until 23 o’clock in the night, on intervals that vary from 5 min to 2 hours for some suburban routes. Many of the buses start and come back to the Central Railway Station. The bus route numbers have three digits. The standard bus lines have numbers from 100 to 399. The seasonal bus lines are numbered from 300 – 399. The fast bus lines are numbered from 400 – 599, where the lines numbered 400 – 499 run at specific times a day or a week. The buses that are marked with the letter E before the number are express lines that offer connection to remote districts and the center if Warsaw. The zone bus lines are numbered from 700 to 899 and the seasonal lines are from 800 – 899. There are also night lines buses, which come with the letter N before the number. All these buses use the same tickets. The tickets for the night buses are the same as the ones for the day lines.
The subway system in Warsaw, generally known as Metro, is among the newest underground railway systems in Europe, as it was opened in year 1995. The metro runs every day from the early morning hours until midnight with intervals of three to ten minutes. During the weekends, the metro runs until 3 am in the morning. The stations of the metro, as well as the trains are neat and clean. At the moment, there is only one line available, which connects the northern to the southern outskirts of the city with the center of Warsaw. The subway does not cover the tourist destinations, though some of the stations are placed in near proximity to some of the attractions. There are plans for a second line of the metro to be constructed, but this will take some time. There is also Urban Rapid Rail trains, that are marked with the letter S and then a number. The route of this rail covers two zone tickets.
The public transport in Poland is well organized so you can be sure that if you go to Krakow and stay in central Krakow apartment you will not have any problems.