TRANSPORT
WARSZAWA / WARSAW,
Poland

Area Code 022 $1= 3.76zl, EU=4.4zl Feb 6, 2004


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Flights
A Okecie International Airport: ul. Zwirki I Wigury T6503000 10km S from the center.
transport to airport:
Bus
#175, 2.4zl. plus ticket for luggage.
Route: Nowy Swiat - al. Jerzolimskie-Airport
Night Bus #611,
6.2zl
Airport-City Express Bus: route-various stops along Nowy Swiat - al. Jerzolimskie + at major hotels. 22zl, no charge for luggage.

Bus
B Dworzec PKS Bus Station: Western station, 144 al. Jerozolimskie, take buses or trams heading to 'Dw. Zachodni' This is the main bus station but there are others. Mainly domestic services for the Government run company.
Polski Express a private bus company operating domestic services DOES NOT run from here.
Bus Travel agents are the best source of information, several are located around Central Station. Big travel agencies such as Orbis & Campus Travel, also sell bus tickets. However they only deal with a few of the bus companies so if you're told there is no bus to where you want to go, check elsewhere.
At time of research didn't appear to be many services running to neighbouring Eastern European destinations.

INTERNATIONAL buy tickets from travel agencies, discounts available to students 10-20%.

Destination
Price OW/RT Timetable
Paris 300/420zl TuThSa13:30(A12:00+1)
London 306/420zl TuSa11:45(A14:30+1)
Aachen 216/390zl 15:30(A13:00+1)
Rome 385/650zl WFSaSu11:30(A14:30+1)
Oslo 436/750zl 4/5 buses a month. 9:45(A19:30+1)
Amsterdam 288/424zl TuThSa12:00(A8:30+1)
Vienna 135/270zl Su15:00(A6:00+1)
Stuggart 242/365zl 15:00(14:00+1)
Saarbrucken 242/365zl TuF13:30(A13:40+1)

NATIONAL-PKS (State run)
buy ticket at bus station. Can get bus information at PKS desk in train station - next counter to Tourist Information.

Destination

Cost OW

Timetable
Gdansk 46zl 13:43 6.5hr
Torun 38zl 6:25, 13:09 4.5hrs
Krakow 39zl 6:25,6:30,7:30,10,23:05,23:10 6hrs
Zakopane 53zl 7:30,23:05 8.5hrs
Wroclaw ? ?

POLSKI EXPRESS service Faster, more efficient than PKS
Main Office/Departure point: al. Jana Pawla II, near Central Train St. and Warsaw Airport - Arrivals level 20-30min earlier or later - check with office.
Student reduction 50%, M-Th buses only. Can pay with Visa/MC. Many travel agencies sell tickets.

Destination

Price OW/St

Hour

Timetable
Elblag 31/21zl 4h30m 6/day
Gdansk 32/22zl 6h 7:30, 15:00
Katowice 25/17.5zl 6h40m 9:30, 15:30
Krakow 25/17.5zl? 8h10m 6:45,9:00(A17:10),15:00(A23:10)?
Lublin 23/16.1zl 3h 10/day
Lodz 22/14.7zl 2h30m 10/day
Torun 25/17.5zl 3h40m Hourly 7:30-20:30
Zakopane 35/26.6zl ? 7:30



Train
 
Wasteels Agency at the Central Train Station offers students and under 25's discounts (May have smaller discounts for over 25's), for these destinations, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech, Greece, Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
Dworzec Centralny Train Station: al. Jerozolimskie+al. Jana Pawla II
Information Hall - Near main entrance.
Very helpful Tourist Information Counter - info on trains, accommodation (free reservation service), & sights.
Free copies of What Where When Warsaw and sells Warsaw Insider 6zl
ATM in Information hall.
Kantor(Exchange) also here - very low rates.
!Attention Tickets are also sold at Orbis Travel Agencies
INTERNATIONAL
International Counter upstairs. Wasteels Travel Agency (Discounted train tickets), near Main information hall.Confirm station of departure and arrival, most, but not all trains pass through Warsaw Central.
Reservation=9.8zl, su=supplement for IC/EC service
25% discounted price offered by Wasteels to under 25's

Destination

Normal
  couchette

schedule(direct trains)
Berlin

169zl

  +55? 7:20,11:20,16:20, 23:27, 6hrs
Bratislava

244,6zl

  +38.5? 20:50, 11.5hrs
Bucharest

705,5zl

  +39.2? 7:30,18:15,20:50,21:35, 30hrs. Need to change trains at least 3 times.
Budapest

348zl

  +32.5? 20:50, 13hrs
Dresden

226zl

  +54.2? 21:46, 12.5hrs
Frankfurt

105zl

  +54.2? 7 trains/day, 12 hrs.
Prague

260zl

  +39.4? 18:45, 12hrs
Wien/Vienna

280zl

  +39.4? 12hrs, need to change trains.
London

?

  +43.5zl? 5 trains/day, 22hrs
Amsterdam

650zl

  +33.4zl? 6 trains/day, 16hrs
NATIONAL
IC=Intercity, Ex=Express, P=direct, O=ordinary,
Reservations required for certain trains.
Some irregular &/or inconvenient services not included in timetable below.
Ex/P Duration
Katowice 81/51.20zl 3hrs. Every 1-2hrs, 12/day
Krakow 78/49.78zl Ex:2.5hrs
P: 4hrs
Ex/IC 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17,19 P13:11(A17:29),
Lebork
Lublin 76/47,2zl 2.5hrs Every hour
Gdansk 75.20/45.50zl 4hrs many trains
Poznan 75.50/24.80zl 3hrs many trains
Torun 66.50/22.40zl 3hrs Many.
Wroclaw 75/47.90zl 6hrs Many. Change at Posnan
Zakopane 70.90/45.59zl 8.5hrs 8:15, 22:15
Zamosc 63.50/41.42zl 5hrs 6:12, 17:17

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