Travel tips for Erasmus in Warsaw

Information about transport from airport to city centre. 

Chopin Airport is very close to the city center. The total trip with a car usually takes around 20 minutes. Luckily, there are more options:

1- TAXI: the price is around 9,50€, depending on the traffic you may encounter. You can download an app called ‘MyTaxi’. If you have a code from someone – you are getting a free ‘50zl’ (12€) ride that will literally allow you to get anywhere you want for free. This code can used only once for one ride.

2- UBER: it’s semilegal in Poland, you’ll save a few PLN and know you arrive safe and sound (it’s cheaper that Taxi). If you download for the first time the app you can use some PROMOCODE to get discounts, check on this page
https://www.uber.com/us/en/promo/

3- BUS: there are 5 bus routes: bus 175, 188, 148, 331, N32. The price for a 20 minutes ticket is 3,40 PLN (you can purchase the ticket on board to the driver). 

4- RAIL: the easiest way to reach downtown Warsaw, by taking either S2 (to downtown Warsaw) or S3 line (to Central Railway Station). You may purchase your ticket at the Passenger

Information Point, which is located in the arrivals hall, at the ticket machines located next to the station, or from the ticket machines available in the train.

Information about transport

The Capital of Poland boasts an efficient transport system that connects the entire city in a capillary way. There are many common features across Polish buses and trams. Each city has a slightly different system of ticketing and fares, so be prepared to watch what the locals do
and do likewise. All public transportation tickets can be purchased at ZTM points, in some newspaper kiosks and at ticket machines located in the metro stations, where tickets can be purchased with either cash or debit cards. Below are some points where you can pay for the public transport season ticket:
1. point at the ZTM premises Żelazna street No. 61; Monday – Friday 7:00 – 20:00
2. CHOPIN AIRPORT ✈ Terminal A – Arrival – pavilon 1.810/811; Every day 7:00 am – 20:00 pm
3. DWORZEC CENTRALNY (central railway station) point is in located in the main hall of the station; every day 6:00 –
22:00.

Information about accommodation

Accommodation prices is around 600/700pln (around 140-160 euros) per month in a share bedroom. Bear in mind that the number of room is limited. First to arrive, first to be served.

SECOND OPTION: Shared apartment.
Four sites are useful:
• www.olx.pl
• www.gumtree.pl (both sites are in Polish, you just have to translate with your laptop);
• www.rentflatpoland.com;
• www.rasmusu.com

Emergency numbers

CONTACT NUMBER:
In cases of immediate emergency, it is necessary to contact the toll-free number 112 – service in English and Polish. Also, you can contact e following numbers:
EMERGENCY ROOM: TEL 999
FIRE FIGHTERS: 998
POLICE: 997- MUNICIPAL POLICE 986