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The best way to get around Warsaw?


KellyJ 1 | 2  
9 Aug 2008 /  #1
Hi everyone,

I'm traveling to Warsaw next week and would like to know what is the best way to get around town. I've been there before and have used the tram to go to the mall. However, I would really like to find a route map and a schedule, so that I could plan a little itinerary. I have done the city tour, been to Krakow and Auschwitz, and would be interested in seeing something that is history related. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

Thanks in advance,

Kelly
krysia 23 | 3,057  
9 Aug 2008 /  #2
If your staying in a hotel, they might give you some information.
Taxi's can take you around.
Rent a car.
Pick up a good looking guy. Nah, scratch that out.
scottie1113 7 | 898  
10 Aug 2008 /  #3
Visit the museum of the uprising: 1944.wp.pl
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
10 Aug 2008 /  #4
I like the parks in Warsaw - the Royal Route would probably take care of an afternoon.
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
10 Aug 2008 /  #5
Take bus 180 or 100. These are normal buslines but officially named "sightseeing lines" which in fact they are. Bus 180 goes all the from the Powązki cemetary through the old Jewish quarters / Ghetto area, then to the Old Town and it follows the Royal Way / Trakt Królewski all the way to Wilanów, passing Ujazdowski and £azienki parks. As these are normal public transport busses there is no guide or so aboard... But there is an explanation in Polish and English on the bus + indication at which stop you can get off to visit something.

Buy a day ticket (costs 7,20 PLN) and you can hop on and off wherever you want.
A very cheap and efficient of getting around the sights.

Bus 100 is doubledecker which only goes in the weekend every 2 hours or so and goes also to the Praga side of the river, passing the Zoo etc.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
10 Aug 2008 /  #6
Praga

What's it like there? My mate in Warsaw tells me that it's more or less a no go area, however I get the impression that it's OK, if a little edgy... like Kreuzberg in Berlin or Shoreditch in London.
OP KellyJ 1 | 2  
10 Aug 2008 /  #7
Thanks everyone. I truly appreciate your help. Would any of you recommend a trip to Gdansk or any other day trips?

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