Warsaw Subway

Warsaw Subway

The Warsaw subway system is one of the newest in Europe and has two lines: north-south and east-west. It's the fastest way to move around Warsaw.

The plans for the Warsaw subway were drawn up just before the outbreak of World War II, and what was to be one of the most modern subway systems in Europe remained a project on paper. Work began almost sixty years later, and the Warsaw subway was inaugurated in 1995.

The Warsaw subway was born out of the need to connect the city center with the extensive network of suburbs, where most of the capital's population is concentrated. Today, two perpendicular subway lines across the city.


  • Line M1 (north-south): this line connects the center of Warsaw and the Old Town district to the northern and southern suburbs. This line stops at Warsaw attractions like Lazienki Park
  • Line M2 (east-west): this is the most recent line and is not yet very extensive. However, it's handy for crossing the city and reaching attractions such as the Copernicus Science Center, the Praga district, or the Warsaw Uprising Museum.


The price of the Warsaw metro is the same for bus and tram.The same ticket is valid for all these modes of transport:

  • Standard ticket: 4.40 (US$ 1.10). It lasts 75 minutes after validation.
  • Full day ticket: 15 (US$ 3.70).
  • Weekend ticket: 24 (US$ 5.90). It can be used from Friday at 7 pm to Monday at 8 am.

Seniors over 70 and children under 7 years old can use the Warsaw buses free of charge.

Where to buy tickets?

Subway tickets can be purchased at all Warsaw subway stations, which allow payment by card and cash. You can also get tickets in the machines at some bus and tram stops.