Useful Informations and Public Transportation

Emergency-call 112
Emergency for foreigners: +48 608 599 999, +48 22 278 77 77
from 1/6-30/9 Mon-Sun 8:00 – 22:00,

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Visit jakdojade.pl to find your way.
Trams: one or two-digit numbers, day buses: three-digit numbers, night buses: N plus two digits, run from 23:15 – 4.30,

Metro: 1 line, 2 directions-MŁOCINY and KABATY, run from 5:00 until 0:30 ( Fri-Sat until 2:30)
Tickets: (1 ticket = jeden bilet / yeh-den be-let) single ticket* - 4,40zł: valid 75 min. from its validation* 1-day ticket* - 15zł: valid 24 hours from its validation* weekend ticket*- 24zł: valid FRI/19:00-MON/8:00 group weekend ticket* - 40zł: for max. 5 people valid FRI/19:00-MON/8:00) *unlimited number of journeys

Veturilo city bikes: can be hired either by *registering on the webpage en.veturilo.waw.pl and paying an initial fee of 10 PLN via the webpage or by *registering by credit card at the terminal located at every bicycle station. The first 20 minutes you cycle for free. The bikes are available around the clock, for 9 months of the year – from 1st March till 30th November.

Taxi: make sure to enter vehicles marked with the Warsaw crest (the mermaid) and red and yellow stripes, and an information sign about the kilometre tariff, located in the window of the right back door. The transit from Chopin airport to the city centre will cost around 30-40 zlotys. (maximum rates legally permitted: initial fee 8 PLN +3 PLN/km, Sun and holidays 4,50 PLN/km)

CURRENCY
The currency in Poland is the Polish Złoty (PLN) 1 PLN = 100 groszy.
Coins circulate in denominations of 1 PLN, 2 PLN, 5 PLN and 10, 20 and 50 groszy; banknotes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN.
Currency Exchange:
Currency should be exchanged at a registered exchange centre. There is no commission for the exchange. Note that cash should not be exchanged on the street or with bystanders.
We have few exchange places close by, one even open 24/7

TIME ZONE
Warsaw is in the Europe Central time zone (GMT +1). During the period from March to October, it is ‘summer time’.
There is a change of time twice a year in Poland:
- on the last weekend in March, clocks switch from winter to summer time, and move forward one hour;
- on the last weekend in October, clocks switch to daylight saving time for winter, and move back one hour.

ELECTRICITY
In Warsaw-Poland, the voltage is 230V, 50 Hz. The plug is the standard European double plug.
EMERGENCY- call 112
Special emergency number for foreigners: +48 608 599 999, +48 22 278 77 77
From June 1 to September 30: Mon.-Sun. 8 am – 10 pm, information in English, German and Russian.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 6 – Epiphany
Easter Sunday and Monday
May 1 – Labour Day
May 3 – May Third National Day (Constitution Day)
May – Pentecostal Sunday – moveable feast (not tied to a specific date)
May/June – Corpus Christi – moveable feast, always celebrated on a Thursday
August 15 – Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
November 11 – Independence Day
December 25 and 26 – Christmas

During public holidays shopping malls, supermarkets, shops and state offices are closed.
Next to Oki Doki City we have a 24/7 shop open no worries then!

PROHIBITIONS
Smoking is prohibited at public transportation stops as well as in clubs, pubs and restaurants unless they have a separate smoking room. Alcohol is forbidden in public places (parks, squares, streets, etc.), with the exception of permitted areas such as gardens and patios in restaurants and pubs. The offender may receive a fine.
The currency symbol is zł (sometimes also PLN) and is written after the amount.

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