Travel Information


Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW is located in the southern part of Warsaw, approximately 15 km from the city center. The University is easy to access by car, the municipal bus service or taxi. There are also three metro stations not very far from our campus: METRO SLUZEW, METRO URSYNOW AND METRO STOKLOSY. 

 

TRAVEL BY PLANE

Warsaw Chopin Airport is situated close to WULS - SGGW. You can get from the Airport to our campus by city bus (line 148) or taxi. The ride takes about 20 - 30 minutes.

Line 148 (from the airport): all week from 04:34 to 00:05.

You need to go to SGGW Rektorat bus stop (approx. 20 minutes) [Direction -> Wiatraczna]

See the route of 148 bus service

The single fare ticket, valid in all public transport in Warsaw (bus, trams and metro) cost:

- 4,40 PLN (Valid for 75 minutes)

Warsaw Modlin Airport is located 40km north-west from Warsaw. To get from the Modlin Airport to our campus you can take: train or Modlinbus (to get to the city center) and then metro and bus 193. The whole ride takes about 2 hours.

From Modlin Airport to Warsaw you can get:

  • by Masovian Railways (Koleje Mazowieckie) train from:
    • Modlin Station to Warszawa Gdańska Station (next to Dworzec Gdański Metro Station) or Warszawa Centralna Station (next to Centrum Metro Station). Single tickets costs around 10 – 15 zl.
  • by Modlinbus running between Modlin Airport and Metro Młociny or Warsaw Central Station (next to Centrum Metro Station). Bus stops are:
    • at Metro Młociny bus stop (Tomasza Nocznickiego street) (40 minutes)
    • in the vicinity of Warsaw Central Station (Aleje Jerozolimskie 56 C, in the guarded parking lot (Parking Strzeżony Usługowej Spółdzielni Universum). (70 minutes). Single ticket costs 18 - 40 zł both to Metro Młociny and Warsaw Central Station.


TRAVEL BY TRAIN

If you are interested in traveling by train in Poland you should see two main pages:

If you travel by train to Warsaw the easiest way to reach SGGW-WULS is to get off at Warsaw Central Station (Dworzec Centralny) which is situated in the centre of Warsaw and then walk about 10 minutes to underground (METRO CENTRUM station) or take bus from “Dworzec Centralny” to “Centrum” and walk by underground passage to METRO CENTRUM station.

The single fare ticket, valid in all public transport in Warsaw (bus, trams and metro) cost:

- 4,40 PLN (Valid for 75 minutes)

Next you should take metro in direction METRO KABATY.

Entering the platform is allowed only for those passengers who have valid tickets. Tickets should be validated before entering the platform area.

There are a few most popular ways to get to WULS-SGGW from metro:

You get off on station METRO SLUZEW then take bus 193 (Direction-> Ursynow Pld).

Line 193: all week from 05:06 to 23:06

You can get off on one of bus stops at University (see below). The ride takes about 15 minutes.

See the route of 193 bus services

Bus stop next to METRO SLUZEW is situated close to exit “Walbrzyska Cmentarz” and near a primary school. If you are travelling from METRO CENTRUM you should go to the end of carriage and then upstairs. Exit “Wałbrzyska Cmentarz” is located on the right.

You get off on station: METRO STOKLOSY and take bus 193 (Direction -> Bokserska). You get off on the station SGGW Biblioteka.

 

 You can get off on station: METRO URSYNOW and walk to the Campus:

 

 

 

General Information


Travelling - Accessibility / Public Transport in Warsaw
Warsaw has a well-developed public transport network. Public Transport of Warsaw ZTM operates one underground line (second line is under construction), 26 tram and 198 bus lines, of which 42 are night lines. Night lines only operate between 11 p.m. and 5 am. The fastest and cheapest way of moving around Warsaw  is using public transport.
 
Tickets

ZTM tariff includes the following types of tickets: time -limit, single fare, short-term and long term.
 
To find more about tickets please see attachment
 
During the first journey the ticket should be validated immediately after boarding the vehicle. When travelling by metro, you should validate the ticket at the entrance gate before entering the platform, or in the validating machine available next to the lift.
 
Taxis in Warsaw
A taxi is the most comfortable way of getting around the city but also the most expensive. Warsaw's taxis do have a special marks - more information about taxi in Warsaw can be found here.
It is recommended for you to use one of the city's official Radio-Taxi companies, and order a taxi by telephone (List of Radio-Taxi companies in Warsaw). Prices must be displayed inside the cab and meters (which are compulsory in all cabs) will indicate the fare.
 
Car parking
The whole of the city centre is a paying parking zone. This rule applies from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays parking is free. Parking vouchers are available in parking meter devices and need to be placed behind the windscreen. Parking fees are as following:first hour - 3 PLN, second hour - 3,60 PLN, third hour - 4,20 PLN, fourth and each subsequent hour - 3 PLN per hour. Drivers can also use paying public parking lots. Parking lots in the Warsaw city centre are found next to large hotels and on Plac Defilad at The Palace of Culture and Science - entrance is gained from ulica Marszalkowska.
 
There are a few car parking spaces at the WULS - SGGW Campus:
  • by the Sports Facilities,
  • by the Students’ Dormitories,
  • Underground parking (charged).
 
In case of illness

There is a non-public medical NZOZ SGGW clinic situated on the campus in building no. 38 (Limba Hostel) providing basic health care service.

Contact:

Nowoursynowska 161, 02-787 Warsaw

tel. (+48) 22 5931430

open hours 8.00 a.m. – 18.00 p.m.

You can find many hospitals in Warsaw, the nearest public one is the “Czerniakowski Hospital”.

Contact:

Stepinska 19/25, 00-739 Warsaw

tel: (+48) 22 31 86 000

Travel hints: take a bus 166 (direction: Pl. Hallera) and get off at the Dolna stop. It takes 15 minutes (10 minutes bus ride and 370 m walk) to reach destination.

To be able to actually see the doctor you either need a health insurance card or a European sickness certificate (e.g. E 111).

List of main Hospitals in Warsaw/ Specialistic units/ Adult care

Pharmacies
Pharmacies are open usually from 8.00 – 20.00 hrs on weekdays and from 8.00/9.00 - 14.00/15.00 hrs on Saturdays. There are duty pharmacies open 24 hours a day in all city districts. Outside all the pharmacy stores there is a list of the nearest duty pharmacies.

Medicines that do not require a prescription may be purchased directly over the counter, you may always ask the pharmacist for an advise. If you usually take some medicine, it is advisable to bring a sufficient amount of medicines with you for your trip and stay in Warsaw. 

There is “Apteka Pod Limba” on the campus, located on a ground floor of Limba dormitory (building no. 38). Open hours: Monday – Friday: 08.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m., Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Safety - Emergency Phone Numbers in Poland

112: European emergency number

999: Ambulance

998: Fire Brigade

997: Police

981: Road Assistance

986: Municipal Police

Warsaw public transportation information: 19 115

Warsaw is a rather safe city with a low crime rate. Visitor’s safety is generally adequate and comparable to other major European cities.

The buildings on the campus area are unlocked during daytime. Students,staff members and visitors move freely. Please do not leave any valuables unattended.

Other useful information:

Electricity Supply
230V AC. Adapters/Connectors can be obtained from your hotel reception or electronic stores.

GSM cell phone roaming 
For all major international operators, GSM mobile phone roaming is available without any problems. It is recommended to inquire beforehand at your provider which roaming company offers the cheapest tariffs in Poland.

Weather
Link to BBC weather forecast

Smoking Policy 
Please note the smoking is banned from all public buildings. Restaurants and bars may, depending on size, be declared either as “smoking” or “no-smoking” locations or have separate smoking areas with ventilation systems.

Bank services - Money matters 
Most of banks is open from 8.00 – 18:00 hrs on weekdays. There are multiple bank machines (ATMs) open 24 hours a day throughout the city that accept all major international bank cards.  Major credit cards are widely accepted, but please always check beforehand. The official currency of Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN).

Tipping 
Tips of 10-15% of the total bill are usually expected in restaurants and bars, although not mandatory. If part of a big group, you may of course ask the waiter to pay separately. Hotel and airport porters will accept tips, depending on the luggage.

V.A.T. 
A value-added tax (V.A.T.) of generally 23% is applied to most products and services. The VAT is included in the displayed price.

USEFUL LINKS:

Warsaw Tourist Information
Warsaw in Your Pocket
Public Transport Authority of Warsaw
Public transport journey planners/route planners
Warsaw Chopin Airport
Polish State Railways PKP S.A.