Trams, buses, commuter trains, or even cable car – public transport in Wroclaw is an elaborate, efficient and passenger-friendly system.
In Wroclaw, over twenty tram lines operate every day, whereas buses serve around fifty routes.
The first daily buses and trams start running after 4 a.m., and the last ones leave the routes about midnight.
At night, there are thirteen bus lines that run from the most distant city districts through the centre and the Aquapark areas. Attention: night bus service is not very frequent – buses arrive every hour on the average.
In Wroclaw, there are two ticket systems: single fares and a system of time fares. There are also long-term tickets (season tickets).
Transporting baggage and animals requires no additional ticket.
Public transport tickets can be bought at the newsagent’s and in ticket machines near bus/tram stops. You can pay for them in cash (coins and notes) or by card. Prices and other information about tickets are available HERE.
Tickets are also available in all public transport vehicles, but you can buy them there only by card, via phone application or online.
Not only buses and trams
From the city centre, you can get to distant city districts (Leśnica, Pracze Odrzańskie, Psie Pole, Brochów) by railbus. It is a fast and comfortable means of transport. If you want to check where it is faster to arrive by train, see HERE. In order to go by train within the city limits, it is enough to buy a public transport ticket.
One of Wroclaw’s attractions is Polinka – the cable car operating on the Oder. It takes only three minutes to get to the other side of the river. It is a unique passage on the walking route from Hydropolis to the zoo. You can buy a ticket from the machine at stations on both sides of the Oder.
From 1st July till 30th September, the cable car operates from 7:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and from 11:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday).
A valid MPK ticket is sufficient to travel by passenger trains between all stations in Wroclaw.
Wroclaw offers over 60 day bus services and over 10 night services. There are also over 20 tram services available.
Day bus and tram services operate on working days from 5 am to 11 pm and holidays from 6 am to 10 pm. Night services operate between 11.30 pm and 5 am, every half an hour. They depart from the PKS Coach Station (now ul Petrusewicza) to reach other parts of the city.
- regular services (from 100 to 149),
- accelerated services (starting with 4) – fares the same as for regular services,
- suburban services (starting with 6) – fares higher than for regular services,
- express services (marked with letters) – fares higher than for regular services,
- night services (from 240 to 259) – fares higher than for regular services.
Passengers travelling with MPK are obliged to hold a single or a time-limit ticket, which can be purchased at designated points or ticket machines. They can be found in the vicinity of bus stops and in MPK vehicles. The latter accept credit cards only (pay pass included).
Single tickets and time-limit tickets must be validated immediately after entering the tram or bus (including those bought in the vehicle).
If the number is on the yellow plate or the timetable at the bus stop is marked in yellow, this means that the route has changed, e.g. due to renovation.
Tickets validated in MPK vehicles are accepted by services whose numbers start with the digit „9”, only within the administrative boundaries of Wroclaw.
Passengers holding valid MPK tickets are entitled to use railway services within the administrative boundaries of the city.