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Basic information

  • Area: 261.85 km² (101.1 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +4861
  • Currency: Złoty (PLN)
  • Population (EST): 556,022
  • Official language: Polish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Poznan – Getting Around

Bus

There are 52 bus lines in Poznań with numbers from 51 to 99. In addition, “A” fast line and “P” seasonal line as well as 22 nightlines with numbers from 231 to 252 is also available to passengers. Nightlines run from 23:00 to 05:00 All nightlines go through Rondo Kaponiera (roundabout in the city centre). Owing to this, passengers can change buses without any problems. Buses leave Kaponiera approximately every half hour.

Buses get stuck in traffic jams more frequently, therefore apart from the time ticket system bus commuters can also avail of a bus stop system. Under the system, the passenger buys a ticket covering the fare for a specified distance measured in the number of bus stops. Bus stop number is printed on the ticket by a ticket puncher. Passengers using bus stop tickets are not allowed to change buses. Both the time and bus stop ticket price doubles on fast and seasonal lines.

Tram

Tramways are by far the fastest means of transport. At present, eighteen regular and one nigh line are available in Poznań (the night tram runs on the PST line - Poznań Fast Tram line).

Time tickets (tickets valid for a certain period of time, e.g.: 10 min.) are the applied payment form for tramway rides. This allows passengers to change a line without any need to punch a new ticket (unless they have exceeded the permitted ride time). The ride start time is printed on the ticket by the ticket puncher. Tickets for 10, 30, 60 and 90 minutes are available at sales. Punching two 10 - minute tickets at the same time is equivalent to punching a 30 - minute ticket. If you, however, punch a 10 - minute ticket and its validity period lapses and then you punch another one - the second 10 - minute ticket will be valid for the next 10 minutes only.

A 24h or weekly ticket is the best solution for long travels round the city or for persons staying in Poznań for several days. Discount tickets and standard tickets differ in colour and printed inscription (N or U - Normal or Discount). Persons not entitled to any discounts cannot use discount tickets, therefore two discount tickets do not correspond to a standard one.