Bus No. 175
Its route – from the airport to the city center and the Old Town – makes Bus No. 175 especially attractive for thieves. Tourists who take Bus No. 175 in Warsaw need to be aware of some warnings and dangers.
General Information about Bus No. 175
Bus No. 175 takes you from the airport to the city center every ten minutes and the ride usually takes about thirty-five minutes. Get a return ticket so you don’t have to worry about it later on, especially if you don’t speak Polish. As soon as you get on the bus locate the yellow controller box and insert your ticket. If you insert it wrong it will beep. Otherwise, it will print the date and time and the return the ticket to you.
Warnings and Dangers on Bus No. 175
When riding this bus, avoid getting your wallet or passport stolen by a pickpocket. Keep valuables secure and out of sight. Robberies by gangs have also been known to happen on bus No. 175, some in the middle of the day. And you can forget about anyone helping you if this happens. Typically no one will intervene. In some cases, thieves do not look the part. They may be well dressed in business suits to appear unsuspecting. It is recommended to sit on the bus and not stand, as standing gives thieves easier access to pockets, bags, and luggage.
Avoid This Con on Bus No. 175
If you get on the bus without a ticket and try to buy one from the driver, chances are he will not take the money or pretend not to understand and get on the radio to alert the road inspectors up ahead that you’re riding the bus without a ticket, which results in a fine. Always buy your ticket ahead of time.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Bus No. 175 in Warsaw.