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Train and bus traveling in Poland Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Phrases

Flying is fun (not for everyone though) and fast way to travel. But sometimes you just have to take a train or a bus. You don’t have to be at the station a few hours before and you can take so many things with you – many that you are not allowed to take on the plane!

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Luckily for you, Poland has a great organized train and bus transport almost everywhere!

Hope these phrases will make it easier for you to plan your trip:

where’s the ticket office?- gdzie jest kasa?
where are the ticket machines? – gdzie są automaty biletowe?
what time’s the next bus to …? – o której odjeżdża następny autobus do …?

can I buy a ticket on the bus? – czy mogę kupić bilet w autobusie?
can I buy a ticket on the train? – czy mogę kupić bilet w pociągu?

Tickets – Bilety
Platform – Peron
Waiting room – Poczekalnia
Luggage storage – Przechowalnia bagażu
Lost property – Biuro rzeczy znalezionych
Underground – Metro
Bus stop – Przystanek autobusowy
Request stop – Na żądanie

On time – Na czas
Expected – Oczekiwany
Delayed – Opóźniony
Cancelled – Odwołany

Northbound platform – peron dla jadących w kierunku północnym
Eastbound platform – peron dla jadących w kierunku wschodnim
Southbound platform – peron dla jadących w kierunku południowym
Westbound platform – peron dla jadących w kierunku zachodnim

the train’s running late – pociąg ma opóźnienie
the train’s been cancelled – pociąg został odwołany

is this seat free? – czy to miejsce jest wolne?
is this seat taken? – czy to miejsce jest zajęte?
do you mind if I sit here? – czy mógłbym tutaj usiąść?
tickets, please – poproszę bilety do kontroli

what’s this stop? – jaka to stacja/ przystanek?
what’s the next stop? – jaka jest następna stacja/ przystanek?
this is my stop – to moja stacja/ przystanek
I’m getting off here – tutaj wysiadam
is there a buffet car on the train? – czy w pociągu jest wagon restauracyjny?
do you mind if I open the window? – czy mógłbym otworzyć okno?

It is also good to know that Warsaw is well connected to neighboring countries. Trains run every night between Berlin and Warsaw and offer a high level of service. The Premier compartment is a much-deserved experience, with shower and breakfast included.

Happy Travels!

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.