歐洲自由行│波蘭華沙自助│安全嗎?機場、交通、物價看這篇就夠│Travel│Warsaw│Is Poland safe? Airport, transportation, cost of living

波蘭完美冒險,首都華沙。
挑戰:完全不會波蘭文、女生solo travel、7天不換波蘭幣&只用信用卡

安全嗎?「東歐」=灰暗的城市?Is it safe to travel?

September 2018, I told myself to be brave and decided to visit Poland.

Is Poland safe? Does Warsaw city look very gloomy?

a solo-travel woman like me, can’t speak a word in polish, I landed in Warsaw and decided only to pay with plastic during my 1-week stay.


城市第一印象,往往來自機場和往市區的火車。
原本對「東歐」一詞,帶來的晦澀印象感到害怕。
我只有一個人,女性,來之前無比忐忑,還查了好幾個網站確認治安。

“The less you know, the more scared you will be. But gladly, the worst is usually in your imagination.” I often say this to my friends with a mindful smile, as if I were a wise philosopher.

But I was so scared before my trip to Warsaw and I checked many websites to make sure it’s a safe city/ country. Always easier to say than doing it, isn’t it?

I thought Warsaw would look gloomy, dark and conservative because of it’s architecture style and color. But really, without even knowing how I get my old impression towards Poland, I landed in Warsaw in late evening.
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結果一抵達,空氣中瀰漫著平和的氣息,
明亮、先進,到底哪來的落後印象…我也想不起來。

All the worries disappeared upon landing, the airport is bright and clean, peace floating in the air. Good infrastructure and everything works.

waw airport

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貨幣Currency

(exchange rate on 2018/09/24)

1 USD = 3.65 PLN
1 EUR = 4.30 PLN
1 PLN = 8.40 PLN

此地信用卡友善。
Credit card works everywhere.

喬西這次待一週,沒有換錢,全部刷信用卡,visa/ master卡都可以。只有買交通票的機器要輸入pin code,其他地方都用簽名、或免簽。

During my 7-day stay, I didn’t exchange any local currency. I can use my visa and master cards everywhere. Only the metro/bus/train ticket machine requests to enter PIN code. The rest of the shops asks you to sign, sometimes no need to sign when use credit cards.

機場往市區?就往「火車」的圖示方向走。
Airport to city? Follow the ‘train’ sign

不用怕,機場不是特別大,路線簡單,放空走也可以。機場內有往市區的接駁火車,就一直往「火車」的圖示方向走。

看到紅色的自動售票機,點選英文,按「paper ticket」(紙票卡/非加值磁卡)
->按「 90 minutes」(90分鐘內任轉乘鐵路、巴士、路面輕軌、地鐵)
-> 按「adult」(成人)

單程機場往市區的票價 PLN 4.4。車上有網路。

火車到市區約50分鐘,市區很小,90分鐘的票通常一定可以抵達。所以你買的那張紙票,可以搭機場火車、到市中心後轉乘的路面輕軌、巴士、地鐵。別擔心。路線通常照著google map就可以了噢。

太緊張了,頭腦當機不會買?沒關係,波蘭人跟台灣人一樣很友善,有可能會自己走過來幫你,或是自己抓一個來問吧!你可以的!

Don’t worry, it’s not complicated at all, just follow the ‘train’ sign and it will lead you to airport train to city. Buy a ’90-min ticket’ for your ride at the red ticket machine, since the city is not so big, you should be able to reach your hotel if it’s in downtown.

It takes about 50 mins to central train station, with the same ticket, you can transfer to metro, bus, tram, just make sure it’s within 90 minutes.

90-min ticket to city: PLN 4.4/ each. Wifi available in the train.

If your brain is too tired to function, ask a local to help. Polish people are very friendly and helpful. You will be fine. 🙂

UBER 貴嗎? costly?

人數多的話,uber 便宜,喬西離開時華沙時白天搭,17km約台幣303元而已。所以如果人多,機場/市區可以一起搭uber省時間。

Uber is an affordable option, too. I took uber to airport (daytime), 17km (about 25 mins) cost PLN 36.03.

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市區交通:
Public transportation:

tram
華沙早晨,很好拍,是個很有味道的城市。
Warsaw city in early morning, very photogenic.

市區不大,景點幾乎都在zone 1,都走得到,如果不確定逛的速度,建議可以買個3-5張20分鐘的單程票放身上,有需要再用。

市區日票day-pass zone 1是PLN 15
市區日票day-pass zone 1+2是PLN 26
單程票 20-min 任轉乘是PLN 3.4

Most tourist attractions are in zone 1 and can be reached by foot. If you are not sure if you need day-pass, I suggest you buy some single-ride 20-min tickets and use when needed.

waw train
waw train platform

物價可愛 (Very) affordable

Cost of living? (very) Affordable.

相較於西歐、北歐、曼哈頓等物價比喜馬拉雅山還高的地方,這裡的物價非常可愛,個人覺得比臺北便宜,尤其是餐廳與藥妝。

Comparing with central-western Europe, Nordic countries, and Manhattan,it’s a very affordable place to visit.

餐廳價格 Dine in restaurants

每天吃餐廳,可以。

一般在物價高的區域,我都是超市買、自己煮,不然預算可能立馬燒完,但在波蘭可以放心吃餐廳。

在市中心,燈光美、氣氛佳的餐廳,一餐大約PLN 30-50 (主食、湯、啤酒),如果要吃牛排、海鮮,再加PLN 20-30。餐廳啤酒一杯約PLN 6.5-15,看餐廳的種類、地點和外國人多寡而定。

如果想省錢簡單吃,找當地人的餐館,約PLN 8-15可吃飽。

Yes, you can dine in restaurant everyday for at least 1 meal.

I was in Manhattan and New Jersey last week, so price in Warsaw seems very lovely now! A decent meal in downtown fancy restaurants costs approx. PLN 30-50, including main dish, a soup, a beer, add PLN 20-30 more if you have steak or seafood.

Beer costs PLN 6.5-15, depending on how fancy the restaurant is.

Local diner would be a budget choice, a meal costs about PLN 8-15.

超市價格/ Supermarkts

超市一瓶水(1.5L) 約PLN 1.2-2,啤酒一瓶550mL約PLN 5-8,啤酒跟台灣差不多。

Water 1.5L is PLN 1.2-2; beer 550mL is PLN 5-8.

買太多?郵局寄包裹 Sending international package

為什麼要特別提這點呢?因為,我的天啊!波蘭藥妝太好買,連我這種平時藥妝無感的人,走進去都差點出不來。然後行李瞬間增重 6-7公斤,這…這…

如果你跟我一樣,出門時行李就已經緊繃了,那就用寄的吧。我寄了7公斤的海運回台灣,花了八百台幣,網路上說約2-3個月到,等我實際收到再來更新海運要多久。

PLN   8.5 紙箱+封箱膠帶,郵局買。
PLN 98.0 一般海運,寄回台灣。

Why mention this? People, listen! If you like cosmetics and body care products, bring a empty suitcase with you! Yeah~!

I am usually blind to beauty products but somehow I ended up buying 6-7 kg…if your suitcase is already full before traveling, just like mine, then send a parcel back if you don’t want to pay up at airport check-in.

PLN 8.5 a box + duct tape, but at post office
PLN 98.0 sending 6.8kg package by sea to Asia

***注意:紙箱很薄,記得用膠帶綑整個紙箱,不然非常可能會破。
Wrap the entire box with duct tape, it might highly possibly break because it’s very thin.

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3 Comments

  1. 謝謝妳的旅遊心得分享,恰巧我也正在旅行中,行李也不斷的增重。妳分享的海運資訊真是實用,228即將抵達華沙,我也能把一部分物品先行海運回台灣。請問一下,郵局人員用英語溝通嗎?填寫資料如郵寄地址,是填寫英文還是中文地址呢?之前在英國海運回台灣,他們是建議寫中文地址~

    1. Hi 感謝你的留言,
      1.
      當初是全部填寫英文,但是我不放心,中英文都寫了。
      2.
      郵局的阿姨不會英文,但是當地民眾無比友善,只要找到相對年輕的人,露出誠懇的眼神,我那天是直接麻煩一位年輕的女生,我一格一格問,她最後就直接站在旁邊幫我到結束。鼓起勇氣求助吧!
      3.
      郵局賣的箱子很薄喔,建議可以在郵局旁的書局買箱子+膠帶,我在德國寄回家的破了(薄紙箱),波蘭的全部捆一圈,寄到台灣完美無瑕,哈!
      4.
      它飄了大約兩個半月左右到台灣。

      希望對你有幫助,祝旅途平安!

  2. 謝謝妳詳細的回覆:)

    好的,我會先在書局買個合適的紙箱子,並鼓起勇氣尋找協助者,一直聽聞波蘭人很友善和熱情,聽妳分享更加印證:)

    這麼巧,我現在也在德國柏林,228搭乘火車去華沙。

    再次謝謝妳的回覆,也祝福妳未來旅行一切順利:)

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