Getting around by bus
The public transport system in Bielsko-Biała consists of more than 40 bus routes going to all parts of the city and to a few neighbouring villages.
Above the 40 day routes, there are also 2 night lines.
Daytime operation is from 4am to 11pm. Night buses run from 11pm till 3am.
Bus schedules are available at individual stops and online (click Wyszukiwarka Połączeń for information in English)
Half of the busses are adapted for transporting people on wheelchairs. These are marked with letter ‘i’ on the schedule.
Bus ticket fares
3 PLN – single trip, one line only
1.5 PLN – discounted single trip – children 4-18 years, students up to 25 years, pensioners
Free – seniors +70, children under 4
4 PLN – 60 minute ticket valid on all lines
2 PLN – discounted 60 minute ticket valid on all lines
12 PLN – one-day ticket valid on all lines
6 PLN – discounted one-day ticket valid on all lines
Baggage ticket – if you travel with a baggage larger than 80x50x30cm, you need an additional single ticket.Pet ticket – if you travel with a larger pet, too big to sit on your lap, you need to purchase an additional single ticket. Guiding dogs are exempted from this rule.
Using Bielsko-Biała’s public transportation is possible only with the valid ticket! Remember that the ticket is valid ONLY if stamped upon entering the bus in the validation machine, even if purchased from the driver. The validity of tickets can be, and often is, checked by the inspectors at any time during the travel. Penalty for having invalid or no ticket is 150 PLN. The inspectors should produce Id’s and issue receipts.
Where to buy bus tickets?
You can purchase your ticket before boarding the bus or buy it from the bus driver (with surcharge). Tickets can be bought at newspapers kiosks, small grocery shops near the bus stops, or in the ticket machines located at the most popular bus stops.