The first public transport vehicles in Lublin were... the horse-drawn omnibuses. Nowadays, 410 vehicles (287 buses and 123 trolleybuses) are in use with 13 trolleybus lines, 58 bus lines and 3 night service lines. The public transport organisation in Lublin, Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego ZTM Lublin (Public Transport Authority) served 130.000.000 passengers in 2019. Lublin is one of approximately 350 cities in the world that has a trolleybus system. In Poland, trolleys are available only in 4 cities: Tychy, Gdynia, Sopot and Lublin. Most of the vehicles have the surveillance cameras installed inside for the passengers' safety.
Zero emission policy
One of the main issues of the ZTM policy is an environmental protection of the public transport benefits. Owing to the modifications, ZTM Lublin has reached 30 % level of zero emission vehicles and the number will have increased up to 50% by 2021. At that time, there will be 70 electric buses and 150 trolley buses.
There are 3 bus operators that provide services for ZTM Lublin:
The biggest carrier is MPK (Municipal Transport Company Lublin) Lublin Ltd., with a market share of 85% and the rest 15% is covered by private carriers.
Lublin is one of four cities (Gdynia, Sopot and Tychy) in Poland where trolleybuses are operating, with the largest trolleybus network. The first trolleybus ride took place on July 21st, 1953. All of the trolleybuses are low-floored and adapted to a zero emission policy.
For the benefit of people with disabilities, most of the vehicles have a special button installed next to the door that once pressed, calls the driver immediately. The driver helps to get on and off the vehicle. Also, the vehicles have the special seats provided for pregnant women, the elderly, people with disabilities and a special space for the baby trolleys or the wheelchairs.
Plan a journey
To check the schedule, go to the next bus stop or visit ztm.lublin.eu. Free phone applications are also available, such as jakdojade or mobileMPK.
Fares & payments
Please take note that if you have no valid ticket, you will be asked to leave the bus, show your ID to the inspector and pay a fine (in cash immediately or in a 14 days period in the Customer Service Office of the Public Transport Authority in Lublin, Nałęczowska 14, street, open from Monday to Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Customer Service Office is open from 7.30-15.30). If you refuse to give your personal details or are not willing to pay a fine, the inspector is obliged to call the police or other law enforcement authorities and hold you until the arrival of the police or other law enforcement authorities. For more regulations, go here and here.
Statistics for 2020:
Help & contacts
For more information in English, please visit https://www.ztm.lublin.eu/?sf_culture=en.
Lubelski Rower Miejski (Lublin City Bike) provides an alternative, ecological and a fast way of transport. There are about 1000 bicycles located in almost 100 stations in Lublin and Świdnik. From the beginning of April to the end of November city bikes are available on a 24/7 basis.
It is very simple and cheap.
First 20 minutes are always free of charge. The only fee is the initial one, it costs 10 PLN (you can pay eg. via bank transfer). The first hour of the rental equals 1 PLN. Second - 3 PLN, third and every consecutive one - 4 PLN.
Hiring a bike. Go to the terminal, press “Rent”, provide your mobile phone number and PIN and follow the instructions on the screen. The bike you have chosen is released automatically. If you are secured with a cable lock – unlock it with the code provided.
Returning the bike. All you need to do is to walk your bike and put it into the electric lock. Do not worry – the sound and signal indicate you have returned the bike. If there are no stationary locks available, use the cable lock provided to attach your bike to any loop on the rack or any other bicycle and then change the numbers on the lock. In such case, proceed to the terminal, press “Return” and follow the instructions on the screen.
To hire a bike, use a special terminal located next to the every bike station or scanning a quercode via application Nextbike (free to download and available for the Android, iOS and Windows users).
The city also offers electric scooters service with hundreds of them available for residents and tourists. As a result of the shift in people’s mobility habits towards shared solutions, private mobility service providers have also come to Lublin. In mid-2018, blinkee.city started to offer a pay-by-the-minute sharing service of 38 powered seated scooters. At the end of 2018, the carsharing system, PANEK, began to operate in Lublin (the second city after Warsaw) with a fleet of 100 hybrid vehicles. In 2019 Volt and blinkee.city broadened their offering by introducing powered seated scooters. Now, the total number of these vehicles reached around 400.
Bolt also offers a taxi-like service among other numerous traditional taxi companies. Due to the city’s relatively limited size and density of population, an end-to-end travel in Lublin costs no more than 6-7 Euro (Bolt) and up to 10 Euro (traditional taxi).
Special tourist lines
Gutek is a Jelcz 272 Mex, also called as „a cucumber”. In 1971-1983, this bus served as a public vehicle. As originally, the bus exterior is red with the cream finish features. It is more than 10 metres long, has two doors and can carry 81 passengers (28 seated and 53 standing).
Ziutek is one of the MPK-owned old Soviet ZIU trolleybuses. At the 55th anniversary of the trolleybus system in 2008, a tourist line served by this vehicle was put into operation. The remodelled version has some tables between seats and a bar unit inside and can accommodate 22 people. The vehicle features some air brushed graphics of the City Hall and a Lublin’s symbol, Cracow Gate. It also carries the promotional slogan "Discover Lublin".
Read mor for ZIU-tek rental details and routes.