Is Warsaw Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Warsaw, like most of Poland, is generally safe for solo female travelers. The city is well-lit, the locals are friendly and willing to help, there is a low general crime rate and an effective police force. Appropriate precautions - as you would in your home country like avoiding dark, isolated places at night and keeping an eye on your belongings in crowded spaces, will enhance your safety. However, it's still important to stay cautious, especially at night. Warsaw's safety is boosted by its amazing public transportation system which gives you easy and safe transport options at all times.

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How safe is Warsaw?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Warsaw is generally safe for solo female travelers even at night. Public places are well lit and patrolled by municipal police, while CCTV cameras are present in many parts of the city. However, as in any big European city, it's always wise to stay cautious, avoid dark, secluded areas and to keep an eye on personal belongings. Reliable transportation services are readily available, including trams, buses and trusted taxi services. Use your common sense, and you should have a pleasant and safe trip.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Warsaw is generally safe, efficient, and reliable. This includes a comprehensive network of buses, trams, and the metro. Although incidents of crime are relatively low, it is advisable to be alert and mindful of your possessions during peak times as pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded conditions. As a solo female traveler, avoid isolated or deserted stations late at night and always opt for well-lit areas.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Warsaw is generally considered a safe city for solo female travelers. Like in any large city, it's always possible to encounter individual instances of harassment or pickpocketing, but in general, street harassment is not a common issue. It's recommended to remain aware of your surroundings and cautious at nighttime, particularly in less populated areas. Polish people are usually respectful and keep to themselves. It also worth noting that the city's infrastructure is reliable and the local law enforcement is very responsive.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Warsaw is a relatively safe city with overall lower rates of petty crimes compared to other major European cities. These may include pickpocketing usually in crowded places, purse snatching, and occasional thefts from cars. Nevertheless, it's always recommended to stay cautious and secure your belongings, especially in tourist-heavy areas and on public transport.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Warsaw is considered very safe. It is treated and purified through advanced filtration processes, and it is constantly monitored to meet EU standards. Therefore, it is safe to drink straight from the tap. You can also find many public water fountains throughout the city, offering clean, potable water.

Is Warsaw safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Beatriz

Beatriz (21)

United States

Solo travel experience

I felt safe in warsaw and loved walking around. At night I preferred to stay in well-lit areas of course, normally while walking back to my airbnb in the "old town" which is a great area to stay in! My itinerary was taking as many tours as possible, such as the "WW2 in warsaw" free walking tour. I recommend the Pierogis at the restaurant "Restauracja Głodomory Mokotów" just south of a BEAUTIFUL park called Palace on the Isle (Pałac na Wyspie)

Posted: April 21, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
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berfin (25)

Poland

Solo travel experience

I feel safe. Howower Warsaw is a capital city, so little crowded. You must see the museums and parks. I think Public transport little expensive because we were transfer to one bus to another. Old city beautiful in the night. Altough food and wine more expensive old city area

Posted: March 13, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
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Warsaw was a beautiful place to be. It was very safe and friendly. I liked the old town, many performances in the evenings. This is particularly influential because, like many things in Warsaw, it was completely rebuilt after being bombed into oblivion during World War II. The Polish people are amazing. I liked the food, gardens and music.

Posted: June 11, 2023
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I stayed in Warsaw for 3 days in November. I took advantage of the free city tour and highly recommend it. The weather was sometimes a bit rainy, but it's so beautiful there in the fall, and there is also a huge park that I really liked. Great dining options too! I enjoyed my stay there and felt safe at all times. I even went out after dark. Uber was also very cheap.

Posted: May 19, 2023
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To do: - Palace of Culture and Science - Wilanow Palace and Royal Garden of Lights - Vistula Boulevards - Old Town - Royal Castle in the Old Town - Łazienki Palace and Park - Koszyki Hall Safety: Warsaw is safe and full of foreigners. Recommendations: Warsaw is truly stunning.

Posted: September 10, 2022
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Things to do: - Royal Castle in Warsaw - Palace of Culture and Science - Warsaw Uprising Museum - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews - Łazienki Park - National Museum in Warsaw - Old Town Market Place - Copernicus Science Center - Palace on the Isle Safety: I felt very safe all the time. Recommendations: Warsaw is a magical city. Great historical places and unique architecture.

Posted: September 3, 2022
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To do: - Old Town in Warsaw and the Royal Castle - Łazienki Park and the Palace on the Isle - Palace of Culture and Science Safety: Poland is a safe country for solo women. Recommendations: Warsaw was one of my favorite places I visited during my stay in Europe! I can't wait to return.

Posted: September 3, 2022
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Is Warsaw safe for women?

Safety rating

3.6 /5

Based on 7 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 7 experiences

Actually, I have been living in Turkey since I was a little girl, or rather since I was born. to be honest, after Turkey, a place like Warsaw shocked me. i don't feel uncomfortable walking here. people don't look at me like they're going to eat me or jump on me. I have been here for 6 months, I have not experienced any theft problems. sometimes I worry about being out at night. of course, it varies from place to place. he walks around very drunk at night outside. I haven't met a dangerous drunk in the area where I live yet. but the club area is a little difficult, especially on weekends.

Posted: May 14, 2024
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The most dangerous districts in Warsaw are Praga-Północ and Śródmieście. I always carry something for self defense with me. I often encounter some drunk men at the street and they make me feel really uncomfortable. Two months ago there was a girl raped and killed in the center of Warsaw at 4-5 a.m. and nobody reacted (4 people were going by while she was raped)

Posted: May 5, 2024
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Is Warsaw safe right now?

Before your visit to Warsaw, it's essential to check travel advisories for Poland, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States Government advises exercising normal precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises to take normal security precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 7, 2024

Is Warsaw worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 experiences

Solo travel experience

Warsaw is a beautiful city. They have many beautiful parks to walk in, and the "Old Town" is so nice and historical. I ate delicious dumplings and soup there. The transportation system is also easy to use.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I highly recommend visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum (mandatory), the Museum of Literature, as well as the POLIN Museum. I went to the Chopin Museum (my favorite composer). The Lapidarium of Antiquities is a famous small antique shop, which is located near the Royal Route and is splendid. I avoided the city center (known as Old Town) and the Royal Route when I was looking for food, and it turned out that my favorite restaurants are a bit on the outskirts. Łazienki Park was also beautiful.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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