To and From the Airport

Warsaw/Warszawa - Modlin (WMI):

Location: 36 km/22 Miles NW of Warsaw city center.
Notes: This airport opened in July 2012. It serves only Ryanair.


By Bus:
ModlinBus: They operate buses from the airport to several cities and towns (including Warsaw and Łódź). More information
OkBus: They operate buses from the airport to several cities and towns (including Warsaw and Łódź). More information
Website: Warsaw Modlin Airport

Warsaw/Warszawa - Frederic Chopin (WAW):

Website: Warsaw Airport
Location: 10 km/6 Miles SW of the City centre, along the Zwirki Wigury Avenue near Okecie/Okęcie.
Airport Overview: There are 3 terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are for most full service airline flights. They are now joined together and are effectively one large terminal. You will frequently hear refernces to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 2 is the new, modern part of the main terminal, while Terminal 1 is the original, old part. 500m away is the Etiuda Terminal for the low-cost carriers. It takes 5 mins to walk between any pair of terminals.


By Taxi:
Approximate Fare: To the city centre PLN 37-45/15-30 mins depending on traffic.
Meter Basis: Initial fare PLN 6, then up to PLN 2.80 per km and PLN 40 per hour waiting. Some taxis charge only PLN 1.60 per km.
Taxi Companies: Super Taxi 962 29661, MPT Radio Taxi 022 9191, Ele Taxi 811 1111, Merc Taxi 022 677 77 77 & Radio Taxi 677 7777. Sawa Taxi 022 644 44 44.

By Train:
By Train from the airport: There is a new train service between Warsaw Frederic Chopin airport to Warszawa Srodmiescie Station. It runs every half hour and takes about 20 minutes. Train R-2. Within Zone 1. Train station at airport is only few minutes walk from Terminal 2 and Srodmiescie station is underneath of Warsaw Central Station. The service is operated by two companies: Szybka Kolej Miejska – SKM (Fast Urban Railway) and Koleje Mazowieckie (Masovian Railways).



By Local Bus:
General: Buses 148, 175 & 188 depart from outside T1 (cross 2 or 3 lanes of traffic to find the bus stop) and from outside the Etiuda Terminal. They also call at Intl departures to drop off departing passengers. Bus #175 is an ideal bus for visitors to the city, being cheap, easy to use and serving most city centre areas. It is easiest to buy the PLN 2.80 tickets from the newsagents in the airport terminal (one upstairs in departures). These tickets are valid for 40 mins.
Local Buses #148 to the city: Route: Runs through the South-Eastern suburbs of the city. Detailed Route: Airport T2 - Airport T1 - Airport terminal Etiuda - Bennetta Wirazowa - Poleczki - Pileckiego - Indiry Gandhi - Nugat Kiedacza Nowoursynowska - Dolina Sluzewiecka - Bonifacego - Sobieskiego - al Witosa - Trasa Siekerkowska - Bora Komorowskiego - Fieldorfa - Zamieniecka - Grochowska.
Timings: Buses leave the airport 7 days a week every 15-30 mins 0435-2235.
Cost: Adult PLN 3.60. Daily ticket available. Tickets can be bought from newsagents, Tourist Information desks, or from the bus driver. Remember to validate the ticket once on board in the special yellow machine.
Local Buses #175 to the city centre, train station and old town: Route: The bus runs from the airport past the main train station to the city centre and on to the old city. Detailed Route: Airport Terminal 1 (upper & lower levels) - Airport Etiuda Terminal - Ośrodek Wojskowy - Stycznia - Sasanki - Leżajska - Novotel - Baleya - Rokowiec - Pruszkowska - Księcia Trojdena - Banacha-Szpital - Pomnik Lotnika - Raszyńska - Pl. Zawiszy - Pl. Starynkiewicza - DW. Centralny (near Train station & Holiday Inn) - Centrum (main shopping area) - DH Smyk - Foksal - Ordynacka - Nowy Świat - Pl. Małachowskiego - Krakowskie Przedmiescie (nr University & Bristol Hotel) - Krolewska Moliera - Pl Piłsudskiego (near Hotel Sofitel Victoria) at the edge of the old city.
Timings: Buses leave Intl arrivals at the airport 7 days a week every 10-30 mins 0457-2327. Buses leave from the bus stop opposite the Hotel Bristol (Le Royal Meridien) Mon-Fri at 0450, 0520, 0535, 0550, then every 10-15 mins until 2220, 2250 & 2320. Weekends at 0450, 0520, 0550, then every 10-15 mins until 2220, 2250 & 2320.
Transfer Times: To the city centre 35-45 mins. To train station 30-35 mins.
Cost: Adult PLN 3.60. Daily tuicket available. Tickets can be bought from newsagents, Tourist Information desks, or from the bus driver. Remember to validate the ticket once on board in the special yellow machine.
Local Buses #188 to city suburbs: Route: The bus runs from the airport and then through the souyhern suburbs and across the Łazienkowski Bridge to the eastern suburbs. Detailed Route: Airport Terminal 1 (upper & lower levels) - Airport Etiuda Terminal - Stycznia - Sasanki - Leżajska - Novotel - Baleya - Rokowiec - Pruszkowska - Księcia Trojdena - Banacha-Szpital - Pomnik Lotnika - Al. Wielkopolski - Gus - Metro Politechnika - Marszałkowska - Pl. Na Rozdrozu - Rozbrat - Torwar - Wal Miedzeszynski - Saska - Miedzynarodowa - Przyczołek Grochowski - Os. Majdanska - Wiatraczna - Dwernickiego - Szpital Mon - Garwolinska - Osidle Młodych - Chłopickiego - Hetmanska - Podolska - Szaserow.
Timings: Buses leave Intl arrivals at the airport 7 days a week every 10-30 mins 0443-2313.
Cost: Adult PLN 3.60. Daily tuicket available. Tickets can be bought from newsagents, Tourist Information desks, or from the bus driver. Remember to validate the ticket once on board in the special yellow machine.
Night Bus #611 or N32: Route: Runs to the Central Railway Station in the city. Detailed Route: Paluch - Ogrodnikow - Na Skraju - Al. Krakowska - Okęcie - Airport Intl arrivals - Zwirki I Wigury - Raszynska - Pl Zawisy - Al. Jerozolimskie - E. Plater - DW Centralny (neat train station) - Al. Jana Pawła II - Marszałkowska - Puławska - Goworka - Spacerowa - Gagarina - Czerniakowska - Chełmska - Sobieskiego - Al. Wilanowska - Przyczołkowa - Wiertnicza - Powsinska - Sadyba.
Timings: Buses leave Intl arrivals at the airport nightly every 30 mins 2309-0439.
Cost: Adult PLN 7.80. Tickets are available from newsagents, Tourist Information desk, or from drivers. Remember to validate the ticket once on board in the special yellow machine.
Hotel Shuttles: Some hotels offer shuttle service to the airport, including Bristol Hotel, Gromada, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Jan III Sobieski, Kyriad Prestige, Mercure, Radisson SAS, Rialto, Royal Meridien/Bristol, Westin, Sofitel Victoria, Marriott & Mercure Fryderyk Chopin. These buses can be found outside Termoinal 1 on the lower/arrivals level. Turn left on exit and cross 1 road.

By Long Distance Coach:
General: Long distance coaches depart from T1/Intl arrivals. Cross 3 lanes of traffic and turn left. The bus stop is about 100m.
Polski Express: Takes passengers to over 30 cities throughout Poland. Tel +48 (22) 620 03 30. Tickets can be bought from the ORBIS desk in the arrivals area or from drivers.
To Łódż: Route: Warsaw city - Airport - Rawa Mazowiecka - Brzeziny - Łódż Bus station.
Timings: Buses leave Łódż Bus station daily at 0430, 0735, 1315 & 1515, arriving at the airport ~2:20 later. Buses leave Białystok daily at 2010 & 0950. Buses arrive at Zielona Gora at 1000 & 2010.
To Białystok & Zielona Góra: Route Summary: Bialystok - Zambrów - Ostrow Mazowiecka - Wyszków - Warsaw city - Airport - Łódż - Poznan - Zielona Gora.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0025 & 0545. Buses leave Białystok daily at 2010 & 0950. Buses arrive at Zielona Gora at 1000 & 2010.
To Białystok, Kraków & Zakopane: Route Summary: Bialystok - Zambrów - Ostrow Mazowiecka - Wyszków - Warsaw city - Airport - Łódż - Krakow - Nowy Targ, Poronin - Zakopane.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 1945 & 0740. Buses leave Białystok daily at 1535 & 1150. Buses arrive at Zakopane at 0540 & 2145.
To Olsztyn: Route Summary: Olsztyn - Warsaw city - Airport.
Timings: Buses leave Olsztyn daily at 0550, arriving at the airport at 0920.
To Rzeszów: Route Summary: Rzeszów - Kolbuszowa bus station - Nowa Dęba - Klimontów - Opatów bus station - Radom - Airport - Warsaw city.
Timings: Buses leave Rzeszów daily at 0130, arriving at the airport at 0647.
Podlasie Express to Białystok: Route: Bialystok bus station - Jeżewo Stare - Zambrów - Warsaw city (Palac Kultury) - Airport.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0800, 1200, 1645 & 2105, arriving at Bilaystok 4 hrs later. Buses leave Białystok daily at 0400, 0600, 1215 & 1700, arriving at the airport ~3:45 later.
Trans Avia Bus to Ełk: Route: Ełk (ul Mickiewicza 15) - Grajewo (ul Ełcka 75) - Łomża (Hotel Polonez) - Warsaw city (Dw Zachodni) - Airport.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 1200, 1500 & 1900, arriving at Ełk 4 hrs later. Buses leave Ełk daily at 0200, 0430 & 0830, arriving at the airport ~4:15 later.
Trans Avia Bus to Suwałki: Route: Suwałki - Augustów - Białystok - Warsaw city (Dw Zachodni) - Airport.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 1200, 1500 & 1900, arriving at Suwałki ~5:15 later. Buses leave Suwałki daily at 0105, 0335 & 0735, arriving at the airport ~5 hrs later.
PKS Bus to Łódż: Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0650, 1100, 1630 & 1300.

Rental Cars:
Terminal 1 Rental Car Providers: AVIS 650 4849, Budget 4062, Hertz 2896, ALAMO/National 606 9202, eSixT 650 2031 have desks in Terminal 1 arrivals only (old part). The desks are rather spread out in T1 arrivals and not all togther as is usually the case in airports. A brief hunt is required to find all the desks.

Car Parking:
Car Park P1 & P2 (Short Term Multi-Storey): 1 hour PLN 8, 2 hrs PLN 16, 3 hrs PLN 24. Each extra hour PLN 10. 8-24 hrs PLN 74.
Car Park P3 (Outdoor Short Term): 1 hour PLN 6, 2 hrs PLN 12, 3 hrs PLN 18. Each extra hour PLN 10. 8-24 hrs PLN 68.
Car Park P4 (Outdoor Long Stay): 1 hour PLN 10, each extra hour PLN 10, 1st day PLN 50, 2nd & 3rd days PLN 30 each, extra days up to 1 week PLN 15, extra days over 1 week PLN 10. 8 days PLN 140, 15 days PLN 210.

Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities available in T1 arrivals (old part of terminal). Rather complex cost structure: 2% of the declared value of the baggae, with a minimum declared value of PLN 400 per bag. Basically PLN 8, then the daily charges: Up to 10 days PLN 5 per bag per day. 2nd piece of baggage PLN 3 per day. Over 10 days PLN 5 per bag per day. Lost receipt PLN 30. Office is open 24hrs a day. Credit cards are accepted.
Notes: ATM/Cash machines in the main terminal. There is a small Post Office in T1 departures (upstairs). There is an information desk in arrivals, but curiously, they have no information on ground transport!! This airport was formerly known as Okęcie Airport.
Airport Hotels: Marriott Courtyard Hotel is at the terminal, Tel +48 (0)22 6500101. Airport Okecie Hotel is near the airport and runs a shuttle bus. Novotel Warsaw Airport runs a shuttle. Warsaw Airport Hotels.
Website: Warsaw Airport
Airport Tel No: +48 22 650 4220.
Updated Apr12 Skids. Last Visit Jan10




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