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Warsaw Chopin Airport

Warsaw's main airport, Warsaw Chopin Airport, is 9km south of the city centre; it handles most domestic and international flights.

Transport Options

Train is the easiest way to get from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the city. Regular services run to Warszawa Centralna (S3 Line) and Warszawa Śródmieście (S2 Line) train stations every 30 minutes to every hour, between 5am and 10.30pm (4.40zł, 20 minutes).

Bus 175 (4.40zł, every 15 minutes, 5am to 11pm) runs to the city, passing along ul Jerozolimiskie and ul Nowy Świat before terminating at Plac Piłsudskiego, within walking distance of the Old Town.

Arrange a taxi at the desks inside the terminal; the fare should cost 35zł to 50zł, and the journey takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Buy tickets for public transport from newsagents at the airports.

Warsaw Modlin Airport

Warsaw Modlin Airport is 39km north of Warsaw and is used by budget carriers, including Ryanair, for flights to and from the UK.

Transport Options

For train travel take the shuttle bus to nearby Modlin station, where you can catch a train to Warszawa Centralna (19zł for shuttle and train, one hour, at least hourly).

Modlin Bus services run between the airport and the Palace of Culture & Science. Buy a ticket from the driver (35zł); advance fares bookable online are as low 9zł. The journey is around 55 minutes.

A taxi to the city centre costs 159zł between 6am and 10pm, and 199zł at night (30 to 40 minutes).

Buy tickets for public transport from newsagents at the airports.

Bus

Warszawa Zachodnia bus terminal, west of the city centre, handles the majority of international and domestic routes from the capital, run by various operators.

FlixBus (https://global.flixbus.com) operates buses to cities across Poland and beyond from Młociny bus station north of the city centre, and Wilanowska bus station, south of the city centre as well as from Warszawa Zachodnia. Each station is next to the metro station of the same name. Book on its website for the lowest fares.

Car & Motorcycle

Poland's capital is well connected by roads with the rest of the country. Dual carriageway roads lead into the city where you are likely to encounter traffic, particularly during the week.

Train

Warsaw has several train stations, but the one most travellers use is Warszawa Centralna, with direct connections to every major Polish city, several international cities and many other places in between; check the online timetable in English at http://rozklad-pkp.pl for times and fares.

The modernised station has a shopping concourse with ticket counters, ticket machines, ATMs and several newsagents where you can buy public-transport tickets. There are also money-changing kantors (one of which is open 24 hours), a left-luggage office, self-service luggage lockers, cafes and mini-supermarkets.

You can buy tickets from ticket machines (instructions available in English), or one of the many ticket counters in both the main hall and the shopping concourse. Though, in theory, most ticket agents should be able to handle some English, not all can. It’s best to write down your destination and travel dates and times to show the ticket seller.