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Warsaw Chopin Airport Warsaw's main airport lies in the suburb of Okęcie, 10km south of the city centre; it handles most domestic and international flights.

Warsaw Modlin Airport Smaller airport 35km north of Warsaw used by budget carriers, including Ryanair for flights to and from the UK.

The airport has a tourist information office, currency-exchange counters, ATMs and car-hire agencies. Buy tickets for public transport from the tourist office or from one of several newsagents.

Transport Options

Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport

Train The easiest way of getting from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the city. Regular services run to Warszawa Centralna station every 30 minutes between 5am and 10.30pm (4.40zł, 20 minutes).

Bus 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.

Taxi Arrange a taxi at the desks inside the terminal; the fare should be around 40zł to 60zł, and the journey takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Warsaw Modlin Airport

Train A shuttle bus transfers passengers to nearby Modlin station, where you can catch a train to Warszawa Centralna (19zł, one hour, at least hourly).

Bus Modlin Bus services run between Modlin airport and the Palace of Culture & Science in central Warsaw (35zł, one hour, hourly). Buy tickets from the driver; lower fares available online.

Taxi A taxi to the city centre will cost 190zł between 6am and midnight, and 230zł during the night (30 to 40 minutes).

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/Polski Bus (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 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.

Train

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

Some domestic trains also stop at Warszawa Zachodnia, next to Warszawa Zachodnia bus terminal, and at Warszawa Wschodnia, in Praga, on the east bank of the Vistula.

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 minisupermarkets.

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.