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Warsaw Airport

Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW)

Overview

Situated a short drive from the centre of town, Warsaw Chopin Airport is Poland's busiest airport and handles just under nine million passengers each year. It's relatively easy to book flights to Warsaw as EuroLOT and LOT Poland Airlines use the airport as a regional hub.

Warsaw Airport has plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities as well as business lounges. Warsaw Chopin Airport has plenty of public transport options for passengers arriving or departing from the airport. It also has an observation deck, which is popular with kids and adults alike, and a great way to spend any extra time you have at the airport.

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) southwest of Warsaw.

Getting to the city

Municipal bus lines (No 175 and 188) operate daily from 4.40am to 11pm ferrying commuters to Warsaw city centre and the right riverbank. Journey time is 30 minutes and a single daytime ticket costs 2.40 zl. Tickets are available in the 'Ruch' kiosks and at Tourist Information in the Departures Hall. Some hotels provide a shuttle bus service to and from the hotel on request and a taxi stand is located in front of the Arrivals Hall. The Polski Express bus provides connections to the biggest polish towns. The bus stop is on the Arrivals Hall level of Terminal 2.

Time

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +48 (22) 650 4220.

Car rental

Most leading car rental companies, including Avis, Budget, Hertz and National, operate from the airport outside arrivals in terminal one.

Transfer between terminals

Terminals are within walking distance of each other.

Facilities

There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office and a tourist information and hotel reservations service. There is also an observation deck; a fee is charged and visitors are subjected to a security check. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance. Note that the line for check-in can be very long.

Parking

Parking at Warsaw Airport is relatively hassle-free as the multilevel parking garage is directly opposite the terminal. P1 and P2, located in the multilevel garage cost PLN 8 per hour for one to three hours and then PLN 10 per hour thereafter. The outdoor, short-stay P3 parking lot starts at PLN 6 per hour for the first three hours. Finally, P4 is the long-stay lot and charges a daily rate of PLN 50, which decreases the longer you stay.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.lotnisko-chopina.pl

Airlines

Loads of airlines offer flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport, including Aer Lingus, Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines, KLM, Polish LOT Airlines, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, TAP Portugal and Royal Air Maroc. Budget carriers offering cheap flights to Warsaw include Wizz, Sprint and many more.

Internet

The only area where free wifi is available at Warsaw Airport are the executive and business lounges. If you are not a member or given access via your credit card or plane ticket, then it costs PLN 98 to gain entry into the lounge.

Business Lounges

The Star Alliance/ LOT Business Lounge has internet access, workstations and iPads available for use within the lounge. The lounge is open to non-members at a fee of PLN 98.
Warsaw Airport also has a fully equipped conference centre and an executive lounge with meeting rooms and computer facilities.


Warsaw Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.