Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
The airport is located 6 miles southwest of Warsaw
+48 (0)22 650 1000 or 650 3000
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) is just six miles (10km) from the center of Warsaw, and is the primary airport for Poland, serving nearly 9 million passengers per year.
LOT Polish Airlines and EuroLOT offer plenty of flights to Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport as they use this facility as their regional hub. The airport also has plenty of flights connecting it to various cities across Europe as well as Istanbul, Casablanca, Reykjavik, Tel Aviv, Minsk, Kiev and Moscow.
Passengers with time to spend at Chopin Airport will be pleasantly surprised as there’s a lot to do. The business lounges are great and the shopping and restaurant facilities can keep a person happily entertained. Also, the airport has a number of kid-friendly facilities and shops.
Warsaw’s airport is easy to navigate with both terminals housed in the same building. The airport is also well served by public transport and taxis, making it easy to get to and from your hotel.
Although there are two terminals, they’re both in the same building so terminal transfers are quick and easy.
Getting into Town
Taxi: The three taxi companies recommended by the airport are Ele Sky Taxi, Super Taxi and Sawa Taxi. Reputable taxis generally display their tariffs. The approximate fare from Warsaw Airport into the city center is PLN 40 (about $10). Taxis can be found by approaching the taxi desk in arrivals next to the information desk.
Bus: The bus terminal is on the arrivals level alongside the airport in front of the terminal’s south pier. The five public buses transporting passengers from the airport to various parts of the city, including the city center, are Nos. 148, 175, 188, 575 and the N32 night bus. The night bus runs between the airport and the central railway station between 11:09pm and 4:39am. The daytime buses tend to run from 4:35am and 11:27pm, but each bus has a slightly different schedule. Buses with numbers between 400 and 499 are fast buses, while the rest are regular buses. Bus tickets are calculated according to zones.
The airport has four parking areas: P1, P2, P3 and P4. P1 and P2 are located in the multilevel short-stay parking garage. P3 is a short-stay, outdoor car park, while P4 is outdoors and is for passengers wishing to park for longer periods. P1 and P2 are directly across from the terminal and P3 and P4 are opposite the bus station, which is alongside the terminal in front of the terminal’s south pier.
There are a couple of information desks on the arrivals level, some cater for transferring passengers as the transfer process can be a little tricky, particularly when working out Schengen and non-Schengen zones. The best information desk to use in arrivals is the one located near the exit and next to the currency exchange and taxi desk. The information desk on the departures level is centrally located near the escalators. Some staff members speak great English, while others are much less fluent.
Money and communications: Warsaw Airport is fully equipped with a post office, banks, ATMs and currency-exchange facilities.
Luggage: The left-luggage office is next to exit one of the terminal. Left-luggage fees include an amount equal to 2 percent of the value of the luggage being stored (the minimum value of the luggage stored has to be PLN 400) ($105), as well as PLN 5 ($1) per day for the first bag, PLN 3 per day for each additional bag, and PLN 5 per day for each bag left for a more than 10 days. For lost items contact Warsaw Airport Services (WAS) in the baggage-claim hall. Luggage trolleys are available free of charge at the airport.
Conference and business: Business lounges and a conference center are available at the airport. The conference center is fully equipped with audio-visual and multi-media systems. The executive lounge has meeting rooms and computer facilities. The LOT Business Lounge supplies workstations, Internet access and complimentary iPads to use in the lounge.
Other facilities: Travel agencies, mobile-phone charging points, smoking rooms, VIP and executive lounges, baby-changing rooms, complimentary prams, kids’ play areas, first-aid facilities and two chapels. The airport is also equipped to assist passengers with special needs.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available in the executive and business lounges. If your credit card or plane ticket does not allow you access to the lounges then admission costs from PLN 98 (about $25).
Shopping: The public area and the passenger area after security have a range of shops selling jewelry, books, watches, gifts, CDs, newspapers and fashion items. Some of the shops available at the airport include Jubiler (for designer watches), Magiczy Swiat (for last-minute gift shopping) and Art and Deco (selections of handmade jewelry). Parents traveling with kids can keep them entertained at kid’s shops such as Discover Warsaw, Keraniss Toys and Baltona Kids World. The duty-free shops at the airport are Keraniss (for regional Polish products), and Aelia Duty Free and Baltona Classic Duty Free (for confectionary, liquor, perfume, tobacco and more).
Food and drink: With restaurants, bistros and cafes, passengers using Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport won’t go hungry or thirsty. Food and drink options available at the airport ranges from quick snacks to sit-down meals and Polish fare is available.