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Warsaw Airport

General information

Warsaw Aiport is the busiest airport in Poland, named after the famous Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. In 2017 Warsaw Airport handled more than 15 million passengers in one year, for the first time in history. The airport is a base for LOT, Wizz Air and holiday charters Enter Air and Smartwings Poland.

It is the airport’s intention to move charter flights to Radom Airport about 110 kilometres south of the Polish capital. This should be realized in the summer of 2023. The second airport in Warsaw is Warsaw Modlin Airport, mainly used by Ryanair.


Where is Warsaw Airport situated?

The largest airport of the Polish capital Warsaw is located on the outskirts of the city, southwest of the city centre. Both places are connected by road 634 (Zwirki i Wigury).

How many terminals does Warsaw Airport have?

The airport consists of one large terminal. In 2010, Warsaw Airport merged Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, now the entire complex is called Terminal A. In the southern part of the terminal (former T1) you will find check-in areas A, B and Arrivals 1 In the northern part of the terminal (former T2) you will find check-in areas C, D, E and Arrivals 2. LOT Polish Airlines uses check-in areas D and E.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Warsaw Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Poland.

Airport Distance
Warsaw Modlin Airport 38km



The distance from Warsaw Airport to the centre of Warsaw is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Warsaw.

From WAW Airport to Warsaw City centre by Car
11 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Warsaw Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Warsaw Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Warsaw Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Warsaw Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Warsaw is about PLN 50.-. Book your taxi at Warsaw Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From WAW Airport to Warsaw City centre by Taxi
11 km
25 min
PLN 50.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Warsaw Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), National (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Warsaw Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Warsaw Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Warsaw Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Warsaw Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Warsaw Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Warsaw Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • LOT
  • Smartwings
  • Wizz Air
  • KLM
  • Emirates


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Warsaw Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport, Warsaw

Right opposite Warsaw Chopin Airport, non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport offers amenities available 24 hours a day, including a fitness club. Warsaw city centre is a 15-minute drive away and can easily be reached by a fast train (SKM).


Airport Hotel Okęcie, Warsaw

Located just 1 km from the Warsaw Chopin Airport, Hotel Airport Okęcie offers free airport shuttle and free Wi-Fi in the entire building.


Hotel Roko, Warsaw

Set in Warsaw, 2.6 km from Blue City, Hotel Roko offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden.

Hotels in Warsaw

Looking for the best hotels in Warsaw? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Polonia Palace, Warsaw

This 4-star award-winning hotel is centrally situated, just opposite the Palace of Culture and Science. Polonia Palace Hotel features spacious air-conditioned rooms with a minibar and heated bathroom flooring. Free WiFi access is available.


Hotel Metropol, Warsaw

Located just opposite Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science, Hotel Metropol offers spacious rooms with free WiFi. In the morning, guests can enjoy a varied breakfast, including traditional Polish dishes.


Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre, Warsaw

Enjoying prime location in the centre of Warsaw, Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre is within a few steps of Warszawa Centralna Train Station, Złote Tarasy Shopping Centre and Palace of Culture and Science.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Warsaw Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Warsaw: Chopin Concert in the Old Town

Experience exceptional daily concerts organized at a unique location in the heart of the Old Town of Warsaw. Every day outstanding pianists perform Chopin's pieces with their own interpretation of his works.


Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the lively modern and historic capital of Poland with a 24, 48 or 72-hour hop-on and hop-off bus ticket. Hop-off at the sights you want to see, such as the Royal Palace, the Old Town, Market Square and more.

Tour & transport

Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Immerse yourself in the captivating and moving history of the Warsaw Ghetto on this 3-hour tour. Learn all about its origins, everyday life inside and the 1943 uprising of the ghetto.


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Have you visited Warsaw Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Warsaw Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Zorodzai Matsuro
1 year ago

Very grumpy and unhelpful staff,who seemed bored or not bothered about their customers,couldn't get to answer a simple question, intact was threatened,there was no wifi whatsoever and couldn't get my plf form.Paid had one done and arrived in UK still not got my Covid day 2 test kit after paying £98.99?The worst airport I've ever come across.

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