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Which Warsaw Airport is best to fly or closest to City?

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) or Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI)

OVERVIEW OF AIRPORTS IN WARSAW, POLAND

There are two airports serving Warsaw the capital of Poland; Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI).

Warsaw Chopin Airport is Poland's largest and busiest international airport, it handles 40% passenger traffic in the country and it is the closest airport to the city centre. Warsaw Chopin Airport is served by major airlines to major destinations across the world.

Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport is the secondary airport serving Warsaw. It is also an international airport which was formerly used as a military airfield, it is a much smaller airport and handles both domestic and international flights but is mainly served by low-cost airlines. We summarize all the information you need about the airports to make your next trip easy.

Warsaw Chopin Airport Vs. Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)

Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI)

    Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI)
Airport Maps Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) Map Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI) Map

Getting To The Airports From The City Centre

Distance from City Centre 6.21 miles (10 kilometres) 25 miles (40 kilometres)
Public Transport Operating Hours 24-hours 24-hours
Train

Polish Railways (PKP)
TLK35102, IC3520, & IC3522 run every 20 minutes to the city centre.

Fare: $3-$6
Journey time: 17 minutes

https://www.intercity.pl/en/

Szybka Kolej Miejska w Warszawie S2 runs every hour to the city centre.

Fare: $1
Journey time: 21 minutes

http://www.skm.warszawa.pl/

Koleje Mazowieskie RL & R8 runs every 4 hours to the city centre.

Fare: $2-$3
Journey time: 16 minutes

http://mazowieckie.com.pl/

Koleje Mazowieskie Lotnisko - PKP Modlin bus line runs every 30 minutes to PKP Modlin railway station where Polish Railways (PKP)
KMIC and Koleje Mazowieskie RL lines run every 30 minutes and hourly respectively to the city centre.

Fare: $5-$9
Journey time: 1h 4 minutes

http://mazowieckie.com.pl/

https://www.intercity.pl/en/
Airport Shuttle N/A N/A
Bus

ZTM Warszawa line 175 runs every 30 minutes to the city centre.

Fare: $1
Journey time: 25 minutes

http://www.ztm.waw.pl/index.php?l=2

Modlin Bus runs every 4 hours to the city centre.

Fare: $1-$3
Journey time: 31 minutes

https://www.modlinbus.com/en#buy-ticket

LEO Express buses run once daily to the city centre.

Fare: $2-$4
Journey time: 25 minutes

https://www.leoexpress.com/en

Modlin Buses run every hour to the city centre.

Fare: $2-$11
Journey time: 55 minutes

https://www.modlinbus.com/en#buy-ticket

Taxi

Around $10 - $13,
Journey time: 10 minutes

Around $35 - $45,
Journey time: 30 minutes.

Uber

Available on demand from $6-$8

Uber fare estimator

Available on demand from $27-$35

Uber fare estimator

   

Which Airport Is Most Suitable For Me?

How Close to City Centre

Warsaw Chopin Airport is closer to the city centre. The airport is 10 kilometres to central Warsaw where the main top attractions are located. It takes 10 minutes by taxi and 17 minutes by train to get to the city centre from the airport.

Chopin Airport is connected to other parts of Warsaw by train, buses, taxis, and car hire services



Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport is also an international airport and the secondary hub for domestic and some international trasport.

The airport is located 40 kilometres to the city centre by road and is not very too close to central Warsaw.

WMI also handles domestic flights within Poland and international flights to other parts of Europe.

WMI is well linked to other parts of Warsaw by train, bus, taxi, and car hire services.
Cost Factor

Poland's capital Warsaw is served by Warsaw Chopin Airport. The airport handles over 15.7 million passengers yearly and is the closest to the city centre.

The airport is 10 kilometres from the city centre the city with public transportation like buses, car hire, trains, and taxi services to take travellers into the city centre fast.

Hotel cost is more expensive compared to WMI airport. But car hire service prices in both airports are comparable.

Considering flight fares, car hire, and hotel costs, choosing WAW may be slightly expensive than at WMI airport.

Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport is the secondary airport serving Warsaw and is 40 kilometres from the city centre.

WMI airport is served by public transports such as bus, train, taxi and car hire.

Choosing this airport is cheaper based on flight fares, and hotel price. The airport has lesser delays but travellers must also consider taking extra cash for transportation from the airport to the city centre.

 

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Airport Delays

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: High

Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 25 minutes.

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Low

Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 15 minutes

Flight Fares From 01-01-2019 Searched on 02-01-2018

Flight Fares From Frankfurt $135, Rome $279, London $88, Beijing $265, Brussels $116, and New York $365. From Rome $126, Alicante $48, Barcelona $50, Edinburgh $25, Marseille $151 and Lisbon $200.

Hotel Prices Per Day From (01-01-2018 to 02-01-2018) Searched on 02-12-2018

Hotel

Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel (3-Star) -$94,

Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport (4-star) -$63

Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport (5-Star) - $85.

Modlin Palace (3-Star)- $40

Hotel Sokołowska (3-Star) - $43

Hotel Riviera Airport Modlin (4-Star) - $58.


Car Hire Prices Per Week (01-01-2018 to 02-01-2018) Searched on 02-12-2018

Car Hire

Budget Cars: (Fiat 500, Citroen C1, Skoda Citigo, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107, and Vw Up) $67.00-$106.87

Intermediate Cars: (Vw Jetta, Opel Insignia, Vw Passat, Toyota Avensis, Mazda 6, Skoda Octavia, and Peugeot 3008) $69.91-$135.12

Luxury Cars: (Bmw 7 Series, and Mercedes S Class) $986.61-$1081.93.

Budget Cars: (Vw Up!, Nissan Micra, Chevrolet Spark, Vw Up, and Peugeot 107) €83.01-€126.83

Intermediate Cars: (Volvo V40, Audi A3, and Mercedes B Class) €127.24-€182.27

Premium Cars: (Mercedes C Class) €187.40

Car Hire Companies Avis, Budget, CarFree, Enterprise/National/Alam, Europcar, Express, Hertz, Panek, Sixt and more Avis, Awos, Budget, Express, Hertz, National/Alamo, Panek and Sixt.
Online car hire Car Hire Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) Car Hire Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI)

Airport Facilities

Shopping and Dining 1 Minute, Aelia Duty-Free, Baltona Duty-Free, Gift Shop, Glamour, Jubitom, Keraniss, Le Connaisseur, Premium Food Gate, Relay, The Fashion Gallery, The Travel Store, The Warsaw Store, Toys Store, Victoria's Secret, Virgin, W. Kruk, Your Fashion Store, Zoom Atmosphere, Bijanka, Bricco Cafe, Cheif's, Costa Coffee, Costa Coofee Fly Dining, Costa Coffee Fresco, Farsz Bar, Furore, Gate One, Illy, Johnny Rockets, McCafe, McDonald's, Misa, Papaya, Paul, So! Coffee, and The Flame. The airport has shops and restaurants that operate from the first flight to the last flight as they do not run 24 hour services. Also, there are vending machines at the airport for hot/cold drinks.
Lounges Bolero Executive Lounge, Preludium Executive Lounge, VIP Lounge, LOT Elite Club Lounge, and Fantazja Executive Lounge. N/A
Wi-Fi Services Free unlimited Wi-Fi available for 2 hours, after which travellers can reconnect immediately. Free WiFi available, but travellers must download the official Hello Modlin airport magazine (PDF file) to gain access.
Transfer in and Around The Airport The airport has two Terminals: South Hall (with check-in areas A & B) and North Hall (with check-in areas C, D & E). The halls can be covered by travellers on foot. Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport has a single terminal building and it is easy to walk around the airport on foot.
Currency Exchange & ATM cash Points Air Tours Poland, ICE, Money World, Plus Bank and Bank Pekao all operate currency exchange services at the airport.
Planet Cash and Bank Pekao have ATM cash points at the airport for cash withdrawal.
Currency exchange services are available at the airport.
Euronet, ATM Pekao and BPS Group operate ATM cash points at the airports arrivals and departures hall.
Important phone numbers WAW Airport: +48 22 650 42 20. WMI Airport: +48 22 315 18 80.
Major Operating Airlines

Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, AlMasria Universal Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Blue Panorama Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgarian Air Charter, Corendon Airlines, Czech Airlines, easyJet, El Al, Ellinair, Emirates, Enter Air, Finnair, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Nordica, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nouvelair, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Ryanair Sun, Scandinavian Airlines, SmartWings, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Travel Service Polska, TUI fly Netherlands, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Vueling, Wizz Air, and WOW Air.

Ryanair.
Major Connecting Destinations

Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Beauvais, Paris-Orly, Kraków, Frankfurt Airport, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Prague, Brussels, Charleroi, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna Airport, Copenhagen, Budapest, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Moscow Domodedovo Airport,Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Skavsta, Rzeszów, Zürich, Kiev-Boryspil, Kiev-Zhuliany, Vilnius, Tel Aviv, Katowice and more.

Amman–Queen Alia, Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Beauvais, Belfast-International, Bergamo, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Charleroi, Cagliari, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kyiv-Boryspil, Leeds/Bradford, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Lviv, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Memmingen, Marseille, Naples, Newcastle, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Sandefjord, Seville, Shannon, Stockholm–Skavsta, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Treviso,Valencia and more.
Tourist Info Centres Tourist Information centres are located in the main terminal, ask the front desk for directions. Visit the front desk information centre in the main terminal building at the airport for inquiries on tourism in Poland.
Official website https://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl /en/index.html http://www.modlinairport.pl/

WARSAW AIRPORTS

Which Warsaw airport is closest to central Warsaw?

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI) are the 2 airports serving Warsaw, Poland. The closest airport to central Warsaw is Warsaw Chopin Airport just 6.21 miles away, the fastest means of transportation from the airport to central Warsaw is by using the Polish Railway line from the airport, which will get you into the city centre in 17 minutes. Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport is the furthest from the city centre, located 25 miles away, the airports fastest public transport is by bus which takes 55 minutes to central Warsaw.

Compare airport distances and transfer times to the center of Warsaw by public transport below.

Distance to Central Warsaw:

Warsaw Chopin Airport: 6.21 miles / 10 km
Warsaw-Modlin Airport: 25 miles / 40 km

Warsaw Chopin Airport to Central Warsaw Journey Times:

By Train: 17 minutes
By Bus: 25 minutes
By Taxi: 10 minutes

Warsaw Modlin Airport to Central Warsaw Journey Times:

By Train: 64 minutes
By Bus: 55 minutes
By Taxi: 30 minutes

What is the best airport to fly into in Warsaw?

Warsaw Chopin airport is the best airport to fly when flying into Warsaw, Poland. It is the primary airport serving the city, and also the closest to the city centre making transfer journey time short and comfortable for passengers. This airport is closer to the top attractions in Warsaw such as Warsaw Old Town, Royal Castle Warsaw, Palace of Culture and Science, Fryderyk Chopin Museum and many more. Warsaw Chopin airport has very good public transport services that will get you to these attractions in 25 minutes. This airport handles more passengers than WMI so you will experience more crowd at the airport, long queues and flights delays. Chopin airport does not have its own train station so passengers have to transfer to the nearest train station which is slightly inconveniencing for people with plenty of luggage and children. This is a bigger airport with two terminals, so it is not easy to walk around compared to WMI's single terminal building.Many major airlines serve this airport such as Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and many more with short haul and long haul flights to various destinationsaround the world. Most business travellers will most likely use this airport to get to the city centre on time.

WMI (Warsaw Modlin airport) is the seciondary airport serving Warsaw, it is home to Ryanair which is the only airline serving the airport with many flights both domestic and international flights to Europe and other parts of the world.Warsaw Modlin airport is the furthest from the city centre in Warsaw, making journey times longer even when using fastest public transport services from the airport. Warsaw Modlin airport is a cheaper airport in terms of flight fares, but farther from the city centre which means you will spend more on transfer to central Warsaw. Most students, tourists and other budget travellers with extra time will prefer to use this airport. It has a single terminal with less crowd, queues and flight delays.

Is Warsaw Chopin airport better than WMI?

Warsaw Chopin airport is better than WMI because it is closer to the city centre and its attractions which can be visited easily from this airport. The airport has more facilities to make your flight worthwhile and is served by more airlines to more destinations. Although, it is closer to central Warsaw, it has 2 terminals and handles more crowds so long queues and flight delays should be expected.

Which airport is closest to the top attractions in Warsaw, Poland?/h2>

Warsaw Chopin airport is closest to the top attractions in Warsaw just 25-35 minutes away by bus depending on the location of the attraction. Some of the attractions to see in the city centre include Wilanów Palace, Warsaw Rising Museum, Fryderyk Chopin Museum, Łazienki Palace, Copernicus Science Centre, Castle Square, Warsaw; POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, St. John's Archcathedral, Warsaw; Warsaw Old Town, Royal Castle, Warsaw; and many more. It will cost you around $4-$5 to the attractions by bus from the airport and $9-$12 by Uber which is faster taking just 16 minutes.

How much does it Cost from Warsaw Chopin or Warsaw Modlin to Central Warsaw?

From Warsaw Chopin Airport by:

Train: Polish Railways (PKP) Line$3-$6 – https://www.intercity.pl/en/ Trains run every 20 minutes daily.

Bus (ZTM Warszawa line 175): $1 –http://www.ztm.waw.pl/index.php?l=2 Bus runs every 30 minutes daily.

Taxi: $10 - $13 – http://www.supertaxi.pl/ Available 24/7.

Uber: $6-$8- https://www.uber.com/en/gb/ Available on demand.
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From Warsaw Modlin Airport by:

Train: PKP Modlin rail + bus $5-$9 - https://www.intercity.pl/en/ Trains run every 30 minutes daily.

Bus: $2-$11–https://www.modlinbus.com/en#buy-ticket Bus runs every hour daily.

Taxi: $35 - $45 –Available 24/7 at the airport.

Uber: $27-$35 - https://www.uber.com/en/gb/ Available on demand.
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How much are Hotels at Warsaw Chopin and Warsaw Modlin Airports?

Hotel prices can vary greatly depending on how far in advance you book, the demand for rooms, and which hotel you book but the prices below will give you a rough idea and you can do further research and hotel booking at https://www.tripindicator.com//hotel.html

Warsaw Chopin Airport Hotels: From $63 per night
Warsaw Modlin Airport Hotels: From $40 per night

How much does car hire cost at Warsaw Chopin or Warsaw Modlin Airports?

All of the airports mentioned offer competitive prices and a range of cars to suit your needs. Prices are based on the type of car, driver age, length of hire, and demand but you can get a rough idea for each airport below.

Warsaw Chopin Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars: (Fiat 500, Citroen C1, etc) $67.00 per day
Intermediate Cars: (Vw Passat, Toyota Avensis, etc) $69.91 per day
Luxury Cars: (Bmw 7 Series, and Mercedes S Class) $986.61 per day

Compare prices here - https://www.tripindicator.com//car-rental.html

Warsaw Modlin Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars: (Fiat 500, Citroen C1, etc) $67.00 per day
Intermediate Cars: (Vw Passat, Toyota Avensis, etc) $69.91 per day
Luxury Cars: (Bmw 7 Series, and Mercedes S Class) $986.61 per day

Compare prices here - https://www.tripindicator.com//car-rental.html

What Is The Main International Airport In Panama?

Warsaw Chopin Airport sometimes referred to as Okęcie Airport, is the main international airport serving Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport is a newer airport at Modlin, it was used as a military airfield before its conversion to a commercial airport for low-budget airlines serving Warsaw.

How Many Terminals Does Warsaw Chopin Airport Have?

Warsaw Chopin Airport has Two terminals- South Hall which houses the A & B check-in areas while North Hall houses C, D, and E check-in areas.

Which Airport Is Closer To The City Centre?

Warsaw Chopin Airport is the closest from the city centre (around 10 km). The airport and city centre is connected by good transport links, travel from and to the airport is fast without regular delays for the trip

What Best Hotels Are Near The Airports?

At WAW, the following hotels are the best for travellers, Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel (3-Star), Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport (4-star), and Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport (5-Star). At WMI, Modlin Palace (3-Star), Hotel Sokołowska (3-Star), and Hotel Riviera Airport Modlin (4-Star).

What Things To Do Near Warsaw Chopin Airports?

There are many amazing places to see and explore in Warsaw, Poland such as Trakt Królewski (the Royal Route), Royal Łazienki Park, Museum of the Warsaw Uprising, the Royal Castle, a Walk alongside the Wisła (Vistula) River, Visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN, Wedel Factory (the best chocolate in Poland), Palace of Culture and Science, Explore the music of Frédéric Chopin, a Tour the Copernicus Science Centre and many more.

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) & Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI) Terminal Maps

For Warsaw Chopin Airport Terminal Maps visit https://www.tripindicator.com//waw-warsaw-chopin-airport-terminal-map.html

For Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI) Terminal Maps visit https://www.tripindicator.com//wmi-warsaw-modlin-airport-terminal-map.html

 

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