Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) Guide
Directions & Transportation
- The taxi rank is located right infront of the Arrivals hall.
- The bus stop is located infront of the Arrivals hall, situated between the terminal building and the carpark. The Intercity Polski Express bus company provides a direct and regular bus connection to 30 different towns in Poland. Passengers can purchase tickets from the driver. Buy tickets in advance (less than a pound sterling) and there are machines to \"stamp\" the ticket as you enter the bus. If you do not do this and are caught you will be fined heavily. Three bus lines provide transport service between F. Chopin airport and Warsaw districts: Line 175 All week from 04:50 to 23:00 175 bus goes to: » \"Warszawa - Centralna\" railway station - \"Dworzec Centralny\" bus stop (approx. 25 minutes) » city centre - \"Centrum\" bus stop, transfer to the underground (approx. 30 minutes) See the route of 175 bus service Line 188 All week from 04:43 to 23:13 188 bus will take you to: » the underground - \"Politechnika\" station (approx. 22 minutes) » \"Praga\" district - \"Wiatraczna\" bus stop, a convenient transfer point (approx. 35-40 minutes) See the route of 188 bus service Line N32 (night) All week from 23:09 to 04:39 N32 bus will take you from Frederic Chopin Airport to \"Warszawa - Centralna\" railway station.
- Airport Info:
- The LOT Polish Airlines and Customs Information Point can be located in the Departures hall under the flight information board, as well as at the Polish Airlines Flight Information stand. Tourist information is also available in the arrivals hall, from which passengers can get airport and flight information. Tourist and hotel information can also be obtained by dailling tel: (+48 22) 650 4423 or 650 4426.
- There is a left-luggage department which is situated in the arrivals hall. It is open 24hrs. The price per item to be left for 24hrs (up to ten days) is $2.
- Located in the departures hall, you will find a bank. A bureau de change as well as ATM's are available in the Departure's and Arrival's hall.
- There is a chapel situated in the transit area and is opent to the public during airport hours. There is a Holy Mass is read everyday at 11.45, and on Sundays and holy days at 09.00, 11.30 and 15.10.
- More Services:
- The airport has baby changing facilities, first aid facilities, as well as an observation deck.
- Eating & Drinking:
- Located in the public waiting area, you will find various retail outlets selling everything from food and alcohol to souvenirs, cosmetics, toys and jewellery. There is also a duty-free shopping zone which is available to passengers with boarding cards.
- The airport is equipped with catering services like a restaurant and snack bars, ice-cream stands and self-service cafeteria's.
- Business Facilities:
- The airport features three executive lounges in the departures terminal. The airport is also equipped with conference rooms containing audio-visual equipment which is available to rent.
- Disabled Facilities:
- The international terminal has lifts and adapted toilet facilities to meet the needs of the physically disabled. Wheelchairs are available upon request and there are officials trained in first aid available to assist passengers unable to access the upper mezzanine level.
- Airlines Served:
- Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, AeroSvit, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Polonia , Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, CSA, Cyprus Airways , EasyJet, El-Al, Finnair , Germanwings, KLM , Lufthansa Luxair, Maersk, Malev, PLL LOT, Pulkovo Airlines, SAS, SkyEurope, SN , Brussels Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Tarom, Tunis Air, Turkish Airlines, Volare, Wizz Air. No frills airlines depart from Etiudia terminal. Just a drinks and snacks facility there with very limited facilities. Basic is probably overstating it. Just pray your flight is on time.
- Airport Taxes:
- Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
- Activities near the Airport:
- Museum Naradowe - Should you have some time to spare, you can take a drive to Warsaw central (providing you do not go during rush hour). The museum is host to an impressive collection of ancient art, sculpture and paintings and is most famous for its remarkable display of carved medieval altarpieces. Markets - The town of Manila is flooded with markets where you can find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, fake designer tracksuits and car parts to traditional smoked cheeses. This should keep you busy for a while, so be sure to have and hour or so to waste.
- Other Interesting Information:
- The airport handles about 75% of the overall amount of air passenger traffic in the entire country. It is the most modern and biggest facility of its kind in the country. It also operates almost 60 scheduled flights to/from the biggest airports worldwide.