Warsaw Chopin Airport Guide (WAW)
Code: WAWNo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +48Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Ulica Zwirki i Wigury 1, 00 906 Warszawa, Poland
Warsaw Chopin Airport is located 10 km (6 miles) southwest of central Warsaw.
(022) 650 4220 or 1111.
Poland’s largest and busiest airport, Warsaw Chopin Airport links the country's capital to major international and domestic destinations. Our Warsaw Chopin Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, public transportation options and nearby hotels, as well as useful airport contact details.
The old part of Terminal A is undergoing work that is due for completion in 2014. A rail connection with the Warsaw metro system was completed in 2012, allowing rapid transfers into the city.
The airport, LOT Polish Airlines and Customs information desks are located in the centre of the departures hall. Passengers can also obtain airport and flight information (tel: (022) 650 4220).
Warsaw Chopin Airport can be accessed via Zwirki í Wigury Avenue, which leads out of central Warsaw.
Bus: Bus stops are located immediately in front of the arrivals hall. MZA (tel: 19484; www.ztm.waw.pl) buses serve central Warsaw, including Warsaw Central Station and the Old Town (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: zł4.40) during the day, while night bus provides a link to the central railway station overnight. Long-distance buses connect Warsaw Chopin Airport with other cities in Poland.
Taxi: The taxi rank is located in front of the arrivals hall. A number of operaters serve the airport, but it is advised to only use licensed taxis. A ride to the city centre costs zł40 to zł50, and the journey time is up to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
There is a bank on the departures level. Bureaux de change and ATMs are located throughout the terminal.
Free wireless internet access (for up to 30 minutes) is available to passengers throughout the terminal building.
There are several restaurants at Warsaw Chopin Airport serving both Polish and international cuisine. Additionally, snack bars and self-service cafés are located both pre- and post-security.
Shops at Warsaw Chopin Airport include newsagents, souvenir retailers and designer outlets. Duty-free shops can be found in the departures area. In addition, a newsagent and convenience store are situated in the railway station.
There is a left-luggage service in the arrivals hall and luggage lockers in front of the terminal and in the arrivals area of Terminal A. A lost luggage service (tel: (022) 650 1250) is also available.
Meeting facilities are available at the nearby Courtyard Warsaw Airport (tel: (022) 650 0100; www.marriott.com) and some other local hotels.
There are three executive lounges at Warsaw Chopin Airport, which provide refreshments, newspapers and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. A VIP lounge is located on the arrivals level.
The terminal is wheelchair-accessible and wheelchairs are available on request from a handling agent – trained staff are also on hand to assist passengers unable to access the upper mezzanine level. Other facilities include induction loops for the hearing impaired, which are fitted to certain information desks.
Free parking in dedicated spaces is available for disabled passengers in the car parks directly outside the terminal building.
There are four car parks at Warsaw Chopin Airport: the multistorey short-term car parks P1 and P2 are located next to the terminal building, whilst the short-term P3 car park and the long-term P4 car park are farther from the terminal, next to the Courtyard Warsaw Airport hotel.
Car hire companies at Warsaw Chopin Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and a number of local operators. Car hire desks are located in the arrivals hall.