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Getting from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the City Centre

Chopin Airport, or Warsaw-Chopin Airport, is the biggest and busiest airport in Poland. This airport offers a variety of transportation systems to the city centre of Warsaw. One option to make your way to the centre is by taking a local airport taxi. Under normal traffic conditions, the ride should last about 20 minutes, while the average fare comes out to around €11. The second mean of transportation that will take you directly from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the city centre is the bus. There are two buses whose route is connected to the downtown area of Warsaw: the 175 and the 188, both lasting for 25 minutes. The third and last option is taking a train. The S2 train will make its way to the city centre of Warsaw in just 20 minutes. The price of both bus and train is the same; a single ticket is valid for 75 minutes and comes out to €1.

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Taxi €11 25min 24/7
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How to get from Chopin airport to Warsaw city centre by taxi

Many travellers prefer taking a taxi from Chopin airport to make their way to Warsaw’s city centre since it is a quick and relatively affordable means of transportation. An airport taxi ride lasts 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions and costs €11. The colour of taxis in Poland may vary but they all carry the classic taxi sign on their roof and the tariffs displayed on the car window.

Taxi fare from Chopin airport to Warsaw city centre

All the licensed taxis departing from the airport hold the tariffs which are displayed on the car window. The price to get to Warsaw city centre from Chopin airport is around €11, depending on the traffic you may encounter.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM WAW - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€9.50
€12
20 min
FROM WAW - TO CITY CENTRE
€9.50
€12
20 min
FROM WAW - TO MODLIN AIRPORT
€45
€60
60 min
Cost

€11

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available at all hours of the day.

Where do I get the taxi from?

The licensed taxis will be waiting to pick you up right outside the arrivals terminal, on the first level. There will be a lineup, thus wait your turn and you will be downtown in no time.

Convenience

In general, travellers prefer to take a taxi to get to their final destination, but in this case, since there are many taxi scammers, it may be safer to take the bus or the train; not to mention cheaper, even though compared to many other countries, this taxi fare is quite reasonable. Nevertheless, taxis are a good means of transportation because they offer door-to-door service and a quiet personal space during your ride.

Editor’s Note

Before you enter the taxi, ensure that the tariffs are displayed on the car window, or else you risk getting scammed and the price of your trip will increase.

Useful Tips

All official taxi vehicles beside the privately owned must carry a taximeter that clearly displays the rate and current status. Make sure it is always zeroed when you enter a vehicle.
Make sure to carry small bills on you, just in case the taxi driver does not have enough change. On average 1 PLN = €0.23

How to get from Chopin airport to Warsaw city centre by bus

Since Chopin Airport is the busiest airport in Warsaw, there are two bus lines connecting the airport to the downtown area of Warsaw. The first is the 175 and the second is the 188. The total trip for either of these buses from the airport to the city centre lasts 25 minutes, under normal traffic conditions, and a single ticket, valid for 75 minutes, costs €1.

How much is the bus from Chopin airport to city centre?

A one way single ticket, valid for 75 minutes, for both the 175 and the 188 costs €1. If you are planning to use the bus or the train many times throughout the day, there is a bus ticket, valid all through the day that costs €6.06.

Cost

€1

Trip Duration

25 Min.

Waiting time for the 175 is 20 minutes and waiting time for the 188 is 20 minutes, but only 10 minutes from 06:00am to 10:00am.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 175 is available from 04:27am to 10:58pm and the 188 is available from 04:47am to 11:18pm.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop has just been built; it is located on the arrivals terminal level, in front of the south pier. Tickets can be purchased at the Passenger Information Point, which is located in the arrivals hall.

Convenience

Both the 175 and the 188 make their way downtown in just 25 minutes and for the price of €1. Unfortunately, these buses do not run throughout the whole day. On the other hand, the waiting time for these buses is extremely reasonable: 20 minutes on average and 10 minutes for the 188 during rush hour.

Editor’s Note

Do not purchase the single ticket valid for 20 minutes, because in case of inspection, it will no longer be valid once you exit the bus, seeing as your journey lasts 25 minutes.

Useful Tips

This ticket that you purchase at the Passenger Information Point is valid for both bus and train, until it expires.
Be sure to have PLN on your because in some cases Euros may not be accepted.

How to get from Chopin airport to Warsaw city centre by train

There is one train that connects Warsaw-Chopin Airport directly to the city centre of Warsaw. This train is called S2 and it is located beneath the Terminal A. The trip to the downtown area of Warsaw lasts 20 minutes and a single ticket valid for 75 minutes costs €1.

How much is the train from Chopin airport to city centre?

The price of a single train ticket from Chopin airport to the city centre or Warsaw costs €1. Tickets can be purchased from the Passenger Information Point or at the ticket machines located next to the rail station, or from the ticket machines inside the train.

Cost

€1

Trip Duration

20 Min.

Waiting time for the S2 line is 30 minutes at most.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Operating hours of the S2 train: 06:09 - 11:09

Where do I get the train from?

The train station is located beneath the airport, under the Terminal A. Follow the signs or ask a staff member of the airport and they will guide you, if you are having difficulty.

Convenience

Taking the train to get to the city centre of Warsaw from the airport can be quite tiring, especially after a long flight; not to mention the waiting time. On the other hand, it is a quick way to get to the city centre and you avoid traffic. The taxi ride is 20 minutes as well, under normal traffic conditions, but if there is traffic this ride can take longer, whereas the train ride has a fixed duration.

Editor’s Note

Keep your ticket until you reach the destination, in case of inspection. Also, to be on the safe side, purchase the ticket valid for 75 minutes, not the one valid for 20 minutes.

Useful Tips

Keep a close eye on your personal belongings, because trains are a known destination for pickpockets.
Your ticket can be used for both train and bus. If you wish to take the bus after the train, your ticket will be valid as long as it is in the stated time frame.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Chopin Airport to Warsaw city centre?

The average fixed taxi fare from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the city centre of Warsaw is €11. Factors, such as the time of the day and traffic do not affect taxi fares.

How much is a train ticket from Chopin Airport to Warsaw city centre?

Regular one-way train tickets from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the city centre cost €1 for adults. Tickets can be purchased from the Passenger Information Point or at the ticket machines located next to the rail station, or from the ticket machines on the train.

How far is it from Chopin Airport to the city center of Warsaw ?

The total distance from Chopin Airport to Warsaw city centre is 10 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 20 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Chopin Airport to Warsaw city centre?

Regular one-way bus tickets cost €1 for adults. Tickets can be purchased from the passenger information point or the ticket machines inside the airport or directly from the driver when boarding.

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