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Transfer Options from Modlin Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Modlin Airport to Warsaw City Centre

Modlin Airport offers two direct and one indirect connection to the city centre of Warsaw. The first and fasted travel method is by hiring a Modlin airport taxi, operated by either Sawa Taxi or Taxi Modlin. Taxi trips last 40 minutes on average and fares range from 38€ to 47€. The second mean of transportation is by a Modlin Bus. Trips last around an hour and one way tickets cost 2.10€. The last method of transportation is by a train + shuttle bus combination. Shuttle buses will be available after each arrival from the airport to Modlin railway station, where people can take a direct train connection to Warsaw. Train tickets cost 4€ and the combined trip takes around 50 minutes.

Comparison of the options

Bus €4.20 40min 05:30–00:15
Taxi €38 40min 24/7
Train €8 50min 00:22–23:35

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

Modlin Bus is the main transportation method from Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) to Warsaw city centre. The bus is available multiple times a day from 5:10 am until 12:15 am. The trips will usually last around an hour depending on the time of the day. Last but not least, one way tickets to the centre of the city cost 2.10€.

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

One way tickets for the Modlin Bus cost 2.10€ for adults.
Tickets can be purchased via the Internet, from an airport ticket machine or directly inside the bus.



Trip Duration

60 Min.

Waiting time for the Modlin Bus is 30 to 60 minutes depending on the time of the day.

Value for Money

The Modlin Bus is available from: 05:10 am until 00:15 am.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop for the Modlin Bus is located just in front of the exit gates, outside of the arrivals terminal.


Unlike regular buses, the Modlin Bus to Warsaw is quite comfortable for a number of reasons such as: air conditioned interior, modern spacious vehicles and free WiFi access. Moreover, since the Modlin bus is considered a private transfer it does not make any additional stops along the way to the centre of the city.

Editor’s Note

For the convenience of the people ModlinBus time schedule has been adjusted to the flight hours of Warsaw Modlin Airport. However, the line does not operate at all between 12:30am and 5:00am

Useful Tips

Seat reservations are not mandatory. However, online booking is recommend due to the limited number of seats on buses.
In the event of a delay, you have to repurchase a new ticket for the new corresponding bus. The unused ticket can be refunded by contacting the Modlin Bus customer service.

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How to get from Modlin airport to Warsaw city centre by taxi

Unlike other common airports, Modlin airport cooperates with only two private taxi companies for the ground transportation of travelers. The taxis at the airport ranks are either black or a combination of white and green representing their corresponding company colors. In addition, all vehicles carry the distinctive taxi roof sign along with their company phone number on the side of the cars. Both companies offer identical prices ranging from 38€ to 47€ depending on the time of the day. Lastly, tips to the centre of Warsaw should last 40 minutes at most.

Taxi fare from Modlin airport to Warsaw city centre

The two taxi companies offering rides from Modlin airport have identical rates at 38€ and 47€ corresponding to Tariff 1 and Tariff 2.


Taxi prices
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The taxis from Modlin are not significantly faster than the other means of transportation, however the convenience and comfort of a private car can not be attained by using any of the public transits. Moreover, taxi rides offer door to door transportation which is extremely important for people, especially after a long and exhausting flight.

Editor’s Note

Remember that you could also book your private taxi online, in order to avoid waiting at the ranks on rush hours.

Useful Tips

For more information about the benefits of either of the operating taxi companies from the airport, visit their official websites at www.sawataxi.com.pl and www.modlin-taxi.pl.
Remember that the fare is fixed and that any driver who uses the taxi meter as a fare calculator is trying to scam customers.

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

Unfortunately, there are no direct train connections from Modlin airport to the city centre of Warsaw. Nonetheless, a train connection is available from the close-by Modlin railway station, which offers transportation to the city centre multiple times a day. The shuttle bus connecting the airport with the station operates based on the arrivals of each day. The combined travel time from the airport to Warsaw is around 50 minutes while the train ticket costs 4€.

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

The shuttle from the airport to Modlin railway station is free of charge. On the other hand, one way train tickets to the centre of Warsaw cost 4€. Tickets can be purchased from the train station or directly from an airport ticket counter for a reduced price.



Trip Duration

50 Min.

Waiting time for the train is 20-30 minutes at most.

Value for Money

Operating hours of the Modlin train: 12:22 AM - 11:35 PM

Where do I get it from?

The train station is located 10 minutes away from the airport. A free of charge shuttle bus operated by the airport offers rides to the railway station throughout the day with each corresponding arrival.


The trains from Modlin railway station are considered state of the art with numerous benefits for the optimum comfort of the travelers such as: spacious racks for the luggage, free WiFi, comfortable and special seats for the disabled, 24/7 air-conditioning and monitoring. The only downside of the trip is the connecting bus line required from the airport to the Modlin railway station.

Editor’s Note

Trains stop at several Warsaw’s stations: Wschodnia, Centralna, ZOO, Gdanska, Zachodnia and Warsaw Chopin Airport station

Useful Tips

It is preferable to buy the train ticket at the airport, since the price is lower than from Modlin train station.
Students are allowed to purchased reduced tickets at 51% by showing their student card at the ticket counter.

Frequently asked questions

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

The average fixed taxi fare from Modlin Airport to Warsaw is 38€. Factors, such as the time of the day and traffic do not affect the taxi fares.

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

Regular one-way train tickets cost 4€ for adults. Tickets can be purchased from the airport, the Modlin train station or from the ticket machines in the train.

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

The total distance from Modlin Airport to Warsaw city centre is 42 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 40 minutes.

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

Regular one-way bus tickets cost 2.10€ for adults. Tickets can be purchased online, from the airport ticket counter or directly from the bus driver.

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