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How to Get from Modlin Airport to Warsaw City Centre

Modlin airport is the secondary airport servicing the city of Warsaw and it’s a hub for low-cost European airlines. Modlin Airport offers two direct and one indirect connections to the city centre of Warsaw.

The first and fasted travel method is by hiring a Modlin airport taxi. Taxi trips last 40 minutes on average and fares range from € 38 to €47. The second direct means of transportation is the bus. Trips last around 45-mins to an hour and one-way tickets cost €6.70. There is also a non-direct connection available combining a train and shuttle bus journey.

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Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €43 40min 24/7
Taxi €38 40min 24/7
Bus €13.40 45min 00:30–22:30
Train €8 50min 00:22–23:35

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 travellers. The taxis at the airport ranks are either black or a combination of white and green representing their corresponding company colours. In addition, all vehicles carry the distinctive taxi roof sign along with their company phone number on the side of the cars.

Taxi fare from Modlin airport to Warsaw city centre

The two taxi companies offering rides from Modlin airport have identical rates that range rom €38 and €47, depending on the day and time when you travel. Additional factors such as holidays can affect the price. For a guaranteed flat price and meet and greek at the arrival’s gate, you can book your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Taxi prices
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Trip Duration

40 Min.

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

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7.

Where do I get the taxi from?

All taxis from Modlin airport are located in front of the arrivals terminal building on the ground floor. The taxi lines can be easily found by just following the signs in the airport.


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 bus

Contbus is the main public transportation method from Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) to Warsaw city centre. The bus is available multiple times a day and departures vary depending on the day of the week. The trips usually last around 45 mins depending on the traffic conditions.

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

One-way tickets for the Contbus cost €6.70 (PLN 31.17). Tickets can be purchased via the official company website, or directly from the driver inside the bus in cash in the local currency.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

Waiting time for the Contbus is 30 to 120 minutes depending on the time of the day.

Value for Money

The Contbus runs between 9am and 12am on most days of the week, though travellers are advised to check the latest schedule on the official Contbus website before travelling.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stops at Modlin Airport are located just in front of the exit gates, outside of the arrivals terminal.

Moreover, the bus arrives at (and departs from) Warsaw city centre’s “Marriott” Hotel bus stop (corner of T. Chałubińskiego and Nowogrodzka Streets), near the Central Railway Station.


The Contbus vehicles used to cover the route from Modlin Airport to the city centre of Warsaw are comfortable and air-conditioned so for travellers on a budget they’re a great option. However, if you’re travelling with lots of luggage items or with several travel companions, the bus is not an ideal mode of transport as you won’t have any privacy and when you arrive at the city centre you’ll have to make your way to your hotel by foot or another transfer method, adding time and effort to your journey.

Editor’s Note

Online bookings are recommend due to the limited number of seats on buses. Alternatively, tickets may be purchased in cash with the driver when boarding.

Useful Tips

Trips are carried out by new, comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles.
One child under the age of 4 can travel free of charge with an accompanying, paying adult as long as they don’t require a separate seat.

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: 00:22 - 23:35

Where do I get the train 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.

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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. However, prices are more expensive during holidays, evenings and weekends.

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 €6.70 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online or directly from the bus driver in cash.

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