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How to Get from Wroclaw Airport to City Centre

Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful historical cities in Poland; here, you can have the adventure of a lifetime! When you arrive at Wroclaw Airport, you have two transport options to the city centre: taxi or bus. Both public buses and taxis are readily available from the airport. However, the bus journey is longer at around 40 minutes, whereas a taxi or private transfer takes just 30 minutes.

Overall, a taxi from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre is the recommended option for tourists. It’s the fastest and safest way to make the 12 km journey – and to make the trip even easier, why not consider booking a private transfer with Welcome Pickups? Our handpicked drivers will ensure a smooth and prompt pickup from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre, while you get to sit back, relax and enjoy the sights!

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Wroclaw at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Taxi €19 30min 24/7
Bus €2 40min 24/7

How to get from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre by taxi

Wroclaw Airport is a busy airport with many taxis readily available. The journey is 12 km and takes around 30 minutes in light traffic. However, unlicensed taxi drivers are common, so hailing a taxi outside of the airport comes at a risk of overcharging. The safer, more reliable option is to book a transfer from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre in advance with a world-class company like Welcome. This ensures that you get an English-speaking driver and zero wait times for a fixed rate fee. A much more relaxing start to your adventure in Wroclaw.

Taxi fare from Wroclaw Airport to city centre

You can expect a trip from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre by taxi to cost €19 (PLN 85) during the daytime. The price increases by about 49% at night. There are some low-cost taxi companies that will charge around €13.50 (PLN 60), however, these are just estimates. Wroclaw taxi drivers do not offer fixed rates. Instead, the final amount is calculated by the taximeter depending on the time of day and distance travelled. 


€19 (PLN 85)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

There's a wait time of up to 10 minutes for a taxi.

Value for money

Taxis from Wroclaw Airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Immediately outside of the Arrivals Hall at Wroclaw Nicolaus Copernicus Airport, you’ll find two taxi ranks. You can take a taxi from there. The wait time for a local taxi is roughly 5-10 minutes.


Travelling by taxi is the safest and most convenient way of getting from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre. For even more peace of mind, consider pre-booking a private transfer with a top-rated company like Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Unlicensed taxi drivers are quite common around the airport. So make sure you can see the taximeter and rate card clearly before you start your journey.

Useful Tips

Most taxis at Wroclaw Airport can fit up to 4 passengers and their luggage. If you need a larger vehicle, book a private transfer or call a taxi number in advance.
Ask your taxi driver for an estimated price to your final destination before getting into the taxi to avoid overcharging.
By Polish law, your taxi driver should always offer you a paper receipt after your journey.

How to get from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre by bus

If you’re staying in Wroclaw for a short time and have a small amount of luggage, the public bus is a great way of getting to the city centre. Public transportation in Wroclaw is quite reliable and comfortable. On weekdays, it runs roughly every 15 minutes during the day. The night bus runs every hour between midnight and 04:00. The journey to the city centre is around 40 minutes by bus as it has multiple stops. On weekends, there is a faster bus service that runs every half hour, which takes 35 minutes to arrive in Wroclaw city.

How much is the bus from Wroclaw Airport to city centre?

It costs €1 (PLN 4.60) for a one-way bus ticket from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre. You can purchase your ticket at the bus stop at the airport or on the bus using the contactless payment system.


€1 (PLN 4.60)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

There may be a wait of up to 60 minutes for the bus, depending on when you travel.

Value for money

The bus is available 24/7 from the airport. Although the service is available round the clock, the frequency of service changes on weekends and at nighttime.

Where do I get the bus from?

When you leave the Arrivals Hall at Wroclaw Airport, you will see three perpendicular lanes. On the right-hand side of the middle lane, you will find the public bus stop. 


Although the public bus system is known to be reliable in Wroclaw, it is the least convenient method of transport to the city centre. This is because you have limited space for luggage and the journey is longer due to the multiple stops. You may also need another form of transport to get to your hotel or apartment once you disembark the bus, depending on the location of your accommodation. 

Editor’s Note

The public bus from Wroclaw Airport is cheap and relatively reliable. It’s a good option if you have very little luggage or are on a tight budget.

Useful Tips

Keep a close eye on your belongings as public buses are targets for pickpockets.
Buses in Wroclaw operate on a cashless, paperless system. You can purchase your ticket by tapping your credit/debit card on the ticket machine at the bus stop or on the bus.
Timetables are subject to change seasonally, so always check the official website for the latest information.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre?

Taxi drivers in Wroclaw do not offer a flat-rate fee. The total is calculated by the taximeter depending on the distance travelled and the time of day. You can expect the taxi fare from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre to be roughly €19 (PLN 85). There are some low-cost taxis too, that will offer the journey for around €13.50 (PLN 60). These rates rise by about 49% per km between 22:00 and 06:00.

How can I get from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre?

You can get from Wroclaw Airport to Wroclaw city centre in two ways: taxi or bus. Both taxis and buses are readily available from the airport. The bus takes around 40 minutes and costs €1 (PLN 4.60) per traveller. The taxi takes around 30 minutes and costs €19 (PLN 85) for up to 4 passengers. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance for a stress-free journey from Wroclaw Airport to your hotel.

How far is Wroclaw city centre from the airport?

Wroclaw is around 12 km away from the airport. The fastest method of travel, a taxi or private transfer, will get you from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre in about 30 minutes.

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