Warsaw airport: Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW)

Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport

The countries in East Europe are more and more popular as destinations for short vacations, Poland and the capital Warsaw are no exception. The airport was not designed for a strong growth in the number of travelers. Therefore, a second terminal was built. At the beginning of 2007 only the Arrivals Hall was ready, at the end of 2007 the whole of Terminal 2 was ready for use.

Next to these two terminals there is a separate terminal for budget airlines, ‘Etiuda’, these flights will probably have started using another airport from 2008, a military airport north of Warsaw is renovated for that.

Prices are given here in the Polish zloty’s (PLN), €1.00 = PLN 3.87 (January 2007).

Address

Port Lotniczy im. Fryderyka Chopina
Ulica Zwirki í Wigury 1
00 906 Warszawa
Poland

Airport codes

IATA airport code: WAW
ICAO airport code: EPWA

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with the airport.

Car and bus

The airport is ten kilometers southwest of Warsaw. From the center of the city you follow the road Zwirki í Wigury, which leads directly to the airport.

Between the terminal and the parking garage there is a bus station, bus lines 175 and 188 go to the center of Warsaw, excluding the train station and the old city, travel time is approximately 30 minutes. There are express buses from Intercity Polski Express to more than 30 destinations in Poland.

Car rental - Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport

In the Arrivals Hall there are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. In the Hall you are frequently approached by unofficial tax drivers, the airport warns against going with them. There are three taxi companies that may take passengers to and from the airport: Merc Taxi (tel: +48(0)22 677 77 77), MPT Radio Taxi (tel: +48(0)22 9191) and Sawa Taxi (tel: +48(0)22 644 44 44).

Airport Parking

Garage P1 is for short-term parking and has places for 1,500 cars, the first hour is PLN 7.00, then PLN 5.00 per hour after that. Parking area P2 is also intended for short-term parking, it costs PLN 5.00 per hour, from the third hour PLN 4.00 per hour to a maximum of PLN 46.00 for the first day, then PLN 25.00 per day thereafter. P3 is for long-term parking, the first day is PLN 50.00, second day PLN 30.00 then PLN 15.00 per day thereafter. Further information about parking is available (tel: +48(0)22 650 2060).

Services

Services

Hotels

In the Departures Hall the Falcon Transit Hotel (tel: +48(0)22 650 4891) has eight simple rooms. Close to the terminal is the Courtyard by Marriott (tel: +48(0)22 650 0100). Along the road to Warsaw are two other hotels: Gromada Hotel -1 kilometer from the airport (tel: +48(0)22 609 9600) and Novotel - 2 kilometers from the airport (tel: +48(0)22 846 4051). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The airport has a reasonable range of shops, restaurants and bars. There are two restaurants and a few snack bars and cafes, this applies to Terminal 1. In the budget terminal Etiuda there is only one snack bar, there are also machines with warm and cold drinks and snacks.

Baggage

You can find a counter in the Arrivals Hall for lost and found items, at the same window you can store baggage (tel: +48(0)22 650 4122).

Information

In the Departures Hall there is a combined information point for the airport, Customs and the Polish airline LOT. In the Arrivals Hall there is a general service counter that also provides tourist information and makes hotel reservations (tel: +48(0)22 650 9431).

Business

The airport has two business lounges: ‘Fantasia’ (tel: +48(0)22 650 2765) and ‘Preludium’ (tel: + 48(0)22 650 2768). For reservations and booking you can contact the Duty Manager at the airport (tel: +48(0)22 650 3525).

For extensive business services and to rent offices and meeting rooms you can contact the Courtyard by Marriott (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

The terminal is reasonably accessible for the disabled. There are adapted elevators and restrooms, but reaching the mezzanine can be difficult, you can ask personnel for help.

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices, ATM's and many offices from tour operators. There is a post office in the Departures Hall and First Aid is available (tel: +48(0)22 650 2444).

Contact

Contact

Address

Port Lotniczy im. Fryderyka Chopina
Ulica Zwirki í Wigury 1
00 906 Warszawa
Poland

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +48(0)22 650 1000
Fax: +48(0)22 650 3981
Email: pr@polish-airports.com

Airport codes

IATA airport code: WAW
ICAO airport code: EPWA

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