Buses and trams ply the streets from 5am to 11pm each day and are the cheapest way to get around. Tickets are valid for all modes of public transport and must be bought in advance. The metro trains run frequently between the southern suburbs and the city centre and are the fastest way of getting around Warsaw.
Metered taxis can be hailed on the streets or ordered by telephone from a number of different companies; it is best to agree on a price before getting in. Taxis ordered by phone are usually a lot cheaper. Hiring a car is unnecessary except for excursions out of the city. The historic Old Town is best explored on foot and a lovely way to get around the city is provided by the rental bike system.
The airport is situated six miles (10km) southwest of Warsaw.
Warsaw Airport (WAW)
LocationThe airport is situated six miles (10km) southwest of Warsaw.
Getting to the city
Municipal buses 175, 148, 188 and 331 operate daily from 4.35am to around 11pm ferrying commuters to Warsaw city centre and the right riverbank. Some hotels provide a shuttle bus service to and from the hotel on request.
TimeLocal time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar operate from the airport. They are located at the Terminal A arrivals hall.
A taxi stand is located in front of the arrivals hall.
Transfer between terminals
Terminals are within walking distance of each other.
There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office, and tourist information and hotel reservations kiosks.
Short-stay parking at the Kiss&Fly Zone is free for the first 7 minutes, and then PLN 30 for the next fifteen minutes with a charge of PLN 1 per minute extra. The multi-level car park P1 and P2 has long-stay parking options at a fee of PLN 250 for six to ten days or PLN 300 for eleven to fifteen days.