Arriving in Warsaw
Warsaw can be reached by any means of transportation: plane, train, bus or private car. The Chopin Airport is located only 10 km from the centre of the capital and Warsaw Modlin Airport is located around 35 km north-west from the city centre. Warsaw has also three large railway stations serving international and domestic long-distance connections: Warszawa Zachodnia, Warszawa Centralna and Warszawa Wschodnia.
- Chopin Airport (www.lotnisko-chopina.pl)
Most aircrafts heading to Warsaw land at the Chopin Airport, which is locatedabout 10 km from the city centre. Important telephone numbers:Information on arrivals and departures +48 22 650 42 20
The city centre can be reached using public transportation:
- Bus number 175 runs to the centre and around the Old Town (Stare Miasto)
- Bused number 148 and 188 run to the ‘other’ side of the river, to Praga, Grochów and Gocław
- Night bus number N32 runs to the city centre
To use public transportation passengers need to validate tickets which can be purchased in ticket machines or on board. In front of the Terminal is a taxi stop, with selected and reliable taxi companies: Ele Taxi, Sawa Taxi, Super Taxi.
More information about taxi in Warsawcanbefound below.
Please be advised to avoidindividuals in the arrivals hall who will encourage you to use some random forms of ‘taxi’ transportation. They often do not have a license to perform transportation services, and their fees are several times higher than in a registered and legal corporate taxi.
- Warsaw Modlin Airport
Since September 2013, the Warsaw Modlin Airport modlinairport.pl (located around 35 km north-west from the city centre) has resumed accepting larger passenger aircrafts following the six-month long break in its operation. Most of the flights handled by Warsaw Modlin Airport are operated by charter airline companies and Ryanair airlines.
Important telephone numbers:
The airport information: +48 801 80 18 80, +48 22 315 18 80 (for mobile PHONES)
Information for Ryanair passengers: +48 703 303 033; www.ryanair.com
Access to the city from the airport:
Departures of Koleje Mazowieckie trains take place from Modlin railway station. In order to get there, you can use a special airport bus which leaves from the airport terminal at times coordinated with KM trains timetable. Special airport ticket at the price of PLN 17 can be purchased in the airport hall.
Estimated time of the journey: 1 hour 15 minutes
Departures of Modlinbus take place 24 hours a day at times coordinated with the schedule of flights. The bus stops in Warsaw at Młociny metro station and in the car park in front of the Palace of Culture and Science (Marszałkowska street),at Dworzec Zachodni, Chopin Airport and Dworzec Wschodni.
Estimated time of the journey: 45 minutes. More information at www.modlinbus.pl
The airport recommends the services provided by two legitimate taxi companies: Sawa taxi and Taxi Modlin. The costs of the transfer to the centre of Warsaw range from PLN 100 to 200 (depending on a district.)
CAUTION ! We strongly advise against using the services offered by the persons whom you can accidentally meet in the hall of arrivals and highly recommend sticking to licensed carriers.
Warsaw has three large railway stations serving international and domestic long-distance connections:
– Warszaw Centralna , Aleje Jerozolimskie 54
It is located in the heart of the city, and has very good connections with all districts of Warsaw.
– Warszawa Zachodnia , Aleje Jerozolimskie 144
Thanks to its location right next to the international bus station, it is a good changing location for people using long-distance (both national and international) buses.
– Warszawa Wschodnia , ulica Lubelska 1
It is located on the Praga side of the river.
Railway tickets can be purchased at the cash-only windows (kasa) in the stations, on the Internet or at selected travel agencies. You can also purchase your ticket on the train from the conductor, whom you must seek out immediately upon boarding the train, to buy the ticket. Tickets sold on the train are subject to an additional fee.
Timetable of trains is available at:
tel. +48 197 57 (from mobile PHONES, dial +48 22 197 57)
tel. +48 22 391 97 57 (from abroad)
When using taxis in Warsaw, it is strongly recommended that you only use taxis with the following: the symbol of Warsaw – a mermaid – on both front doors, yellow/red stripes affixed to the glass along the front doors, a number stuck to the side of the vehicle, a hologram with the license number and the vehicle’s registration number on the upper right-hand corner of the front glass and a sticker with price information per kilometer that must be displayed on the glass of the right-hand side back door. It is recommended for you to use one of the city’s official Radio-Taxi companies, and order a taxi by telephone.
Current prices (maximum rates legally permitted):
- Initial/starting fee – 8 PLN
- Day fare, in the urban zone – 3 PLN per km
- Night fare, in the urban zone, and day fare on Sundays and holidays – 4.50 PLN per km
- Day fare, in suburban areas – 6 PLN per km
- Night fare, in suburban areas, and day fare on Sundays and holidays – 9 PLN per km
- 1 hour during which the driver waits for the passenger – 40 PLN
List of Radio-Taxi companies in Warsaw:
- Bayer Taxi 196 67
- City Taxi 194 59, 848 88 88
- Eco Car System 123456789
- Ele Sky Taxi 22 811 11 11
- Express Taxi 196 63
- Glob Cab Taxi 196 68, 66 00 96 68
- Gold Taxi 196 88
- Grosik Taxi 22 646 46 46
- Halo-Taxi-OK 196 23
- Korpo Taxi 196 24
- Merc Taxi 22 677 77 77
- MPT 191 91
- Plus Taxi 196 21
- Prestige Taxi 22 866 66 66
- Sawa Taxi 22 644 44 44
- Super Taxi 196 22
- Tele Taxi 800 400 400
- Tele Radio Taxi 196 27
- Volfra Taxi 196 25
- Wawa Taxi 196 44, 22 333 44 44
HOTEL Mercure Warszawa Centrum
Stay in the Heart of Warsaw
Złota 48/54 St.
The newly renovated Mercure Warszawa CENTRUM HOTEL is in the center of the city, just a few steps from Warsaw’s famous landmarks such as the Palace of Culture and Science or the modern Shopping Mall Złote Tarasy.
Guests can enjoy the benefits of staying in the elegant and specious brand new interiors. Air-conditioned rooms feature private bathrooms with a bathtub or shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a safe.
The 24-hour front desk has ticket and tour services. Among the many facilities that are at the guests’ disposal, Mercure Warszawa Centrum has a fitness center, hot tub and sauna.
A buffet breakfast includes a variety of hot and cold delights available in the mornings in Brasserie Restaurant. Business lunches and menu are served in the Winestone that impresses with its rich choice of wine and the extraordinary taste of dishes served on stone plates, so-called les planches.
Warszawa Centralna Train Station is just 293 m away. Centrum metro station is located half a kilometer from the hotel.
Guests can take a tram to Nowy Świat Street, which features various shops, cafes and restaurants. From there, the picturesque Royal Route can take you to the Old Town, which is about 1.6 km away.
Śródmieście (downtown) is a great choice for travelers interested in history, culture and food.
This is our guests’ favorite part of Warsaw, according to independent reviews.
How do I get there?
Copernicus Science Centre
ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20,
METRO LINE 2 from Rondo ONZ to Copernicus Science Center
Warsaw after hours
Spending a few days in the city is an absolute must in order to experience its unforgettable atmosphere. The city’s diversity and richness means that there is something for everyone. Historic palaces and churches meet modern architecture, and cozy cafes compete with fashionable music-filled clubs. Regardless of the goal of your visit, Warsaw is sure to make a life-long impression upon you read more…