Poland's capital is often described as one of Central and Eastern Europe's top destinations to visit for many reasons.
Whether you're visiting for work or a weekend away, Warsaw is one of the continent's most exciting cities. From its blend of architecture that spans centuries, to its quietly excellent restaurant scene, the wide variety of things to see and do means there's something for everyone. So when you fly to Warsaw, no matter the reason, you'll be experiencing one of Europe's most underrated city break destinations - a pleasingly fun and soulful place to do business or just relax.
Arriving at Warsaw International Airport
Flights from London City Airport arrive at Warsaw’s main international airport, Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), just five miles (8km) from the city centre. The airport is easy to navigate as it has just one terminal that’s divided into two halls.
Getting to the heart of Warsaw is easy from Warsaw Chopin, and you’ll have four options to choose from. Firstly, you might decide to hire a car so you can access the city and explore the countryside and attractions around it. Hire a car with London City Airport and you can pick up your vehicle at Warsaw Chopin, where you'll find check-in desks in the arrivals hall.
If you’d rather use public transport, you have two options. Since 2012, Warsaw Chopin Airport has been serviced by two fast train services. Both take you directly to the city’s main station, Warszawa Centralna, in 20 minutes. Trains leave every 15 minutes at most times of day. You can buy tickets in the airport station (under the terminal).
Alternatively, several bus services run from Warsaw Chopin Airport into the city, which leave from just outside the arrivals hall. This is also a cost-effective option; depending on the exchange rate at the time, it may be under £1. Your final option is to take a taxi into Warsaw – again, expect a cheap ride by London standards. Licensed taxi companies can be found outside the terminal building and you should look out for cars with prices displayed clearly on their windows