What are the Best Ways to Travel to Warsaw?

Warsaw offers huge international appeal thanks to the best transport links in Europe. AIB 2023 attendees can access Warsaw via direct flights from cities across the globe. Travelers from most of Europe’s principal cities can reach Warsaw within a two-hour flight.

Warsaw has two airports that serve international travelers:

  • Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) boasts excellent connections to the City Centre. The fastest route to central Warsaw from this airport is a 25-minute train ride. This train departs every 20 minutes. An alternative travel option is via bus #175
  • Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) brings visitors into the north of the city. From here, it takes 50 minutes to reach central Warsaw by train or 60 minutes by coach.

Warsaw is also easy to travel to by train, boasting direct connections to Berlin (6h), Prague (8h), Vienna (8h), Budapest (9h), Minsk (10h), Moscow (18h). There are also fast connections with the Pendolino trains, which make tours to other major cities in Poland very convenient: Kraków (2.5h), Poznań (3h), Gdańsk (3h), Wrocław (3.5h)

The connections are operated by PKP Intercity (Poland’s largest rail operator). Tickets can be bought online. The prices vary from 60 PLN to 150 PLN. Check the timetable and find connection.

How do I Get Around Town?

Warsaw offers an elaborate public transit network of tram, bus, metro and urban rapid rail lines. Public transport tickets are also valid on trains serving the Warsaw conurbation. Schedules put up at stops provide indicative travel times. Detailed information can be found on the Warsaw Public Transport website.

All of Warsaw centre is a pay parking zone. Curbside parking meters are placed in city streets to collect parking charges as applicable in specific zones.

Warsaw is served by several taxicab companies. The best way to summon a taxi is by telephone. To that end, you may ask for the assistance of a City Information Point attendant.

To see the map of Warsaw and plan your convenient journey with public transport, we recommend using the Jakdojade journey planner website.

What Else Should I Know to Prepare for My Trip?

Electricity: Electric power is 230 Volts, 50 Hertz alternating current. Outlets take plugs with two round pins. In any case, please take adaptors for different plug types with you. Please make sure that the electrical devices you will be using (computers, mobile phone chargers, electric shavers, etc.) are suitable for this voltage, otherwise transformers or batteries are advisable.

Local Currency: The official currency of Poland is the Zloty (PLN). . Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00/10:00 to 18:00. Exchange offices can be found all around Warsaw, and are clearly marked. ATMs are widely available around the city and shops accept major credit cards.

Language: Though the official language used in Warsaw is Polish, English is widely spoken.

Weather: In July, Warsaw enjoys pleasant days. The average maximum temperature range between 25 to 30 ºC.