Chopin Airport

  based on 1 review   write a review

1 Żwirki i Wigury, Warsaw, Poland
22 650 42 20

Chopin Airport Warsaw Reviews

EmyG EmyG
123 reviews
Warsaw Chopin Airport Feb 19, 2014
There is a place where all my air travels start. It is Warsaw Chopin Airport. It is Poland’s largest and busiest airport which links the country's capital to major international and domestic destinations with the top 5 most popular direct destinations being: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Brussels. From the long hauls Chicago is the most popular. This is the most modern and simply the best airport in Poland, so I have never felt a need to try and check any other. Warsaw Chopin Airport serves at this moment 10 million passengers per year. The largest airlines by the number of passenger carried operating at Chopin Airport is of course LOT Polish Airlines since Warsaw is its hub, and the cheap carrier Wizz Air. The third on this list is Lufthansa. Warsaw Chopin Airport handles approximately 300 scheduled flights daily if we don’t count the still rising number of charters and cargo. It is nothing if we compare it to London, Frankfurt or Paris but still a lot in comparison to other European airports, especially the ones in central-east Europe. The dream of the airport owners, is to make from Warsaw Chopin Airport the biggest airport in this part of the world and a popular place of connecting flights. Is this going to happened? I don’t know. Only time may show. However prognoses are good. Recently two big airlines ( Emirates and Qatar ) have opened the direct connection from here. After just 2 months they doubled frequency of their flights. In this year few new airlines is going to join the group. Since 2013 you can fly from here directly to Punta Cana, Bangkok, Mombassa and your fly there on a board of Dreamliners (which I call Shitliners due to the fact they are broken non stop, even if they are so new!).

Warsaw Chopin Airport is an international airport located in one of Warsaw’s districts. For most of Poles it is known as the “Okecie”. Formerly Warsaw - Okecie Airport bore the name of its Okecie neighborhood throughout its history. Renaming it in 2001 for Polish composer and former Warsaw resident Frederic Chopin caused a lot of protests. Till now a lot of people don’t agree with this idea. Despite the official change, Okecie remains in popular and industry use. What name I use? Okecie. The airport had two terminals 1 and 2. These names were used shortly. Few years ago the new part of the airport had been opened and the old one closed due to a renovation. Zones C D and E, a glass and steel giant is very modern and is located next to the older Zones A and B (which are currently under major renovation and will remain closed until the fall 2014). Collectively they are called Terminal A, and the spacious CDE now handles all incoming and outgoing traffic.

Warsaw Chopin Airport has all required facilities. There is a bank on the departures level and ATMs are located throughout the entire terminal. Free wireless internet access for up to 30 minutes is available to passengers who departure from here. I tried to use wifi in the arrival hall but I had to give the flight number and my surname so I failed with connecting. There are several restaurants at Warsaw Chopin Airport serving both Polish and international cuisine. Additionally, snack bars and self-service cafés are located both pre- and post-security. Prices here are airport-like, so everything cost at least 2x more than in the city. There are many stores at the airport. The shops include newsagents, souvenir retailers and designer outlets. And of course duty-free shops can be found in the departures area.

Warsaw Chopin Airport is located within a distance of 8 kilometers from the city centre of Warsaw. The airport can be reached by a few lines of the municipal public transport. I usually use 175 bus line or the taxi. However you can use four day bus lines and one night line. Buses arrive at the airport stop at the upper level of the terminal by the departure lounge. They depart from the lower level of the terminal by the arrival hall. I haven’t used the train yet but yeah, this possibility exists too. The train station can be found underground. The SKM trains run three times per hour and are red and white in colour. To take it you need a normal public transport ticket, exactly the same as what you’d use for the bus. The KM trains run once per hour, are green and white. They have their own ticket office. The train ride should take around 20 minutes.
Departure Hall
Departure Hall
Departure Hall
Warsaw Chopin Airport
7 / 7 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Lupobianco says:
LOL about the "Dreamliners"!!
Posted on: May 11, 2014
cicie says:
Congrats on your feature review :)
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014
ilserita says:
CCongrats!! :)
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!

Check Warsaw Hotel Deals

Chopin Airport Map
1 review
5 reviews - $53
photo by: scarlettwitch