Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) is the second international airport serving the city of Warsaw (after Warsaw Chopin). Though it serves Warsaw, it is actually located almost 40 kilometres from Warsaw, in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki to be precise. Considering the fact it had 2.8 million passengers last year, it came as the sixth busiest airport in Poland. Warsaw Modlin serves only Ryanair company, in other words, it is very popular for low-cost flights to Warsaw.
Airport shuttle bus: Warsaw Modlin is connected to Warsaw city centre by shuttle bus operated by Modlinbus and it runs to Palace of Culture and Science (Plac Defilad):
- The price of a single ticket varies from 37 to 46 PLN (8-11€)
- See timetable and buy your ticket online
Train: Warsaw Modlin Airport is linked to Warsaw by trains of company Koleje Mazowieckie. It is important to know that these trains do not depart directly from the airport, but from Modlin train station
- There is a regular shuttle bus operated by Koleje Mazowieckie which connects Warsaw Modlin Airport and Modlin train station. It runs every 15-30 min and it takes only 10 mins to get to the train station.
- Trains depart exactly 5 minutes after the bus arrives to the train station.
- Trains stop at several Warsaw’s stations: Wschodnia, Centralna, ZOO, Gdanska, Zachodnia and Warsaw Chopin Airport station
- The price of a single ticket to Warsaw is around 19 PLN (3.97€) and the shuttle bus between Modlin Airport and Modlin railway station is included in the price. Tickets can be bought at the airport or online.
- Shuttle buses can carry up to 70 passengers, they are air-conditioned and suitable for disabled persons. The bus timetable is adapted to train departures/arrivals.
Taxi service: Sawa Taxi and Taxi Modlin are official airport taxi companies and their prices are fixed, but they depend on the city zone of Warsaw. Taxi fare to Warsaw is 119-199 PLN (27-46€) from 06:00 to 00:00 and 149-249 PLN (34-58€) from 00:00 to 06:00.
Transfer: Private door-to-door transfers are great alternative to taxis, in case you don’t want to use public transportation. And they’re cheaper option as well, since the average price (to Warsaw) for person is around 85 PLN (20€).
Renting a car at Warsaw Modlin airport: Car rental companies like Europcar, Avis and Express have their offices directly at Modlin Airport. But, there’s is always the possibility of renting a car online, and in that way you can avoid the queue.
Renting a bus at Warsaw Modlin airport: If you’re coming in a larger group of people, consider renting a bus for your journey. Keep in mind to book it in advance, so the transfer company has enough time to inform you on the meeting point and all other relevant information.
FAQ – bus and transport from Warsaw Modlin Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: Although buses and trains are very frequent throughout the day, during the period from 00:00 to 04:20 there is no public transport to Warsaw. In that case, you should call one of the official airport taxis.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There are no hotels in the airport area, but the centre of Modlin is only 10 mins drive from the airport, and you will find many hotels there. Here are some of them: Hotel Sokołowska Airport Modlin, Hotel Royal, Hotel Modlin Conference & Spa.
Q: I would like to visit Warsaw in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Well, it is possible if you arrive early in the morning and your next flight is in the evening. Warsaw is 40 km from Warsaw Modlin Airport and it takes 45-50 minutes to get there, so have that in mind. And be careful not to miss the last bus to the airport, otherwise you’ll have to pay the taxi.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, you can exchange your money at Kantor ICE (International Currency Exchange) office located at the airport, or withdraw money from several ATMs (Euronet, Grupa BPS) throughout the airport. However, we recommend having some Polish zloty on you, because currency rates are much higher at the airports.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Warsaw. Are there any direct lines from the airport?
A: You will have more options once you arrive to either bus or train station in Warsaw, but here are some of direct bus lines from Warsaw Modlin:
|Warsaw Modlin Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport||Warsaw Modlin Airport to Ciechocinek|
|Warsaw Modlin Airport to Lodz||Warsaw Modlin Airport to Torun|
Or find one that will suit you most on getbybus.com.