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About Warsaw Chopin Airport

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Chopin Airport, situated in the Włochy district of Warsaw, is a gateway to the historic destination of Poland. It is the country’s largest airport, handling just under 40% of the nation’s air passenger traffic. Approximately 300 scheduled flights depart from and arrive at Warsaw Chopin Airport. Poland’s hub airport additionally handles an ever-rising number of charters.

Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA code: WAW) is the busiest airport in Poland and a hub for LOT Polish Airlines. Flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport are available from numerous international airlines, such as British Airways, Air China and Aeroflot. WAW is a 20-minute drive or a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre of Warsaw.

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General Information About Warsaw Chopin Airport

LocationIATA code
WAW
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Poland
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Warsaw
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1 ZAR = 0.28 PLN
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Start packing your bags and prepare to explore the historic country of Poland with cheap flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport! Poland’s hub airport offers connecting flights to nearly every continent of the planet. It’s no surprise that this is the nation’s busiest airport, having handled more than 12 million passengers in 2016. WAW was formerly known as Warsaw-Okecie Airport or Okecie International Airport throughout most of its history. In 2001, the airport was renamed in honour of the renowned Polish pianist, composer as well as former Warsaw resident, Frédéric Chopin, when it became Warsaw Chopin Airport. WAW offers travellers a wide range of services, eateries and shopping opportunities throughout its tremendous Terminal A, ensuring a wonderful introduction to the city of Warsaw and the country of Poland.

Perhaps you’ve just arrived at Warsaw Chopin Airport after a long flight or you have some time before your next one. Relax and enjoy a satisfying meal or refreshing beverage/drink at various eateries situated throughout the airport. These include fast food outlets, cafés and restaurants, all catering to many tastes and dietary preferences.

Take note to adhere to the baggage restrictions before you travel to WAW.

Numerous retail outlets are available for you to do your window shopping or get what you need for your holiday plans. Some of these establishment specialise in duty-free products. The wide range of items on offer include:

• Travel accessories

• Alcohols

• Groceries

• Jewellery

• Electronics

• Cosmetics

• Fashion

• Accessories

• Souvenirs

• Books

• Music

• Sportswear and sports gear

• Tobacco

Warsaw Chopin Airport is home to 4 executive lounges, named Fantasia, Prelude, Polonaise and Bolero (references to the works composed by Frédéric Chopin). All are welcome at these lounges, no matter if they are flying to Schengen or non-Schengen countries. In each of these lounges, you can enjoy warm and cold snacks, a selection of beverages and drinks, current press, as well as magazines. All the lounges additionally include showers and tables with timetables.

Passengers flying business class and members of individual loyalty programs are free to use any of the executive lounges. All other passengers can purchase entrance at the reception desk with cash or credit card.

Other services available at Warsaw Chopin Airport include a chapel, loyalty programmes, rental cars, an observation deck, banks, currency exchange facilities, ATMs and free Wi-Fi.

Sangate Hotel Airport This 3-star suburban hotel is a 5-minute drive or bus ride from Warsaw Chopin Airport. Features include a restaurant, rooftop terrace, 24-hour business centre, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping, computer station and breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport This 4-star accommodation package is within a short walk from the airport. It is home to several amenities, such as a 24-hour fitness centre, air conditioning, computer station, snack bar, restaurant and bar/lounge. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi as well.

H15 Boutique This 5-star luxury hotel near Lazienki Park is a 20-minute drive from Warsaw Airport. It is home to facilities such as a train station pick-up service, 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, laundry service restaurant, breakfast, fitness centre and terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available as well.

You can order foreign exchange as early as 60 days before leaving South Africa. Make sure you will be able to collect your order, as it can only be done in person.

The following documents are required when ordering/collecting foreign exchange:

• A valid passport

• An identity document (ID)

• Proof of your residential address

• A copy of your booking itinerary or booking reference number

• A copy of your e-ticket or physical flight ticket

Currency Express offices are situated at the Airside sections in both the Schengen and Non-Schengen areas. Money World Waldemar Zientek branches are situated in Arrivals, Departures and the train station hall.

Warsaw Chopin Airport offers 3240 parking spaces in a multi-story car park. These parking bays are available for short and long stays. For the P4 level, you can reserve a parking space on the airport’s website.

Travelling to and from the airport

Warsaw Chopin Airport sits 8 km southwest of central Warsaw. Buses, taxis, trains, rental cars and Uber are available to transport you from the airport to your destination.

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Warsaw Chopin Airport Physical Address: Żwirki i Wigury 1, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

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