Warsaw Airport - Chopin Airport

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Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA), is an international airport located in the Wlochy district of Warsaw, 10 kilometres south-west of Warsaw City Centre in Poland.

Warsaw Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Poland, it handles approximately 40-50% of Poland's air passenger traffic. The biggest airlines at the airport, operating more than 50% of the airport traffic are: LOT Polish Airlines and Wizz Air.

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The top 5 scheduled destinations in 2014 were London (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), Paris (CdG and Beauvais), Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Gdansk.
According to statistics, in 2015 Warsaw airport handled 11,206,700 passengers. This numbers represents an increase of a 5.8% in terms of passengers and a new record.


There is only one terminal, known as Terminal A. The terminal A is a join of the former Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.


South Hall: Check-in areas A and B. It is the old part of the terminal and has been refurbished and reopened for passenger traffic in June 2015.


North Hall: Check-in areas C, D and E.

With the opening of the modernised part of the terminal the airport can accommodate 25 million passengers annually.

It operates the departures for all Star Alliance and Oneworld airlines, among others.



Some of the facilites available at the terminal are: ATMs, Banks and Currency Exchange, Restaurants, Cafés, Shops, Postal Services, Chapel, Areas for Children, VIP Services and Lounges, Rental Car, Parking Spaces.


The airport was opened in 1934 and was almost completely destroyed during World War II.


The airport was rebuilt since 1945, being LOT Polish Airlines the responsible to do that. In 1969, a brand new terminal was operational and one year later, the airport served its first million passengers.


In 1990 after the fall of communism a new terminal was started and finished 2 years later, the Terminal 1. Terminal 2, was built in 2007-2008.


The airport was known as Warsaw - Okecie Airport until it was renamed in 2001 as a tribute for Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. The name Okecie Airport is still being used in some cases.


The most recent changes in the airport were made until 2012 in time for the UEFA Euro 12 football championship.

Airlines and destinations

There are almost 50 airlines operating at Warsaw Chopin airport, with approximately 300 daily flights daily to international and domestic destinations.


LOT Polish Airlines is the main airline in the airport, generating about 40% of the airport traffic. The second biggest airline in the airport is Wizz Air which is growing rapidly in this airport, increasing the number of available routes.


There also some companies with several charters, such as: Enter Air, Small Planet Airlines and Travel Service Polska.


Warsaw airport in numbers

- Opened in 1934

- Located 10 km south-west downtown Warsaw

- In 2015 handled more than 11,2 million passengers

- 1 Terminal

- 2 Halls: North and South

- 300 daily flights approx.

- Operates with 50 airlines approx.


- Rail: It is the best way to reach Warsaw city centre. This service was opened in 2012 and connects the airport to the city centre in 20 minutes.


- Bus: The following bus lines connects to Warsaw city centre: 175, 188 and N32 (during night). There is an additional line 148 that goes to Ursynów (south of Warsaw) and Praga (an eastern part of Warsaw). The Metro Station of Wilanowska is connected by bus 331.


- Car Rental: Check prices here


Contact information

Address: Żwirki i Wigury 1, Warszawa, Poland
Telephone: +48 22 650 42 20


Lost and Found

Location: Departure hall, adjacent to security control in the CDE zone.

Phone: +48 (22) 650 2006

e-mail: bagaz@polish-airports.com

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