Warsaw Chopin Airport Reviews

You got to admit it, the airport’s name is kind of weird. It sounded like a serial killing movie title about war, saw, and chopping. But, we are here to gather facts, not to creep you out of the Polish international airport. WAW or Warsaw Chopin Airport actually originated from the capital and largest city in Poland: Warsaw.

Warsaw Chopin Airport Reviews-Frédéric François ChopinIf you are pianist fan, then you might have an idea by now where the “Chopin” was derived from. Prelude No. 4 from 24 Preludes (Op. 28) in 1939. Correct, it’s Frédéric François Chopin. Why? He’s a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. Before we get carried away, let’s go back to the airport.

Warsaw Chopin Airport was founded in 1924 when air traffic began affecting the urban development around Warsaw’s aerodrome at Mokotów Fields. It is then that they established this new airport which after all these years, had served as a public, military, and international airport. Join me as we unfold and discover more about Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).

Airport Facilities

With regards to sleeping over at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) – since the staff are generally tolerant of overnight passengers – some Warsaw Chopin Airport reviews report feeling safe here. Get to know more about the airport through the customs information desks located at the centre of the departures hall. Or, obtain airport and flight information from the designated airport phone service.

shopThere are plenty of restrooms throughout the airport and showers are available in the Preludium Lounge. One reviewer even mentioned “A free shower is available midway down the airside terminal beside the bathrooms.”

Since the airport is open for 24 hours, free WiFi internet access is available throughout WAW, but only for 30 minutes. No worries, because some establishments have their own designated free WiFi service. Public telephones are also available to passengers. And, power outlets are also available to keep your electronic devices charged up.

barThere 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. Shops at Warsaw Chopin Airport include newsagents, souvenir retailers, and designer outlets. Duty-free shops can be found in the departures area. In addition, a newsagent and convenience store are situated in the railway station.

Getting To and From

busWarsaw Chopin Airport can be accessed via Zwirki í Wigury Avenue (634), which leads out of central Warsaw to the south. Bus stops are located immediately in front of the arrivals hall. The taxi rank is located in front of the arrivals hall. A number of operators serve the airport, but it is advised to only use licensed taxis.

Location – Traffic – Service
Warsaw Chopin Airport Reviews-LOT Polish Airlines

Warsaw Chopin Airport is situated 10 km (6 miles) southwest of central Warsaw, serving as the primary hub for LOT Polish Airlines, Wizz Air, Small Planet Airlines, Travel Service Polska, Enter Air, and Sprint Air. The compact airport has two terminals: the South Hall has areas A and B; the new North Hall is home to C, D, and E areas. Poland’s largest and busiest airport has two asphalt runways, and had successfully accommodated more than 11 million passengers last year.

Airport/Terminal Map
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logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:                WAW
  • Phone Number:            +48 22 650 42 20
  • Website URL:                http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/index.html
  • Address:                        Żwirki i Wigury 1, Warszawa, Poland

Overview

We scanned and read through Warsaw Chopin Airport reviews. Some travellers had issues at the security checks, though it seems like it has improved over the last 1-2 years. On Skytrax, they actually got an overall rating of 4/10 from passengers, but the most recent Warsaw Chopin Airport reviews are positive which leaves the airport on a good side.

The CEO of Warsaw Chopin Airport, Michał Kaczmarzyk, has plans on developing “the most important and largest airport in Central Europe,” as he said.

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  1. There was a line up for imigration as only two non EU options out of six open the wait for bags was not too bad although it is confusing when you come across the lost baggage option before the actual baggage claim area. The check in to Istanbul was quick with only 10 people ahead of us and 5 counters.

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