Comfortably the largest and busiest airport in Poland. Warsaw Chopin Airport is located in the suburb Wlochy, ten kilometres south of Warsaw City Centre. It is the primary hub for LOT Polish Airlines and offers a growing network of international flights, including services to North America and the Middle East. It was previously called Warsaw-Okecie, and this name is still used by some airlines.
The airport’s single terminal is split into two halls. All Star Alliance and One world airlines, including LOT Polish Airlines, use the North Hall. Other airlines operate out of the South Hall. Note that low-cost carriers flying to Warsaw predominantly use Warsaw Modlin International Airport, 50 kilometres north of Warsaw Chopin. Free unlimited Wi-Fi is provided throughout the airport, and there is a wide selection of shops and restaurants. ATMs are dotted about the airport, and there are money changing facilities immediately after the baggage carousel.
Trains to Warsaw City Centre leave from Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, a station beneath the airport. There are express services to the centre of the city along with suburban trains that stop at various stations in the south and centre of Warsaw. It’s also possible to take a train directly to Warsaw Modlin Airport. Train tickets can be purchased in the arrivals hall or on the platforms. Buses depart from a small station outside the terminal and taxis are readily available. Airport authorities advise travellers to use one of the four official airport taxi companies and to avoid taxi dispatchers accosting customers inside the terminal.
The airport is named after Poland’s most loved composer, Frederic Francois Chopin, a solo pianist who grew up in Warsaw. His music can be discovered at the Frederic Chopin Museum in the city.