Warsaw Modlin airport to city centre

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Getting from Warsaw Modlin Airport to city centre

Warsaw Modlin Airport (MNI) is located about 40 km north-west of Warsaw. In this article, we will give you information on how to get from Warsaw Modlin Airport to Warsaw City centre. If you were looking for information on how to get from Warsaw Chopin Airport to city centre, read this article.

If you are considering coming to Poland through other airports, read our articles on getting from the airport to the centre of Gdansk, Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan.

Getting from Warsaw Modlin Airport to Warsaw city centre

Warsaw Modlin Airport is located about 6 kilometres from Modlin city centre and Modlin Train station. It is mainly used by low-cost airlines: Wizzair and Ryanair.

Warsaw Modlin airport to city centre
Warsaw Modlin airport to city centre buses leave in front of the terminal

There are three ways of getting from Modlin Airport to Warsaw.

By train

To get to Modlin train station, first you need to board Koleje Mazowieckie bus. It leaves every 15-20 minutes from the terminal. From Modlin train station there are frequent (every 15-20 minutes) trains to Warsaw. The last train departs at 0:28. Ticket for the bus costs 7,10 PLN, and for the train 17,90 PLN, but you may buy Airport Ticket – “Bilet lotniskowy” – at the fixed price of 22,40 PLN. This ticket allows you also to use public transport in Warsaw for 75 minutes on that day – you just need to validate it by handwriting the exact hour and minute of the desired start of 75 minutes period.

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By bus

Contbus operates buses from Warsaw Modlin to city centre, that leave the airport every 1,5-2 hours during the day. They will bring you close to the central train station in Warsaw. The ticket price costs 30 PLN, and you need to buy in advance on their website, at least two hours before the ride. Afterwards, you may buy it from the driver if there are seats available. The duration of the ride is 55 minutes if there is no traffic. Contbus has also Modlin Airport – Lublin route, which does not stop on the way.

Another company that offers transfer from Modlin Airport to Warsaw City centre is Flixbus. They also have several buses during the day, and tickets must be bought online in advance. Tickets start at 7 EUR.

Another company – Zak Express offers routes to the north-east of Poland.

By Taxi

Getting from Warsaw Modlin Airport to Warsaw City centre by taxi is very expensive if you compare it to trains and buses. Although it might cost about 100 PLN, if you arrange the taxi in advance, when you want to pick up one at the airport, expect to pay 150-200 PLN. Modlin Airport recommends two corporations: Sawa Taxi and Modlin-Taxi.

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This will be a bit cheaper if you register with FreeNow – an official taxi that works similar to Uber and Bolt. If you download the FreeNow App and register with discount code 8h76hr0jk you will receive a voucher for 20 PLN (about 5 EUR).

Alternatively, you may use Uber or Bolt – their price depends on the actual demand, but they will probably drive you from Modlin airport to Warsaw city centre cheaper than a regular taxi.

Staying at the Modlin Airport

If you land late in the evening and decide to stay in Modlin instead of going to Warsaw, you only have a few options. Modlin Airport is very small, and to be honest – there’s nothing to do there except for checking in. There are a few shops and cafés, and that’s all. Unfortunately, there is also nothing within reasonable walking distance. The nearest market is about 2 km from the airport, and so are the nearest hotels: Royal Hotel Modlin and Modlin Palace. You may look for other accommodation options here.

Transfer between Warsaw Modlin Airport and Warsaw Chopin Airport

If you need to transfer between Warsaw Modlin Airport and Warsaw Chopin Airport, the best option is to go by train. First, you need to get to Modlin train station. Koleje Mazowieckie bus is the best option here. Then board the train to Warsaw Chopin Airport. It leaves more or less every hour, and the ticket for the whole transfer starts from 22,40 PLN (Bilet Lotniskowy). The whole transfer should take you more or less 90 minutes.

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