Information & Facts
Most leading car rental companies, including Avis, Budget, Hertz
and National, operate from the airport outside arrivals in terminal
Municipal bus lines (No 175 and 188) operate daily from 4.40am
to 11pm ferrying commuters to Warsaw city centre and the right
riverbank. Journey time is 30 minutes and a single daytime ticket
costs 2.40 zl. Tickets are available in the 'Ruch' kiosks and at
Tourist Information in the Departures Hall. Some hotels provide a
shuttle bus service to and from the hotel on request and a taxi
stand is located in front of the Arrivals Hall. The Polski Express
bus provides connections to the biggest polish towns. The bus stop
is on the Arrivals Hall level of Terminal 2.
There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other
facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office
and a tourist information and hotel reservations service. There is
also an observation deck; a fee is charged and visitors are
subjected to a security check. Disabled facilities are good; those
with special needs should contact their airline in advance. Note
that the line for check-in can be very long.
The national language is Polish. English is widely
understood in tourist areas.
The official currency is Zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy.
Poland is essentially a 'cash country', and it is difficult to
negotiate credit cards and travellers cheques in the cities, and
well nigh impossible in rural areas. American Express, Diners Club,
Visa and MasterCard are, however, accepted in places frequented by
tourists. ATMs are also beginning to proliferate in Polish cities,
where the sign 'Bankomat' indicates them. Money (preferably US$ or
Euros) can be exchanged in the cities and larger towns at banks,
hotels or bureaux called 'kantors', which offer the best rates.
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and some are open
on Saturday till 1pm.
Terminals are within walking distance of each other.