Travelling by air
Air travel is a fast and cheap way of reaching major Polish cities. International flights are operated by airports in Warsaw, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Wroclaw, Krakow, Rzeszow and Lublin. Warsaw’s Okecie Airport alone has direct connections with over fifty cities in more than thirty countries in Europe and beyond.
Our chief carrier is LOT Polish Airlines, which offers national and international flights. The list of major airlines that fly to and from Poland includes Lufthansa, British Airways and Air Emirates.
- Bydgoszcz (Szwederowo) – Bydgoszcz Airport
- Gdansk (Rebiechowo) – Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
- Katowice (Pyrzowice) – Katowice International Airport
- Krakow (Balice) – John Paul II International Airport
- Lodz – Wladyslaw Reymont Airport
- Lublin (Swidnik) – Lublin Airport
- Poznan (Lawica) – Poznań Airport
- Rzeszow (Jasionka) – Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport
- Szczecin (Goleniow) –NSZZ Solidarność Goleniów Airport
- Warsaw (Okecie) – Warsaw Chopin Airport
- Warsaw-Modlin - Warsaw Modlin Airport
- Wroclaw (Strachowice) – Wroclaw Airport
A number of budget airlines operate in Poland. Here is a list of chosen carriers that offer flights to Poland:
- Wizz Air
The majority of cheap carriers do not fly to and from Warsaw Chopin Airport, as they are based in Modlin instead. Modlin airport is located around 40 kilometres from Warsaw.
If an airline loses or damages your baggage, make sure to fill in a special form (the so-called Property Irregularity Report) at the airport. Describe your baggage, its contents, attach a copy of your ID, your ticket and baggage receipt and await the outcome of your claim.
Getting to and from an airport
Just like in any other country, getting to and from the airport requires planning ahead. Choose your transport method. If you are taking a taxi, find out the costs of your journey. Watch out for people pretending to be taxi drivers and taxi drivers attempting to rip you off. It is best to ask the information centre at the airport which taxi corporations are trustworthy. If you can, call for a taxi over the phone (bigger taxi corporations offer English customer service). In every Polish city with an operational airport, you will find comfortable public transport options. In order to find the best connection for you, check the airport website.