Scalars 2011 > Travel



Participants requiring a visa to visit Poland are advised to apply for one at a Polish consulate well in advance.

Arriving by plane

Warsaw is served by the Frederic Chopin airport located within the city limits, 10 km from the city center. Bus routes 148, 175 and 188 connect the airport with the nearby residential districts and the city center. In particular, the hotels "Harenda", "Ibis Stare Miasto", "Polonia", "Metropol", "Novotel Airport", "Novotel Centrum", "Mercure Grand" and "Sofitel Victoria" can be reached by bus 175, while the hotel "Aramis" can be reached by bus 148. Please note that pickpocketers tend to be an issue on airport buses. 

How to reach the main campus of the University of Warsaw from the Frederic Chopin airport by public transportation?

The best way is to take a bus 175 from the airport. Bus tickets are available from vending machines at bus stops or from bus drivers (exact amount in cash is needed). Price for a 40-minute time-limit ticket is 3.80 zloty. It entitles to as many changes of lines as necessary within 40 min, trip to the Central Railway Station (located at the city center) takes about 24 min. Don't forget to validate ticket inside a bus. Your final stop is Uniwersytet (33 min from the Terminal 2 at the airport).

Taxis are available directly at the exit doors of all terminals (transportation offered by unauthorized persons is neither cheap nor safe). Taxi prices vary between the companies (2 - 3 PLN/km day rate, with 50% late night and weekend surcharge). Taxi can be also ordered by phone: 19191 (MPT Taxi), 22 6777777(Merc Taxi), 22 6444444 (Sawa Taxi).

Arriving by train

Warsaw main railway station Warszawa Centralna is located in the city center, with many bus and tram routes connecting it directly with all parts of the city. The taxi stand can be found by following the signs on the platforms and along the underground passages.