The Sixth J. S. Bach Dialogue Meeting

Warsaw, 3-7 July 2013

Transport Information

By Plane

The easiest way to get to Warsaw is via Frederic Chopin International Airport which is about 10 km from the city centre (website:

How to reach city centre from the Airport

By Bus:Bus 175 runs every 10 minutes directly to the city centre and the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria is on its route.
By train: As of 1 June 2012 Chopin Airport and Warsaw’s city centre are connected by a fast and convenient rail link. The train ride takes around 25 minutes.

Tickets can be bought at the Airport (newspaper kiosk) or on the bus. For a single trip you need a ticket to cover within zone 1 (bilet normalny – 4,40 PLN, ca. 1,05 €). It must be validated on board of the bus immediately after getting on. Alternatively you can get a 24-hour ticket (bilet dobowy) which is 15,00 PLN, ca. 3,60 € and it must be validated only once on getting on to the first bus and can be used on unlimited number of rides on all means of public transport. There is also a 3-day City Travel card. For further options and details, see

By train

This is another alternative. You arrive at the Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna), which is situated just in the city centre (website: In this case buses 175 and 102 provide the best connection with hotels.

By car

Along the roads are signs giving the number of kilometers to the centre of Warsaw.

By taxi

It is strongly advised to take one of the recommended taxi corporations (choose those which display a telephone number on top). Taxis charge different price, eg: MPT tel. (+48 22) 19191 (day rate 2,40 PLN/km, ca.0,6 € ), Sawa Taxi tel. (+48 22) 644 44 44 (2,40 PLN/km, ca. 0,6 €), Halo Taxi tel. 196 23 (2,40 PLN/km, ca. 0,6 € ), Wawa Taxi tel. 333 4444 (2,20 PLN/km, ca. 0,55 €). Night fares are on average 50% higher. The starting fare on the meter is app 8 PLN, ca. 1,92 €.

Please note that one has to pay in cash with Polish zlotis. No taxi takes Euros, and the majority do not accept payment by card. The journey costs about 50 zl (11-12 Euros) during the day. On Sundays or at night the fare will be 50% higher.

Last updated on 30 June 2013