Located 40 kilometers or 25 miles north of Warsaw's city center in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki is Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport, an international passenger airport, formerly a disused military airfield, which opened in July 2012, intended for low-cost carriers serving Warsaw, Poland. It was officially registered as a civil airport by the Polish Aviation Authority on February 8, 2010. It is owned by Mazowiecki Port Lotniczy Warszawa-Modlin Sp. z o.o. and serves as a focus city for Ryanair. The airport is elevated 104 meters / 341 feet above mean sea level and has a single asphalt runway, 08/26, which has a length of 2,500 meters / 8,202 feet. In 2014, Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport handled 1,703,324 passengers and 11,137 aircraft movements.
What to see & do
Most of Warsaw’s tourist attractions are concentrated in the Centrum area, so it’s best to start here. It has seven districts, with Śródmieście considered to be the one that has the most important sites to be visited. Check out the Royal Road (Trakt Królewski), which was originally a track connecting the Royal Castle to the Royal Palace in Wilanów (Pałac Królewski w Wilanowie), about 10 kilometers farther. Here you can visit Poster Museum (Muzeum Plakatu) in Wilanów. Learn more about Warsaw’s history, art, and culture by visiting its museums, like the interactive Warsaw Uprising Museum, which documents the Poles’ struggle during World War II; Center for Modern Art (Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej); Royal Lazienki (Lazienki Krolewskie); Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie); the State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw (Panstwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie); and Heavens of Copernicus (Niebo Kopernika).
How to get around within Warsaw
Getting around Warsaw can be done via numerous ways. One is by car (note that there is a paid-parking zone at the center of the city); and by taxi, which has a set fare and the legal ones are not authorized to charge anything extra or require a tip, so it’s better to take a registered taxi for your safety and to avoid any unnecessary fees. The public transport system in Warsaw is generally well-developed, with around 200 bus routes and 30 tram lines available.
How to get there
Currently, Ryanair is the only airline that operates at the airport, flying to and from the following destinations: Athens (begins 29 March 2015), Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Bristol, Charleroi, Copenhagen (begins 26 March 2015), Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura, Gdańsk, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Lisbon (begins 30 March 2015), Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Moss, Rome–Ciampino, Shannon, Stockholm–Skavsta, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki (begins 29 March 2015), and Wrocław; with summer seasonal flights to Alicante, Chania, Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, and Trapani. Ground transportation at the airport includes train, via Koleje Mazowieckie, which operates direct connections between Modlin, Warszawa Centralna, and Chopin Airport; and direct bus by Modlinbus, which can take you to center of Warsaw. Another airport in Warsaw is Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. One can also get in by train, via any of the three long-distance trains, with Dworzec Centralny (Warszawa Centralna) station having the best connections with all the places in the city; suburban trains; and the Warsaw Commuter Railway. PKS Warszawa operates buses in Warsaw, including regional and long-distance connections. One can also access the city by car, although in Warsaw, there’s no real bypass, so all transit traffic is routed through the city streets.
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