Connecting flights at Warsaw Modlin Airport

Warsaw Modlin airport is the second airport serving the capital of Poland. It opened in 2012 at premises formerly used as military airfield. Its passenger traffic is generated exclusively by low cost carriers. Warsaw Modlin is also one of the bases of Ryanair.

Modlin airport is located North-West of Warsaw, some 35 km away. The main airport of Warsaw - Chopin is located some 50 km away.

Modlin Airport is not designed as a transit hub, so there are no airlines offering connecting flights. Out of Modlin airport Ryanair operates flights to 53 destinations around Europe and Israel with focus on holiday routes. Some of these routes are: Faro, Lisbon, Porto in Portugal; Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Madrid, Malaga, Mallorca, Seville, Valencia, Gran Canaria, Tenerife in Spain; Burgas in Bulgaria, etc.

The rich network of Ryanair at Modlin creates perfect opportunities for self-connecting. As you see on the terminal map, the airport has a simple layout structure, so if you are self-connecting to another flight, you need to exit the arrivals area and re-enter from the departure entrance, passing through security checks again. The airport is not busy, but it always makes sense to allow a standard 2 hours between both flights.

Modlin Airport from the outside. Source: Wikipedia

Since the national carrier of Poland LOT Polish Airlines serves flights only out of Warsaw Chopin airport, self-connecting passengers often need to transfer between the two airports. Transfer shuttle service is offered by Modlin Bus. The trip time takes around 1h 40min an on the website of Modlin Bus you can see the schedule. In case you are in a rush, you can also take a taxi. There are two official taxi companies, serving Modlin airport. 

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