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Poznan Lawica Airport - Flying to Poznan

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Poznan's airport named after Henryk Wienawski – the world-famous Polish violinist and composer – is situated about 5 km west of the city centre. It offers both regular flights operated by such carriers as LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and low-budget flights operated by such carriers as Ryanair, Wizzair and Aer Lingus.

Poznan has direct international connections with the following cities: Bristol (UK) [starting from November 8th], Copenhagen (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), Frankfurt upon Main (Germany), Liverpool (UK), London Luton (UK), London Stansted (UK), Munich (Germany) and Stockholm (Sweden) [starting from July 28th, 2007].

Poznan Lawica AirportThose who would like to see the capital of Poland during their stay in Poznan, Henryk Wieniawski Poznan-Lawica Airport offers direct domestic flights to Warsaw. There are about 4 - 6 flights to Warsaw on a daily basis depending on the day of the week.

Moreover, more and more foreign and domestic travel agencies offer charter flights to and from Poznan. Nowadays there are as many as fifteen charter destinations which can be reached from Poznan-Lawica Airport. They are as follows:

Antalya (Turkey), Bodrum (Turkey), Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dalaman (Turkey), Djerba (Tunisia), Heraklion (the Isle of Crete, Greece), Hurghada (Egypt), Monastir (Tunisia), Palma de Majorca (in the Balearic Islands, Spain), Rhodes (Greece), Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Tenerife (in the Canary Islands, Spain), Thessaloniki (Greece), Tunis (Tunisia) and Varna (Bulgaria).

For details of the flight and the timetable visit the airport’s website:

Airport facilities

The airport, established in 1913, is ranked as one of the oldest of all the Polish airports. In 2001 a new Passenger Terminal was open. The modern intelligent building, with spacious and air-conditioned arrival and departure halls, complies with all the world standards. The Terminal is 14,000 square metres in area. As many as 880 passengers can be handled within an hour, which makes almost one and a half million passengers per year. There are 16 check-ins and 5 gates.

The airport facilities include a stylish restaurant, snack bars, shops, duty-free shops, bureau de change outlets, travel agencies, car rental agencies, a cash dispenser, City Information Centre, a baby care room, a newsagent's, a cafe, a hairdresser's, a tourist information desk, 24-hour first aid, a post office, a chapel, a lost luggage office and a car park.

Getting to and from the airport

By taxi

The easiest and most convenient, though not the cheapest, way of getting from the airport to the centre (and vice versa) is taking a taxi. The taxi ranks are situated close to the Arrival Hall exit. The taxi operator is Radio Taxi 919 MPT. The phone numner is 919.

By bus

A cheaper option is use public bus services offered by City Public Transport Company (MPK). There are a few bus routes to choose from:
  • a regular No. 59 bus (Poznan Airport – Baltyk /Kaponiera Roundabout/),
  • an express L bus (Poznan Airport – Dworzec Glowny /Main Railway Station),
  • a regular No. 48 bus (Wyszeborska – Baltyk /Kaponiera Roundabout/) and
  • a night bus No. 242 (Poznan Airport – Dworzec Glowny /Main Railway Station/).
The bus stops are situated next to the Passenger Terminal way-in/entrance. Only the No. 242
bus stop is 200 metres away from the Terminal.

The journey takes about half an hour or 20 minutes (if taking the L bus route).

The frequency with which the buses run varies between routes and is as follows:
  • No. 59 bus runs twice or even three times (during the rush hour) per hour from 5.05 a.m. till 10.55 p.m.
  • The L bus runs once an hour (from 5.20 in the morning till 10.15 night) on weekdays, at weekends and on public holidays.
  • No. 48 bus runs twice an hour (from 5.17 in the morning till 10.47 p.m. at night).
  • The No. 242 night bus operates once an hour (from 11.52 p.m. till 4.52 in the morning).
The frequency also depends on the day of week (with more buses running on week days).

More information on the bus timetables can be found at:

Arriving by budget airlines

Ryanair was the first to enter the Polish market. This Irish low-budget airline started operating in Poznan in September, 2005. The first flight on offer was from Poznan to London Stansted. Since then they have expanded their offer and it is possible to fly with Ryanair from Poznan to the United Kingdom (London Stansted and Liverpool) and to Ireland (Dublin).

Another no frill carrier available is the Hungarian WizzAir which offers flights to the United Kingdom (London Luton) and Sweden (Stockholm) [starting from July 28th, 2007].

There is one more low-budget airline offering direct connections between Poznan and Ireland (Dublin). It is Aer Lingus which started operating from Poznan on April 1st, 2006.

The exact information on all the flights on offer from/to Poznan-Lawica Airport and the carriers can be found at:
and the carriers’ websites:

Average flight times to/from Poznan

Average flight time
1 h 05 m
1 h 50 m
Frankfurt upon Main
1 h 55 m
1 h 25 m
London Luton
1 h 05 m
London Stansted
1 h
1 h 40 m
1 h 30 m
1 h

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