Warszawa Centralna Train Station

Warsaw Central Station (Warszawa Centralna) is exactly what it says on the tin: central. And thanks to recent renovations we're happy to say it's now easy to navigate as well. Centralna is looking better than it ever has with new storefronts and modern upgrades that will impress those who’ve been away for a while. From alighting the train you should take one of the two facing escalators (if they're working) in the centre of the platform, which will lead you up into one of the underground passages that flank the main hall. Whichever side you come up on you will be one level below ground level and the ticket hall. Kantors can be found in the underground passageway between Centralna and the Marriott. Signs for ATMs (bankomats) are everywhere, and though once sparse the machines can be spotted at almost every turn.

Tourist info can be found across the street at the Palace of Culture - just look for the 'i' sign (Open 08:00 - 18:00). They can provide you with maps, etc. Tickets for the public transport system can be bought from most of the newspaper kiosks. Left luggage is located in the underground corridor that runs below the main hall. Look for Przechowalnia Bagażu, where stewards will look after your bag, or opt for one of the plentiful lockers. Connect to a Polish network via mobile by getting SIM and pre-paid cards from the same newsagents.

Both entrances of the main hall are covered by taxi ranks, and by passing via tunnels under the main road you’ll find bus and tram stops though once you enter the signs are more of a hinderance than a help and you may never be seen or heard of again. Officially sanctioned ELE taxis can be found at the rank on Aleje Jerozolimskie and SAWA taxis can be found rank on the Złote Tarasy side.

On the ground level there is a travel office run by Polish rail. Find it on the Złote Tarasy side of the building to the right of the stairs heading down to the platforms under the Centrum Obslugi Klienta sign (info line 197 57, www.intercity.pl). Open from 09:10 - 20:30, the multi-lingual staff (they can even assist the deaf) can search for the cheapest/easiest connection, sell you international and domestic tickets, and can help plan your trip for you.

The selection of outlets selling food and drink at Centralna has improved dramatically with the renovations. There are all kinds of local and international coffee joints, fast food chains and kebab shops to grab a quick bite or pass some time. If you have a lot of time to kill, Champions in the Marriott can be reached via the underground passageway and offers a far better place to sit and wait than the station itself, as does the nearby Złote Tarasy shopping centre. Don't be alarmed to find Warszawa Centralna used as a drop-in centre by Warsaw's homeless population - while most are harmless some like to pass their time being drunk and abusive. Bizarrely, while the Polish rail staff manning the ticket booths are mono-lingual, the tramps in Centralna seem adept at begging in a multitude of tongues.

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  • Need cheap TAXI in Warsaw? Check www.Warsaw-airport-transfers.pl.The most comfortable and convenient way to travel from and to Warsaw and considerably cheaper than the Warsaw Taxi service using taximeter.
  • Concise and informative. I plan to visit Warsaw soon, and the information in this website has eliminated a number of apprehensions.

Open:

Open 24hrs. Note that due to system maintenance seat reservations cannot be made between 00:00 - 01:00.

Address:

Al. Jerozolimskie 54

Phone:

(+48) 22 39 19 757 (from foreign mobile phones)
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