Airfare to Warsaw, Poland
On the Vistula River, halfway between the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains, Warsaw is Poland’s largest city. Also the capital, Warsaw offers a number of big-city sights including the reconstructed Old Town, the Royal Castle and the Lazienki Gardens. For a cheap meal and authentic experience, don’t forget to try to communist-era milk bars.
Airfare to Warsaw will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Prague, Czech Republic. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. easyJet, Germanwings, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SkyEurope and Wizz Air fly to Warsaw. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. LOT Polish Airlines is the national airline. However, British Airways, Finnair, KLM and other airlines also stop in Warsaw.
The most expensive air tickets to Warsaw are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Prague, Czech Republic and traveling overland to Warsaw via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Warsaw, check out BootsnAll’s Warsaw Travel Guide.