Car hire in Warsaw-Modlin Airport - cheap rental cars in Poland
Warsaw-Modlin Airport - WMI is a new airport in Warsaw. In Poland, Modlin Airport is known as Mazowiecki Port Lotniczy Warszawa-Modlin. Initially, this former military aerodrome was meant to be an auxiliary airport to the overloaded country´s main Warsaw Chopin International Airport, especially during the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship, held in Poland and Ukraine in summer 2012.
However, later it was decided that Warsaw-Modlin Airport was to be a crucial part of development plans for Poland and the Warsaw region, standing a chance to become a key Central European airline hub for low-cost companies.
The regular airlines will continue to use Warsaw-Chopin International Airport close to the city centre.
Modlin Airport - get to Warsaw in a rental car
Modlin Aiport is situated 25 miles north from Warsaw in the district of Modlin, next to already existing road infrastructure: road 62 linking to important road 61 Warsaw-Augustow and the express road E77 Warsaw-Gdansk.
A new railway line with an underground station will connect Modlin to Warsaw and, in particular, to Warsaw´s main International Chopin Airport.
Driving from Modlin to Gdansk in a hire car will take approximtately 4,5 hours in daytime traffic, a bit less if driving the 310 km distance to Gdansk in the evening.
Hire cars from Modlin-Warsaw Airport
A rental car to be picked up at Modlin Airport is an excellent solution to move around during your stay in Warsaw.
The usual international rent-a-car companies are expected to offer their services in Warsaw-Modlin Airport. Avis Rent-A-Car, Hertz Car Hire, Budget, Sixt, Dollar Thrifty, Alamo Car Hire and Europcar will be present with offices (rental stations) as soon as Modlin-Warsaw airport business takes of. Until then, some major international car hire companies and some local Polish car hire operators will bring cars to the airport and meet with customers on a booking-by-booking basis in the arrival area to do the paperwork, sign the rental agreement and hand over keys to the rental car.
Car hire prices in Modlin-Warsaw are on par with Warsaw-Chopin rental offers. With increased competition and more low cost flights to Warsaw, the best offers for car hire at Modlin Airport will, no doubt, be even more competitive. The cheapest hire cars in Modlin-Warsaw can be found by comparing prices on the internet.
A small super-mini in Warsaw-Modlin Airport (Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 207/208, Opel Corsa or similar) is usually available from £180-200 for a week of car hire in Poland from Modlin Airport.
Low cost flights to and from Modlin Airport
With the modernization of the existing structure and building of a new one, a 3-level modern terminal designed to allow further development, Modlin Airport is aiming at the ambitious goal of serving, in the near future, over 40 destinations and 700.000 passengers every year. So far, two major low cost carriers have noticed the potential of Warsaw´s new airport.
Wizz Air low cost to Warsaw-Modlin
WizzAir was the first low cost airline company to declare interest in the new location, establishing the following international routes between Modlin-Warsaw and: Barcelona-El-Prat, Brussels-Charleroi, Budapest, Burgas, Bologna-Forli, Cork, Doncaster-Sheffield, Glasgow-Prestwick, Gotheburg, Eindhoven, London-Luton, Liverpool, Madrid-Barajas, Milan-Bergamo, Malmo, Oslo- Sandefjord Torp, Paris-Beauvais Rome-Fiumicino and Stockholm-Skavsta.
Ryanair low cost fligts to Warsaw-Modlin
Ryanair´s schedule at the Modlin Airport includes destinations as: Barcelona-El-Prat, Paris-Beauvais, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels-Charleroi, Budapest, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Frankfurt-Hahn, Glasgow-Prestwick, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Manchester, Milan-Bergamo, Oslo-Rygge, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta and Düsseldort-Weeze.
The majority of these flights are scheduled to start from 18 July 2012 onwards.
Please note that as from 18 of July 2012 all WizzAir and Ryanair flights, including those formerly booked to Warsaw-Chopin Airport, will be moved from Chopin to the new Modlin Airport.