Copernicus Airport Wroclaw (WRO) Information
(Wroclaw, Silesia, Poland)
Wroclaw, a city of south-western Poland
, is served by Copernicus Airport. This facility was established in 1938 as a military airport for the Nazi occupying forces. In the year of 2005, it was named after Nicolaus Copernicus (a famous Renaissance astronomer) and currently handles almost two million passengers a year.
There are two terminals operating at the airport. For many years, only domestic flights flew from and landed at the facility. However, today there are many international destinations linked to Wroclaw. The international terminal restarted operations in 2012, after undergoing substantial refurbishments to support Schengen requirements.
The busiest airlines at the facility are mostly low-cost carriers. Ryanair and Wizz Air serve the most destinations. Additionally, a selection of the large national carriers operate here, including the likes of Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and LOT Polish Airlines.
Copernicus Airport Wroclaw (WRO)
Address: Strazy Graniczna / Podpulkownika Stanislawa Skarzynskiego / Ulica Skarzynskiego 36, 54-530 Wrocaw, Poland
Tel: +71 35 81 100
Situated about 10 km / 6 miles west of downtown Wroclaw and close to the Park Strachowicki, the airport is straightforward to reach. The A8 autoway (Autostradowa Obwodnica Wroclawia) stands just over 2 km / 1 mile from Copernicus Airport. In addition, the A4 is found to the south of the facility, meaning that travellers coming by car from east or west of Wroclaw have easy access.
- Travel agencies in the free access areas of the terminals
- Currency exchange and ATMs
- Priority Pass Executive Lounge on Level 1
- Restaurants and bars such as Coffeeheaven, Flying Bistro and Furore
- Shops in all areas of the terminals, including Heinemann Duty Free, Emanuel Berg and Polski Folk
- Several car rental agencies including Express, Budget, Awos, National, Sixt, Panek, Hertz and Avis
- In addition to short-term and drop-off parking, long-term parking is available, with a 40 percent discount when parking for longer than a week
- Kiss and Fly short-term parking zone
- Post office
- Chapel services
The airport is situated close to the Wroclaw bypass, which means that passengers can effortlessly access the downtown part of the city and vice versa. From the centre of Wroclaw, motorists need to travel along the Strzegomska to get to this international facility. This road becomes the Graniczna on its way to the terminals, passing Highway 5 and Autoway 8 along the way.
Buses are a great way to get from the terminals to downtown Wroclaw as they are renowned for their affordability. Traffic is generally favourable en route to the centre of the city, although peak hour traffic can cause congestion. Bus number 406 makes a trip between the terminals and central Wroclaw every 20 minutes, while a night bus (number 249) operates after hours. Visitors can also reach the central railway station by bus.
Both terminals operate taxi ranks just outside their doors. With the city so close, taxis are a great option for quick and convenient transportation. Partner Taxi, Taxi-Plus, Domino, Lux Radio and ZTP Radio Taxi are just some of the companies providing this service at the airport.