Warsaw Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2023

Warsaw is a big and booming capital, but it still doesn’t get as much attention from most travelers as does Krakow, for several main reasons. Business travelers dominate, so hotel prices can feel high during the midweek. Still, Warsaw is a beautiful city that is very friendly and easy for tourists.

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Travel Costs to Warsaw

Population 1,700,000
Area 3,400,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Polish zloty
Airports Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$57.06
1 USD = 3.9300 PLN
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Warsaw

Warsaw Hotel Seasons

Warsaw Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar16.30 - 59.78
starstarstarstarstar25.00 - 80.43
starstarstarstarstar30.43 - 94.57
starstarstarstarstar51.09 - 119.57
starstarstarstarstar96.74 - 130.43

Warsaw Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.43 - 20.65

Warsaw Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Palace of Culture and Science deckPoland's tallest building towers over Warsaw, and the observation deck on top is popular.
adults
children
6.36
5.09
Royal CastleAt the entrance to Old Town Warsaw, on Castle Square, you'll find this huge place, which is free most Sundays.
adults
students
12.72
10.18
National MuseumThe country's largest and finest collection of art and antiquities is free (and crowded) on Fridays.
adults
students
5.09
3.05
Frederic Chopin MuseumPoland's famous 19th Century composer has his own museum, as you'd expect. It's free every Sunday.
adults
students
6.36
3.82

Warsaw Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then follow the local workers to the cheaper places.3.05 - 4.83
Budget lunchLocal hearty favorites can be good value, as can Middle Eastern take-away.5.09 - 7.89
Budget dinnerThere's plenty of budget options if you look for Polish restaurants, but Italian and other international dishes will cost more.7.12 - 12.21
Beer (.5L)The local lagers such as Tysky are widely available and quite good. Happy-hour deals during the day are easy to find if you look. 2.54 - 4.33

Warsaw Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center9.16
Local bus from airport to city center1.02
3km taxi ride in Warsaw5.09 - 6.36
Metro, tram, or bus ride0.76 - 1.02
24-hour transport card3.82
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When to visit Warsaw

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January32210.8
February34221.0
March41300.9
April54401.3
May67481.7
June71562.4
July75592.9
August73572.5
September65501.7
October55381.5
November41331.5
December36261.3

Warsaw Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:37am5:51pm
21 Jun4:14am9:01pm
21 Sep6:20am6:37pm
21 Dec7:43am3:25pm

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