Getting to Katowice
Points of interest
- Katowice Airport
- Kraków Airport
- Warsaw Airport
- Wrocław Airport
- Katowice – Train Station
Airlines offer regularly-scheduled services from more than 30 destinations to Katowice International Airport (KTW), also known as Pyrzowice, as well as cargo and charter services. Flights are operated by four carriers – Lufthansa (Germany), Wizz Air (Hungary), Ryanair (Ireland) and the national carrier – LOT Polish Airlines.
The airport is situated 34 km away from the city center.
Once you arrive at Katowice Airport, you can easily reach the city centre by shuttle buses operated by PKM Katowice that can be found outside the terminal building, and will drop passengers off near the main railway station (Katowice Dworzec).
Katowice Dworzec PKP is the city’s major railway center, and is a hub for rail transport
throughout Silesia and much of southern Poland. Underneath the station is a central bus
depot for travelers arriving and departing by buses.
Katowice city is served by trains from all parts of the country and elsewhere around Europe. There are 14 trains per day between Warsaw and Katowice (the journey takes 2,5 hours) and 28 trains per day between Kraków and Katowice (the journey takes 1,5 hour). You can arrive by train directly from
Vienna, Budapest, Kiev, Berlin, Ostrava, Prague, Bohumin, Bratislava, Zilina, Český Těšín, Hamburg,
Moscow, and Minsk.
There are fast train connections with Warsaw, Kraków and Wrocław. The trains are modern, comfortable and the journey takes usually between 2 and 2,5 hours. The connections are operated by PKP Intercity (Poland’s largest rail operator). Tickets can be bought online.
The biggest bus station is situated at Piotra Skargi street.
Popular international connections to/from Katowice are: Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Vienna
The easiest way to reach Katowice by car is along the A4/A1 motorway.
The motorway toll rate varies depending on the size of the vehicle and the section of the route (around 15.00 – 20.00 zloty or 5.00 euro per section)
Please bear in mind that there are parking meters in the city centre and it might be difficult to find a parking space once you get there.
Katowice city centre