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 LOT Polish Airlines.

The airport is situated 34 km away from the city center.
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).

Kraków Airport (KRK) located 70km from Katowice.
Please find useful information on getting from the Kraków Airport to Kraków city centre (Kraków Główny train station), where you find train connections from Kraków Główny to Katowice (ca 1 hour journey).

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) located 300km from Katowice.
Then take a train from Warsaw to Katowice (ca 2,5 hours journey).



Katowice Dworzec PKP is the city’s major railway center, and is a hub for rail transport throughout biggest Poland and European cites, Silesia and much of southern Poland. In the neighborhood you can find the central bus station.

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 also can arrive by train directly from
Vienna, Budapest, Kiev, Berlin, Ostrava, Prague, Bohumin, Bratislava, Zilina, Český Těšín, Hamburg,
Moscow, and Minsk.

The connections are operated by PKP Intercity (Poland’s largest rail operator). Tickets can be bought online.


by BUS

Recommended bus station operating long-distance buses is located at Piotra Skargi street.
Popular international connections to/from Katowice are: Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Vienna.


by CAR

The easiest way to reach Katowice by car is 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.

Getting around

Katowice city centre

Katowice Metropolis