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Travel Links

Upper Silesia is located at one of the main crossroads of Central Europe. The main road and rail arteries run through the city and region in the West-East direction linking Germany with Ukraine, and North-South linking the Scandinavian countries with Vienna and the south of Europe. You can travel to Katowice most conveniently by the following means of transport:

By Air

From the Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport:
By public transportation: bus line AP  from the airport to the center of Katowice
Travel time: approx. 40 min.
 By public transportation: bus line M11 from the airport to the center of Katowice
Travel time: approx. 75 min.
Tickets: PLN 5 - 7, you can buy the ticket for public transportation via apps: moBILET, Skycash, Jakdojade or mPay or paper version.
By shuttle bus service
Travel time: approx. 30 min.
Tickets: PLN 20 (single), PLN 40 (return) - tickets can be bought online or from the driver
Timetable and more information

From the Kraków-Balice Airport
By train to the centre of Kraków
Travel time: approx. 20 min.
Tickets: PLN 9 (single) - tickets can be bought at the ticket office/machine or from the train conductor on board
Timetable and more information

By bus from the centre of Kraków to the centre of Katowice
Travel time: approx. 1 h 10 min.
Tickets: approx. approx. PLN 15 (exact price depends on the carrier) - tickets can be bought from the driver
Timetable and more information


From the Warsaw-Chopin Airport
By train to Warszawa Zachodnia (line S2 and S3)
Travel time: approx. 20 min.
Tickets: approx. PLN 4 (single) - tickets can be bought at the ticket machine
More information

By train from Warszawa Zachodnia to the centre of Katowice
Travel time: approx. 2 h 30 min.
Tickets: approx. PLN 49 - PLN 150 (exact price depends on the booking time) - tickets can be bought online or at the train station
Timetable and tickets

By Rail

The railway station in Katowice is only a few minutes' walk from the main University buildings. There are direct rail services from main European cities such as: Paris, Berlin, Prague, Vienna and others. Rail connections with major cities in Poland (Warsaw, Kraków and others) are available several times a day by InterCity trains.
Timetable and tickets

By Coach

There are low-cost direct coach connections between Katowice and numerous European cities offered by FlixBus.

Local Transport

Public transport, including bus, tram and train services, is quite good in the area. Transport within the city area is much cheaper with a monthly ticket. For further information please visit: Karta ŚKUP

Buses and trams: timetable
Local trains: timetable

Please note: The student discount is available only to students below the age of 26 who have a valid ID card issued by the University of Silesia in Katowice.


Taxis are not difficult to find because of a large number of taxi companies competing with each other, especially in the city area. They are, however, far more expensive than public transport.


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