Getting to Katowice



Katowice is located about 300 kilometers from Warsaw (Poland capital) and 34 kilometers from the Katowice International Airport (KTW). Advanced Information Technology Center (Polish acronym: CNTI) is situated 2km from the Katowice city centre.



By Plane

Travelers by plane can arrive at Katowice International Airport (KTW), known also as Pyrzowice. The airport is 34 km (21 mi) from the city center. Katowice is one of the major hubs for Wizzair, as well as a major destination for Ryanair. There is also limited service provided by Germanwings. Major airlines, including Polish national carrier LOT and German carrier Lufthansaalso operate routes to Katowice.

Bus connection Katowice Pyrzowice Airport – Katowice City


By Train

Katowice Dworzec PKP is the city’s major railway center, and is a hub for rail transport throughout Silesia and much of southern Poland. The station serves as a hub for national rail operator PKP Intercity, regional rail company Przewozy Regionalne, and provincial operator Koleje Śląskie.


In Katowice

Public transport

All public bus and tram transport in Katowice is supervised by KZK GOP, a comprehensive transit system that serves nearly the entirety of the Silesian Metropolis, with one of the largest tram networks in Poland. A twenty-four hour free hotline for the system can be found by dialing: 0 800 16 30 30.


Taxi-stops are situated in several places in Katowice: 

  • at the entrance of the railway station on the ground floor from 3 Maja St.
  • Plac Oddzialow Mlodziezy Powstanczej
  • the “Silesia” hotel
  • ul. Piotr Skargi 
  • the “Katowice” hotel
  • Korfantego Av.
  • Dworcowa St.

When you take a taxi, always ask for the price beforehand unless you are willing to pay anything. Different types of taxis can charge very different prices which can vary up to 5 times the regular fare depending on location and time.

Service information

Some useful information:

  • Currency: złoty (PLN) – (1 EUR ~ 4.3 PLN)
  • Language: Polish, but most locals will speak English, particularly younger ones.
  • For emergency calls (police, emergency, fire service etc.) please dial 112. It’s free of charge.

Street Maps

For street maps and route itineraries visit OpenStreetMap or Google Maps .


The weather in Katowice in September is moderately warm, partly sunny with occasional rain.



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