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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2016
We are looking for a concert place in Katowice. Drents Youth Orchestra  (4 Answers)

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Nienke Ties and I'm representing the Drents Youth Orchestra (Drents jeugd orkest).
We are an orchestra consisting of 70 people (age 12-30) and in July we come to Poland for our yearly trip.
Katowice is one of the places we would love to play, we really like the city!
Is there a possibility that we do a concert for about 2 hours in your city on July 28, Thursday?
Maybe some of you know how we can get in contact with the right person. We are looking for a nice place to stay, maybe a nice place on a market, in the city centre or on a beautiful square?

I really hope to hear from you! Thanks a lot!

Best regards,
Nienke Ties

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2014
Location of bus terminal and train station  (3 Answers)

I'm looking at traveling from Bratislava on the Polski Night bus in early Oct to Katowice. My final destination is Wroclaw. I just have a few questions.
a. How far is the Polski Bus terminal from the Train station?
b. I arrive around 0600. The next Polski bus is at 1005. I believe that there is a train at 0800 or so. Which one would you choose?
c. Where is a good location for an ATM to change cash or can I use Euros/credit cards?
d. Good choice for breakfast

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2014
Busted bag  (1 Answer)

Where can I buy a 100 litre duffle bag with wheels in Katowice?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2014
Katowice Connection Enroute to Krakow  (3 Answers)

I was hoping someone may be able to ease my tension. First time over in Europe at all and have easily booked trains when needed except when going from Vienna to Krakow. We now have a train arriving in Katowice at 12:32. Looking at polrail, they only have a 16:50 train even though on Bahn there is a much better 14:30 train. Is it worth waiting and just trying to buy a ticket at the Katowice station for the eariler train? And, worst case scenario, would I likely be able to get on the later train if needed still?

Thanks for any help you all can offer!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2014
Visiting Kaatowice  (3 Answers)

I will be visiting Jaworzno, I am indian and I'm afraid after hearing about racism, etc. Are there any dangers or security problems, if any what are the precautions? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2014
bus from Katowice to Kraków  (3 Answers)

Arriving by train to Katowice and would like to take bus to Kraków. Two bus stations in town. From where does the LINK bus leave, the train station? or the PKS station on Piotra Skargi? Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2013
Katowice - Przemysl  (2 Answers)

How can I get from Katowice to Przemysl after 23:00? Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2012
Katowice bus station > UKRAINE?  (2 Answers)

Is there a bus from Katowice to anywhere in Ukraine? (that is, apart from the service operated by SINBAD - which arrives in Ukrainian destinations between 24:00-02:00 - so is really only suitable for locals...)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2010
Getting help to change trains in Katowice  (3 Answers)

I will be travelling from Krakow to Vienna and need to change trains in Katowice. I have only 9 minutes between trains. Can I make it? How can I get help? Are there station employees to assist? Porters? How do I get their attention? Wave a fistful of zlotys? I'm a 60 year old woman, so won't be able to run from one track to another.
Thanks for all advice. Passel

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2010
Dance Clubs near Katowice, Silesia, Wroclaw and Krakow?  (3 Answers)

My significant other/dance partner and I are visiting her family in Katowice area (Mikolow)several weeks and want to find clubs near Katowice, Silesia, Wroclaw and Krakow to DANCE. We really like to dance "Hustle" (Disco), retro Swing and Latin. We've both very comfortable in the "Ballroom" environment, but we'd prefer to go to a club instead of a dance school, as we'd like to invite our non-dancing family to go also. Any good suggestions where we might find a place and room to really dance, rather than just stand in a miniscule place and shake?


PS: (yes we sometimes dance like "Dancing with the Stars" or "Taniec z Gwiazdami";0) But we don't need that much room this trip.
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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2010
Public Transport Krakow - Katowice Airport  (7 Answers)


I've read a lot of information about people travelling away from Katowice but not travelling to. I would assume it would be the same but in reverse though am not having much luck!

I have a flight leaving on a Saturday morning at 10:55am.

I have found this train:

Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice at 6:35am arriving 8:25am (4/9) TLK36104

What I've read from Wikipedia (yes, not a really reliable source) is that buses take 50minutes from central station to the airport and depart on the hour. Is this correct?

Would I therefore be able to catch the bus from Katowice at 9:00am arriving around 9:50am? That gives me just over an hour. Is that cutting it too fine?

Is there an easier option to get to the airport from Krakow? Thanks so much - a lot of the information I've found online is very old.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2010
Train from Katowice to Bratislava  (3 Answers)

Hi all! I've heard and read a lot about magic atmosphere of train station in Katowice. But still have essential questions.
- What are opening hours of ticket offices?
- Is is possible (i didn't find any option, but still do hope) to buy this ticket online?
- Is is possible to buy ticket on board (of course with some extra money). If so, what should i do on the border? buy anothe ticket for Check territory and then Slovakian territory.

Tha fact is that i land to Katowice aiport about 5 pm and would love to catch late evening train to Bratislava.
I would kindly appreciate any ideas and suggestions.

Thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2009
Katowice Airport to Train to Ostrava Czech Republic  (3 Answers)

I am trying to get from Katowice airport (Wizz flight) to Katowice train station in the afternoon for a train to Ostrava. What is the easiest way to get between the two? Is there a train or direct bus? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2009
Anyone used before?  (3 Answers)

Hi all! I'll be arriving in Katowice on a Ryanair flight at 8pm on the 16th September.

I've been searching for airport transfers to Krakow, and / seem to be the cheapest! Has anyone used them before? Is it possible for me to book with the WizzAir bus company - despite not flying with them?

Thanks for any info!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2009
Bus Timetable advice please  (3 Answers)

Hi, we are travelling to Katowice airport wkend 10th July we dont land till the early hours of saturday morning so decided to get the bus to Krakow and stay their the night as we thought it would be quicker to travel at that time of the night than in the morning. We will spend the day exploring Krakow then plan to return to katowice saturday night and stay over before flying back sunday evening. We would like to visit Auschwitz independently (not on a tour) and thought it would be easier to get to from Katowice but I am having difficulty finding bus time tables as I don't speak polish. Can anyone advise me what time I could catch a bus on the 12th July and how long the journey takes? We would probably aim to get a bus around 8am ish not sure what time we would need to head back probably around 4pm as we fly at 19:45. Any advice greatly appreciated. :-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2009
Need some more help please  (2 Answers)

Hi all,
I arrive into Katowice Airport at 2:10 am in March. I am stayin in Katowice City for the night. I need to know is there a night train or bus running at this time to the city centre please, if not, how much should I expect to pay for a taxi one way? I would also like to know is there a bus that leaves Katowice City going to Oswiecim in the morning from 8am onwards? Looking forward to hearing from you. :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2009
Taxi from Katowice airport to Krakow

Hi there

Am always keen to get to my 'base' as soon as possible so if it is not too expensive prefer to get a taxi rather than buses.

Can someone please give me some advice on roughly how much to expect to pay for a taxi to Krakow and what is the best option - to pre-book, pick up a taxi at the ariport or to phone a local company from the airport?

Also I like to take in a football game whilst on a break. Are there any attractive matchis in the Krakow area betweeen 19th and 22nd March?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2008
Katowice Airport - Krakow Transportation.  (5 Answers)

I will be arriving at Katowice Airport on a Ryanair flight at approx 1.20pm on a tuesday afternoon. I was hoping to get a bus to Krakow but i'm struggling to find booking info in English. I have looked at /poland.html which shows a Matuszek bus leaves the Airport at 2.05pm but booking page only appears to be in Polish. I've aslo found buses to coincide with Wizzair flights but no info on Ryanair. Also the official Airport website only gives a link to the Wizzair bus which is only available in Polish. The Ryanair website is even less helpful with this one. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2008
Katowice Airport to Krakow  (1 Answer)

Hi guys

We are on a Ryanair flight arriving in Katowice on 4/10 at 21.00 we would like to get to Krakow that evening - is it possible - are there buses?

We will do the return trip a week later

your help would be very much appreciated

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2008
Taxi from bus station  (2 Answers)

I will be getting the Wizzair bus from Katowice Airport-city centre (bus station I think) in 2 weeks. I then need to get a taxi to my hotel, Campanile. Could anyone tell me which taxis are ok to get, or tell me which tram I can take?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2008
Train tickets  (6 Answers)

I will be travelling around Poland in July. I need train tickets from Katowice-Krakow, Krakow-Zakopane, Zakopane-Tarnow and Tarnow-Katowice. Can I buy all these tickets at the train station in Katowice? I have looked into buying the tickets online, but it costs quite a bit more than buying them at the station.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2008
Katowice-Ukraine  (8 Answers)


I will fly in June from London to Katowice.
My main destination - Ukraine
Straight from Katowice I will need to go directly to Ukraine (Kiev), but there are no flights from Katowice to Ukraine.
PLEASE tel me the fastest way to get to UKRAINE from Katowice, atleast to Lviv!
HELP very urgent
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2008
Kotowice or Krakow  (3 Answers)

My wife and I are traveling to Katowice airport then going to Zakopane. due to timings we are getting a taxi from the airport direct to Zakopane however this is expensive.Considering on our return that we should either stay for one night in Krakow or Katowice before catching 12.30Pm flight home to Glasgow.We have visited Krakow on three occassions and enjoyed it . Wondering if we should get all the travel out the way at the one time and go direct from Zakopane to Katowice.Is this possible and if so what is the best way to do it and how long would this take. Is Katowice a nice place to stay just for the one day.Is it easy to get from the town to the airport in the morning. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2008
Katowice Train Station.  (1 Answer)

Hi there,

Im going to Katowice very breifly in July, we're landing then pretty much getting the train directly to Novi Sad, Serbia (over night)... Our plane lands at 21:00, and the train leaves at 23:50.

First question - Would we be able to easly get a taxi from the airport directly to the train station at that time?

Secondly - I've heard a few negative things regarding the Katowice train station. Apparently it's over-run with homeless people, especially at night!!.. And ive read that they could get violent... i'd just like to know how bad it REALLY is?.. Would a group of 7 british tourists be safe enough on the train station at that sort of time? or should we SERIOUSLY consider a different option?

Thanks for any information and advice.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2008
Where to stay in Katowice for 2 young men going to Metallica concert at Stadion Slaski 28/05/08  (1 Answer)

Could someone reccomend a nice but cheap hotel/hostel for me and my mate to stay in for the 3 days we are in Katowice?
Would also like to pay a visit to Auschwitz while we are there to pay our respects.
Also what is the nightlife like in this city? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2008
What to do 4-6 April?  (7 Answers)


I'm coming to Katowice this coming weekend (4-6 April) and have the following questions:
- Any cultural events this weekend?
- Clubs (jazz, rnb,...) to recommend?
- I'm staying at Qubus Prestige, is it walking distance to attractions?
- I'm black; any safety precautions (I've read somewhere of skinheads in this part of Poland)?

Thanks and cheers!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2008
Please please advise!! Katowice to Krakow bus, safety and ATMs  (16 Answers)

Hi...I will be arriving at Katowice airport on Tuesday at 21:00, do you think there will still be a bus to Krakow at that time?
Also, I had a look at the links that people have posted here about the bus to Krakow, and am a little confused...would you mind clarifying what the name of the minibus company is? I can't understand enough Polish to book online, do you think it would be ok to buy a ticket on the day?
Also, when arriving in Krakow on the bus, would it be safe to walk to my hostel (there will be 2 of us)?
One more there an ATM at the airport at Katowice?
Many thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2007
hotels in ruda slaska areas  (3 Answers)


My sister and I are visiting our Polish family for the first time in June 08, they live in the ruda slaska area of katowice, I have not been able to find any hotels in this area on line. Can anyone help? Unfortunately neither of us speak Polish, nor do our relatives speak English so it makes it difficult for us to obtain this info from our relations.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2007
katowice to kracow  (1 Answer)

Hi there i am arriving at katowice airport at 17.00 hours what is the best way to go to kracow. How long is the journey and what sort of cost is involved. looking forward to any help can get Bill.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2007
Katowice advice...  (1 Answer)


I'm going to be in the city for work for a week (mon - fri) in august.

Any good tips on what to see and do in the evenings?


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