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...)
My son will be in Drzonkow in September. I don't know if he will have much time to do any sightseeing (and he doesn't speak Polish) but in case he does get some free time, what is there to see and do nearby?
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
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? Thanks Bryan 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. bryanspins on facebook
Hello, 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.
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, Anna
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!
Hi, I live in sweden but im planning to go to poland during this christmas, but i was wondering if i can travel from czestochowa to gdansk by train 01.01.1010? Is that possible? Since im travelling via gdansk airport. Thanks..
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 carpolonia.pl / http://www.wizz-bus.com 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!
And how much will that cost if one is allowed to go there? Thank you very much.
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. :-)
Im flying with tyanair to Katowice ,how can I get from airport to czestochova by train or bus ,your advice appreaciated
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. :)
Hi all, Looking for some good advice. I have tried looking up info for myself, I have found alot of infrom to and from Krakow but I could not find sufficient info for Katowice. I'm flying to Katowice Airport in March. I arrive in at 2:10am ish. I need to get from the airport to Katowice city. Are there any night trains or buses, if so what times do they run? What should 1 adult expect to pay one way? If not can I get a taxi, if so what price? I would like to get to Auschwitz the following morning and be there for the English film shown at 11am. Should I travel by bus or train, how much and how long do each one take one way, if yes where and what is the name of the station I should go to?(as late a train as possible - will be wrecked) Can I continue on with my journey from Auschwitz by train/bus to Krakow thereafter. Thank you and looking forward to all your help :)
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? Thanks Steve
Hi, 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 www.toandfromtheairport.com/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.
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
Does any one knwo the name of the fanfare that plays when the shield is opening and closing on the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa? Our small Polish parish recently dedicated a smaller version of the shield for our icon and we would like to obtain a recoding of the fanfare for our pastor. Do you know if such a recording is available? I appreciate any suggestions.
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?
Hi, can anyone recommend a good quality hotel, with atmosphere and a good resto. (3*-5*) Close proximity to the centre of the town is not necessary as I have a car. recommendations for good quality Polish food resto also welcome. many thanks
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. Thanks.
Hello. PLEASE HELP. 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
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.
Where can I find inexpensive lodging in Czestochowa?
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. SorD.
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
Hi, 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!
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 question...is there an ATM at the airport at Katowice? Many thanks!
Are there lockers available for luggage in the train station?
Hello 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.