Katowice, Poland

If you are looking for a surprising city, then book a flight to the exciting Katowice, known for its fascinating architectural styles and wonderful countryside.

Katowice is located in the south of Poland, near the borders of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This Polish city is an ideal starting point from which to explore the province of Silesia. But let’s not forget the city itself. A walk through Katowice is like taking a trip through time. At the large market square you stand eye to eye with the most exceptional architecture, such as the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

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The province of Silesia is adorned with wonderful landscapes. Rent a car and enjoy the beautiful national parks and the immense Giant Mountains. If you would like a night out after soaking up all the impressions, then you will find cosy bars and great discos in the Mariacka district. Tip: visit the Qubus Hotel and discover the impressive sky bar where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Katowice Airport is located about 33 km from the city centre. You can travel to and from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The taxi is the fastest way to travel to and from the airport, it takes half an hour. It costs about 160 zloty (about €37).
  • Bus

    Take the Matuszek buses to the centre of Katowice. The journey takes about 35 minutes and costs 44 zioty (about €10). The buses are located outside the airport.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Katowice:
  • Bus

    Katowice has a good bus network run by the KZK GOP organisation. These are very useful for exploring the surroundings of Katowice.
  • Tram

    In Katowice, the tram will take you anywhere you want to go and rides passed all the sights.
  • Train

    You can catch a train in the centre of Katowice to explore other parts of Poland, such as Krakau.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi on the street anywhere in Katowice, or you can walk to a taxi rank, for example by the station.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card. 

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2) There is no time difference between Katowice and the Netherlands. 

Currency

The currency used in Katowice is the Polish zloty (ZL or PLN). 

Flight duration

The flight from the Netherlands to Katowice is approximately two and a half hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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