There are 4 ways to get from Žilina to Katowice by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via Bohumin  •  3 h 53 min

  1. R / ...
  2. Ec / ...

$9 - $23

3 alternative options

Train Polish Railways (PKP)  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Os
  2. Ks / ...

$10 - $14

Bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. 913 / ...

$14 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. 103.7 miles

$21 - $35

What companies run services between Žilina, Slovakia and Katowice, Poland?

You can take a train from Žilina to Katowice via Bohumin in around 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Žilina to Katowice via Turzovka Beskydská, Turzovka - Beskydská, Ostrava, and Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n. in around 6 h 3 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Zilina to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Zwardon(PL)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
slovakrail.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Žilina to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Žilina, Žilina to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Zwardon(PL) to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Bus operators
Unitranz Tech
Phone
0948 410 420
Email
vlado.klanduch@azet.sk
Website
unitranztech.sk
Bus from Žilina to Turzovka Beskydská
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
unitranztech.sk
Arriva Vychodnicechy
Website
arriva-vychodnicechy.cz
Bus from Turzovka - Beskydská to Ostrava
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arriva-vychodnicechy.cz
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n. to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Žilina and Katowice is 117 km. The road distance is 166 km.

The cheapest way to get from Žilina to Katowice is to train which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Žilina to Katowice is to drive which takes 2 h 12 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

No, there is no direct train from Žilina to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Zilina and arriving at Katowice via Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Žilina to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Žilina and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station via Turzovka - Beskydská and Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Žilina to Katowice, including transfers.