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There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Katowice by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Katowice  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Katowice (KTW) OTP - KTW

$84 - $560

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Fly to Krakow, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Krakow (KRK) OTP - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi

$64 - $359

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Fly to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) OTP - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice

$72 - $243

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Katowice, Katowice bus station 916 / ...

$122 - $171

Bus Omega Group  •  23h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Katowice, Katowice bus station 916 / ...

$109 - $164

Train  •  25h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Eic / ...

$99 - $153

Night train, train  •  24h 14m

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice Ic

$100 - $147

Drive  •  14h 40m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Katowice 878.9 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Katowice is to fly which costs $80 - $600 and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Katowice is to fly and train which costs $70 - $250 and takes 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Katowice station. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Katowice via Brasov, Budapest-Keleti and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 48m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Katowice is 838 km. The road distance is 1406.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Katowice without a car is to bus which takes 17h 55m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Bucharest to Katowice, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Katowice bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to Katowice train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Katowice is to fly which takes 8h 3m and costs $80 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 17h 55m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 25h 48m.

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  • Distance: 524 miles
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Katowice, Poland?

LOT, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Bucharest to Katowice every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Katowice via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand in around 17h 55m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Brno
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Brno
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucureşti to Brno
Ave. Duration
17h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
omega-group84.com

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Katowice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Katowice, Katowice bus station.

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Katowice is 1h behind Bucharest. It is currently 10:00 AM in Bucharest and 9:00 AM in Katowice.

Bucharest to Katowice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Katowice is 1406 km. It takes approximately 14h 40m to drive from Bucharest to Katowice.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, LOT and Wizz Air offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Katowice Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44m and costs $1 - $2.

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