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

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Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Katowice Eic / ...

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Warsaw to Katowice 199.1 miles

$8 - $12

6 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Katowice, Katowice bus station 1281

$19 - $31

Bus Ecolines  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Katowice Leo Express

$11 - $23

Night train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Warszawa Centralna to Katowice R / ...

$10 - $15

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Katowice 196.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Katowice  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Katowice (KTW) WAW - KTW

$25 - $130

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi

$26 - $98

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Katowice is to rideshare which costs 30 zł - 45 zł and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Katowice is to train which costs 35 zł - 55 zł and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warszawa and arriving at Katowice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Katowice. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Katowice is 259 km. The road distance is 314.9 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Katowice without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 35 zł - 55 zł.

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The train from Warszawa Centralna to Katowice takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Warsaw to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw West station.

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Warsaw to Katowice train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Katowice is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 35 zł - 55 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70 zł - 120 zł and takes 5 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 90 zł - 490 zł and takes 3 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 161.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Katowice, Poland?

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Warsaw to Katowice hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Warsaw to Katowice 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
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 Centralna to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bus operators
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 Warsaw, Warsaw West to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Warszawa Centrum to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$11 - $15
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Warsaw to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Katowice Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Warsaw to Katowice train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Katowice is 315 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Warsaw to Katowice.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Katowice Airport.

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There are 1171+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Warsaw and Katowice. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 24 min and costs 3 zł - 4 zł.

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