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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Katowice by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Eic / ...

$16 - $24

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Katowice, Katowice bus station 916 / ...

$18 - $40

Night bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the night bus from Wien Flughafen Schwechat to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi Leo Express

$27 - $32

Rideshare  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Katowice 236.1 miles

$18 - $20

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Katowice 237.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$106 - $330

Fly to Katowice  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Katowice (KTW) VIE - KTW

$111 - $391

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Katowice is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 17€ and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Katowice is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Katowice. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Katowice is 299 km. The road distance is 379.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Katowice without a car is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs 14€ - 21€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Katowice takes 4 h 23 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Vienna to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Katowice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Katowice is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs 14€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 340€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Katowice, Poland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Katowice 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Katowice 3 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Ecolines also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Katowice via Krakow, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Night bus from Wien Flughafen Schwechat to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$14 - $19
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
55 min
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 Vienna to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Katowice is 379 km. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from Vienna to Katowice.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Katowice train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Vienna to Katowice bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1349+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna 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 Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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