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There are 6 ways to get from Katowice to Bratislava by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Bratislava hl.st. Ic

$13 - $20

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Bratislava N910

$17 - $40

Train via Breclav  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Breclav Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...

$15 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Bratislava 237.4 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Krakow, fly, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków Airport
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Vienna (VIE) KRK - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$96 - $322

Fly from Katowice, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Vienna (VIE) KTW - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$49 - $193

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Bratislava is to train which costs 45 zł - 75 zł and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Bratislava is to drive which costs 180 zł - 260 zł and takes 3 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice, Katowice bus station station and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Bratislava hl.st.. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Bratislava is 273 km. The road distance is 379.8 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs 45 zł - 75 zł.

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The train from Katowice to Bratislava hl.st. takes 4 h 28 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Katowice to Bratislava is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs 45 zł - 75 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65 zł - 140 zł and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 170.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Katowice to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Katowice to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. Ecolines also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Katowice to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Katowice to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Vienna via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Katowice to Vienna via Bergen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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 Katowice to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Train from Katowice to Breclav
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Břeclav to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.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 Katowice, Katowice bus station to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Kraków Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Bratislava is 380 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Katowice to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Katowice to Bratislava bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 514+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Katowice Airport is to shuttle which takes 46 min and costs 27 zł.

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