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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Katowice  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Katowice (KTW) BER - KTW

190 zł - 933 zł

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Bus via Chorzow Stacja Madeltrans  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Chorzow Stacja Madeltrans Amsterdam - Lesko 1 / ...

116 zł - 177 zł

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Fly to Krakow, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Krakow (KRK) BER - KRK
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice

142 zł - 879 zł

Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec 1361 / ...

110 zł - 140 zł

Train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Katowice Ec

233 zł - 351 zł

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice 500.3 km

240 zł - 360 zł

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice by bus

The bus journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Katowice is around 6h 57m and covers a distance of around 520 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 35m. Operated by FlixBus, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice bus service departs from Berlin Airport BER and arrives in Katowice Sądowa Dworzec. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 57m
Fastest bus time:
6h 35m
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
110 zł
Carbon emissions:
64 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
03:35
Last bus departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice bus schedules

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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Japan, Kuwait, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
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Rules to follow in Poland

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Katowice is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Katowice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Katowice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

Yes, entry into Germany from Poland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice is to bus which costs €25 - €31 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Airport BER and arriving at Katowice Sądowa Dworzec. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Katowice via Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Katowice is 450 km. The road distance is 500.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice without a car is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs €25 - €31.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Airport BER station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice is to fly which takes 5h 9m and costs €40 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €31 and takes 6h 50m, you could also train, which costs €50 - €80 and takes 7h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 449.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Katowice, Poland?

Lufthansa, LOT and six other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec twice daily. Tickets cost 110 zł - 140 zł and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 400 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110 zł - 550 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90 zł - 470 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Billund
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130 zł - 390 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130 zł - 390 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130 zł - 390 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 zł - 850 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 zł - 500 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 zł - 1 600 zł
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
250 zł - 900 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 100 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 300 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
330 zł - 1 400 zł
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 500 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
270 zł - 750 zł
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 zł - 2 500 zł
Train operators
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11 zł - 16 zł
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
95 zł - 140 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11 zł - 40 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11 zł - 17 zł
Economy Plus
18 zł - 28 zł
Business
19 zł - 27 zł
Premium
27 zł - 40 zł
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Katowice
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 zł - 140 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Chorzow Stacja Madeltrans
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
100 zł - 160 zł
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Katowice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Katowice Sądowa Dworzec station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice is 500 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Katowice.

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LOT, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Katowice Airport.

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