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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice Ec

220 zł - 310 zł

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Fly to Krakow, train  •  7h 55m

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

110 zł - 807 zł

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Train via S+U Lichtenberg  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Katowice Ec

231 zł - 328 zł

Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec N1376 / ...

124 zł - 345 zł

Bus via Berlin Schönefeld Airport  •  10h 57m

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

116 zł - 196 zł

Night train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice En

230 zł - 330 zł

Rideshare  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Katowice 519.6 km

111 zł

Drive  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice 522.8 km

260 zł - 390 zł

Fly to Katowice  •  7h 32m

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

181 zł - 694 zł

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Katowice is around 6h 56m and covers a distance of around 534 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Katowice. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 56m
Fastest train time:
6h 16m
Train distance:
534 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
220 zł
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:37
Last train departs at:
18:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice train schedules

Germany → Poland
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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, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Poland with the above exceptions

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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
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United States
  • COVID-19 testing required within 2 hours from entering the country
This applies to arrivals from Turkey

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Rules to follow in Poland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Poland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice is to rideshare, which costs €25 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 5h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Katowice. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 11m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Katowice is 466 km. The road distance is 522.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice without a car is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs €45 - €70.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice takes 6h 11m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs €45 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €80 and takes 7h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €160 and takes 7h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Katowice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Katowice station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 466.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Katowice, Poland?

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice twice daily. Tickets cost 220 zł - 310 zł and the journey takes 6h 11m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec every 4 hours. Tickets cost 120 zł - 150 zł and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 400 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 zł - 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130 zł - 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130 zł - 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
85 zł - 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85 zł - 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
85 zł - 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85 zł - 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85 zł - 500 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270 zł - 1 400 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 800 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
280 zł - 1 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
280 zł - 1 600 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 200 zł
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 600 zł
Train operators
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 Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Katowice
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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
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 Südkreuz train station to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120 zł - 150 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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
111 zł
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice is 523 km. It takes approximately 5h 10m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Katowice.

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

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There are 62+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Hauptbahnhof 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 Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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