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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Lodz Chojny Ic

$8 - $13

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Katowice to Lodz 126.6 miles

$7

6 alternative options

Train via Koluszki  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Koluszki Ic / ...

$12 - $18

Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Łódź, Lodz P12 / ...

$8 - $19

Train via Czestochowa  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Czestochowa Ks / ...
  2. Take the train from Czestochowa to Lodz Fabryczna R / ...

$12 - $18

Night train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Chorzow Miasto to Lodz Widzew En

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  2h 22m

  1. Take a taxi from Katowice to Łódź 124.9 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Katowice to Łódź 124.9 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Łódź is to rideshare which costs 26 zł and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Łódź is to taxi which costs 500 zł - 650 zł and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice, Katowice bus station station and arriving at Łódź, Lodz. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Lodz Chojny. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Katowice and Łódź is 169 km. The road distance is 199.9 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Łódź without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 30 zł - 50 zł.

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The train from Katowice to Lodz Chojny takes 2h 52m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Katowice to Łódź is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 30 zł - 50 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30 zł - 70 zł and takes 3h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Łódź.
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  • Distance: 105.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Katowice to Łódź once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 52m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Katowice to Łódź 4 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 3h 40m. LEO Express also services this route once daily.

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 Lodz Chojny
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Katowice to Koluszki
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Katowice to Czestochowa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Czestochowa to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Night train from Chorzow Miasto to Lodz Widzew
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $17
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 Łódź, Lodz
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$8 - $11
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 Katowice to Lodz
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Katowice to Łódź
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Radio Taxi Katowice
Phone
+48 32 757 01 00
Website
radio-taxi.katowice.pl
Echo Taxi
Phone
+48 32 201 42 00
Website
echotaxi.ppsi.pl
City Taxi
Phone
+48 32 203 77 77
Website
citytaxi.katowice.pl

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Łódź is 200 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Katowice to Łódź.

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Book your Katowice to Łódź bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Łódź. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar