There are 4 ways to get from Katowice to Žilina by train, bus or car

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Train Czech Railways (ČD)  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Bohumin Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina R / ...

$10 - $16

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Zwardon(PL) Ks / ...
  2. Take the train from Zwardon(PL) to Zilina Os

$9 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Cieszyn, Cieszyn Dworzec Autobusowy 1369
  2. Take the train from Cesky Tesin to Zilina R / ...

$11 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Žilina 104.1 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Žilina is to train which costs 30 zł - 55 zł and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Žilina is to drive which costs 75 zł - 120 zł and takes 2 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Katowice to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Katowice and arriving at Zilina via Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Žilina is 117 km. The road distance is 166.5 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs 35 zł - 60 zł.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Katowice to Žilina, including transfers.

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

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Katowice to Žilina train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Zilina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Žilina is 167 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Katowice to Žilina.

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There are 214+ hotels available in Žilina. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Katowice to Žilina via Bohumin in around 3 h 24 min.

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 Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Katowice to Zwardon(PL)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Zwardon(PL) to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $8
Premium
$11 - $14
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
Train from Český Těšín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $7
Premium
$10 - $13
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cesky Tesin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Český Těšín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Cieszyn, Cieszyn Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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