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There are 10 ways to get from Katowice to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via S+U Lichtenberg  •  6h 2m

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

15€ - 26€

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Train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Berlin Hbf Tlk / ...

12€ - 24€

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Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Katowice ul. Skargi Supersam to Berlin Central Bus Station Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...

28€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Katowice to Berlin 519.5 km

25€

Drive  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Katowice to Berlin 519.7 km

55€ - 85€

Fly Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  7h 43m

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

63€ - 275€

Fly Katowice to Berlin Tegel  •  18h 38m

  1. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) KTW - TXL

90€ - 342€

Train to Krakow, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  7h 56m

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

34€ - 222€

Train to Krakow, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  19h 56m

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Bronowice
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) KRK - TXL

66€ - 199€

Train to Warsaw Chopin, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Warszawa Zachodnia
  2. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) WAW - BER

100€ - 329€

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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No, entry into Germany from Poland is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Berlin is to train which costs 55 zł - 110 zł and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Berlin is to drive which costs 250 zł - 370 zł and takes 5h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice ul. Skargi Supersam and arriving at Berlin Central Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 37m.

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The distance between Katowice and Berlin is 464 km. The road distance is 519.7 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Berlin without a car is to train via S+U Lichtenberg which takes 6h 2m and costs 65 zł - 120 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Katowice to Berlin, including transfers.

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Katowice to Berlin bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, depart from Katowice ul. Skargi Supersam station.

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Katowice to Berlin train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Katowice station.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Berlin is to train via S+U Lichtenberg which takes 6h 2m and costs 65 zł - 120 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130 zł - 160 zł and takes 10h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 280 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 7h 43m.

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  • Distance: 463.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

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

PKP Intercity operates a train from Katowice to Berlin-Lichtenberg once daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 24€ and the journey takes 5h 47m. Alternatively, Mądeltrans Eurolines operates a bus from Katowice ul. Skargi Supersam to Berlin Central Bus Station 6 times a week. Tickets cost 23€ - 35€ and the journey takes 10h 10m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Tegel via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw Chopin, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw Chopin, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
18h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Tegel via Stockholm, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
24€ - 130€
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Lviv
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
14€ - 100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 280€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Bergen
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
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 Katowice to Berlin-Lichtenberg
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 16€
1st Class
18€ - 24€
Train from Katowice to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 24€
Train from Katowice to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
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 Katowice to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Bronowice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Bronowice
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Katowice to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 23€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
13€ - 17€
Business
18€ - 22€
1st Class
19€ - 23€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Katowice to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Katowice ul. Skargi Supersam to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
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 Katowice Sądowa Dworzec to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Katowice to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Katowice Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Katowice to Berlin bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, arrive at Berlin Central Bus Station.

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Katowice to Berlin train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Berlin-Lichtenberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Berlin is 520 km. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Katowice to Berlin.

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SunExpress, LOT, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Katowice Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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Book your Katowice to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Katowice and Berlin. 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 Katowice to Katowice Airport is to shuttle which takes 46 min and costs 27 zł.

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