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There are 6 ways to get from Katowice to Kraków by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus FlixBus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Kraków, Kraków MDA 1368 / ...

$3 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus GlobTourist  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice to Kraków Rondo Ofiar Katynia

$1

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R / ...

$5 - $8

Rideshare  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Katowice to Krakow 50.8 miles

$5

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katowice to Kraków 49.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Kraków 49.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Kraków is to bus which costs 4 zł and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Kraków is to taxi which costs 200 zł - 250 zł and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice, Katowice bus station station and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Krakow Glowny. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Kraków is 68 km. The road distance is 79.3 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 13 zł - 28 zł.

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The bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Kraków, Kraków MDA takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Katowice to Kraków is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 13 zł - 28 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 19 zł - 28 zł and takes 1 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Katowice to Kraków hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Katowice to Kraków every 2 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. LEO Express also services this route twice a week.

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 Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurores
Phone
(017) 27 73 759
Email
eurores@op.pl
Website
eurores.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eurores.pl
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków dw. aut.
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Katowice Zob to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
PKS Gryfice
Phone
914 698 311
Website
pksgryfice.com.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pksgryfice.com.pl
GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Katowice to Kraków Rondo Ofiar Katynia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
globtourist.com
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 Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
City Taxi
Phone
+48 32 203 77 77
Website
citytaxi.katowice.pl
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

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

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Katowice to Kraków train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Kraków is 79 km. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Katowice to Kraków.

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Book your Katowice to Kraków bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2740+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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

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