There are 5 ways to get from Wrocław to Katowice by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice Regional / ...

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Katowice, Katowice bus station 1360 / ...

$11 - $19

Bus GlobTourist  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Wrocław to Opole
  2. Take the bus from Opole to Katowice

Rideshare  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Wroclaw to Katowice 121.5 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Wrocław to Katowice 121.4 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Wrocław to Katowice is to rideshare which costs 31 zł and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wrocław to Katowice is to drive which costs 75 zł - 110 zł and takes 1 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wrocław, Wrocław DA and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wroclaw Glowny and arriving at Katowice. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Wrocław and Katowice is 169 km. The road distance is 194.2 km.

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The best way to get from Wrocław to Katowice without a car is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs 28 zł - 40 zł.

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The train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice takes 2 h 9 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Wrocław to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Wrocław, Wrocław DA station.

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

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The best way to get from Wrocław to Katowice is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs 28 zł - 40 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40 zł - 70 zł and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Wrocław to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 105.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Wrocław to Katowice hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Wrocław to Katowice every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Neo Bus also services this route 3 times a day.

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 Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
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 Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Wroclaw to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
neobus.pl
GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Wrocław to Opole
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
globtourist.com
Bus from Opole to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Wroclaw to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Wrocław to Katowice is 194 km. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from Wrocław to Katowice.

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

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