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There are 7 ways to get from Zwickau to Katowice by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Dresden Central Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec

Train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zgorzelec
  3. Take the train from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
  4. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zgorzelec
  3. Take the train from Zgorzelec to Opole Glowne
  4. Take the bus from Opole to Katowice

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Katowice

Train to Leipzig, fly to Katowice

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Katowice (KTW)

Train to Dresden, fly to Katowice

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Katowice (KTW)

Train, bus to Prague, fly to Krakow

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
  2. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Krakow (KRK)
  4. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice

Zwickau to Katowice by bus

The bus journey time between Zwickau and Katowice is around 18h 44m and covers a distance of around 589 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10h 11m. The fastest bus normally takes 18h. Operated by EuroClub and FlixBus, the Zwickau to Katowice bus service departs from Zwickau Main Train Station and arrives in Katowice Sądowa Dworzec. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
8h 32m
Layover time:
10h 11m
Total time:
18h 44m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
18h
Bus distance:
589 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
142 zł
Carbon emissions:
73 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
14:20
Last bus departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Katowice bus schedules

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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Poland with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Germany.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Katowice is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Katowice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

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

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Katowice is to bus which costs €30 - €60 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Katowice is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Zwickau Main Train Station and arriving at Katowice Sądowa Dworzec via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Katowice via Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Zgorzelec and Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Katowice is 465 km. The road distance is 555.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Katowice without a car is to bus which takes 9h 35m and costs €30 - €60.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m to get from Zwickau to Katowice, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Katowice bus services, operated by EuroClub, depart from Zwickau Main Train Station.

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Zwickau to Katowice train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Katowice is to bus which takes 9h 35m and costs €30 - €60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 465.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Zwickau to Katowice via Dresden Central Train Station and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 9h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zwickau to Katowice via Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Zgorzelec, and Wroclaw Glowny in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
480 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Leipzig to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 400 zł
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
410 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
430 zł - 1 900 zł
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
450 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
460 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
480 zł - 1 600 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90 zł - 750 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 zł - 800 zł
Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zgorzelec
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
61- 27-92-700
Email
biuro@koleje-wielkopolskie.com.pl
Website
kolejedolnoslaskie.pl
Train from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Koleje Dolnośląskie
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 Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 75 zł
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 75 zł
Train from Zgorzelec to Opole Glowne
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 zł - 80 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 80 zł
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 zł - 140 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 zł - 110 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11 zł - 16 zł
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11 zł - 40 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11 zł - 17 zł
Economy Plus
19 zł - 28 zł
Business
19 zł - 27 zł
Premium
28 zł - 40 zł
Bus operators
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Dresden Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 zł - 150 zł
Website
EuroClub
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 zł - 55 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Katowice Sądowa Dworzec
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 zł - 130 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Opole to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
globtourist.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21 zł - 30 zł
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Katowice Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Zwickau to Katowice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Katowice Sądowa Dworzec station.

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Zwickau to Katowice train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Katowice is 556 km. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Zwickau to Katowice.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Leipzig Airport to Katowice Airport.

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