Katowice to Krakow

Katowice to Krakow

  Oct 28, 2021, 111 trips (PLN 13 – PLN 562)

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1h 9m First: 3:26 Last: 21:30

From PLN 13


7h 40m Deps: 5:30

From PLN 286


1h 20m

From PLN 395

Katowice to Krakow Schedule

Katowice to Krakow Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Tranigo Comfort Any timePLN 395
Local carrier Standard AC 03:26 - 04:35PLN 22
Local Carrier Standard AC 05:30 - 06:40PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 06:10 - 07:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 08:10 - 09:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 10:10 - 11:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 12:10 - 13:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 14:10 - 15:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 16:10 - 17:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 18:10 - 19:20PLN 13
Local Carrier Standard AC 20:10 - 21:20PLN 13
FlixBus Economy 21:30 - 22:40PLN 16

Transportation from Katowice to Krakow

How to get from Katowice to Krakow

When you want to get from Katowice to Krakow, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about PLN 564. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as PLN 13.

How far is Katowice from Krakow?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Katowice to Krakow. Your trip will be a total of 55 miles (87 km). The flying distance is 42 miles (67 km).

How long does it take to get from Katowice to Krakow?

The travel time from Katowice to Krakow can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 24 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Katowice to Krakow?

The cost of the trip from Katowice to Krakow varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Local Carrier: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as PLN 13 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as PLN 564.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Katowice to Krakow:

  • Bus tickets - PLN 12 to PLN 67;
  • Train tickets - PLN 16 to PLN 95;
  • Plane tickets - PLN 143 to PLN 143;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from PLN 396 to PLN 562.

How many trips per day are there between Katowice and Krakow?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Katowice to Krakow depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 01:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:05. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Katowice to Krakow any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Katowice to Krakow. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is PLN 143.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Katowice to Krakow
Ryanair, Wizz Air


Taking a bus from Katowice to Krakow is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Katowice to Krakow. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as PLN 396.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Katowice to Krakow

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Katowice to Krakow? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.