Krakow to Katowice

Krakow to Katowice

  Oct 28, 2021, 115 trips (PLN 11 – PLN 562)

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1h 5m First: 0:10 Last: 21:30

From PLN 11


4h 25m Deps: 5:40, 12:10, 18:25

From PLN 289


1h 20m

From PLN 395

Krakow to Katowice Schedule

Krakow to Katowice Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlixBus Economy 00:10 - 01:20PLN 18
Local Carrier Standard AC 05:30 - 06:40PLN 13
FlixBus Economy 07:05 - 08:10PLN 16
Local Carrier Standard AC 08:10 - 09:15PLN 13
FlixBus Economy 10:05 - 11:10PLN 18
FlixBus Economy 12:05 - 13:10PLN 18
FlixBus Economy 14:05 - 15:10PLN 14
FlixBus Economy 16:00 - 17:10PLN 14
FlixBus Economy 18:05 - 19:10PLN 16
FlixBus Economy 20:00 - 21:10PLN 16
Local Carrier Standard AC 20:10 - 21:15PLN 13
Local carrier Standard AC 20:10 - 21:15PLN 15

Transportation from Krakow to Katowice

How to get from Krakow to Katowice

When you want to get from Krakow to Katowice, 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 563. 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 Krakow from Katowice?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Krakow to Katowice. Your trip will be a total of 57 miles (91 km). The flying distance is 44 miles (70 km).

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

The travel time from Krakow to Katowice can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 14 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Krakow to Katowice 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 563.

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

  • Bus tickets - PLN 12 to PLN 67;
  • Train tickets - PLN 14 to PLN 97;
  • Plane tickets - PLN 166 to PLN 289;

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 Krakow and Katowice?

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

  • Flights from Krakow to Katowice depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 02:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. 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 Krakow to Katowice 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 Krakow to Katowice. 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 166.

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 Krakow to Katowice
Lot Polish Airlines, Wizz Air


Taking a bus from Krakow to Katowice 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 Krakow to Katowice. 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 Krakow to Katowice

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Krakow to Katowice? 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.