Katowice is the main center of culture, sport, and business in upper Silesia. If you would like to visit the most attractive locations in Silesia, you can rely on several means of transport.
Katowice has one Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport.The airport is 40 km away from the city center.There are different ways to easily get to the city:
The way to the city takes about 30 minutes. The bus leaves every hour. Price for tickets for buses AP2 and AP4 is 14 PLN. Price for ticket to the private bus is about 25 PLN. If you decide to travel by taxi or Uber, there is no problem for the driver to pick you up from the airport parking. The cost of a taxi is about 100PLN. Of course, if you choose Uber or Bolt, you can pay less.
Railway network. Katowice has nearly 10 railway stations. The main railway station is located in the city center. The station handles international calls. You can get to Katowice directly via train connection from Vienna, Prague, Ostrava, and Budapest. The remaining Katowice railway stations have local or semi-local connections.
If you’re traveling by car, we have great news. Katowice has access to two highway lines. A1 highway reaches from north to south Poland and A4 from east to west Poland.
Katowice has a very well-organized public transport called ZTM. With the ZTM ticket, you can travel by bus, tram, and trolleybus in Katowice and neighboring cities. Remember that Katowice is one of the cities included in the Silesian Metropolis. When buying a ticket, it is important to know if you move around one city or the entire metropolis. A single-fare transfer ticket, which stands for 20 minutes of travel (1 city), costs 3,60 PLN. You can buy them at a bus/tram stop using a ticket machine or in the ZTM shops. It allows you to freely use all kinds of public transport within the zone – 1 city for 20 min from the moment you validate the ticket. It means you can switch from buses to trams or trolleybus. You can also buy a ticket for 40 minutes travel (1 or 2 cities), which costs 4,40 PLN or for 90 minutes travel (3 and more cities) 5,40 PLN.
If you would like to stay in Katowice for longer, you may be interested in one day ticket (from the moment you validate the ticket to, the price is 11PLN. Ticket 24H cost 15PLN. If you are a student with an ISIC card, you can buy discounted tickets for half price!
You can also use the CitybyBike system. All you have to do is to register on the CitybyBike portal, pay the initial fee of 10 PLN and make sure you always have a 10 PLN minimum on your account. Done? Now you can travel all Silesian Metropolia by bike.
The first hour of the ride costs 1 PLN. This is a very convenient way to get around the city. You take your bike from where you are. And return to the bike station closest to your destination.We also have good news if you like electric scooters. You can rent an electric scooter and pay by the app. Katowice has almost 40 parking for electric scooters, so you can rent them and leave it in every part of the city.
If you need a taxi, you must know that taxi prices are regulated and official taxi drivers must tell you prices for entry and for 1km. The regular price for entry fee is 6 PLN and 3-4 PLN/km.
The official currency in Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN or “zł”). Currently, there are released:
You can easily exchange almost any currency for Polish Zloty in Tavex Currency Exchange. Our office is located in a heart of Katowice. You can check our exchange rates here.
If you will need to exchange cash, don’t hesitate and visit our branch in Katowice. Our exchange point Tavex Katowice is our third location in Poland. We are an international dealer of currencies with 30 years old history. Tavex is a place where you can easily exchange money and find the best rates for over 60 currencies from all over the world. You will find us at 3 Maja 18 street. We are waiting for you every day from Monday to Friday 09:00 -19:00 and on Saturdays from 10:00 -18:00.