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How to get to Katowice

By car
The excellent location of Katowice, near the A4 and A1 motorways allows for efficient access from many places in the country and Europe. The proximity of the international airports in Kraków-Balice (70 km, approx. 50 minutes) and Ostrava (130 km, approx. 1.2 h) enables efficient access by car to the MCK from many destinations in Poland, Europe and the world.

By flight
Direct flights to Katowice are available from many European cities, e.g. : Poland (Warsaw ~ 50 min), Netherlands (Eindhoven ~ 2h), Germany (Frankfurt ~ 1.35h, Dortmund ~ 1.45h), Great Britain (London ~ 2.35h, ) More details and direct flights to Katowice

By train or bus
Katowice can also be reached by train (Katowice Central Station) or bus (to Katowice Dworzec PKS) from all major cities in Poland and other European cities. More details can be found here or here.

Examples direct connections
Direct train from Warsaw Central Station (Warszawa Centralna) (~2,5 h).
Bus from Warszawa Zachodnia or Warszawa Centralna. Look for bus companies (for example:

Direct train from Kraków Główny, (Kraków's main railway station) (~ 1h).
Bus from one of Kraków's bus stations, such as Kraków Główny or Kraków MDA.

Direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (the main train station in Berlin) (~ 6h).
A bus from one of Berlin's bus terminals, such as Berlin ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof).

Direct train from Ostrava hlavní nádraží (main railway station in Ostrava) (~1.50 h).
A bus from the bus stations in Ostrava, such as Ostrava hlavní nádraží or Ostrava Svinov.

Direct train from Praha Hlavní Nádraží, Prague's (~ 5.30h).
A bus from one of Prague's bus stations, such as Florenc or Na Knížecí.

Ground Transportation in Katowice

From airport
MCK International Congress Center is located 30 km from the Katowice-Pyrzowice International Airport. Traveling by car to the airport takes about 30 min. From the airport in Pyrzowice, you can reach the MCK by taxi (price approx. PLN 100) or by bus (price approx. PLN 30). If you choose to travel by bus from the airport in Pyrzowice, you should go to the Katowice Sokolska stop (1 km from the MCK) or Katowice Hotel Novotel (850 m from the MCK).

From the railway station
From the railway station in Katowice to the International Congress Center you can get:
  • on foot in 15 min
  • by taxi from Plac Unii Młodych Powstańców or Młyńska Street
  • by tram from the Katowice Dworzec PKP stop by lines T11, T13, T23, T43 to the Katowice Rondo stop (8 min.)
Tram and bus
The nearest ZTM tram and bus stop at the International Congress Center are Katowice Rondo, Katowice Spodek or Katowice Uniwersytecka.