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Upper Silesia is located at one of the main crossroads of Central Europe. The main road and rail arteries run through the city and region in an East-West direction linking Germany with the Ukraine, and North-South linking the Scandinavian countries with Vienna and the south of Europe. You can travel to Katowice most conveniently by the following means of transportation:

By Air

Katowice airport (located in Pyrzowice), which is about 30 minutes by car from the city centre, provides daily connections to a number of European cities and several direct flights scheduled on a daily basis. From the airport you can get to Katowice by direct bus, which is much cheaper than travelling by taxi.
For further information you can consult:

By Rail

The railway station in Katowice is only a few minutes' walk from the main University buildings. There are direct over-night sleeper rail services from main European cities such as: Paris, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and others. Rail journeys to major cities in Poland (Warsaw, Krakow and others) are available several times a day by Inter City trains.
Timetable and price of tickets is available on the website:

By Coach

Express coach services covering many destinations all over Europe offer transportation to most of the major European cities.


Local Transport

Public transport, including bus, tram and train, is quite good in the area. Transport within the town area is much cheaper with a monthly ticket.
For further information you can consult:



Please note: The student discount is available only to students below the age of 26 who have a valid ID card from University of Silesia in Katowice.


Taxis are not difficult to find because of the many small taxi companies competing with each other, especially in the city area. They are, however, far more expensive than public transportation


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