Katowice International Airport (KTW), a former military airbase, is an airport located in Pyrzowice, 30 kilometers from Katowice, Poland. It consists of Terminal A and B (Departures) and Terminal C (Arrivals), and it has the fourth-biggest passenger flow in Poland. In 2018, the airport handled more than 4.8 million passengers, and it generally serves as a focus city for Enter Air, Small planet Airlines, Smartwings, Travel Service Polska and Wizz Air.
How to get from Katowice Airport to Katowice
There is a direct bus route from the airport to the city, buses depart multiple times per day starting from around 3:40 to 19:40. The journey lasts around 30 minutes and you can easily check the details and purchase tickets below:
There is no direct option to the Katowice city center when it comes local buses. There is an option of taking a bus which passes through the airport to the 2 cities of Poland – buses no. 83 and 85 take you to Bytom, and bus no. 17 takes you to Mierzęcice. From both cities it is possible to take a bus directly to Katowice.
There is currently no passenger rail link to the airport but building of a railway between Katowice and the airport is being planned in the further years.
If you prefer a more cosy ride which takes you to your hotel doorstep, consider taking a taxi. The airport has its official company Airport TAXI Service located at exits of the terminals A and B. This is always a better option than an unlicensed taxi since the prices are regulated. The ride to the Katowice city center will cost you 160zł (40 €), but if you decide to take a ride in an unlicensed taxi, make sure you always ask about the price of your desired destination before you get in the taxi. The journey from the airport to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes.
Another way to travel from Katowice Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Rent a car at Katowice Airport
For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. Besides the well known companies such as Budget and Sixt, there are 12 more rental companies at the airport including iCar, GTL-Service, Silvercar, JOLCAR etc. Compare their prices and book your car online.
Rent a bus at Katowice Airport
If you are coming to Katowice with a larger group of people, we advise renting a bus, though make sure to do so prior to your flight so that the bus company can organize everything on time.
Accommodation near Katowice Airport
There are no hotels at the airport but they startin the near vicinity of the airport, you can check them below:
Katowice Airport FAQs
No, there are shuttle buses which operate late at night, until approximately 3 am. On the other hand, in case you find yourself arriving when there is no single bus departing, there is always an option to take a taxi.
Sure. There is a good connection of the airport and the city center via shuttle buses which depart every hour, and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Unfortunately, luggage storage and lockers are not available.
Sure, the airport has several ATMs but you will also find Currency Exchanges in the terminals A and B, in the public area.
The airport offers free and unlimited WiFi Internet connection to all passengers.
Yes, there is LEO express company that offers direct transports from the airport to Rybnik, Gliwice, Ostrava, Częstochowa, Piotrków Trybunalski, Łódź, Toruń, Grudziądz, Gdańsk and Gdynia. Also, there are 3 bus lines that can take you to Mierzęcice and Bytom. If you are interested in some other routes in Poland check the possibilities in our ideas for the Poland round trip, and if travelling during the winter check our suggestions for best ski resorts in Poland. Anyway, for any other route which is not included we recommend checking the possibilities at the main bus station in Katowice or on GetByBus.