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Witalij B Posted on 11:35 am

Katowice Airport

Are you planning a trip to Krakow, but there is no direct connection to the Krakow airport from the airport of your choice? An interesting alternative are airports in neighboring cities not very distant. In this article you will see that it is not a problem and it is quite easy to get from Katowice airport to Krakow.

Airport Katowice – Pyrzowice – what you need to know.

The Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice was built on the site of the former backup airport, established by the Third Reich during World War II. From January

katowice airport transport
photo: ocdn.eu

2009 also using the name Katowice Airport. It is located in Silesia about 100 km from Krakow. It ranks fourth among Polish airports in terms of the number of passengers checked in and the number of air operations.

How far is it from the KTW airport to ...?

  • Krakow

As mentioned above, the distance to Krakow is about 100 km. However, there is nothing to worry about as it is quite easy to organize transport, as you will see in a moment.

  • Auschwitz Birkenau

It is one of the most visited places by tourists. Therefore, the distance it takes to get there is probably an interesting fact. Driving straight from the airport, to visit this monument you have to cover about 65 km.

auschwitz arbeit macht frei
photo: unsplash.com Jean Carlo Emer
  • Salt Mine in Wieliczka

Another very popular place among tourists going to Krakow. The distance that has to be covered to reach the mine is approximately 120 km.

How to get from the Airport to Krakow?

This is probably the most important question to ask. There are several options to travel from Katowice Airport to Krakow.

rynek zima w krakowie
zdjęcie: krakow-bestguide.blogspot.com
  • Taxi airport

The first option is a taxi that will take you from the airport to your hotel in Krakow. Of course there are also cars for more than 4 people if you are traveling in a larger group. You can take a taxi  from the airport (there are always a few cars waiting for customers) or use well-known mobile applications that most people have on their phones. 

  • Bus

The second option is the bus. Buses have their own timetable and take customers from the airport and unfortunately, take them only to one place – the city centre, near Krakow old town. So if you want to get to the hotel you have to take a taxi or use public transport. The latter is good if your hotel is close to any of the stops.

merceds transfer
photo: mb.com
  • Airport transfer (more comfortable)
  • If you are looking for convenient, comfortable and reliable transport, you can order a transfer from the airport to your hotel in advance (even 24 hours before departure). Your driver will be waiting for you as he knows your flight number. In addition, you can easily contact him. It is a good choice if you want to be sure that you will reach your destination without problems, especially when traveling with your family. 



Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice is about 1,5 hours away from Krakow, but as you can see, there are a few simple ways to get to it safely. You just need to choose which of the transport options is most suitable for you.

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