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University of Silesia in Katowice

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I am arriving at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw. What is the fastest way to get to Katowice?

First take the train from the Chopin Airport to Warszawa Zachodnia (line S2 and S3).

Travel time: approx. 20 min.  Tickets: approx. PLN 4 (single) – tickets can be bought at the ticket machine.
More information

Next, by train from Warszawa Zachodnia to the centre of Katowice.
Travel time: approx. 2 h 30 min. Tickets: approx. PLN 49 – PLN 150 (the exact price depends on the booking time) – tickets can be bought online or at the train station.
Timetable and tickets


How to get to the center of Katowice when arriving at Pyrzowice Airport?

You can get from the Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport: by the shuttle bus service.
Travel time: approx. 30 min. Tickets: PLN 20 (single), PLN 40 (return) – tickets can be bought online or from the driver.
Timetable and more information

You can check information about bus transfers from the Airport to Katowice on website: Metropolia ZTM.


Where can I check the information about the public transport in Katowice, Sosnowiec, Chorzów?

Public transport, including bus, tram and train services, is quite good in the area. Transport within the city area is much cheaper with a monthly ticket. For further information please visit: Karta ŚKUP

Buses and trams: timetable
Local trains: timetable


Where can I learn Polish language?

Each university employee has the opportunity to learn Polish. The School of Polish Language offers classes in groups, twicea week, free of charge for the University employees or individual courses (à la carte). You can apply for the course and find  more information at the website – Polish language courses – Szkoła Języka i Kultury Polskiej Uniwersystet Śląski (us.edu.pl).


Is life in Poland expensive? What are the costs of living in Poland?

You can check statistical data about Poland here: www.stat.gov.pl/en.


Where can I find the current job offers?

You can find the current job offers and open calls in English: https://us.edu.pl/pracownik/oferty-pracy/job-offers/ . In Polish: https://us.edu.pl/pracownik/oferty-pracy/oferty-pracy-2/.


What are the Covid-19 restrictions in force at the University of Silesia?

In order to check the current restrictions at the University of Silesia in Katowice please click the Covid-19 security status – the colorful title bar in the upper part of the page.

Vira and Agata in a library
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Vira or Agata.

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The Project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange
under the Welcome to Poland Programme (2020).

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