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20.06.2022 - 12:03 update 22.06.2022 - 16:04
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Dear students

We have prepared for you practical information about moving around our region and traveling from the airport to your places of stay
See you very soon.

The public transport in the cities Katowice, Chorzów and Sosnowiec is organized by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ZTM). Information about tickets and The Silesian Public Services Card (ŚKUP) is available on the website www.metropoliaztm.pl/en/

Our buildings are located near the city center, it is possible to reach them either by buses, trams and trains.

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Traveling around the Silesia Region

Both Katowice airport and Kraków airport are located approximately 30-45 minutes from Katowice city center by car. In the last few years the airports have attracted numerous flight operators, including budget airlines offering connections with most European cities.

There is a lot of possibilities to get to or from Katowice aiport. You can use a car, taxi, public transport or private bus companies. All needed information are available on the airport’s website. 

You can also fly to Warsaw or Wrocław and then take a train to Katowice.

Katowice has direct train connections with many cities in Poland and abroad, e.g. Vienna, Prague, Budapest etc. You can search for connections using the Polish Public Rail (PKP) route planner.
The main railway station is located in the very centre of Katowice, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Central Square. It is also easy to catch a city bus or tram that will take you from the railway station to the University.

Poland has a well-developed network of coach connections with most of European cities. There are several coach companies operating between Katowice and other European cities, for example Eurolines, which offer connections with the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain etc. The journey by coach is usually slightly longer than a train trip on the same route.

If you are planning to come to Poland by car we recommend using the following website for driving directions. Once you reach Katowice you should contact your mentor.

Polish road regulations:

  • Traffic is right-hand;
  • Speed limits: 50 km/hour in built-up areas from 5 AM to 11 PM and 60 km/hour from 11 PM to 5 AM, 90 km/hour outside built-up areas, 120 km/hour on dual carriageways and 140 km/hour on motorways;
  • Permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 per cent;
  • Dipped headlights must be used all day, all year round;
  • Foreign drivers can use their national driving licence or an international driving licence for up to six months after entering Poland;
  • Seatbelts must be worn by both front seat and back seat passengers;
  • It is prohibited to use hand-held mobiles while driving.

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