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Katowice to Gliwice, Poland

How much does taxi cost from Katowice to Gliwice? How long is ride?
Are trains cheaper?
Do taxi accept credit card?
Arriving on Sunday, Nov 5

Posted by
15578 posts

National trains are 11 PLN (~$3 US) about every 2 hours, and local trains are 6 PLN (~$1.65 US) about once an hour and take 28 minutes.

Posted by
16847 posts

I have no idea what a taxi would cost, but the distance is almost 20 miles.

Posted by
12103 posts

Hi,

In 2001 I took that route by train, very interesting riding through the former Upper Silesia.

Posted by
72 posts

Trains run every 10-40 minutes depending on the time of day http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en
Tickets for trains operated by Koleje Śląskie can be bought at http://kolejeslaskie.com/en/ (but it is not necessary) and cost 6PLN. Intercity trains are less frequent and more expensive https://www.intercity.pl/pl/

The whole GOP region (Upper Silesian Industrial Region) is on the jakdojade journey planner which is more comprehensive and includes also buses and trams. You only need to put in your departure and arrival address
https://jakdojade.pl/gop

Taxi is much more expensive, as far as I can see from local taxi companies websites, fares start from 100PLN

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23 posts

Thank you ..
is train stn in Katowice airport? Where do I get tickets?

Any advice where is best place to get Poland currency? Money changer in Katowice.

Posted by
12103 posts

The Katowice station (Glowny) is in town. You can bet the infrastructure of the station is much more advanced, modern, up to date tech wise, than when I passed through there in 2001. Signs in at least three different languages, etc. ATMs are at the station.

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6181 posts

Any advice where is best place to get Poland currency?

ATM, just like any other country. Don't use currency exchanges.

Posted by
15578 posts

Since we now know you are arriving at Katowice Airport, you can get a scheduled minivan transfer to Gliwice. It is advertised as 10 EUR. Website is:
http://www.tigerexpress.eu/en/
There is an ATM at the arrivals hall at the airport.

Posted by
23 posts

Thanks for all replies.
Any suggestions where I can get authentic Polish food in Gliwice. I am only there for 1 and 1/2 day n will be staying in the city close to train station.

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15578 posts

Somehow, I don't think you will have any problems finding one or two in Gliwice, but looking on google maps, I do see French, Italian (pizza), Asian, and McDonalds.

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23 posts

Has anyone taken the scheduled minivan transfer service(leo express) before from Katowice airport to Gliwice? Where in the airport can I find the mini van?
Do I hv to book ticket online or can I buy ticket there. I am arriving at 1350 and pick up is 1555. A bit of wait.

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I suggest buying online as it's a Czech company and from the information on their website it does not seem to have a sales point in Pyrzowice (this is where Katowice airport is). Not sure if you can buy from the driver as FAQs only mention that possibility on the trains and in Poland the company does not run any trains. The stop location/map is in the link.