Katowice International Airport is located in Pyrzowice, thirty kilometres from the centre of Katowice. It is one of the five busiest airports in Poland in terms of total passenger traffic. It is also home to the largest number of airlines, as the Silesian province is the most densely populated and industrially developed region of Poland.
The airport consists of three terminals: A, B and C. Free unlimited internet access (Wi-Fi) is available to passengers. If required, cash withdrawals or exchanges can be made on the ground floors of Terminals A and C, where ATMs and currency exchanges are located.
The airport area is equipped with a number of spotting platforms for runway. The most popular ones, due to their accessibility, are located in the northwest and southeast parts of the airport. The spotting points are open to visitors all year round.
According to the classification of the International Air Transport Association, Katowice International Airport has a code ‘KTW’.
The official website of the airport is https://www.katowice-airport.com.
From the airport to Katowice and Krakow
Twice an hour the ZTM (AP line) city buses depart from the airport for the centre of Katowice. A one-way ticket costs 14 PLN. A ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine at the airport. The timetable can be found at https://rj.metropoliaztm.pl/rozklady/1-ap/. The bus also stops near the railway station.
Matuszek minibuses also connect Katowice Airport with the city centre. In this case the fare is 20 PLN and the journey time is 35 minutes. The route does not end in Katowice and the minibuses will go on to the centre of Krakow. If this is your final destination, then the ticket costs 55 PLN and the journey takes 2 hours. The transport timetable is tied to the flight schedule. Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website – https://www.matuszek.com.pl.
The bus stops are located right outside the terminals, about 10 metres away.
If you need to travel to another Polish city, which does not have a bus connection to Katowice Airport, you should take a city bus to Katowice railway station. Train timetables from Katowice can be found on the Polish State Railways website – https://www.pkp.pl.
Video review of Katowice Airport
Join the author of this video for a short tour of the airport and a look at all its facilities.