How to get to the 2nd InsuResilience Global Partnership Forum
Arriving by Plane
There are two airports in the area – Katowice Airport and Krakow Airport. You can get to Katowice from both airports by bus.
From Katowice Airport to the Park Inn Hotel Katowice
Walk to bus stop Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy, just outside Terminal C, where you can get on the bus no. 85 “Bytom Dworzec”. After 20 min of driving (13 stops), please get off at the bus stop called Dobieszowice Skrzyżowanie. Change the bus onto no. 170 “Katowice Plac Wolności” and drive for another 35 min (20 stops) until getting off at Telewizja Katowice. Turn left on Bytkowska Street and walk straight on for about 7 min (600m). The hotel is located on your right. This journey will probably last 1 ½ hours.
If you want to go to Katowice’s centre, you can also use the bus service provided by “Matuszek”. Buses leave every 30 min outside of Terminal C. The fare is 25 PLN (6€). It takes about 35 min to go to Andrzeja Street near the main train station. The timetable and booking services are available here.
By taxi: 30km drive which will probably take half an hour. The fare will cost around 100 PLN (24€).
From Krakow Airport to the Park Inn Hotel Katowice
There are two operators running buses between Krakow Airport and the bus terminal in Katowice: LEO Express and NEOBUS. LEO Express departs just outside of the international departure hall, opposite of the multi-storey car park P1 (look for the city bus stop). The buses are branded with the LEO Express Logo. There are several connections in the early morning / around midday, times vary. Please check the schedule and book your ticket in advance from Krakow Airport to Katowice, dw.PKS, ul.Skargi via this link. Prices vary between 28 to 44 PLN (6,50€-10€). It will take approx. 60 min to go to the bus terminal Katowice.
NEOBUS carries out five courses daily on line N3. Krakow Airport is an intermediate stop and the station Krakow Balice is located next to the city bus stop. Take line N3 heading towards Wroclaw. Buses depart at 4 am, 7:20 am, 11:15 am, 3:15 pm and 9 pm. The trip to Katowice’s bus terminal will take approx. 60 min and costs 24 PLN (6€). You can buy tickets in advance via this link.
To get from the bus terminal to the Park Inn Hotel, turn right on Skargi Street and again on Sokolska Street. Walk approx. 200m to the station Katowice Sokolska. Either take bus no. 168 to “Osiedle Wieczorka Dworzec” or tram no. 13 to “Michałkowice Bytomska”. Ride 13 min (7 stops) and get off at Bytkowska Centrum Targowe. The Park Inn Hotel is located 150m back on the left side.
By taxi: 70-85km (1 hour) drive, depending on which route is being taken. Fares vary between 220 and 300 PLN (50€-70€).
Arriving by Train
Walk from the train station to the stop Katowice Dworzec (in front of the building) and either take bus no. 50 “Siemianowice Powstańców Pętla” (11 stops), no. 110 „Bytkowska Centrum Targowe” (10 stops), no. 0 “Pszczelnik Park” (11 stops) or no. 168 “Osiedle Wieczorka Dworzec” (8 stops). Get off at Bytkowska Centrum Targowe to walk to the hotel. Depending on which bus you take, it will take you around 20-30 min.
By taxi: About 10-min drive (approx. 5km) and up to 21 PLN (5€).
Directions from the COP24 Event Location (Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe – MCK Katowice) to the Park Inn Hotel
It is an 8-min walk (approx. 700 metres) from MCK Katowice to the bus stop called Katowice Chorzowska. You will get to this stop by taking the exit towards Drogowa Trasa Sredmnicowa / Chorszowksa Street at MCK. Keep to the right until the end of the street. As soon as you reach the roundabout, make sure to continue walking towards the exit leading along Chorszowska Street past the houses on your right. Turn right at the next crossing into Sokolska Street. Walk straight on. As soon as you reach the bus stop Katowice Chorzowska you can either get on the bus with the no. 168 towards “Osiedle Wieczorka Dworzec” or on the tram no. 30 towards “Michałkowice Bytomska”. Get off at the stop called Bytkowska Centrum Targowe which is the 6th stop. As soon as you get off, the hotel will be within easy walking distance.
By taxi: 10-min drive from MCK Katowice to Park Inn Hotel. The fare will cost around 21 PLN (5 €). Call +48 32 203 77 77 to contact Katowice City Taxi.
If you also participate at the COP24, please make sure to check the free transportation services provided within the entire Upper Silesian Metropolitan Area. For further information, please go to the official COP24 website.
Ticket prices for Katowice’s public transportation system vary between 3,20 PLN and 4,80 PLN (0,80-1,20€) depending on the duration of your trip (20 min, 40 min, 90 min). You can buy tickets at vending machines, in several supermarkets, at newspaper stands or directly from the bus driver. However, please be aware that vending machines are not available at all stations and that drivers only sell the most expensive ticket (4,80 PLN). This ticket allows you to make a single journey for 90 min with the possibility to transfer between means of transportation. For more information, please go to the website of the operator.