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Travel from Bratislava to Katowice by train in 5 hours 14 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Bratislava to Katowice by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Bratislava to Katowice by train is 6 hours 48 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 5 hours 14 minutes. You'll usually find 15 trains per day traveling the 273 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Katowice. As the main train operator on this route, you're likely to be traveling on a service operated by ÖBB for all or at least part of your journey to Katowice.

Book train tickets from Bratislava to Katowice in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $89.56. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Bratislava to Katowice by train

It takes an average of 6h 48m to travel from Bratislava to Katowice by train, over a distance of around 169 miles (273 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Bratislava to Katowice and tickets for this journey start from $89.56 when you book in advance.

First train

5:55 am

Last train

10:55 pm

Departure station

Bratislava

Arrival station

Katowice

Journey time

From 5h 14m

Distance

169 miles (273 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $89.56

Train and bus operators

ÖBB, Flixbus

Bratislava to Katowice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bratislava to Katowice for martedì giu 25º 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
6:55 am 1:31 pm 6h 36m, 2 changes
9:58 am 3:34 pm 5h 36m, direct
10:55 am 5:40 pm 6h 45m, 2 changes
10:58 am 6:00 pm 7h 2m, 1 change
1:27 pm 6:42 pm 5h 15m, 2 changes
2:58 pm 8:33 pm 5h 35m, 2 changes
3:27 pm 9:22 pm 5h 55m, 4 changes
3:27 pm 9:39 pm 6h 12m, 2 changes
4:58 pm 10:12 pm 5h 14m, 1 change
8:58 pm 4:47 am 7h 49m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Bratislava to Katowice

You can travel from Bratislava to Katowice on ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

ÖBB Eurocity classes from Bratislava to Katowice

Compare the different travel classes offered by ÖBB Eurocity when traveling from Bratislava to Katowice.

Onboard services on ÖBB Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Bratislava to Katowice.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take your baggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm (35.4 x 23.6 x 15.7''). These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re traveling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant car is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re traveling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Kids aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for kids in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if it can be folded and is not larger than 90 x 60 x 40cm (35.4 x 23.6 x 15.7''). You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike so it's clearly visible to the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of car, several wheelchair bays, including one seat for an accompanying person, can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the in-seat meal service on offer there.

Cheap train tickets from Bratislava to Katowice

The price of train tickets from Bratislava to Katowice starts at $89.56 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bratislava to Katowice by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bratislava to Katowice

Want to know more about your journey from Bratislava to Katowice? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bratislava to Katowice take?

The average journey time by train between Bratislava and Katowice is 6 hours and 48 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bratislava and Katowice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bratislava to Katowice is 5 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Bratislava to Katowice cost?

Train tickets from Bratislava to Katowice can start from as little as $89.56 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bratislava to Katowice?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bratislava to Katowice without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Bratislava to Katowice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bratislava to Katowice leave?

The first train from Bratislava to Katowice leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bratislava to Katowice leave?

The last train from Bratislava to Katowice leaves at 22:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bratislava and Katowice by train?

Trains travelling from Bratislava to Katowice cover a distance of around 169 miles (273 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Katowice to Bratislava.


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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