Public Transport in the GZM Metropolis (the Upper Silesian and Zagłębie Metropolis)
Public transport organized by the ZTM (Metropolitan Transport Authority) all over the Upper Silesian and Zagłębie Metropolis (GZM) is available for all WUF11 participants.
Free of charge public transport for Forum participants with your WUF11 photo badge is unlimited and available from 23 June until 3 July 2022.
Please come and collect your WUF11 badge in person at the registration desk during the operating hours in the WUF11 venue (International Congress Center -MCK in Katowice) as your own photo badge is the only document entitling to free of charge travel. Therefore, all participants are required to pay for their travel by public transport in accordance with the applicable fees, before collecting their badges.
Click to the link here to get more information on the available ZTM bus and tram lines connecting the recommended hotels with the venue and the list of the nearest stops located near recommended hotels and the venue.
WUF 1 and WUF 2 shuttle bus lines are also free of charge on the basis you present your own WUF11 photo badge and will be operating according to timetable available here from 23 June until 3 July between the railway station in Katowice and the venue.
We encourage you to check the updated timetables of the ZTM transportation on their official website: https://rj.metropoliaztm.pl/?lang=en
Transportation from the Katowice Pyrzowice Airport to Katowice Railway Station
You can easily get from the Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice to Katowice city center using ZTM public transport. The AP line runs on the route Katowice Sądowa - Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy. Detailed information on the airport public transport lines is available on the ZTM website: https://rj.metropoliaztm.pl/rozklady/1-ap/ . Transportation is free of charge with your own WUF11 photo badge from 23 June until 3 July. WUF11 participant are therefore required to pay for their first trip to the city center upon arrival according to the applicable fees (about 6 PLN). The trip takes around 50 minutes. The AP line has also it’s bus stop at the Katowice Strefa Kultury (NOSPR) in the vicinity of the venue.
Transportation from the airport Kraków Balice - Kraków Główny - Katowice Railway Station
From the Kraków Balice International Airport, you can get to the center of Cracow by taking the (Lesser Poland Railways) Koleje Małopolskie train (SKA1 line) to Kraków Główny station. Detailed information is available on the website of Koleje Małopolskie: https://www.kolejemalopolskie.com.pl/pl/rozklad-jazdy/wieliczka-rynek-kopalnia-krakow-glowny-krakow-lotniskoairport .
By changing the train at the Kraków Główny station to (Silesian Railways) Koleje Śląskie train (https://www.kolejeslaskie.com/) or POLREGIO Railways (https://bilety.polregio.pl/), you can get to Katowice city center.
The ride on the entire route from the Krakow Balice - Krakow Główny - Katowice Railway Station is free of charge for WUF11 participants on the basis you present your own WUF11 photo badge. Therefore, the first trip to Katowice upon arrival (along the entire route) is chargeable in accordance with the applicable fees (total cost approx. 29 PLN). The total travel time is approx. 1 hour 50 minutes (you should carefully estimate the time of the change depending on the hours of train departure).
When using free of charge transport with the presentation of your own WUF11 badge, please make sure that you travel by an appropriate public transport carrier - the ZTM Metropolitan Transport Authority.
Free of charge travel on the Silesian Railways, POLREGIO and Lesser Poland Railways with the presentation of your own WUF11 badge is available exclusively on the route Krakow Balice Airport - Krakow Główny - Katowice Railway Station and back. The badge does not entitle to travel free of charge by rails on other routes in the Silesian and Lesser Poland Voivodeships.