Metropolitan airport lines link main cities of the Upper Silesian - Zagłębie Metropolis with the International Katowice Airport in Pyrzowice. Four lines were started in November 2018. To the airport in Pyrzowice passengers can travel directly from: Katowice, Gliwice, Zabrze, Bytom, Piekary Śląskie, Sosnowiec, and Będzin.
From metropolis cities people can get to the airport by the following lines:
AP1 - Gliwice Plac Piastów - Gliwice Zajezdnia - Zabrze Goethego - Zabrze Multikino - Bytom Karb - Bytom Dworzec - Piekary Śląskie Szarlej Kaufland - Pyrzowice Airport
AP2 - Katowice Dworzec - Katowice Sokolska - Katowice Strefa Kultury - Sosnowiec Dworzec PKP - Będzin Stadion - Pyrzowice Airport
AP3 - Katowice Dworzec - Pyrzowice Airport
AP4 - Tychy Dworzec PKP - Tychy Hotelowiec- Katowice Giszowiec Osiedle - Katowice Dworzec
The website with timetables is available at:
The first three lines are the basic ones, the last is a supplementary line. AP1 and AP3 buses travel round-the-clock. Line AP2 travels during the day time (between 5 am and 11 pm).
The line connecting Pyrzowice with Gliwice (AP1) travels from 2 am to 11 pm approx. every hour, while in the remaining time (i.e. from 11 pm to 2 am) - approx. every one and a half hour.
The lines departing from Katowice to the airport between 5 am and 9 pm start alternating at a common frequency of half an hour (line AP2 travels from 5 am to approx. 10 pm, and line AP3 from 3 am to 10 pm every hour).
The last, fourth line, linking Tychy with Katowice, is a supplement to the operating railway connections between these cities. It travels only at night hours (between the midnight and 5 am; during that period it travels on average once per hour) and is connecting with AP3 bus, which enables passengers to get from Tychy to the Airport in Pyrzowice and vice versa.
In addition, stops served by individual lines enable performance of convenient transfer connections for passengers travelling from cities, which have no direct connections with the airport.
The price of tickets for airport lines is PLN 14 (concession tickets PLN 7).
From Metropolis cities people can get to the airport by the following lines:
AP1 - Gliwice Plac Piastów - Gliwice Zajezdnia (Depot) - Zabrze Goethego - Zabrze Multikino - Bytom Karb - Bytom Dworzec (Station) - Piekary Śląskie Szarlej Kaufland - Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy (Airport).
The timetable of line AP1 buses is available in the Timetable tab in the Bus - Express line to the airport section.
AP2 - Katowice Station - Katowice Sokolska - Katowice Zone of Culture - Sosnowiec PKP Railway station - Będzin Stadium - Pyrzowice Airport.
The timetable of line AP2 buses is available in the Timetable tab in the Bus - Express line to the airport section.
AP3 - Katowice Station - Pyrzowice Airport,
The timetable of line AP3 buses is available in the Timetable tabin the Bus - Express line to the airport section.
Apart from the three basic airport lines also the fourth supplementary express line was started, connecting Tychy with Katowice - AP4. It supplements the operating railway connections between the above cities. It travels only at nighttime (between midnight and 5 p.m.; during this period it travels on average once per hour) and is connecting with the AP3 line buses, enabling passengers to transfer freely at the Katowice Station and to get from Tychy to the Katowice Airport in Pyrzowice and vice versa.
AP4 - Tychy Dworzec PKP (Railway Station) - Tychy Hotelowiec - Katowice Giszowiec Osiedle - Katowice Dworzec.
The timetable of line AP4 buses is available in the Timetable tabin the Bus - Express line to the airport section.
In addition, stops served by individual lines enable transfer connections for passengers travelling from cities, which have no direct connections with the airport.
The price of a ticket authorising to travel by lines to the airport is PLN 14 (concession ticket PLN 7). At the same time this is a 24-hour ticket, authorising to travel by all bus, tram, and trolleybus lines, served by the Metropolitan Transport Authority.
This is the cheapest ticket authorising to travel by express lines to the airport. Its normal price is PLN 14, concessionary - PLN 7. At the same time this is a ticket authorising to travel by all bus, tram, and trolleybus lines, served by the Metropolitan Transport Authority.
The validity of 24-hour tickets depends on its type. These are, as appropriate:
- paper tickets, purchased in vehicles of express lines (do not require validation, with marked purchase time) - 24 hours from the moment of purchase,
- electronic tickets bought by means of other equipment permitted by the ZTM (e.g. mobile phones) - 24 hours from the moment of purchase,
- electronic tickets recorded on a ŚKUP card - 24 hours from the moment of activation,
- paper tickets, intended for validation - 24 hours from the moment of validation.
In addition, two new tickets - 30-day and 90-day - have been introduced to the tariff, which entitle to use all urban transport lines in the area of metropolis cities and the airport lines. They are available in an e-version at the price of:
- 30-day ticket (SC/ATT Lotnisko) - PLN 180 (concession ticket PLN 90),
- 90-day ticket (SC/ATT Lotnisko) - PLN 440 (concession ticket PLN 220).
The other tickets do not entitle to travel by the airport lines (i.e. single travel zone-time tickets, tickets in the distance tariff, and season tickets - 7-, 30-, and 90-day)
Tickets marked as 24h Lotnisko (Airport) are valid on the airport lines
These tickets can be purchased:
- in an e-version - for a ŚKUP card (at all stationary points, ticket machines, and via internet),
- in an e-version - via a mobile phone, by means of one of four applications
- in a paper version - at ticket machines. This ticket is a printout from the machine and must be validated in the vehicle,
- from the driver on express lines to the airport. This ticket is a printout from ŚKUP system devices installed in vehicles. It bears the date and time of ticket validity start and it does not require validation. In the case of a failure or another exceptional situation making the tickets sale and printout from the ŚKUP system equipment, the driver sells paper tickets that shall be validated or, if there are no appropriate validators, tickets on which (s)he marks the date and time of ticket validity start.
Moreover, a ticket machine is situated at the airport - in terminal C.
Passengers have a choice of a few Metroticket options: Katowice zone, five colour zones, and the ticket for the entire Metropolis. Overall, travellers can choose from seven different monthly tickets,and in addition the offer comprises also a six-hour ticket.
All metrotickets authorise to travel by the airport lines.
It is available in ticket offices of Koleje Śląskie and in the Skycash application, valid during 6 hours from the moment of purchase or from the hour indicated by the passenger and it costs PLN 16. We consider it a medium-term ticket. On its basis you can travel in the entire Upper Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis (GZM). This ticket entitles to an unlimited number of trips:
a) by all bus, tram, and trolleybus lines of the ZTM urban transport,
b) by Koleje Śląskie trains, planned in the timetable in the area of the Upper Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis, excluding trains, where a special tariff is applicable and trains of commercial nature.
More information can be obtained on the website: https://www.kolejeslaskie.com/obsluga-podroznych/oferty/z-innym-przewoznikami/
‘Katowice Zone’ ticket (black) covers all railway stations and stops in the area of the city of Katowice and the ZTM urban transport only in the area of Katowice.
‘Entire Metropolis’ ticket is valid on all railway stations and stops served by Koleje Śląskie in the Metropolis (GZM) area and in all means of ZTM urban transport.
The other Metroticket types (yellow, red, orange, green, blue) cover one indicated railway line together with all railway stations and stops in the area of the city of Katowice and the ZTM urban transport in the area of the entire Metropolis.
Detailed information on the website https://www.metropoliaztm.pl/pl/s/metrobilet
3. Airport lines – FAQ
The airport lines have been started basically to enable passengers to get to the International Katowice Airport in Pyrzowice. Obviously, they may be used, if you want to travel the route e.g. to another city, but you should remember, that on all these lines another tariff is in force and that an appropriate ticket should be bought.
Separate tickets are valid on lines marked as AP (so-called airport). New, long-term tickets are available (30- and 90-day - tickets marked with an additional word ‘Lotnisko’/Airport/), which are valid on all lines operating so far, and on airport lines. The other tickets (7-, 30, and 90-day) are not valid on these lines.
Tickets for the airport lines are worth PLN 14 (concessionary tickets PLN 7). Paying with the money accumulated on the ŚKUP card account such tickets can be purchased at a stationary point or at a ticket machine. The distance tariff is not in force on airport lines, it is also not possible to buy a 24-hour ticket directly at a ŚKUP reader installed in the vehicle.
Yes. Drivers of vehicles travelling to the airport sell appropriate tickets. It should be remembered, that tickets can be bought from the drivers only for cash.
The airport lines are a brand new offer. These are express lines, which enable to get to the Airport in Pyrzowice. Separate tickets are valid on all these lines. To travel by such a line it is necessary to pay PLN 14 (PLN 7 concessionary ticket), it is also possible to buy a special 30- or 90-day ticket (they are additionally marked with the word ‘Lotnisko’/Airport/). Single travel tickets, both in zone-time and distance tariff, are not valid on the airport lines. It is also not possible to travel on them based on 7-, 30-, and 90-day tickets, which are not marked with the word ‘Lotnisko’/Airport/.
Yes. This ticket is valid during 24 hours from its validation (or purchase, depending on its form). During that time it may be used both on the airport lines and on all other lines (buses, trams, trolleybuses).
Yes. On the lines travelling to the airport all concessions are valid, which are described in the transport tariff.
Yes. On the lines travelling to the airport all concessions are valid, which are described in the transport tariff. Children up to 16 years of age, being residents of cities, Metropolis members, based on a ŚKUP card with encoded concession, can use the airport lines for free.
Yes, in accordance with the ZTM tariff, a person who is 70 years old, based on a document enabling determination of identity, containing a photograph and the date of birth,
Close to the airport, i.e. to the Pyrzowice Port Lotniczy stop, it is possible to travel by the following normal lines: 17, 53, 85, 717, 738. Normal tariff tickets are valid in these buses.
Medium- and long-term tickets entitle to transport three pieces of oversize hand luggage (bag, rucksack, musical instrument case, etc.) without an additional fare.
Moreover, it is allowed to transport without additional fares e.g. a dog, wheelchairs and other orthopaedic equipment necessary to move for travelling disabled persons.
Detailed information on transport of luggage is regulated by §5 of the tariff, which is available on the website, in the TARIFF AND PRICE LISTS - Tariff tab.