Travelling to Opole 


Opole is well-connected by rail to major cities in Poland and Europe. The train service is provided by Polish State Railways (PKP). Opole Główne (Opole Main Railway Station) serves as the hub for train travel in the city. 

  • From major Polish cities such as Warsaw, Krakow, and Wrocław, you can catch direct trains to Opole. These trains run frequently throughout the day. 
  • For international travellers, there are direct trains connecting Opole with cities like Berlin (Germany) and Prague (Czech Republic). 
  • You can check train schedules and purchase tickets through the Polish State Railways (PKP) website 


Opole does not have its own airport, but there are two international airports located within 100 km from the city. 

 From Wrocław 

Wrocław Copernicus Airport (WRO)  

Wrocław is the nearest major airport. From there, Opole can be reached by train or rental car. When coming to Opole from Wrocław by train: 

  • Upon arrival, you can take public transport to Wrocław Central Station (Wrocław Główny). Bus nr 106, runs every 15 mins. Electronic tickets can be purchased on board in a terminal with your credit or debit card. The cost is 4,60 PLN (approx. 1 euro) 
  • Trains from Wrocław Central Station (Wrocław Główny) to Opole Główne (Opole Main Railway Station) run frequently (approx. every hour) and take 50 mins to 1h 10 mins. You can check the timetable and buy tickets at 

From Katowice 

Katowice Airport (KTW) 

Is another international airport near Opole. Upon arrival, take the bus line AP to Katowice Główne (Katowice Main Railway Station), Cost 6,60 PLN. 

  • Trains from Katowice Main Railway Station (Katowice Główne) to Opole Główne (Opole Main Railway Station) run approx. every 2 hours. The journey takes around 1,1-1,5 hours. You can check the timetable and buy tickets here 

From Kraków 

Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK)  

Two easiest ways to get to Opole from Kraków Airport include: 

a) By coach/bus (recommended option): 

  • Take the bus from the airport (Port lotniczy Kraków-Balice) to Opole, Dworzec autobusowy (Opole Bus Station). 
  • The bus journey takes approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes. 
  • Ticket prices range from 65 zł to 95 zł 
  • This is a convenient and cost-effective option. 

You can buy tickets here: 

b) By train: 

  • First, take a train from Kraków Airport to Kraków Główny (Kraków Main Railway Station). 
  • Alternatively, there are also city buses, lines 252, 208 and 300 and night bus 902, connecting airport with the main railway station.  
  • Then take a train from Krakow Główny to Opole Główne (the train ride takes around 2 hours) 
  • Tickets cost between 48 PLN and 81 PLN and can be bought here: 
  • Although slightly longer, this option provides a comfortable journey. 


When travelling from Warsaw Airport (WAW) and Warsaw Central Train Station 

Upon arrival at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW), your next destination is Warsaw Central Train Station (Warszawa Centralna). The quickest route to reach there is by taking a local train, Line S2, directly from the airport. Tickets can be bought on board. You’ll disembark at Warszawa Śródmieście station, which is situated adjacent to Warsaw Main Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) 

For more information on the train route, you can refer to the official website: 

Alternatively, there are city buses available as well. Take the regular bus line number 175, (there is also a night bus N32, if you arrive after midnight). Tickets for these buses can be purchased on board. 

There are several direct trains from Warsaw Central Train Station (Warszawa Centralna) to Opole Główne 

  • You can check train schedules and purchase tickets through the Polish State Railways (PKP) website  
  • The fastest, but most expensive train option from Warsaw is Express Intercity Premium (EIP) “Pendolino” train. The journey takes less than 3 hours and costs 136 PLN (180 PLN for 1st class ticket). Regular intercity trains take about 3,5 – 4 hours to get to Opole and the tickets cost 80 PLN. 


Opole is conveniently accessible by road, with well-maintained highways and roads connecting it to neighbouring cities and countries. 

  • If you’re traveling by car, Opole is accessible via the A4 motorway, which connects the city with major Polish cities like Wrocław and Krakow to the east and with Germany to the west. 
  • From Wrocław, it takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach Opole by car via the A4 motorway. 

Local Transportation in Opole: 

Once you arrive in Opole, getting around the city is easy with its efficient public transportation. Taxis are also readily available.