Sosnowiec – city located in the south of Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship. A county capital neighbouring Katowice, and a mining and industrial region, it is one of the largest cities in the Silesian Voivodeship and Upper Silesian Industry Area, known also as city of four cultures, where there are many reminders of the times when the city was developed by Evangelicals, Jews, Orthodox and Catholics.

Triangular town square in front of the train station, called by locals “The Frying Pan”

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The Katowice-Pyrzowice airport in Pyrzowice (24 km from Sosnowiec) is an airport for domestic and European flights to major cities throughout Europe and Tel Aviv.

Sosnowiec is connected with airport by KZK GOP bus line: Lotnisko

The Kraków-Balice airport (KRK) is 70 km away form the city.

50.27859519.1264951 Sosnowiec Main (Główny) Railway Station is located in the city centre. Trains from all parts of Poland and other countries arrive at the Main Station. There are about 12 trains per day between Warsaw and Sosnowiec, and many more between nearby cities like Katowice, Częstochowa, Gliwice. The city has direct connection by train with the following European and main Polish cities:

Train timetable for Sosnowiec Główny

The main approaches to Sosnowiec are:

  • from Kraków on the A-4 motorway; Sosnowiec is about 60 km westward of Kraków
  • from Wrocław on the A-4 motorway; Sosnowiec is about 180 km eastward of Wrocław
  • from Warsaw on the E-67 European main road; Sosnowiec is about 300 km south of Warsaw
  • from Cieszyn (on the southern border) on the E-75 European main road; Sosnowiec is about 70 km north of Cieszyn

Sosnowiec has no big car parks system but there are many small car parks along the roads in the city center.

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