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Ruda Śląska is a city located in the south of Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship. This industrial city makes part of the Upper Silesian metropolis, centered around Katowice. It is Poland's biggest mining and industrial region.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW IATA) in Pyrzowice (36 km from Ruda Śląska) is an airport with several domestic and European flights.

By train[edit]

From the 1 Ruda Śląska Train Station (address: Częstochowska 21) which is located in the northern part of the municipality there are connections to Katowice as well as Gliwice. The train ride to Katowice takes approx. 15 minutes costing 6 zł. When coming from Gliwice a train brings you to Ruda Śląska in 11 minutes for 4 zł. The city has also connections with other cities in the metropolis such as Zabrze.

By car[edit]

The main approaches to Ruda Śląska are:

  • from Kraków on the A-4 motorway; Ruda Śląska is about 80 km westward of Kraków
  • from Wrocław on the A-4 motorway; Ruda Śląska is about 160 km eastward of Wrocław
  • from Zgorzelec (on the western border) on the E-40 European main road; Ruda Śląska is about 240 km east of Zgorzelec

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Former Train Station of Ruda Chebzie. The train station complex was built at the end of the 19th century on the railroad leading to Tarnowskie Góry. In 2018 in a renovation project the building was redesigned to house a public library. The train stop is still in use. Chebzie train station (Q9323667) on Wikidata
  • 2 Museum of the Polish People Republic (Muzeum PRL-u). In the museum there are exhibitions presenting mainly the interiors of apartments and everyday objects used in Poland in the years 1945–1989. Muzeum PRL-u (Q16580010) on Wikidata







Go next[edit]

Bytom, Zabrze and Chorzów are all neighbouring cities.

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