WE ARE LOCATED:
200 km from Wrocław
80 km from Kraków
520 km from Berlin
400 km from Prague
380 km from Vienna
Help us make the OFF Festival better for the environment. If you can, choose public transportation over automobiles. But if you do come by car and have a free spot, why not take a fellow festival-goer along for the ride? You’ll find parking spots along ul. Lotnisko, where one lane will be set aside for the duration of the festival. Please be considerate of other festival guests and remember to angle park, so that we have enough room for everyone.
If you’re coming by train, you can look up connections to the Katowice train station here: train timetable. Once you’re at the station, the festival grounds are easy to reach by public transportation or taxi.
Are you planning to fly? We recommend you use one of these two airports: Katowice-Pyrzowice or Kraków-Balice. You can continue your trip to Katowice from either airport by bus or tax.
As always during the festival, Silesia’s public transit system (KZK GOP) is generously helping out by providing free bus service to and from the festival. We encourage you to choose this option, for logistical and ethical reasons: there’s very little parking around the festival, and public transportation is just better for the environment.
The special OFF bus line S1 will begin service on Friday, August 3, at 8:02 am and will run until Sunday, August 5. Service will be provided along the following route: Katowice Dworzec (stop no. 5) – Katowice Plac Wolności (bus stop at Centrum Dentystyczne) – Muchowiec Lotnisko Pole Namiotowe — (temporary bus stop at ul. Lotnisko, near the campground) – Osiedle Paderewskiego Trzy Stawy. Buses run every 15 minutes, and every 10 minutes in the evening, between concerts.
You can also reach the OFF Festival area from the following bus stops in central Katowice:
- Katowice Dworzec (stop 5): buses S1, 110, 600, 672, 674, 900, 910;
- Katowice Sokolska: 110, 600, 674;
- Katowice Plac Wolności: S1, 110, 674.
Note! Traffic will be restricted on Sunday for the Tour de Pologne bike race. Traffic will be redirected starting at 4:00 am (see the this website for details: http://www.kzkgop.com.pl/informacje/p-1-zmiany-w-komunikacji-miejskiej-podczas-wyscigu-kolarskiego-tour-de-pologne-etap-ii2018.html). Expect street closures in parts of the city center between 2:00 and 8:00 pm.
Due to traffic restrictions for the Tour de Pologne, special bus S1 will be rerouted from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday. Shuttle service will be provided on the following route: Muchowiec Pole Namiotowe – Katowice Wita Stwosza Archikatedra – Muchowiec Pole Namiotowe. An additional, temporary bus stop will be set up at ul. Wita Stwosza, near the corner of ul. Jordana.
We recommend you ride with the cab company Tele-Taxi. To order a taxi call 32 209 0909. Show your festival wristband to get 10% off.
Tele-Taxi has cabs that can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Pregnant women get free rides from ul. Francuska to the main gate.
If you’re coming to the OFF Festival by bike, you can park it at the left luggage counter free of charge. Just remember to bring something to lock it up with (a chain or U-lock).
We encourage you to use City by Bike, Silesia’s largest and most popular bike share system. It’s a cheap, convenient and green way to travel between the city center and the festival grounds. Once again this year, a special temporary OFF Festival bike station be available August 3–5 at the corner of ul. Francuska and ul. Lotnisko.
The bike station Katowicki Park Leśny – Dolina Trzech Stawów will be out of service during the festival.