Festival / Getting there & Lodging

Before we come up with a real map, here is some info about the places where there will be VOICINGERS:

Żory Municipal Cultural Center (MOK), ul Dolne Przedmieście 1, 44-240 Żory

  • Scena Teatralna - competition presentations, sund engeneering workshop and VOICINGERS special concerts
  • Scena Plenerowa - relaxation classes, vocal workshop 
  • Drawing Room - Voicingers for Children workshop

TWINPIGS town, ul Katowicka 24, 44-240 Żory

  • Panna Maria (restaurant) -late night jam sessions (10-20.08 at 9.30 pm)

Municipal Park

  • Jazz Breakfast and Dinner on Grass

Where is Żory?

The medieval city of Żory is located in the south of Poland, in the region called Upper Silesia, right next to the Czech Republic border (approximately 90 km from Kraków airport and 60 km from Katowice airport and about 50 km from Oświęcim-Auschwitz) 

How to get to Żory?

BY AIRPLANE. The best way is fly to either Cracow = Krakow (KRK) or Katowice (KTW) with numerous airlines from numerous locations.

BY TRAIN. There are trains to Katowice from Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Kiev, Berlin. 

BY BUS FROM KRAKÓW. You will get to Kraków Central Railway Station/Central Bus Station (Krakow Central Bus Station sticks to the railway station. Once you get off the train from the airport you are basically there) straight from the Krakow airport by shuttle train. The trip takes about 15 mins and it's cheap. It's also easy. Just follow the others. From the Central Bus Station (in Polish: Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy) there are buses straight to Żory. Departure time: 1:00 p.m., 4:05 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The trip takes approx. 2:15h.

BY BUS FROM KATOWICE. You can get to Żory from Katowice with numerous buses departing every 20 minutes (look for lines: DRABAS or BUS BROTHERS). If you plan to fly to Katowice you will most certainly get to the city center by a shuttle bus from the Katowice airport. When in Katowice look for:

The Bus Station by so called "EMPIK". Once you are there, ask for DRABAS bus line (direction Jastrzębie). Departure time from near EMPIK: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:15, 08:45, 09:0, 09:35, 10:05, 10:30, 11:10, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 13:20, 13:50, 14:25, 15:10, 15:40, 16:20, 17:00, 17:40, 18:10, 18:45, 19:40, 20:35, 21:30.

Square called Plac Andrzeja, which sticks right to the Central Railway Station. ask there for Bus Brothers bus line (direction Cieszyn). Departure time from Plac Andrzeja in Katowice: 6:10, 7:00, 7:50, 8:50, 9:50, 10:50, 11:30, 12:25, 13:20, 14:20, 15:10, 16:00, 16:50, 17:40, 18:30, 19:30, 20:50.

THE TICKET PRICES

The train from Krakow airport to the Central Railway station is less then. 1,5 euro

The bus from Krakow to Zory is approx. 5 euro 

The bus from Katowice to Zory is approx. 2 euro, Any bus towards Wisla, Cieszyn and Wodzislaw will take you to Zory as well.

Lodging in Żory:

Lodgning in Żory can be cheap and standard. It starts with 30 PLN (7,5 euro) in a shared dormroom for ten people in TWINPIGS town. There are middle range prices (25-50 euro) that you will be charged in HOTEL ŻORY. If you look for something up to 400 PLN (100 euro) you should aim at KAMELEON or ALTO (Qubus) hotels. They offer what the more demanding expect.