There are many places in the city, where visitors can pay by credit cards. Non-cash payments are accepted in most shops, restaurants and gas stations. Cash will be important only for tourists who expect to make purchases in open air markets, or who want to visit small shops and restaurants located away from the city center.
Tourists should keep in mind that exchanging currency using the services of individuals is forbidden. It is considered a serious crime. Do not agree to use the services of unknown people in the streets of the city, no matter how attractive a deal sounds.
Katowice is a cozy and quiet city, so itâ€™s safe to walk in its main streets even late at night. However, travelers should not go for a walk to remote areas of the city alone. In this case it is better to explore these parts of the city together with a guide.
The city is distinguished by a well-developed public transport system. Itâ€™s easy to reach any part of the city by bus. Buses are also a good solution if you want to visit the suburbs of Katowice. However, it is worth noting that after 23:00 the rate is increased by three times. The night rate is valid until 5:00 am.
Another common mean of transportation is a taxi. There are also two types of rates here. Night rate is applied after 23:00, and itâ€™s two times higher than the daily one. The double rate is also valid on public holidays and weekends.