To call Katowice Bus Station (ul. Skargi 1) a bus station is a bit of a misnomer. In reality travellers will find themselves faced with a small tin shed; give a child ten minutes with some Lego pieces and they are sure to construct something more durable. It’s in here you’ll find a small waiting room, a Eurolines counter and all departures (odjazdy) and arrival times (przyjazdy) noted up on the board (all tickets have to be purchased directly from bus drivers). Outside the few departure lanes offer no shelter from the elements. At least you find yourself in the heart of town: all you have to do is walk forward and take a swift left turn at ul. Mickiewicza and within three minutes you'll find yourself staring at the principal main street, ul. Stawowa. You'll have to go further onto the Rynek to find the nearest tourist information point, however. While it doesn't offer tickets or phone cards, it does offer maps and advice and there is also internet there. If you want to buy a phone card or to connect to the Polish mobile network you'll need to go to one of the many kiosks dotted around. For info on local city buses see Public Transport.