Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trips from Krakow

If you're visiting Krakow, you're probably planning to do two of the most popular excursions in the city. Book them together to save time and money - here's how!

Carmen Navarro

Carmen Navarro

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Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trips from Krakow

The entrance to Auschwitz | Frederick Wallace

By now you will have read that two of the most popular attractions in Kraków (and practically the whole country) are the excursions to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

The demand is such that there are several options to visit both sites in the same day on a single tour. You will be accompanied at all times by an expert guide and all journeys will be made by private bus. Here are the details:

Combo Mines + Auschwitz

Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip from Krakow

Tickets for the two most popular sights in Krakow at the most convenient price

The package includes skip-the-line tickets, guided tours and transfers. This is the best option to save time and money by doing both of Krakow's most popular sightseeing tours in one day.

Duration: 11 hours

First thing in the morning a private bus will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. There you will be taken on a guided tour of the two Auschwitz-Birkenau camps for two to three hours, accompanied by your guide.

You will then visit the Salt Mines, where you will walk through the spectacular galleries and see the statues and rooms built with salt hundreds of metres underground. Incredible! Here too you will be accompanied by a guide who will make sure you don't miss the highlights of the visit. Doing this combined tour to Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Mines is one of the best decisions you can make to make the most of your trip to Poland.

Why I like this option: You'll only spend one day doing these two visits and you'll have the rest of the trip to stroll around Krakow and enjoy its streets and charm without rushing. And because it's all-inclusive, you'll save time and money on travel.

Recommended if... you're short on time and prefer to do both tours in one day with an expert guide.


How much does the combined tour to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz cost?

Wieliczka Salt Mines| ©Brian Snelson
Wieliczka Salt Mines| ©Brian Snelson

Packages combining the Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz tour are priced at around 100€ at Hellotickets. The package includes bus transfer from the city centre to Auschwitz, from Auschwitz to the Salt Mines and from the Salt Mines back to Krakow, as well as a professional guide and entrance fees to both sites.

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How long is the complete tour?

How to get to Auschwitz| ©Bogdan Migulski
How to get to Auschwitz| ©Bogdan Migulski

The combined tour of Auschwitz and the Salt Mines starts early in the morning and ends about 11 hours later. During this time you will have time for the necessary transfers and guided tours of both attractions.

The good thing is that during the bus rides you will have time to rest a bit and recharge your batteries. A lunch break is also included.

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Is it worth buying the combined Salt Mine and Auschwitz tour?

Salt Mine Gallery| ©Dennis Jarvis
Salt Mine Gallery| ©Dennis Jarvis

Yes, especially for short trips when you only have a short time in the city and you want to do both tours in one day to free up your schedule for the rest of your Krakow trip.

Although it may seem like an exhausting tour, the truth is that the times are very well distributed and you won't feel too tired. And the fact that it's all in one day will save you time in transfer ring from one place to another, which is also very convenient.

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What is the timetable for the Auschwitz and Salt Mines tour?

Visit Auschwitz concentration camp| ©Lāsma Artmane
Visit Auschwitz concentration camp| ©Lāsma Artmane

There are different options, also depending on whether you choose to be picked up at your hotel or whether you prefer to go to a meeting point yourself. The earliest departure is at 6 a.m. so that you can be at Auschwitz first thing in the morning and visit the concentration camp before large groups of tourists arrive.

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Is this tour suitable for children?

Discover the marvellous interior of the salt mines.| ©Aleksandr Zykov
Discover the marvellous interior of the salt mines.| ©Aleksandr Zykov

Yes, although it is not advisable to take them to Auschwitz if they are small or very sensitive. The official organisation of the extermination camp itself does not recommend visits for children under the age of 14. If you want to follow some tips to make your visit to Auschwitz go smoothly, don't miss my 10 tips for visiting Auschwitz from Krakow.

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