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Admission Tickets to Wieliczka Salt Mine

€21.79
Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Discover an underground world full of secrets and legends at one of the world's oldest salt mines, the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine.
  • Learn about old mining tools, methods of salt extraction, and transportation from an expert guide (available in multiple languages).
  • Descend up to 135m and explore saline lakes and beautiful underground statues made out of salt.
  • Admire the unique atmosphere of the St Kinga's Chapel, containing glowing crystal chandeliers, salt floors, and beautiful statues made by miners working underground.
  • Important Note: You will receive an order confirmation shortly after booking. Keep in mind that you MUST redeem the order confirmation for actual tickets at the Mine's ticket office, in order to enter the attraction.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Excursion in English
  • Excursion in Polish
  • Excursion in German
  • Excursion in French
  • Excursion in Italian
  • Excursion in Spanish
  • The route includes around 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start. So, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.
  • As the temperature underground reaches 17–18°C, the best way to dress is in layers.
  • The excursion is not wheelchair accessible. Some of the underground workings of the Tourist Route are adapted for people with limited mobility.
  • Telecommunication signals will not reach you in the Mine. However, a designated place is available to use free WiFi and make phone calls.
  • In exceptional cases, some of the chambers of the Tourist Route might be excluded from the excursion.
  • Service animals/guide dogs are allowed.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Infants aged 0-4 go free. Children aged 5-17, students aged 18-25, seniors aged above 65, and families (2 adults + 2 children) enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket

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€27.37
Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Save time with skip-the-line entry into the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
  • Dating back 800 years and said to be the world’s largest mining heritage museum, the mine stretches across nine levels to about 327 meters below the surface of the Earth.
  • Descend down the stairs and explore the many shrines and salt monuments.
  • It is also steeped in history and folklore, such as the legend of Saint Kinga, whose statue you can find here carved entirely from salt.
  • Another highlight of the Wieliczka Salt Mine is the underground salt lake, whose water is similar to that of the Dead Sea!
  • Tip: The microclimate of the mine is beneficial to visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.
  • Ages 5yrs and below go free (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Half-Day Trip from Krakow

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€33.33
Duration: 4-5 Hrs
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  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and bypass waiting queues at the 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the most unique attractions in Poland.
  • Travel through a comfortable air-conditioned bus after a convenient pickup from the meeting point.
  • With an expert guide by your side, learn about all the myths and legends of one of the oldest salt mines in the world.
  • Explore the vast 327-meter underground labyrinth that dates back to the 13th century.
  • Marvel at the fascinating salt artwork as you walk through 22 chambers carved in salt. See the salty underground lake, chapels, and salt monuments here.
  • Tip: The microclimate of the mine is great for people with asthma and allergies.

This ticket offers the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Children and students (with valid ID) enjoy reducing pricing. Please select appropriately on the checkout page.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Hotel Transfers

€39
Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • The Wieliczka Salt Mines are the only facility in the world that is operational since the Middle Ages.
  • With hotel transfers arranged, you can enjoy a hassle-free transportation experience in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can catch sight of the original excavated holes, shafts, and chambers at the salt mine.
  • Delve into the history of the salt mine with a local professional guide by your side during the tour.
  • Take a thrilling ride from the depths of the mine to ground level on an original elevator used since the middle ages.
  • Purchase some memorable rock salt souvenirs at the store present outside the attraction.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • Polish Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Russian Guided Tour
  • Children aged 0-18yrs, as well as students aged 17-26yrs, enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24h before the schedule.

Super Saver Tour- Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine From Krakow

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  • This experience offers a guided tour to two concentration camps and a historic mine.
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs from your hotel/hostel/accommodation in Krakow add to the convenience of this tour.
  • You'll begin at the Nazi Holocaust's largest concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, a 2-part tour that begins at Auschwitz.
  • As you walk through the tear-jerking camp, your guide will usher you with facts and stories about the prisoners held here.
  • At the second camp of Birkenau, you'll see the original barracks and locations where prisoners were held.
  • After an hour-long lunch break, meet again to resume your tour: next up is Wieliczka Salt Mine, an attraction that speaks to Poland's mineral and religious culture.
  • Descend 135 meters below ground level and follow the tourist route past multiple chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miner workplaces.
  • Timings - The tour begins daily at 8 AM.
  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name as part of the booking. Entry may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Children aged 17yrs and below and students aged 18-26yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tours Reopens Post COVID-19

The Wieliczka Salt Mine opened its doors to the public on May 4, 2021,  in keeping with the government guidelines. Giving visitor’s health and safety utmost priority, they have put several safety guidelines in place to ensure maximum security without compromising on the essence of the experience. Read on to learn about the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets and what you can expect from your visit.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tours COVID-19 Safety Measures 

  • High contact areas such as handles and handrails, toilets, and other public areas are frequently disinfected. 
  • All employees and guides will wear personal protective equipment. 
  • All points where tourists and guests are served have been secured with a special separation screen.
  • Information pictograms have been placed across the premises to help maintain safe social distancing.
  • Visitors must wear face masks covering their mouths and noses throughout the visit. 
  • Disinfectant dispensers are available in designated locations. 
  • The number of people in groups visiting the Tourist Route has been reduced.
  • Non-cash transactions are the preferred form of payment for all products and services. 

What is the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the world's oldest continually operating mines that has been excavated from the 13th century. While commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996, the hollowed-out caverns left from digging have transformed over the years into a tourist attraction.

The labyrinth of passages, great halls lit by salt chandeliers, chapels devoted to Polish saints, numerous statues and sculptures, and an underground lake are some of the attractions here. 

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Your Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Explained

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Skip-the-Line 

  • Save time and skip the line with this Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket.
  • Explore a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, galleries with works of art, an underground lake, chapels, and salt statues on this Wieliczka Salt Mine tour.
  • Discounted tickets: Entry free for 5 years and below.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Hotel Transfers Tickets

Hotel Transfers

  • This Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket allows you to enjoy a hassle-free experience with transfers to and from the attraction in an air-conditioned minibus. 
  • Tours will be conducted in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, and Russian.
  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 17 years and below, as well as students aged 17-26 years, enjoy reduced ticket pricing.
Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets

Guided Tour from Krakow

  • This Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket arranges transport from Krakow in an air-conditioned bus.
  • Avoid the long queues and follow your guide 135 meters below ground level to explore 22 chambers carved in salt. 
  • Tours will be conducted in English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German. 
  • Discounted tickets: Children and students enjoy reducing pricing.

Small group Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets

Small-Group Tour with Hotel Pickup

  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers from Krakow with this Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket.
  • Explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site along with an expert guide.
  • Choose to have your tour conducted in English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, or Italian.

Combo Tickets

Combo Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets

Oskar Schindler's Factory & Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Visit Oscar Schindler's Factory Museum, and learn about the story of the man who saved thousands of Jewish people during WW II.
  • Find evidence of the Holocaust along the streets of Podgorze such as a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto.
  • Avoid long waiting times and head straight to the Salt Mine with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Discounted tickets: Entry free for 5 years and below. Children aged 5-17 years, as well as students aged 18-26 years, enjoy reduced ticket pricing.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets with lunch

Guided Tour with Lunch

  • Discover Krakow’s must-visit historic landmarks: Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, and Wieliczka Salt Mine. 
  • Explore history, facts, and stories of Krakow with an English-speaking tour guide. 
  • Dig into some delicious, traditional Polish cuisine. 
  • Transportation from Krakow to Wieliczka and back.
  • Discounted tickets: Free entry for 5 years and below. Discounted tickets for children aged 5-17 years, as well as students aged 18-26 years.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets and Auschwitz

Super Saver Tour

  • This Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket offers a guided tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs from your hotel for added convenience.
  • Have an expert English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, or Italian-speaking guide accompany you.
  • Discounted tickets: Entry free for infants below 1 year. Children aged 2-17 years, as well as students, enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

Cancellation policy

  • You can cancel your Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • Get a full refund on canceling the Super Saver ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine up to 48 hours before schedule.

Validity

Your Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets are valid on the date and time selected during checkout.

What is the Best Way to Book Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets? 

The best way to buy Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets is by purchasing them online. This is a safe and contactless transaction experience with several benefits such as:

  • Advance Reservation – Visitors can buy their Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets several weeks in advance and avoid the chances of the Auschwitz tours selling out for their desired date.
  • Convenience – Book your Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets in a click to avoid the hassle of standing in long queues. You will also be able to get support via phone, chat, or email if you face any issues while booking the tickets.
  • Great Offers – Tourists can get amazing discounts and offers when they select our platform to book the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour tickets.

Why Take a Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour?

  • Explore a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that are distributed across nine levels till 327 meters below the surface of the Earth.
  • Learn about the history and folklore associated with the salt mine, such as the legend of Saint Kinga.
  • Learn about old mining tools and machines and the methods of salt extraction and transport used in the past.
  • See the underground salt lake, which has water similar to that of the Dead Sea!
  • Enjoy the soothing and cool microclimate inside, which is ideal for visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.
  • The mine is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of Poland's official Historic Monuments.
  • Visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camps and learn all about life under the Nazi regime.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tours Highlights

When on a Wieliczka Salt Mine tour, you will find a myriad of things to look out for. The following are some must-see experiences at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets St Kinga

St Kinga’s Chapel

About 101 meters underground you will find the chapel of St Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The three-piece altar and the bas-relief depicting the Last Supper are some of the most important elements here. You will also find reliefs depicting events described in the Scripture, such as the wedding in Cana or the escape to Egypt.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Museum

Krakow Saltworks Museum

Established in 1951, it is the largest underground museum in Europe. Located on the third level of the mine, you will find artifacts, information about the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and a geological exhibit here. The most valuable artifact here is the Renaissance Horn of the Diggers' Brotherhood dating back to 1534.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Chamber

Stanisław Staszic Chamber

The Stanisław Staszic Chamber is 36-meters and is the tallest structure in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. In fact, due to its large size, a world record attempt for underground ballooning was hosted here in 2000. Balloonist Krzysztof Rekas managed to float 7 feet off the cavern floor, 410 feet underground.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Lake

Underground salt lakes

The Wieliczka Salt Mine contains several brine lakes. One of the popular of these salt lakes is the one in the Weimar Chamber. A popular spot for proposals, the lake has a teal hue because of the high level of sodium chloride. This is the saltiest water body in the world. 

Plan Your Visit To Wieliczka Salt Mine

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  • Visiting hours: The route is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • The Graduation Tower ticket offices are open from 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM. The walk in the Graduation Tower takes place on an individual basis; there is no entry schedule.

Duration: You will cover a distance of 3.5 km at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which will take approximately 2 hours to complete. 

Best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine

For ideal weather, visit between May and September, which happens to be the peak season for tourism. During these months, plan your trip to the mine early or late in the day, when it is less crowded. November to March is the best time to visit for those who wish to avoid crowds.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Address

Address: Daniłowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland

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  • By Train: Board at the Krakow Główny station and get off at the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia station, 4 minutes away from the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
    Time: 20 minutes
  • By Bus: Board bus 304 at the Dworzec Główny Zachód stop near Galeria Krakowska. Get off at the Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli stop. A 10-minute walk along Danilowicza street will take you straight to the mine entrance. 
    Time: 33 minutes 
  • By Car: The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located 10 km southeast of the Krakow city center. They have two designated car parks, both of which can be entered from Daniłowicza street. 
    Time: 40 minutes. 
  • Guided Tour: You can also take a guided tour from Krakow to Auschwitz which will take around 7-11 hours and can be completed as a day trip.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tours Facilities
  • Wifi: Wieliczka Salt Mine offers a free WiFi facility. 
  • Toilets: There is a toilet located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, which you can use before the start of the tour. Toilets are also available underground in two locations.
  • Refreshments: Food and drink options are available at Karczma Górnicza, located 125 meters underground, and at Bistro Posolone, located next to the Daniłowicz Shaft.
  • ATM: ATMs and currency exchange are located near the Daniłowicz Shaft. All outlets in the Mine accept card payments.
  • Changing rooms: A changing table and special chairs have been made available at Karczma Górnicza for those traveling with children.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets stay

Here are some accommodation options near the Wieliczka Salt Mine:

Budget Hotels: Hotel Górsko

Mid-range Hotels: The Grand Sal Hotel, Hotel Galicja, Hotel Lenart, Turówka Hotel & Spa

You can also choose to stay at The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort and take advantage of the health benefits that the Wieliczka Salt Mine boasts of.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Dining

Karczma Górnicza: Complete your tour of the mine by sitting at a wooden table as a miner would after a shift, at this diner 125 m underground. Devour some Polish classics such as Sour Rye Soup and Cottage Cheese Dumplings.

Bistro Posolone: Located on the surface, right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft. Choose from a wide range of salads, burgers, pasta, as well as coffee, and desserts.

Grand Sal Hotel Restaurant: Check out local dishes from Małopolska, as well as specialties from all over the world. Their menu changes with the season.

Dzień Dobry: Enjoy a quiet meal at this no-frills offering Polish perogies snd potato dumplings. Only a 7-minute walk away.

Visitor Tips

  • The tour includes 800 stairs. The temperature underground falls within the range of 17–18ºC. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 
  • The maximum dimensions of hand luggage which can be brought on the tour is 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. 
  • You can leave larger luggage in the storage room, which is located near the Daniłowicz Shaft.
  • Some of the underground excavations are wheelchair accessible. People with mobility issues should contact the visitor center in advance to ask about optional routes. 
  • Visually impaired people can take an assistance dog or guide with them. 

All Your Questions Answered About Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets

Q. Is the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tours open now?

A. Yes, the Wieliczka Salt Mine tours are open for visitors.

Q. Can I buy Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets online?

A. Yes, Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets can be bought online.

Q. How much does the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets cost?

A. The Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets price starts from €34.45

Q. How big is the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

A. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is 327 meters deep and extends across 287 km via horizontal passages and chambers.

Q. How long does the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour take?

A. The Wieliczka Salt Mine tour takes about 2 hours.

Q. Are any discounts available for the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets?

A. Discounts on the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets are available for children aged less than 17 years and students under 26 years.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets?

A. Depending upon the experience selected, visitors can get a full refund on their Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets if they cancel 48 hours or 24 hours prior to the tour, depending on the experience they selected.

Q. Can I eat at the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

A. Yes, there are two eateries located on the Wieliczka Salt Mine premises.

Q. Are there washroom facilities at the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

A. Yes. There is one located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, which you can use before the start of the tour. Toilets are also available underground in two locations.

Q. What’s the best time to go for the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour?

A. For lesser crowds, visit Wieliczka Salt Mine between November to March.