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Wieliczka Salt Mine Opening Hours: Detailed Guide

Today

Open 8 AM - 7 PM

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)TIMINGS
Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours
  • Tourist's route timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Miner's route timings: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Closed on: 1st January, Easter Sunday, and 24th and 25th December.



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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with Skip-the-Line Tickets
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Combo: From Krakow - Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour
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11 hr.
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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine's Miners’ Route with Skip-the-Line Entry
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3 hr.
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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with Meeting Point Pick Up from Krakow
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4 hr. - 4 hr. 30 min.
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Best time to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Weekday vs Weekend

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Pleasant
Crowded
Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours

General timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Tourist's route timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Miner's route timings: 9 AM to 3 PM

Closed on: 1st January, Easter Sunday, and 24th and 25th December.

Note: Please check the specific timing for your visit when booking your ticket. The visit timings vary based on the type of tour you choose.

What’s the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine?

What’s the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Peak season vs. low season

  • Peak Season: June to August
  • Low Season: December to February

Wieliczka Salt Mine is an underground attraction you can visit throughout the year. Still, summer (June to August) is the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine. The temperature is pleasant inside the mine, although it attracts most tourists during this time. You can also visit in winter to avoid the rush, but the weather is chilly and might affect your experience, especially if you’re not used to the cold Polish weather.

What’s the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Weekday vs. weekend

As you’d expect, Wieliczka Salt Mine attracts more visitors on weekends. Locals, as well as people from nearby areas, visit the salt mine on weekends, making it very crowded.

Try visiting on a weekday if you want to avoid large crowds. You can explore the mine at your own pace and learn everything there is to know about it peacefully.

How long should I spend at Wieliczka Salt Mine?

How long should I spend at Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Frequently asked questions about Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours

Is Wieliczka Salt Mine open every day?

Wieliczka Salt Mine is open daily except on certain days like 1 January, Easter Sunday, and 24 and 25 December.

What are the Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours?

Wieliczka Salt Mine is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Does the Wieliczka Salt Mine have evening hours?

No, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t have evening hours. It closes at 5 PM.

When is Wieliczka Salt Mine closed?

Wieliczka Salt Mine is closed on the 1st of January, Easter Sunday, and the 24th and 25th of December.

How long should I spend at Wieliczka Salt Mine?

You need 2 to 3 hours to properly explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

What is the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Summer (June to August) is the best time to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Is Wieliczka Salt Mine open on public holidays?

Yes, Wieliczka Salt Mine is open on most public holidays.

Should I visit Wieliczka Salt Mine on a public holiday?

Yes, you can visit Wieliczka Salt Mine on public holidays but expect large crowds.