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Wieliczka Salt Mine Opening Hours: Detailed Guide

Today

Open 8am–6pm

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine has two routes for exploration with different timings. The more popular Tourist Route is open from 8 am to 6 pm while the Miners' Route is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday 8:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am–6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am–6:00pm
Friday 8:00am–6:00pm
Saturday (Today)8:00am–6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am–6:00pm
Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine is 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.



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Best time to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Weekday vs Weekend

  • Weekdays are generally the best time to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine for a more tranquil experience with fewer crowds. 
  • On weekends, especially during peak tourist seasons, the mine tends to be busier, potentially leading to longer wait times and less peaceful exploration.

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Sun

Pleasant
Crowded
Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine is an underground attraction, so you can visit it throughout the year. Still, the peak season, which spans from April to October, 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 the low winter season 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.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

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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 8 am to 6 pm.

Does the Wieliczka Salt Mine have evening hours?

No, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t have evening hours. It closes at 6 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.

Is Wieliczka Salt Mine open on public holidays?

Yes, Wieliczka Salt Mine is open on most public holidays except a few like Easter and Christmas.

Should I visit Wieliczka Salt Mine on a public holiday?

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