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Auschwitz - Birkenau: Full Day Guided Tour from Krakow

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  • With an expert guide by your side, understand the consequences of World War II and the Holocaust.
  • Over 1.1 million people were exterminated at Auschwitz by Nazi forces under Hitler’s command.
  • Walk through the camp and see the real places and barracks that these prisoners lived in.
  • See the gas chambers and learn about the inhumane medical experiments conducted on site.
  • Ages 5-12, and college students up to 25 years of age, enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Fast-Track Entry

Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust.
  • On this tour, you will follow an expert guide to explore this solemn reminder of one of history’s darkest periods.
  • The ticket provides exclusive skip-the-line access that will allow you to enter the museum almost immediately after the bus ride.
  • See the exhibits at the outdoor museum and learn more about the camp and its history from your guide.
  • Passing by the medical experiments block and the brick barracks is a genuinely chilling experience.
  • It is estimated that out of the 1.3 million people sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died.
  • The tour includes free pick-up services from a common meeting point (Bracka Street 15, 31-005 Krakow) and also several other hotels in central Krakow.
  • Journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in an air-conditioned minibus with an English-speaking driver.
  • Pick one of four languages (English, Italian, German, or Spanish) for your guided tour of the concentration camp.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Children aged 18 and under, as well as students (with valid IDs), enjoy reduced ticket pricing.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial: Self-Guided Tour with Transfers

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Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Explore Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp at your own pace on this self-guided tour.
  • Your ticket includes transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle after you get picked up from Krakow.
  • Get an intimate look into the life of the unfortunate victims who lived here through photographs, letters, and other documents.
  • See the ruins of gas chambers and crematoria buildings, the tangible reminders of some of mankind's worst atrocities.
  • For more detailed information about the camp you can purchase a guidebook available in multiple languages, along with a map of the site.
  • Due to changes in time due to operational restrictions at the venue, the start time of the tour may vary. However, the exact time will be provided to you by your local operator the day before the tour.
  • Important: As visitors will be visiting a former extermination camp, all visitors are expected to commemorate the dead and adjust their clothing and behavior to reflect the solemnness of the site.

The pick-up points available on this tour include:

  • Hotel Warszawski, Pawia 4-6 street
  • Wielopole 2 street
  • Lwowska 1 street
  • Sheraton Grand Kraków, Powiśle 7 street
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Dielta 97

Hotel pick-ups are possible if certain conditions are met:

  • Pickups can be arranged only from hotels/locations with availability to stop the minibus, within a 2km radius from the Krakow city center.
  • If your pickup location is in an area beyond this, is not a hotel, is in a no-parking zone, or in an area with limited traffic, then we will pick you up from the nearest possible pickup place.
  • If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.


  • Experienced English-speaking driver
  • Round trip transfer in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Hotel pick up from select locations
  • Entrance fees


  • Guide
  • Audio guide
  • Guide book (can be purchased at the venue)
  • Food and drinks
  • Infants aged 0-2 and youths aged 13-25 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours 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.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Fast-Track Tickets

Duration: ~ 3.5 Hrs
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  • Go over the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum on your own, via car or public transport (bus or train).
  • Upon arrival, meet your host, who will give you the ticket and escort you to the group.
  • Note: You can choose to have your tour conducted in any of the following languages English, German, French, Spanish, or Polish (make the selection on the checkout page).
  • Skip the queues with this pre-booked ticket and finish the airport security-style check.
  • Once you enter the museum, join a tour group of up to 30 people led by an authorized official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide.
  • Learn about the distressing story of the Holocaust and the everyday life of the prisoners.
  • While Auschwitz I was the main administrative building, Auschwitz II was built for the purpose of extermination.
  • Your ticket will allow you to see the ruins of cabins and crematoriums in Birkenau, see watchtowers, railway ramps, as well as a former gas chamber.
  • The total duration of the tour is approximately 3.5 hours. You will spend 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 60-75 minutes at Birkenau.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Polish-Guided Tour
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Visit one of the most important places in the history of World War II, the Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • A local driver will pick you up and drop you back at your accommodation for a convenient experience.
  • Learn all about the holocaust and genocide that took place within the walls of Auschwitz-Birkenau from an expert local guide.
  • Take a walk around the camp and look at all the rooms and areas where millions were tortured.
  • See the original buildings and personal artifacts left behind by inmates and prison guards.
  • Pay your respects to the victims of the concentration camps as you hear stories of their survival from guide.

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

  • English Guided Tour
  • Polish Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Children aged 5-12 and students aged 18-25 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

The Auschwitz Concentration Camp, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, is an important historic landmark in Poland. Established during World War II as part of the Nazi regime’s Final Solution Policy, which sought for the genocide of Jewish people, the extermination camp, was the site for the murder of over 1.3 million people. Today, it stands as a symbol of the Holocaust. 

For those traveling through Krakow, the historical capital of Poland city, Auschwitz is a must-visit. Below you can find all the information you need to plan a trip from Krakow to Auschwitz. 

Krakow to Auschwitz Tour in a Nutshell

  • Krakow to Auschwitz distance: 71 km
  • Travel duration: 1.5 hours
  • Best time to visit Auschwitz: Plan a visit for the morning on a weekday. For pleasant weather and less crowd, plan your trip between April to May.
  • Starting price for guided tours: €23.56
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau hours:
    8 AM – 2 PM December
    8 AM - 3 PM January, November
    8 AM - 4 PM February
    8 AM - 5 PM March, October
    8 AM - 6 PM April, May, September
    8 AM - 7 PM June, July, August
    Closed: January 1, December 25, and Easter Sunday.

Getting to Auschwitz from Krakow

Krakow to Auschwitz Bus

By Bus

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cost: € 2.5 - € 4

Buses ply frequently Krakow MDA, the main bus station at Oswiecim. Most stop at Oswiecim Muzeum stop. From here, a short 10-minute walk will take you to the museum entrance.

Krakow to Auschwitz train

By Train

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Cost: € 3

Get on at the Krakow Główny station, near Krakow Old Town. Alight at Oświęcim central station. From the station, you will have to either walk, which will take you about 25 minutes, or take a local bus. Numbers 24-29 stop at Auschwitz I. Tickets will cost you less than € 1.

Auschwitz to Krakow car

By Car

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cost: € 61

Those who don't wish to spend a lot of time on the road, can hire a taxi. If you have your own car, both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau have paid car parks for visitors. You can enter them from Stanislawa Leszczynska 16 street. 

Krakow to Auschwitz guided tour

Guided Tour

Duration: 7 - 11 hours

Cost: Starts at €23.56

Enjoy a hassle-free trip by opting for a guided tour from Krakow to Auschwitz. You will be taken to and from Krakow in an air-conditioned minibus. You will be picked up from a common meeting point and will be accompanied by an expert guide.

Verdict: Which Method Should You Choose?

If on a budget, choose the bus. While you will have to get hold of the entry tickets for Auschwitz on your own, you can travel from Krakow to Auschwitz and back for less than € 8. It is also the quickest mode of public transport.

For a hassle-free trip, opt for a guided tour: While a slightly more costly option, this method allows you to enjoy the trip without having to worry about the logistics.

Guided Tours from Krakow to Auschwitz

Guided tours allow you to visit an attraction with an expert local guide. You get in-depth information about the history of the place and interesting facts. You will, however, have to stick with your tour group for the majority of the trip. Here are the different options you can choose from:

  • Standard Guided Tour Tickets: Enter the Auschwitz camp with an expert guide.
  • Fast Track Tickets: Skip the lines at the ticket office and follow a licensed tour guide who will give you an in-depth historical understanding of the camp. 
  • Super Saver Tour tickets: Visit Auschwitz and learn all about its history from a guide. Head on to Wieliczka Salt Mine, where you will descend 135 meters below ground level to explore one of the world’s oldest mines.
  • Hotel Transfers: Enjoy a hassle-free trip with convenient hotel pickups and drop-offs to Auschwitz, where you will be accompanied by an expert guide.

The tickets will also provide you with round-trip transportation from Krakow to Auschwitz in an air-conditioned mini-bus. Based on your tour, you can also get skip-the-line access, and tour guides in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.

Prices start at €23.56

Plan Your Day Trip from Krakow to Auschwitz

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Krakow to Auschwitz
  • Auschwitz I camp has a restaurant and a fast-food counter to get food and drinks but there is no food available at Auschwitz II camp. Eating or drinking inside the camp is not allowed. 
  • Bistro Bilard: Enjoy some pizza and cold beer at this no-frills joint across the street.
  • Kebab Pizza Burger Allis: A 12-minute walk away, the restaurant offers Italian, American, and Turkish cuisine. Their burgers come highly recommended.
  • A La Carte: Enjoy an authentic Polish meal at this restaurant only 1 km away.
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  • Day trips can cost anywhere from €23.56 to €65.45.
  • Guided tour tickets include travel.
  • Set aside some money for food, which could cost around €5 to €10, depending on your preference. 
Krakow to Auschwitz
  • There's no dress code in place at Auschwitz. However, visitors are expected to dress respectfully, keeping the historical significance of the place in mind.
  • Ensure your backpack or handbag does not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. 
  • Photography is allowed inside the Auschwitz concentration camp. 
  • It is recommended that children under the age of 14 not visit the camp.
  • Carrying and consuming food or alcohol is not allowed.
  • Smoke cigarettes and e-cigarettes is not allowed.
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  • Toilets: Washrooms are available at both camps. A small fee is applicable. 
  • Storage Room: There is a luggage storage facility available near the main entrance. The fee for using one luggage locker is PLN 5 and is non-refundable.
  • Bookshop: Choose from a wide variety of books, films, memoirs. You can also purchase them from the online book shop.
  • Wheelchair access: Due to safety reasons, access for wheelchairs is restricted to the ground floor of buildings included in the tour.
Krakow to Auschwitz weather
  • March-May: Mid-40°F to high-60°F. Thanks to the post-winter lull, crowds are lesser at this time. Expect rain showers, so carry an umbrella with you.
  • June-August: Low 50°F to mid-70°F. While the warm temperature draws a larger crowd, if you are a sun-chaser, August is the ideal month for you.
  • September-November: Mid-60°F to mid-40°F temperatures. Expect a slight nip in the bud. November sees the least amount of rain.
  • December-February: Pack some extra layers if you will be traveling during the winters. Temperatures can drop down from mid-40°F to low-20°F.
Krakow to Auschwitz nearby
  • Centrum Żydowskie: Also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, this is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim.
  • Muzeum Zamek w Oświęcimiu: This medieval castle museum houses local Catholic and Jewish artifacts and archeological finds.
  • Jakob Haberfeld Story: Learn how vodka is made and the history of the Haberfield family, whose fate was dramatically interrupted by World War II.
  • Sola: The river flows within meters of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. It is believed that human ashes and ground bones of those murdered there were often dumped into the river.

What to Expect at Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

Visit Auschwitz, the infamous concentration camp complex that is responsible for the genocide of over 1.3 million people during WWII. On this tour, you will be able to explore the camps, which continue to stand as a solemn reminder of one of the darkest periods in human history. Follow an expert guide through the various surviving parts of the camp, such as the barracks and the gas chambers, and learn in detail about the life in the camp, its history, and more. View the post-war relics at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 

We offer different types of tours for our customers. You can choose from full-day guided tours, small group guided tours and tours with fast-track entry. Tickets can be bought directly from Tickets-Auschwitz. You will get an e-ticket which you can show during departure. 

All you need to know about Krakow to Auschwitz tours

Q. Where do I get my ticket from?

A. Tickets for Krakow to Auschwitz tours are available online. A copy will be emailed to you right after your purchase.

Q. Do I need to bring my passport with me for the Krakow to Auschwitz tour?

A. No, you are not required to carry your passport with you. Your e-ticket is sufficient.

Q. How long does the Krakow to Auschwitz tour take?

A. The Auschwitz to Krakow tours can take between 7 to 8 hours.

Q. Is food included in the tour?

A. No, food is not part of the tour package. However, you are allowed to bring your own food. There is also an eatery at Auschwitz.

Q. Are tickets for Auschwitz to Krakow tours expensive?

A. Tickets start from €23.56. Check our website for more information.

Q. Are tours available in different languages?

A. Yes, Auschwitz to Krakow tours are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.

Q. Are tickets refundable?

A. The cancellation policy varies for each tour. Some tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the tour. Check our website for more information.