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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets

At the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, plunge 135 meters deep into a curious world of underground rooms, saline lakes, chapels, tunnels, and even monuments. Book Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets to enjoy guided tours, skip-the-line entry, return transfers, combo offers, and half-day tours from Krakow.
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Guide

The Wieliczka salt mine, 14 kilometers southeast of Kraków, has been hosting tourists since 1722 and is now one of Poland's most famous destinations. It is a 300-kilometer labyrinth of tunnels and chambers spread across nine levels, the lowest of which is 327 meters underground. Explore churches with altarpieces and figures among the salt-hewn formations, as well as statues and monuments — and even underground lakes. Book Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets and find out more about the best time to visit, location, and what to expect.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Tickets can now be booked online, to avoid physical contact and maintain limited visitor capacity.
  • All staff members and guides at Wieliczka Salt Mine use personal protective pieces of equipment to make the experience of the visitors risk-free.
  • Separation screens have been installed at all counters so the visitors don’t have to come into close contact with the staff.
  • Markers have been provided throughout the Wieliczka Salt Mine facility to encourage the adoption of social distancing norms.
  • A sanitary safety officer has been appointed to keep the hygiene standards at Wieliczka Salt Mine up to the mark.
  • Disinfectant dispensers have been placed at different points of Wieliczka Salt Mine and guests are encouraged to use them.

All Your Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Options

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is quite popular among visitors in Poland. There are different types of tickets to choose from; aside from regular admission tickets, you can pick from priority access tickets, guided tours, or combo tours.

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Skip-the-Line Tickets

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These are the standard entry tickets that you can pick to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine. This ticket will grant you direct entry, at which point you are free to explore the attraction on your own. You will not, however, be able to access the Graduation Tower and the Miner’s Route with this ticket.

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Get entry into one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Learn about its fascinating history, antique mining gear used, salt extraction techniques and more during your visit.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wieliczka Salt Mine, which contains approximately 2,400 underground chambers with salt monuments, a cathedral, and mining equipment dating back to the 13th century. These tickets will let you access this attraction without queueing for a long time. Pick these skip-the-line tickets if you want to make the most of your time.

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Explore the underground salt mines and visit the maze of chambers, salt memorials, and shrines with this ticket. Skip-the-lines and enjoy direct entry into the salt mines. 
What better way to explore the remarkable salt mines than on a guided tour? With an expert guide by your side, learn interesting facts and trivia about this unique sight. Your guide will accompany you across the crowds and into the mines, where you’ll embark on a fascinating journey.

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Take a deep dive into the history, science, and significance of the salt mines with an expert guide by your side on a Wieliczka Salt Mine tour. Enjoy round trip transport to and from your hotel.
A great way to make the most of your time in Krakow is by booking a combo tour that offers entry to two or more attractions for a lesser price. Along with the Wieliczka Salt Mine, get entry to popular attractions such as the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Krakow Ghettos and more. Enjoy benefits such as round trip return transfers, flexible cancelation, and the service of an expert guide. 

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On this combo tour, visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration camp of the Nazi era, and then descend 135 meters underground into the interesting Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Plan Your Visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine

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What are Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours of operation?
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM between Monday to Friday and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 on Saturday & Sunday.
What is the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mines?
Since the mines are underground, the temperature within would be cool during summer and quite cold during the winter. Either season could be chosen for your tour. Winter temperatures may feel much colder underground, so do keep that in mind. However, to escape large crowds, avoid visiting during the holiday months, between June and September, as well as December.
How long will it take to complete a tour of Wieliczka Salt Mines?
It should take up to 2.5 hours to complete a Wieliczka Salt Mine tour.
Where are the Wieliczka Salt Mines located?
Wieliczka Salt Mine is located at Daniłowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland.
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How far are the Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow?
It would take about 40-45 minutes to reach Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow.
Can I take the train to Wieliczka Salt Mines?
Yes, you can take a suburban train from Krakow Gówny to Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia and get out at Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia. In a few minutes, you may walk from the station to the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Can I take the bus to Wieliczka Salt Mines?
Yes, you may get a bus near Galeria Krakowska at the Dworzec Gówny Zachód stop. If you are going to the Daniowicz Shaft, get off at the Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli stop; if you are going to the Regis Shaft, get off at the Wieliczka Rynek stop.
Is photography permitted at Wieliczka Salt Mine?
Yes, photography is permitted if you purchase a special permit at the entry. Visitors are not permitted to take photos without the permit.
Are Wieliczka Salt Mines wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the tourist route of Wieliczka Salt Mine is wheelchair accessible. An elevator is available for differently-abled visitors to descend into the mines.
Is storage facility available at Wieliczka Salt Mine?
Yes, storage facility is available at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Guests are to leave any large bag or equipment in the cloakroom.
What should I wear to the Wieliczka Salt Mine?
It is recommended that guests carry a jacket or sweater since the mines tend to get quite cold and wear comfortable walking shoes due to the uneven ground of the mines.

What to See at Wieliczka Salt Mine?

There are a number of interesting attractions inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine that make it one of the most-visited attractions in Krakow. Here are a few that should definitely be on your tour.

Old Corridor

This corridor at the Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the first places you reach on your visit to this attraction. The corridor is important because it used to be the access point for most of the workers at the mine. The walls of the corridor can be seen propped up with large wooden beams.

Last Supper Carving

Antoni Wdorek was commissioned to recreate this masterpiece as a wall carving at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in 1927. The Last Supper carving now adorns the walls of St. Kinga’s Chapel here.

St. Kinga’s Shaft and Chapel

About 101 meters below the ground lies the St. Kinga’s Chapel which can be accessed by a shaft. This sacred space is only open for visitors and for selected religious celebrations. Despite its location, the interior of the chapel is quite grand and mystical.

Cracow Saltworks Museum

The Cracow Saltworks Museum's subterranean displays here are placed on the third level of the mine, at a depth of 135 meters. The museum's 19 rooms include a wealth of knowledge on the Cracow Saltworks, organized historically and thematically in a serene and introspective environment.

Top Attractions in Krakow

Krakow is brimming with historically significant landmarks. Here are the most popular things to do in Krakow.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Tours

The Polish Government created the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum in 1947 on the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp, which was established in 1940 for Polish captives. It became one of the largest extermination camps for European Jews in 1942. A tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow provides a grim and immersive view into the horrors of World War II. Book Auschwitz-Birkenau tours.

Oskar Schindler’s Factory Tours

The former metal item factory of Oskar Schindler is located in Kraków. It now houses two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, which is housed in the former workshops, and a branch of the Kraków Historical Museum. This trip can also be taken if you are in Krakow for the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Book Oskar Schinder’s Factory tours.

Wavel Royal Hill Tours

The Wawel Royal Castle is a castle dwelling in central Kraków and it is the world's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built at King Casimir III the Great's request and consists of a collection of structures from various periods arranged around an Italian-styled central courtyard. A visit to the Wawel Royal Hill is recommended if you are in Krakow. Book Wavel Royal Hill tours.

Krakow Cruises

As you ride down the Vistula River, discover the city's most recognizable vistas and landmarks. From this point of view, take in the sights of Krakow while listening to the waves and feeling the breeze. You can also request a private journey through Krakow's must-see sights in a wonderful classic wooden gondola boat. Book cruises in Krakow.

Zakopane Tours

Zakopane is a town in Lesser Poland Province in southern Poland. It is the most major Polish center for mountaineering and skiing, with over three million tourists visiting each year. It is also a city with many historic wooden buildings fashioned in a distinctive regional style. This is a great option for a day trip from Krakow. Book Zakopane tours.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets FAQs

Are the Wieliczka Salt Mines open now?

Yes, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is open now to the public with several strict safety measures in mind.

Are Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets available online now?

Yes, the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets are available online now. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to receive their preferred date and time slot to visit.

What safety measures are in place at the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

The frequency of sanitization at the Wieliczka Salt Mine has been increased. Patrons are requested to wear masks and maintain social distancing when visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Hand sanitizer stations have been established for the visitors as well.

What are the different types of Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets?

The different Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets include admission tickets, skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tickets.

Are discounts available on Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets?

Children between 2-17 years and students with official government IDs enjoy discounted tickets.

Is skip-the-line entry included in Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets?

Yes, skip-the-line entry is included in skip-the-line Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets. These allow you to bypass the long waiting lines and save time.

Are return transfers included in Wieliczka Salt Mine tours?

Yes, return transfers are included in guided tour Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets. You will be picked-up and dropped back to either your hotel or a common meeting point in the city.

What are Wieliczka Salt Mine opening hours?

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM between Monday to Friday.

How do I get to Wieliczka Salt Mine?

You can take a suburban train from Krakow Gówny to Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia and get out at Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia. In a few minutes, you may walk from the station to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. You can also get a bus near Galeria Krakowska at the Dworzec Gówny Zachód stop. If you are going to the Daniowicz Shaft, get off at the Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli stop; if you are going to the Regis Shaft, get off at the Wieliczka Rynek stop.

What is the best time to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Since the mines are underground, the temperature within would be cool during summer and quite cold during the winter. Either season could be chosen for your tour. Winter temperatures may feel much colder underground, so do keep that in mind. However, to escape large crowds, avoid visiting during the holiday months, between June and September, as well as December.

Are the Wieliczka Salt Mines wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the tourist route of Wieliczka Salt Mine is wheelchair accessible. Elevator access is available to the underground tunnels for differently abled visitors.
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