Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Learn more about how to arrive for the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour and book our door-to-door private transportation service with an English-speaking driver.

About the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

During the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour, you will visit a cultural heritage site featured on UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. It’s a unique place in the world, one of the most popular attractions in Poland, where salt was produced for over 700 years, since the middle age. In the Wieliczka Salt Mine, you will take part in a guided, 2 hours 30 minutes-long, tour. During the tour, you will explore underground mine sites, such as chambers with unique carvings, shafts, and lakes.

Because Wieliczka’s Salt Mine is visited by over one million tourists every year it is considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Krakow area.

Let us drive you

Our door-to-door offer is dedicated to the visitors willing to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine, but without sharing a ride in the crowded bus of the local group tour. Our private driver will be at your disposal during the time of your trip. He is going to make sure you found the entrance to your guided tour and after you finish your 2 hours sightseeing in the underground shafts, he can recommend a great restaurant in Wieliczka.

Trip duration

The whole Wieliczka Salt Mine trip, including commuting from Krakow, takes approximately 3,5 hours. The underground  Salt Mine tour itself takes about 2-2,5 hours. Because we offer private service we can adjust pick up time from the hotel to your needs, so you can visit Wieliczka Salt Mine when it is the most convenient for you.

Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket cost

The tickets may be purchased on the Wieliczka Salt Mine's official website not sooner than 2 days and not later than 244 days prior to the planned date of the visit.
It is also possible to buy tickets after arriving at the site.

  • Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum with a regular guided group tour in English or in other foreign languages - 89PLN/person.
  • Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum with a private guide service in English - for more details you can e-mail us or contact Salt Mine's office directly.

Because sightseeing the Wieliczka Salt Mine is possible only under guide surveillance, it is not possible to go underground without a guide.

Opening hours in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is open every day with the exception of New Year's Day (January 1st), Easter Sunday (April 12th, 2020, April 4th, 2021) and Christmas Time (December 24th and 25th).
On Holy Saturday (April 11th, 2020, April 3rd, 2021) and December 31st, it is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is open to the visitors at the following times

  • 7:30 a.m. - 7.30* p.m. from 1st of April to 31st of October
  • 8.00 a.m. - 5.00* p.m. from 2nd of November to 5th of 31st of March
    *hour of closing ticket desks and last group of tourists entering the mine.

What to wear in Wieliczka Salt Mine

Please, take note that it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes during the tour because there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start which has to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground.

There is a constant temperature of about 16°C in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, so it is recommended to bring warm clothing especially during spring and summertime.

Polish hospitality at it's best

One of our friendly drivers is going to welcome you at your hotel's lobby or another pick-up location of your choice. Our driver is going to help you after arriving in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, among other he will show you where the main entrance to the Salt Mine and where the tickets office are located and if necessary he will help you with buying tickets for the regular guided tour in the foreign language of your choice. We provide private ground transportation services the most popular sites located in Poland since the year 2000 and we can guarantee that the journey from your location to the Wieliczka Salt Mine is going to be as safe and comfortable as possible.

Pricing for our private transportation service

Many visitors wonder how much they are going to pay for traveling to Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum. Booking our private transportation service to the Wieliczka Salt Mine in advance, for the rate indicated beforehand, gives you the advantage of having the best price-to-quality ratio service without hidden cost. You can check out our rates at the booking form page or you can contact us directly via e-mail, so we could reply to you as soon as possible with the detailed pricing.

Our private transportation service to Wieliczka Salt Mine includes:

  • Door-to-door service, with the pick up from your hotel or accommodation
  • Premium transportation in the highly equipped vehicle (Mercedes-Benz E-class, BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz V-class)
  • Service provided by English-speaking driver, helpful and courageous to meet your needs
  • A safe and comfortable ride from your hotel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and back
  • 3 hours of waiting at the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • All parking, fuel and toll charges are included
  • Free Wifi on-board (when requested) 
  • Bottle of mineral water for each passenger (when requested) 

Our vehicles

Due to a wide range of vehicles in our company's fleet, such as limousines, minivans, and coaches, we can provide reliable door-to-door services to all kinds of visitors: solo travelers, families, groups of friends, as well as to travel agencies organizing trips to their clients.
After booking our service you can be sure that you will be picked up by one of our experienced English-speaking drivers in the high-class vehicles of your choice, such as Mercedes-Benz: E-class, S-class, V-class, Vito, Sprinter, BMW 5-series, Iveco Rosero and Scania coach.

Since our fleet consists of brand-new, air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles, which are subjected to the regular and rigorous technical inspections, and our passion is to deliver great quality transportation service, it would be our pleasure to provide Krakow Airport transfer service to you, so you can experience our unique Polish hospitality at its best.

Our advantages and priorities:

  • We do not share a car for the local excursions. A car with a driver is assigned to your booking only.
  • We do not make tight schedules for our drivers, so no need for a rush.
  • We do provide service only in new and properly maintained vehicles.
  • Your safety is our top priority.

Local tours or private transportation service

We offer private transportation service to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, what we mean by it is that our vehicle with a driver is assigned to your booking solely. It is not a shuttle local tour service, where participants from more than one booking are sharing a ride in one vehicle on the way to the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Our private service vs. Bus vs. Train

Despite being cheap, traveling by bus or train can be exhausting. Public transport also has its cons such as the risk of being delayed, slow and crowded. What is more train or bus doesn't pick you up from the entrance to your hotel, so before you commute you have to walk to the bus or train stop. Booking our private door-to-door transportation service to the Wieliczka Salt Mine can help you save your time and stress because after being welcomed by our driver you would go directly to Salt Mine.

Any additional questions?

In case of any additional questions regarding your trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine, you can always reach out to us via the contact form or e-mail so our team can answer your questions.

FAQ

How far is the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow City?
Wieliczka Salt Mine is 15 kilometers away from the Krakow City Centre. 

How long does it take to get from the Krakow Airport to the Wieliczka Salt Mine?
The route takes approximately 25 minutes.

Is there any ATM in the Wieliczka Salt Mine area?
Yes, ATM is available and is located next to the ticket office of the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

From The Client

"Our driver was Mateusz for the 4 days that we stayed in Krakow. (...) He was extremely helpful, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He also spoke perfect English. (...) The vehicle was a new minibus van and of a very high and comfortable standard. The email communications prior to the trip were very clear, concise and friendly with all costs fully explained. (...). We also arranged another trip to the salt mine and a drop off to the airport. I cannot recommend Mateusz enough and would not hesitate to book his services again."

Mundo25
~tripadvisor

The amazing underground saline lake is one of the attractions in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Decorated, underground chambers are what make Wieliczka Salt Mine so unique.
To groups of friends and families Wieliczka Salt Mine Excursion is provided in the modern vehicle from our fleet.
Our limousine vehicle is a great choice for the solo-travelers, friends and couples, who plan to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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