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Price of Visiting Wieliczka Salt Mines: Cost of the Tickets and Guided Tours

Are you planning to visit Wieliczka Salt Mines and don't know how much budget you need? Read on!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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Price of Visiting Wieliczka Salt Mines: Cost of the Tickets and Guided Tours

Daniłowicza Well | ©Aleksandr Zykov

Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines is an essential plan to do during a vacation in Poland.

In this post, I tell you how much it costs to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines whether you want to go on your own or if you would like to join an organized tour.

1. How much does it cost to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow?

St. Kinga Chapel | ©Aleksandr Zykov
St. Kinga Chapel | ©Aleksandr Zykov

To take an organized tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow there are several options depending on whether you are interested in an all-inclusive tour ($ 50), a private tour ($ 150) or just the transfer with a guided tour ($ 45) if you book it at Hellotickets.

With these tours, you will be accompanied by a guide and you will arrive at the door of the monument without unnecessary waiting and without queuing at the ticket office. In addition, in the event of any unforeseen circumstances, you can cancel the tour at no cost.

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2. Wieliczka Salt Mines ticket prices

Machinery used to work the mine | ©Dennis Jarvis
Machinery used to work the mine | ©Dennis Jarvis

If you want to save as much as possible on your visit, you can always buy tickets to the Wieliczka Salt Mines on your own.

To visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines on your own you can get the tickets at the monument ticket office for tours in Polish and English but if you want to do this tour in another language, then you will have to buy them online on their website and in advance of your travel date to Krakow as tours in other languages are few but in high demand.

The ticket prices for tours in languages other than Polish are as follows:

  • Single ticket normal: 100 PLN ($ 25)
  • Discounted single ticket for children and youth: 80 PLN ($ 20)
  • Discounted single ticket for students and seniors: 90 PLN ($ 23)
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children between 4 and 16 years old): 280 PLN ($ 70)
  • Children from up to 4 years old: free of charge

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3. How much does it cost to take an excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mines on your own

Stairs going down to the mine | ©Aleksandr Zykov
Stairs going down to the mine | ©Aleksandr Zykov

In case you want to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines on your own, the first thing I advise you to do to plan your visit is to check the opening hours and then get the tickets.

To visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines on your own you can get tickets at the monument's ticket office for tours in Polish and English but if you want to do this tour in another language, then you will have to buy them online on their website or for 45 dollars at Hellotickets. Only tickets with a guided tour without transportation from Krakow.

Given the characteristics of the Wieliczka Salt Mines and for conservation and safety reasons, during the route inside the monument, you will always be accompanied by a professional guide.

In the post How to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines on your own you will find more information about it, so I recommend you to have a look.

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4. How much does it cost to visit Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz

Entrance to Auschwitz II camp | ©Magdalena Smolnicka
Entrance to Auschwitz II camp | ©Magdalena Smolnicka

Being two of the most popular excursions around Krakow some options combine the guided tour in one day to both sites for about $ 116.

With this package, you can get the most out of your trip to the city if you are going to spend a few days in it and also get to save time (not having to queue at the ticket office) and money (not having to buy tickets separately).

The visit to both places is done on the same day and a private vehicle will take you to and from Krakow, Auschwitz, and the Salt Mines.

If you want to know more details about this visit, do not miss the post Excursions to Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow.

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5. Price of transportation from Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mines

Sukiennice, Krakow | ©Angelo Romano
Sukiennice, Krakow | ©Angelo Romano

In case you discard the option of taking an organized tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mines with transportation included because you prefer to do the visit on your own, you will have to travel by public transportation.

Being such a tourist place close to Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mines are very well connected to the city and there are several transportation options to get there on your own.

The best options are the train and the bus, two fast, comfortable, and inexpensive means that will take you to the monument in about 30 minutes approximately.

The bus ticket to the Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow costs about 4 PLN each way (about 1 dollar) while the price of the train ticket you will have to check at the ticket window of the station or online.

However, in the post How to get to the Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow I tell you more details and all the alternatives available.

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