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Price of Visiting Auschwitz: Cost of Tickets and Guided Tours

Are you planning your visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp and don't know how much budget you need? I'll tell you how much the entrance fees, guided tours and transportation to the camp cost

Carmen Navarro

Carmen Navarro

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Price of Visiting Auschwitz: Cost of Tickets and Guided Tours

Access to the Auschwitz I camp | Darshan Gajara

Taking a trip to Poland on a tight budget is possible, and a visit to Auschwitz won't make your stay too expensive.

I'll tell you what to expect from the costs of this excursion, the prices of tours, entrance fees and transportation there and how to save if you want to cut down on expenses as much as possible.

How much does an excursion to Auschwitz from Krakow cost?

Visit Auschwitz concentration camp ©Lāsma Artmane
Visit Auschwitz concentration camp ©Lāsma Artmane

To take an all-inclusive excursion to Auschwitz from Krakow has a price of $ 30 if you book it with Hellotickets. With this tour, you will be accompanied by an expert guide and you will arrive at the gate of the concentration camp in just over an hour, without unnecessary waiting and without queuing at the Auschwitz ticket office. In addition, in case of unforeseen circumstances, you can cancel the tour free of charge.

What does this tour include?

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Free admission to the entire Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Complex
  • Transport by private bus from Krakow (can pick you up at your hotel)
  • Return to the center of Krakow or to your hotel by the same private bus

Why do I recommend this option?

This is, without a doubt, the best value for money option you will find to visit Auschwitz. Doing the tour with an expert guide (and especially in English) will help you get a deeper understanding of the history and the visit, and it will also allow you to not worry about the logistics that would be involved in making the trip there and back on your own.

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Auschwitz ticket prices

Entrance to the camp | ©lisiPrada
Entrance to the camp | ©lisiPrada

If you want to save as much as possible on the visit, you can always buy the tickets for Auschwitz on your own, not including the guided tour and tour the concentration camp at your leisure.

The rates are updated, but approximately, this is the individual ticket cost:

  • Standard rate for adults: $ 27
  • Standard rate for under 21 years old: $ 20
  • Senior citizen rate: $ 21
  • Group visits (more than ten people): about $ 15. These visits must be scheduled in advance and accredited as a group by sending an email to [email protected].

How to buy tickets

You can get them at the ticket office or you can buy them online, but you will have to choose the date and time slot when you are going to visit, as all access to Auschwitz is scheduled.

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How much does it cost to take an Auschwitz tour without a guide?

Wagon used to carry prisoners to the concentration camp | ©smartpic M
Wagon used to carry prisoners to the concentration camp | ©smartpic M

One option to consider if you are worried about sorting out transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz but prefer to do the tour on your own and not join a guided tour, is to book an excursion without a guide for $ 27 at Hellotickets.

For the little price difference, in my opinion, it is 100% recommendable to choose the excursion which includes the guided tour, but if you think you will enjoy more doing the route inside the concentration camp on your own, this one is a good option.

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How much does it cost to visit Auschwitz and the Salt Mines

Interior of the Wieliczka Salt Mines | ©Aleksandr Zykov
Interior of the Wieliczka Salt Mines | ©Aleksandr Zykov

Being the two most popular excursions in and around Krakow, there is an opportunity to get the guided tours to both attractions in a combined way for about $ 116. With this option, you save time (as you will not have to queue at the ticket office) and money (avoiding having to buy them separately).

The tour is done on the same day and a private bus will take you from the center of Krakow to Auschwitz and then to the Salt Mines. At the end of both visits, you will return to the point of return.

If you would like to have more detailed information on how to organize this visit, please refer to my article on the excursions to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines.

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Price of transportation from Krakow to Auschwitz

Buses in Auschwitz parking lot | ©Mitch Altman
Buses in Auschwitz parking lot | ©Mitch Altman

If you rule out the option of joining a guided tour with transportation included, you will have to use public transportation. For this, the best options are bus and train. A round-trip bus ticket to Auschwitz from Krakow costs about $ 6 at the exchange rate (approximately $ 3 each way).

If you choose train instead, the price is a bit higher: $ 9 each way, about $ 19 round trip. In general, I recommend that you take the bus, as it is closer to the concentration camp (the train station is 1.5 miles from the entrance to Auschwitz).

For more details on schedules, duration, and price of transport, I recommend my article on how to get to Auschwitz from Krakow.

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Is it possible to visit Auschwitz for free?

Explanade of Auschwitz II | ©Lāsma Artmane
Explanade of Auschwitz II | ©Lāsma Artmane

No. If you want to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp you will have to buy a ticket or book a tour (you can see the rates above) but there is no way to access the camp for free.

If you want, you can visit the Auschwitz Museum for free (without a guide and before 10 am) or take a virtual tour on their website, but to go to the death camp in person, you will have to bear the cost of the entrance fee or guided tour.

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Are there discounts to visit Auschwitz?

Shooting Wall | ©NH53
Shooting Wall | ©NH53

There are no discounts, promotions or discount codes as such, but there are reduced rates for groups, senior citizens, and young people under 21. If you are traveling in a group and would like to inquire about the cost of arranging a private guided tour for you and your companions, I recommend sending an email to [email protected].

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