Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow

4,5 h
Everyday: 9:00, 12:00, 15:30
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Why choose us?

  • Easy online booking
  • Free cancellation until the pickup time!
  • Entrances fees included
  • Pick up from meeting points at Old Town or Kazimierz Area 
  • Official Wieliczka Salt Mine guide

Other Wieliczka Salt Mine options:

More information about what option would be the best for you in the FAQ section below.

About Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Amazing underground labirynth, one of the most precious Polish monuments. UNESCO World Heritage you can’t miss.

  • Unforgettable experience and must-do in Krakow
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • World’s largest mining heritage
  • Beneficial microclimate for health

Wieliczka Salt Mines details:

As you probably know, salt has a therapeutic power so you can take a deep breath out there.

Wieliczka Salt Mine was opened in the 13th century as one of the world oldest salt mines located near Krakow. It reaches almost 327 meters below the ground and has over 287 kilometres. You will walk through 20 chambers taking increadible journey for over 2 hours.

Besides admiring magnificent timber construction, lakes, chambers and majestic corridors, your visit will also have a positive effect on your health.  Get ready for an amazing trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine!

Wieliczka Salt Mine has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage List as well as Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. Check the Auschwitz Tour for more information.

If you want to learn more about Wieliczka Salt Mine you can read about it on our blog: How to get to Wieliczka Salt Mine From Krakow.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Itinerary

Pickup
Please pick either Discover Cracow Plac Szczepanski 8 (at Krakow Old Town) or Plac Wolnica 13 (at Krakow Kazimierz Area)
Skip the line
Sometimes the line to get a ticket for Wieliczka Salt Mine tour can be overwhelming. With us you don’t need to worry, your seat is secured.
Local expert guide
Official Wieliczka Salt Mine guide will show you around the Mine in your language. Entrance fees are already paid so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Drop Off 

You can be dropped off near the place of the pickup at the City Center of Krakow.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Regulations

  • Please mind that the tour begins with climbing down 380 steps and the regular tour does not include the lift that takes you down
  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking
  • The photography fee is 10 PLN that you can pay on the spot
  • You will get a headset to hear the guide clearly throughout the entire tour
  • The regular Salt Mine tour requires lots of walking and climbing stairs. If you have trouble walking you should consider taking the special route for physically challenged tourists. It is easier and shorter and we can organize it for you - you just need to choose the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour with private transport and inform our booking department that you want to attend the shorter Route. If you are a person using a wheelchair it is the only possible way of visiting the Salt Mine.
  • The temperature in Salt Mine is around 14 degrees so please take a jacket with you

Terms & Conditions

  • You can cancel the reservation free of charge until the pickup time

  • To receive a discount the participant is required to show a valid ID confirming the age of the participant (students are required to have a valid Student ID).
  • Please arrive at the designated pick- up point at least 5 minutes before departure time. 
  • Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions in Krakow. 

Faq

When will I be picked up?

Your pickup time depends on the place of departure. The pickup time will be generated after you choose pickup location and it will appear on your voucher. It is always recommended to call/write our Support Center and confirm the pickup time - just to be on the safe side :)

How long does it take to get to Salt Mine from Krakow?

It takes around 30 minutes to get to Salt Mine. If you want to be picked up from your hotel it may take a little longer.

How long is the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour?

The entire tour from pickup to drop off takes approximately 4,5 hours. The sightseeing itself takes around 2,5 - 3 hours. 

Can I go to Wieliczka by myself and join the tour there?


Discover Cracow offers another variation of the tour - Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket, so you do not need to book the whole tour with transportation. You can choose only the ticket and join us in Wieliczka.

I am physically challenged - can I take part in the tour?

The regular Salt Mine tour requires lots of walking and climbing stairs. If you have trouble walking you should consider taking the special route for physically challenged tourists. It is easier and shorter and we can organize it for you - you just need to choose the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour with private transport and inform our booking department that you want to attend the shorter Route. If you are a person using a wheelchair it is the only possible way of visiting the Salt Mine.

Can I use a lift to get down the first 380 steps?


The regular Salt Mine tour does not include the lift to get down. After the tour, the group is taken by lift to the surface.

What Option of Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour will be best for me?
  1. If you want the be picked up from your hotel and attend an organized Krakow Salt Mine tour choose Wieliczka Salt Mine with Hotel Pickup.
  2. If you are physically challenged, you have trouble climbing stairs and need to pick the Shorter Route choose Wieliczka Salt Mine with Private Transport- we will organize the Shorter Route especially for you. Also, this option will be best for you if you want to be picked up from a private apartment- our driver will pick you up from any point in Krakow.
  3. If you are staying in the Old Town or Jewish Quarter Area and you don't mind using our meeting points - pick the Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour. You will save some money by choosing this option! Our points are at Plac Szczepański 8 or Plac Wolnica 13 (this is our most popular tour).
  4. If you want to travel to Wieliczka Salt Mine by yourself (by train or bus) and you don't need transportation from Krakow, but you want to book your ticket in advance and skip the line at the Salt Mine - pick the Krakow Salt Mine Ticket
    The meeting point is super easy to find, you will join our group and skip the queue!

I hope that explains everything :) Oh, and one more thing: the sightseeing of Wieliczka Salt Mine in all those options is the same (the difference is only the transportation, the guided tour of Salt Mine doesn't differ).

Can I leave my belongings in a car while taking part in the tour?

Unfortunately, it is not possible - the car might change in the meantime so it is possible that you will be taken back to Krakow in a different car. You can leave your belongings in a cloakroom inside the Mine.