Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)
Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)
Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)

Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) Tours and Tickets

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An eerie world where everything has been carved from salt blocks, the Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) is made up of a labyrinth of tunnels, the deepest of which lies 1,075 feet (327 meters) underground. The ancient UNESCO World Heritage site is a major part of Poland's salt mining history, one of the country's most popular attractions, and one of the world's oldest salt mines, having produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007.

  • 8 am- 7:30 pm
  • Daniłowicza 10, Wieliczka, 32-020

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What are people saying about Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)

michelle_c, Oct 2023
Excellent experience!
Have used Viator in the past and once again it didn’t disappoint. I had trouble finding the pick up location (my hotel doesn’t allow minivan size however pick up location was not easy to find without google maps) and driver worked with me. Driver was professional and friendly. Van was clean and comfortable. Will use Viator again.
Karim_F, Oct 2023
Great Experience
Great communication. Easy to arrange. Friendly staff, clean and new transportation vehicle. Incredible site to visit.
Ellen_W, Oct 2023
Great day trip!
Very well organised and friendly helpful staff. Pick up and drop off was easy and bus was comfortable and clean.
Michael_C, Oct 2023
Its a must go
A must visit when in Krakow. Contact with the provider extremely easy even messaged the night before confirming pick up time Minibus was clean, exactly on time. The tour is done by a official tour guide of the mine, really informative. Lots of walking but incredible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) hours of operation?
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Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) hours of operation: 8 am- 7:30 pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) costs USD 36.10. Guided Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli) tours start around USD 36.10 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Do you need tour guide for Wieliczka Salt Mine?
A:Yes, you need a guide for the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Visitors are not allowed to explore independently for safety reasons. All tours are available in Polish, and you can prebook tours in other languages (English, French, Italian, Russian, German, Spanish, and Ukrainian) through a tour operator or the mine’s website.
Q:How long is the Wieliczka Salt Mine tour?
A:The Wieliczka Salt Mine tour, which involves walking along a designated tourist route, lasts for roughly two hours. If you have time to spare, you can also visit the Kracow Saltworks Museum, which will add another hour or so to your experience.
Q:How much does it cost to go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine?
A:Tickets to the Salt Mine are around US$29 for adults, though students and seniors pay less. Tours from Krakow start at around US$60 per person (more if you want hotel pickup). Day tours to the mine that also visit Auschwitz-Birkenau start at around US$105 a person.
Q:Is the Wieliczka Salt Mine worth visiting?
A:Yes, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is worth visiting. It's an interesting place to learn about the history of mining in Poland, and you'll see art, statues, and even chapels carved from salt blocks, right where salt has historically been mined.
Q:Do you need to book Wieliczka Salt Mine in advance?
A:No, you do not need to book Wieliczka Salt Mine in advance, but it’s a good idea to do so, especially if you don’t speak Polish. Only some tours are in foreign languages. It’s also wise to book day tours from Krakow to the mine, as they can sell out.
Q:How should I dress for Wieliczka Salt Mine?
A:Wear warm clothes to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. If you come in winter, you'll likely have brought a coat, but pack an extra layer if you come in summer as it can get chilly in all seasons. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, too, as you’ll be walking a lot.