Visiting Auschwitz is a daunting and morbid challenge. The emotional weight carried by the death camp is heavy and crushing. The process of actually reaching the Museum is also not as simple as it could be. Because Oświęcim is a
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is one of the most popular and important historical exhibitions in Poland. Anyone visiting Krakow should consider the option of taking a trip there. The trip is 66 km long, so with good planning, you can fit it into your city break holidays no problem. The key to it all is taking care of your transport – and MrShutte is here to help.
Please note that times are approximate and depend on traffic. Service includes 4 hours waiting time which is enough for a standard visit.
- To book please select the date and number of people.
- You will be redirected to our secure reservation system.
- After completing the reservation you will receive verified voucher.
Logistics, trains, and buses
While you could take a bus or a train, both options come with major disadvantages. You have to secure your tickets in advance, and after arriving at the station, you still have to find your way to Auschwitz on your own. This means either paying for a taxi, relying on public transport, or going on foot. You are left to the whims of public transport. Nothing ruins a trip like having everything derailed because of a late train! Overall, you should expect about two hours to the one-way trip.
Also, do remember that you have to do the entire process twice, doubling the costs. You become chained to a schedule decided by the public transport. Chances are you will spend more time in transit than actually at the Museum. Pay attention to the time of the year – Museum is only open in specific hours based on the current month. If your train or bus ends up late, it might cut your tour short. Maybe even make you miss the Museum entirely! In order to plan for that, you will have to give yourself some time buffer. That usually means getting less sleep and rushing to the station in the morning.
Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby.
Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Liberation Anniversary, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day.