Auschwitz Tour

auschwitz tour from krakow

Visit the most well-known former concentration camp and place of genocide in the World. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, where around 1.5 million were killed by the Nazis, is definitely a must-see place in Poland.

Auschwitz Museum Cans Cyklon BDuring our Auschwitz-Birkenau tour, You will watch a documentary movie about history of concentration camps in Poland. Firstly, You will be taken to Auschwitz I, which served as an administrative centre for the whole complex of camps, where You will join an English tour – provided by the Museum’s guide – for about 2 hours. After that, we will transfer You to Auschwitz II – Birkenau, which was designed strictly as a concentration camp, with gas chambers and crematorias. It is located about 2 km away. You will spend there about 1,5 hours with the same guide. Right after, You will be transfered back to Krakow. You should be back to Your hotel around 16:00 – 16:30.

Here is few reasons why you should use our services:

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp & Auschwitz Museum Tour

Auschwitz Concentration Camp was a Nazi Concentration Camp  built and operated during World War II in Polish Areas, next to Oswiecim. Nowadays, turned into Auschwitz Musum, it is still a visual evidence of mass murder. The Memorial consists two parts of the former concentration camp: Auschwitz I  and Auschwitz II – Birkenau. You can find more information about the Auschwitz Museum under this link

KrakowShuttle vs. Bus from Krakow to Auschwitz

Auschwitz & Birkenau TourYou can visit Auschwitz Camp during your stay in Krakow, as it is located around 50 km from Krakow. It will be more comfortable and less expensive to take an organized tour rather than use a bus from Krakow to Auschwitz. Why? KrakowShuttle offers a door-to-door service so you won’t need to search for Krakow-Auschwitz Bus at the Bus Station and you will be picked up directly from your hotel. English-speaking guide in Auschwitz is included to the tour — you won’t need to buy any tickets on your own. Finally, our Auschwitz Tour includes also English-speaking driver assistance so you won’t need to worry about anything. Groups are small and tour is operated by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter Mini Bus equipped with AC and Video screens. You can also order a lunch package which will be served on the way back. Last not least during the way to Oswiecim Auschwitz Museum you will watch the official documentary movie about the camp as a introduction to our tour.

Our Auschwitz tours reviews

Our Auschwitz Tour has been reviewed by many travelers from around the globe. You can read all the reviews on Trip Advisor  profile. We’re also proud to announce that in 2014, 2015 & 2016 we were awarded by TripAdvisor users and we received our Certificate of Excellence! In case of any doubts feel free to contact KrakowShuttle help desk which is available 24/7. Since 2003 we have served almost 60 000 passengers.

Auschwitz day trip from Krakow

If you are wondering how to plan an Auschwitz day trip from Krakow during your stay, here you can find few practical advices:

  1. For your day trip don’t plan any other attractions, probably you will be tired after coming back to Krakow.
  2. Eat your breakfast early, you will be picked up for the Auschwitz Tour between 8h 00 and 9h 00.
  3. You can carry your umbrella, extra jumper or backpack with you, but please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm — in case you won’t need it you can always leave it in the bus.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes, it is a walking tour!
  5. If it is cloudy and chilly bring extra jacket as it might be windy.
  6. You will be back in Krakow around 4 p.m., book KrakowShuttle packed lunch set if you will like eating something on the way back.

Krakow Tours Auschwitz and Salt Mines

If you are not staying in Krakow long enough, you can always book our Auschwitz and Salt Mines Krakow Tours bundle and which will take one full day to visit both places. In the morning, you will be picked up for Auschwitz Tour and you will visit both camps with an English speaking guide. In the afternoon our bus will take you from Auschwitz to Salt Mines in Wieliczka, where -again – you will visit the mine with Museum’s English speaking guide. You will be driven back to your hotel around 7-8 pm.  It will be a long day but we promise you will have enough time to visit both Auschwitz and Salt Mines and we will make it as much comfortable as we can.


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.

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 for Balice airport/hotels near the airport pickup the additional fee is 60 PLN per booking.

Please note that all times are approximate and depends on traffic.

lunch option with the tour

No extra fees! All included in the Price!

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Pickup hours: 7:30 - 9:00 Duration: 7 hours