approx. 2 hours
max. 20 people
Temperature on the route:
Distance to walk:
approx. 3.5 km
The opening and touring times depend on the day you wish to visit the mine.
You can check the details here.
The tour always takes place under the supervision of a guide.
The tour is available in Polish, English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
The route includes approx. 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 17–18ºC.
You can buy tickets at:
Detailed information about ticket prices and discounts can be found here.
The ticket also entitles you to visit the underground exhibition of the Cracow Saltworks Museum.
Ticket reservation is not required.
The maximum dimensions of hand luggage which can be brought on the tour is 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. Please leave your larger luggage in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.
On the Tourist Route, you can relax and dine in designated locations. Karczma Górnicza, located 125 metres underground, serves Polish cuisine as well as hot and cold beverages.
Sample menu available in Karczma Górnicza:
At Bistro Posolone, located on the surface, right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, you can choose from a wide range of salads, burgers, pasta, as well as drink delicious coffee and eat dessert.
You can eat a meal before or after your tour at the Grand Sal**** Hotel restaurant.
Before starting the tour, you can use the toilets, which are located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft. Toilets are also available underground in two locations on the tour.
ATMs and a currency exchange are located in the area of the Mine near the Daniłowicz Shaft. All catering and retail outlets in the Mine accept card payments.
Wieliczka is open to children of all ages. Moreover, children under 4 years of age are entitled to free admission. We have also prepared facilities for families visiting Wieliczka: a changing table and special chairs in Karczma Górnicza. Due to the large number of stairs in the Mine, the use of strollers is not recommended.
Some of the underground excavations are adapted for persons not moving independently. In order to take advantage of the opportunity to visit this part of the mine, please contact the Reservation Department, by writing an e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can take an assistance dog or a guide for blind and visually impaired people to the mine.
Beautiful chambers carved in salt, including the most exceptional one – St Kinga’s Chapel, amazing underground lakes, majestic carpentry structures and unique salt sculptures. Nearly 3 kilometres of winding galleries, 800 stairs to climb and a descent to 135 metres underground. No wonder that the charms of the Tourist Route, the main route of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, are admired by millions of adventure-seeking tourists from all over the world.
*In exceptional cases, some of the chambers on the Tourist Route may be excluded from the tour.
For the safety of our visitors, we have excluded some of the workings along the Tourist Route from the tour. The course of the tour will be continuously adjusted to the intensity of tourist traffic.
The Mine is a place where you can quiet down for a while and cut yourself off from the world, because telecommunication signals will not reach you here.
However, we have prepared a place for our guests where they can use free WiFi, as well as make calls.
The maximum depth you can reach is 135 m.
During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.
Detailed terms and conditions of touring the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine can be found here.
Open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited.
Bringing animals in is prohibited, with the exception of service animals.
We do not offer a facility where you can leave your pet.