Where is Auschwitz concentration camp and how to get there

If you go by car, then everything is easy, justuse the map below for points. But if under its own power, then there are several options. The cities closest to Auschwitz are Krakow and Katowice, from where you can get by train or by bus, which run frequently enough. I will describe how I got from Warsaw, by analogy, you can get from another city.

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How to get to Auschwitz

From Warsaw to Krakow or Katowice

Cheap Polish buses Polskibus

Cheap Polish buses Polskibus

In Poland it is convenient to travel by busPolskibus, buying a ticket in advance directly from them on the site, paying by card. Very comfortably. You can drive from Warsaw to Katowice or Krakow. Katowice is closer to Auschwitz, so I rode through it. There are buses to Katowice 9 times a day, travel time 4 hours 45 minutes, ticket price 25 PLN. In Krakow, go 10 times a day, travel time 4 hours 55 minutes, and the ticket costs 35 pln.

Actually, on Polskibus one can get to Katowice and Krakow not only from Warsaw, but also from other Polish cities (as well as from Bratislava and Berlin).

From Katowice to Auschwitz

Train to Auschwitz

Train to Auschwitz

Schedule of trains can be found on the office site, but you can not buy a ticket there, it is bought on the spot at the box office or in the machine. Ticket price 9.2 PLN.

Tickets for the train

Tickets for the train

You can podgadat so that after the arrival of the busPolskibus train was somewhere in an hour, just have time to walk from the bus station to the railway station and buy a ticket. Go there for ten minutes, no more. Polskibus arrives at PKS Dworzec autobusowy, and the railway station is called Dworzec PKP Katowice Glowny. Train rides about one and a half hours.

You can also take a bus from Katowice to Oswiecim, but they come to a not very convenient place, the railway station is located much closer to the camps, within walking distance.

From Krakow to Auschwitz

Maybe an old train to Auschwitz

Maybe an old train to Auschwitz

Schedule of trains can be found on the office site, but you can not buy a ticket there, it is bought on the spot at the box office or in the machine. Ticket price 10 PLN.

You can podgadat so that after the arrival of the busPolskibus train was somewhere in an hour, just have time to walk from the bus station to the railway station and buy a ticket. Go there quite a bit, the railway station is right next to it. Polskibus arrives at Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy, and the railway station is called Dworzec PKP Krakow Glowny. Rides train for about an hour.

Also from Krakow to Oswiecim you can take a bus (often go), but they come to a not very convenient place, much closer to the camps is the railway station, within walking distance.

From the railway station Auschwitz to the concentration camp

Upon arrival at the railway station Oswiecim, you can walk to Hotel Oleckiwhere I stayed, 20 minutes walk. You can go on foot to another hotel. If you don’t want to go, then there are local city buses, but I don’t know what bus number I need.

If the hotel is not needed, then to camp Auschwitz 1walk 20 minutes (as if to the hotel, it is opposite the entrance to the museum), and 2 minutes 15 minutes to the camp of Auschwitz. Everything is close by. Between the camps is also about 20 minutes on foot, but you can take a free shuttle bus that runs every 15-30 minutes. On the map below marked all the points.

Shuttle bass between Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 2

Shuttle bass between Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 2

Where is the concentration camp

Where is Auschwitz

Concert Auschwitz 1:
Concert Hall Auschwitz 2 (Auschwitz-Birkenau):
Railway station in Auschwitz:
Railway station in Katowice:
Railway station in Krakow:
Bus station in Krakow:
Bus station in Katowice:
Bus station in Auschwitz:
Hotel Olecki:

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