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How To Get To Auschwitz

To get to Auschwitz, the first step for most people is to get to Krakow, Poland. From there it is a relatively short ride by car, train or bus. In this page we discuss each and show you how to get the specific directions to Auschwitz.


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Getting To Auschwitz

The distance from Krakow to Auschwitz by road is about 65 km. That is about an hour's drive.

Taxi service is available also.

And shuttle service is available. Krakow Shuttle.

And limousine service is also available. Limousine Service Poland

You can also take a train. Here is a link to the train schedules from Krakow to Oswiecim

If you come to Krakow by train, you will find that you can also take a bus to Oswiecim. The bus station is just across from the train station. Here is a link to a bus ticket service.

To find out how to get to Krakow, here are some tips. Once again the directions are simple.

But even though the directions are simple, making the arrangements, buying tickets, going through the transfers and everything else can be a hassle. And in that process you can run into unexpected problems.

There is information about buying train and bus tickets that you should consider. Go to Tickets In Poland.

You best solution is to use this free information service to get that information and help that is specific to your requirements. Please tell us what you need here. Contact

And perhaps you might be interested in the very specific information about the Best Way To Get To Auschwitz.

In Any Case

Trains run from Warsaw to Krakow very frequently. For information about those trains, go to About Traveling By Train Warsaw To Auschwitz

To get to Krakow from any other location, go to Google maps. Enter Krakow, Poland. When the map comes up click on the link for directions. Then enter the name of the starting point city and choose how you will travel. You can print the instructions.

Using the above services will help you decide whether you can make it from where you are to the camp and back for a "day trip".

There are generally a constant run of guided tours you can sign up for at the gate. It is best to get there early so you don't get in the big crowd that tends to develop after 10 am.

For information about where to stay, go to Auschwitz - Where To Stay


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