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The Best Way To Get To Auschwitz

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Travel to Auschwitz is generally through Krakow.


When it gets down to it, the path to Auschwitz passes through Krakow. Once you are there, you can take buses, trains or cabs.

Because of the location of the Auschwitz Death Camp on the map in relation to Warsaw and due to the way the train system is organized, there is no direct link from Warsaw to Auschwitz.

If you are going to be traveling from Warsaw to Oswiecim, it is best to travel by train from the Warsaw Central Station to Krakow. Once in Krakow you can either change trains and continue to the camp on one of the Auschwitz trains or you can take a bus.

Most people that go to Auschwitz stay in Kraków. There is a larger selection of hotels and the atmosphere in Kraków helps people relieve themselves of the pressure that is put upon them by Auschwitz.

Here is a link to hotels in Osweiciem and here is a link to hotels in Kraków.

Be sure to read the information about buying train tickets in Poland with the fact in mind that tickets from Krakow to Auschwitz cannot be bought on line. How To Buy Train Tickets

Train Timetables can be found here.

Information about train travel between Warsaw and Krakow is at Train From Warsaw To Krakow.

Information about the Central Station in Warsaw is at Warsaw Central Train Station.

If you are going to travel by car, the roads from Krakow to Oswiecim are quite good. Those from Warsaw to Krakow are being upgraded.

Regardless of the condition of the roads, you are cautioned to read the information about driving in Poland that you find at the Polish Roads. That is extremely important information. It has been said that many Polish drivers are either suicidal or homicidal. You should take that to heart and read the information about road travel with great interest.


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