If you go by car, then everything is easy, just use map below, points are marked there. But if under its own power, that is Several variants. The cities closest to Auschwitz are Krakow and Katowice, from where you can get there by train or bus, who walk often enough. I will describe how I traveled from Warsaw by analogy, you can get from another city.
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The content of the article
- 1 How to get to Auschwitz
- 1.1 From Warsaw to Krakow or Katowice
- 1.2 From Katowice to Auschwitz
- 1.3 From Krakow to Auschwitz
- 1.4 From the train station Auschwitz to the concentration camp
- 2 Where is the concentration camp
How to get to Auschwitz
From Warsaw to Krakow or Katowice
Cheap Polish buses Polskibus
In Poland it is convenient to travel by buses Polskibus, buying a ticket in advance is right on their website, paying by card. Very comfortably. You can drive from Warsaw to Katowice or Krakow. Katowice closer to Auschwitz, so I rode through it. There are buses in Katowice 9 once 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 worth 35 pln.
Actually, on Polskibus you 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
Schedule of trains can be found on the office site, but to buy a ticket there it is impossible, it is bought on the spot at the box office or in the machine. Ticket price 9.2 PLN.
Ticket vending machines for the train
You can podgadat so that after the arrival of the bus Polskibus the train was somewhere in an hour, just have time to walk from bus station to the railway station and buy a ticket. Go there ten minutes not more. Polskibus arrives at PKS Dworzec autobusowy, and the train station called Dworzec PKP Katowice Glowny. Train rides around one and a half hours.
Also from Katowice to Oswiecim can be reached by bus, but they come to a not very convenient place, much closer to the camps It is exactly the railway station, within walking distance.
From Krakow to Auschwitz
Maybe an old train to Auschwitz
Schedule of trains can be found on the office site, but to buy a ticket there it is impossible, 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 bus Polskibus the train was somewhere in an hour, just have time to walk from bus station to the railway station and buy a ticket. Go there quite a bit the train station is right next to it. Polskibus arrives at Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy, and the railway station is called Dworzec PKP Krakow Glowny. Rides train about an hour.
Also from Krakow to Oswiecim can be reached by bus (often go), but they come to a not very convenient place, much closer to the camps is exactly 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 the hotel Olecki, where I stayed, is 20 minutes walk. You can go on foot to another hotel. If you do not want to go, then there are local buses city, but what is the number of the bus, I do not know.
If the hotel is not needed, then go to Auschwitz 1 camp 20 minutes (as to the hotel, it is opposite the entrance to the museum), and to the camp of Auschwitz 2 minutes 15. Everything is close by. Between the camps is also about 20 minutes on foot, but can be reached by 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
Where is the concentration camp
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