Krakow: Tour to Bochnia Salt Mine

Bochnia is a small, pleasant town located around 40 km from Krakow known for the old salt mine. The Bochnia Salt Mine is one of the most important underground tourist attractions in Poland. Although it stands in the shadow of it’s younger and more popular sister – the Wieliczka Salt Mine, with whom it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2013, it is still very precious, world-class monument. The origins of the Bochnia mine date back to 1248, which makes it one of the oldest salt mines in Poland. However, salt was extracted from these areas much earlier – 3500 years B.C. Let us take you for a fantastic tour to this outstanding place of great historical value and experience amazing underground attractions and breathtaking views.

We offer private tours from Krakow to Bochnia Salt Mine on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. hotel pick up at around 11:15 am (exact time depends on location of your hotel)
  2. up to 1 hour drive from Krakow to Bochnia by private car/van with English speaking driver
  3. up to 4 hours of guided group sightseeing with local English speaking guide inside Bochnia Salt Mine during which you will see:
  • antique steam engine – used to power the elevator that miners were going down to the mine and returned to the surface
  • mining elevator – called “cage”, original elevator that was used by miners
  • train with locomotive called “Kuba” – you will take a 1 km ride by train, passing by some objects that you will see later on during sightseeing
  • superb excavations along Horse Route between Sienkiewicz and August Levels and also Dobosz Inter-Level, Lichtenfels Descent and Kalwaria Descent
  • best-preserved and largest chapel in Bochnia Salt Mine – St. Kinga’s Chapel at a depth of 212 metres below ground at the August Level
  • other amazing chambers including Mysiur chamber, treadmill chambers, chapel of Our Lady of Bochnia and Kristian chamber
  • interesting multimedia exhibitions along the underground route
  • Wazyn chamber – located 250 metres below ground where you will have some free time to take a rest and buy a souvenirs in the shop
  • Underground boat ferry crossing – the world’s only ferry crossing of the brine-flooded chamber accompanied by two rafters telling about the mysterious nooks of the Bochnia mine.

4.up to 1 hour drive back from Bochnia Salt Mine to Krakow
5.your hotel drop off in Krakow

Whole tour lasts approximately 6 hours


  • 450 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 280 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 230 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 210 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 190 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 180 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • Contact us (7 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation
  • service of private English speaking driver during whole tour
  • entrance tickets to Bochnia Salt Mine
  • up to 4 hours of guided group tour inside the mine with local English speaking guide

*We can also organize this tour with local guides inside the Bochnia Salt Mine in other languages (not only in English) like Spanish, Italian, French, German or Russian but only in private version (not as a regular local group tour inside the mine). It means that prices may vary and availability needs to be confirmed at each enquiry

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