Arrival & Parking

Arrival by car

Oświęcim is an important transportation hub for car traffic and has a very good transport infrastructure.
From Germany, Oswiecim is easy to reach via the A4 (E40), the exit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) is signposted. There is a toll on the Katowice-Krakow section of the highway.
From the exit to the main camp (Auschwitz I), there are also numerous signs indicating “Museum Auschwitz” including kilometers.

Destinations for navigation devices

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
Street of the Auschwitz Prisoners 20
32-600 Oświęcim

GPS: 50° 1′ 46.4”N, 19° 12′ 21.311”O


Parking is available directly in front of the main entrance and is subject to charges.


Motorcycle – 15 zloty
Passenger car (up to 9 persons) – 20 zloty
Bus (9 to 20 persons) – 30 zloty
Bus – 40 zloty
Motorhome (pitch with access to water and electricity) – 90 zloty
Bicycle/scooter – free of charge

A free shuttle bus runs between the main camp (Auschwitz I) and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II).

Arrival by airplane

The airports of Krakow and Katowice are in the immediate vicinity, from where the memorial can be reached in a short time.

50 km from Oswiecim
Krakow airport is approx. 50 km from Oswiecim.
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60 km from Oswiecim
Katowice Airport is located approx. 60 km from Oswiecim and approx. 85 km from Krakow.
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Airport transfer

Well-organized transfers take you and your luggage to your destination in the shortest possible time. Book your transfer from the airport to your accommodation here.

Arrival by public transportation

The Oswiecim train station is 1.5 km away.
From there it is a 20-minute walk to the main entrance.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the memorial can be visited all year round, except on January 1st, December 25th and Easter Sunday. You can find all information about the opening hours of the memorial on the ” Opening hours ” page.

Visiting the memorial and the exhibitions is free of charge. Only the use of special educational offers, such as participation in guided tours or workshops, is subject to a charge.

Yes, especially during the school vacations, at Easter or on bridge days, the number of visitors is very high. It is advisable to purchase tickets online in good time so that admission is guaranteed at the time of your choice.

This is not necessary. You can also present your ticket on your cell phone or tablet.

For an individual tour without a guide, you should allow at least 2 hours for the main camp and at least 2 hours for the Birkenau camp.
Guided tours of the main camp and Birkenau take 3.5 and 6 hours respectively. Further information on guided tours can be found in the “Tickets” section.

The group size is limited to a maximum of 30 people per group.

It is not recommended to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with children under the age of 14.

Yes, you must register to visit the memorial without a guided tour, and this is only possible at times when there are no guided tours.
Information on this can be found in the “Opening hours” section.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial is a place of remembrance, a place where people suffered and died, a cemetery. Appropriate clothing must be worn during the visit. It is forbidden to wear items of clothing and symbols whose manufacture or distribution is generally recognized as being associated with the extreme right (Rules for visitors).

A free shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes between the main camp (Auschwitz I) and Birkenau (Auschwitz II).

Dogs are not allowed on the premises, with the exception of guide dogs.


Tickets and prices, how much does a guided tour cost?