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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Krakow Glowny Ec

350 zł - 470 zł

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Bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Kraków, Kraków MDA N456 / ...

112 zł - 134 zł

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine 473.3 km

210 zł - 310 zł

Fly to Krakow  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Krakow (KRK) VIE - KRK

180 zł - 900 zł

Fly to Kosice, shuttle  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków

450 zł - 1 580 zł

Shuttle  •  7h 8m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Kraków Eurobusways

321 zł - 505 zł

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine is to bus which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Wieliczka Mediateka via Politechnika. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia via Krakow Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Vienna and Wieliczka Salt Mine is 333 km. The road distance is 473.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine without a car is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine, including transfers.

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Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 7h 51m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine.
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  • Distance: 333.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 45m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Krakow Glowny once daily. Tickets cost 350 zł - 470 zł and the journey takes 6h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Kraków, Kraków MDA every 3 hours. Tickets cost 100 zł - 130 zł and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
370 zł - 850 zł
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 zł - 1 200 zł
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
350 zł - 470 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
100 zł - 130 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
180 zł - 330 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Kraków
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
310 zł - 500 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine is 473 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Vienna to Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2946+ hotels available in Wieliczka Salt Mine. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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