Most people visit Krakow to have fun, spend nicely holiday and keep good memory. But there is one place that surely will not make you happy - Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is useless to describe preciselly the place, once you visit you never forget.
But how to visit? The easiest option is to buy the ticket in one of dozens travel agencies is Krakow. The agencies offer the visits door-to-door. You inform the company about the hotel that you stay, in the morning a bus is comming in front of you hotel, you go to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the tour leader and guide are already booked and then, after visiting you come back to Krakow with the travel agency. But the option is expensive (about 50 euro per person).
It is quite easy to go to Auschwitz by public transport. Go to the main bus station and just buy the bus ticket to Auschwitz (Polish name - Oświęcim). The ticket costs about 5 euro. Being in Auschwitz but the ticket (about 10 euro). In the office one sells tickets only with official guide. Be careful, in high season is is difficult to buy tickets. To be sure to get it, buy the ticket on the internet www.auschwitz.org
The distance between Krakow and Auschwitz is 70 km. Because the road is in not the best reserve 90 minutes to come to the destination. Do not go by train, the connection is very bad trains are rare and the way from the train station to the former camp is long.