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I would like to know how to get Auschwitz from Wroclaw without going first to Krakow by public transport? The idea is to get up early in Wroclaw, visit Auschwitz and go to Krakow to sleep.

One option is to go to Katowice, but I don't know if that's possible. As far as I know Wroclaw to Katowice is 3 hours by train, then I have to go to take a train or bus to Auschwitz (1 hour) and should reserve 4 hours for the visit. Finally a bus could take me to Krakow but the problem is that (according to the Lonely Planet) the last one departs at 6pm.

Do you see this planning viable? Or do you know another less stressing/direct way to get Auschwitz?

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You can go by train from Wrocław to Oświęcim (Auschwitz) and then from Oświęcim to Kraków. The last train from Oświęcim to Kraków is at 20h54. You can check the train times and fares here.

I think that a less stressing way is to go to Kraków first and visit Oświęcim on a day trip from there. Alternatively, if you do not want to go to Kraków first, you could consider to spend the night in Oświęcim. This could be the night before or after the visit.

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Thanks! I didn't imagine that Oświęcim could be reached directly from Wroclaw –  Ivan Apr 5 '12 at 7:41
    
Note that the train from Wrocław to Oświęcim is not direct. You have to change trains, at leadt once. –  user766 Apr 5 '12 at 8:14
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Opss, that's true, but it's still better than stopping at Katowice, Thanks! :) –  Ivan Apr 5 '12 at 8:25
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