Auschwitz is located in the southern part of Poland, in Lesser Poland province. The nearest tourist city is Krakow, located about 70 km away. The journey by car from Krakow to Auschwitz takes about 1 hour. Another city in the area of the camp is Katowice. It’s placed situated about 40 km from Auschwitz (pol. Oświęcim). Trip from Katowice takes about 40 minutes.