Bochnia is a town of 30,000 inhabitants situated on the river Raba in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland. It is one of the oldest towns in the Lesser Poland Lowland, located around 40 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital, Kraków. Bochnia is most noted for its salt mine, the oldest functioning of its kind in Europe, operating since the middle of 13th century. Today, the mine now opened mainly for touristic reasons. In 2010, the Bochnia Salt Mine was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bochnia's old town retains a magical, medieval atmosphere with its historic urban layout.
There are very good bus connections between Bochnia and all of its nearest large cities. Bochnia is located on the A4 motorway, providing easy connections by car and bus with Kraków, Katowice, Tarnów, Rzeszów, and Przemyśl. Buses from Kraków will usually cost 5-6 PLN.
Trains to and from Kraków leave every hour and cost around 10 PLN (depending on the kind of train).
There are few hotels in and around Bochnia