Kasprowy Wierch is one of the best-known peaks in the Polish Tatras. It owes its popularity to the cable car, built in 1936. It was a pioneering undertaking from which all of Poland was proud. Today it is the oldest cable car in Europe. The first wagons could transport only several dozen passengers to Kasprowy peak, and tickets had to be bought many days in advance. Today’s modern cable car has many times more bandwidth, which is however limited due to the protection of nature of the Tatra National Park. From the top of Kasprowy there is a beautiful view of the highest ridges of the High and West Tatras and Zakopane.
- The lower station of the cable car to Kasprowy Wierch is located in Kuźnice, a housing estate in Zakopane, located about three-four kilometers from the railway and bus stations. - It is easiest to get to Kuźnice by bus, which departs from the station practically every few minutes and takes you basically to the very ticket offices. - Of course, you can also get there on foot, it's only a few kilometers’ walk. - However, think about whether you want to go there by car. The last kilometer of the road to Kuźnice is closed to vehicular traffic - you have to go by foot. If you must, you can leave the car on one of the numerous, small parking lots on the streets leading to the lower station. You can buy the tickets at the bottom or at the top, you cannot buy them at the intermediate station - it's just a transfer station. Jump to our blog page for more details!
The Kasprowy Wierch cable car is open almost all year round, from 8-16. In the high season, that is in winter and summer, the best time to go up is early morning. Not only will you avoid crowds of tourists, you will also gain extra hours for high-mountain tours! We also recommend out-of-season trips. Please note, however, that during the year, most often in May or November, the cable car is closed - due to an inspection. Of course, if you want to enjoy the views - sunny weather is necessary. Important! Buy tickets earlier. You can do it online. Pay attention to the return time marked on the ticket. You can come back at another time - however, tourists with tickets for a given time of descend take precedence. So if you want to stay longer - buy a one-way ticket. Remember about the right clothing and footwear as well!