Planning a Visit to Tatra National Park: Ticket Prices and Buying Guide

If you plan to visit Tatra National Park, it is worth to know that when you buy a ticket, the fees collected in the Tatra National Park (TPN) are used to support the creation and maintenance of tourist and educational infrastructure, as well as nature protection. Part of the entrance fee, 15%, is used for the rescue activities of the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service.

Tourists have the option to purchase entrance tickets to the park through quick electronic transfers, BLIK payments, and cards. The Polish company Blue Media, an online payment operator, is responsible for the fast and secure online payment methods on the website.

Ticket verification involves showing a QR code at the control points within the Park. Tickets bought online can also be added to wallet-type apps available on Android and iOS devices (such as Apple Wallet).

Ticket Information and Prices

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  • Normal ticket: PLN 9.00
  • Reduced ticket: PLN 4.50
  • 7-day normal ticket: PLN 45.00
  • 7-day discounted ticket: PLN 22.50
  • Normal group ticket (group of 10 people) PLN 81.00
  • Reduced group ticket (group of 10 people): PLN 40.50

Please note that there is an additional fee of PLN 5 for entering the Mroźna Cave. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge.

Entrance Fee Exemptions

Certain categories of people are exempt from the entrance fee to the cave, for example

  • Permanent residents of communes within or bordering the National Park, such as Zakopane, Kościelisko, Poronin, Bukowina Tatrzańska, and Biały Dunajec, with valid documents proving permanent residence*.
  • Children up to 7 years of age
  • Persons conducting scientific research in the field of nature conservation with the permission of the National Park Ranger
  • Pupils and students attending classes in the National Park by arrangement with the Park Superintendent (except teachers and guardians)
  • Persons visiting designated places of worship by the shortest route
  • Guides, Tatra instructors, volunteers and persons with the permission of the TPN director
  • Mountain rescuers of the Tatra Voluntary Rescue Service and the Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service

Discounted Tickets

Reduced tickets are available for the following groups upon presentation of an appropriate document:

  • Pupils and students
  • Senior citizens and pensioners
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Active duty military

Ticket Sales Locations

Tickets may be purchased at various locations at park entrances, including year-round and seasonal outlets. Hours of operation vary by location and season.

Park gates open year-round:

  1. Lysa Polana
  2. Poroniec Peak
  3. Jaworzynka Valley
  4. Goryczkowa /Myślenickie Turnie/
  5. Kalatówki
  6. Biała Valley
  7. Strzelce Valley
  8. Mała Łąka Valley
  9. Kościeliska Valley

Periodical sales points:

  • Filipka (01.IV – 15.XI)
  • Sucha Woda (01.IV – 15.XI and all weekends, non-working days and winter holidays for all provinces in the remaining months) 4a. Cyrhla (01.IV – 31.X)
  • Olczyska Valley (01.IV – 31.X)
  • Nosal Peak (01.IV – 31.X)

Online Ticket Purchase

You can buy tickets for the Tatra National Park (TPN) at, as well as through SkyCash and mPay applications.

The SkyCash application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play, App Store, Microsoft, or by visiting on your mobile phone’s web browser. Similarly, the mPay application can be downloaded from Google Play, App Store, Microsoft, or by visiting on your phone’s web browser.

Please note that Internet access is not always available in the park. It is recommended that you purchase tickets before you travel to the Tatra Mountains, preferably at your accommodation. Tickets can be checked offline at the entrance gates.

Parking Fees and Information

There are several parking lots for cars and buses in the Tatra National Park:

  1. Kościeliska Valley (Kiry) – paid
  2. Wierch Poroniec „Klimkówka” – paid
  3. Wierch Poroniec „Nad Kiczora” – paid (parking only for cars, campers and motorcycles)
  4. Łysa Polana (former border crossing) – paid
  5. Palenica Białczańska – paid
  6. Wierch Poroniec – paid
  7. Chałubiński – paid
  8. Mała Łąki Valley – paid

Please note that it is necessary to buy an e-ticket on the website if you plan to drive your own car to Palenica Białczańska, where the trail to Morskie Oko begins. Parking is charged all year round, regardless of the number of spaces available. Remember to observe the Park’s parking rules and regulations.

Here is a table with the price list of parking fees (daily fee) for various parking lots in the Tatra National Park:

Car ParkMotorcyclesPassenger CarsCoachesMotorhomes
Little Meadow parking lotPLN 30PLN 30PLN 60
Kościeliska Valley parking lotPLN 30PLN 30PLN 60
Wierch Poroniec car parkPLN 30PLN 30PLN 60
Car park Wierch Poroniec „Klimkówka”PLN 30PLN 30PLN 60
Car park Wierch Poroniec „Nad Kiczora”PLN 30PLN 30PLN 60
Łysa Polana car park (online only)PLN 15 – PLN 35PLN 25 – PLN 45PLN 70
Palenica Białczańska car park (online only)PLN 15 – PLN 35PLN 25 – PLN 45PLN 70

Please note that parking fees in the parking lots of Łysa Polana and Palenica Białczańska depend on the day of booking and can be purchased only online.

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Guided Tours In Tatra National Park

Alternatively, instead of taking or renting a car, you can book a tour with a guide who will pick you up from your current location and take you to the international park. The guide will take care of your safety and provide information about the most interesting aspects of the park. They can help you choose the routes, explain different difficulties, and advise you on what to bring for the trip.

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Parking in the Morskie Oko Area FAQ:

How to reserve a parking lot in the Morskie Oko area?
Reservations can be made at Alternatively, you can buy a ticket at the Tourist Information Center (44 Chałubińskiego St.) from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., subject to availability.

Does the online booking also apply to the parking lot in Łysa Polana?
Yes, the online reservation is valid for the unguarded parking lot in the Morskie Oko area, which includes Palenica Białczańska, Łysa Polana, and on certain days on the road between Łysa Polana and Palenica Białczańska, as well as at the former Watchtower building.

Is it possible to park in the parking lots in the area of Morskie Oko without a reservation?
No, access to TPN parking lots in the Morskie Oko area is possible only with an e-ticket purchased on It is possible to pay for tickets in cash at the Tourist Information Center (44 Chałubińskiego St.), subject to availability.

Can I get a refund or change the date?
Yes, but you must notify [email protected] no later than 12:00 the day before the reservation.

Can I get a refund for an unused parking space because the weather was bad and we did not go to Morskie Oko?
No, there is no refund in this situation, as the parking space was booked for the whole day. The return or change of the date should be reported to [email protected] no later than 12:00 the day before the reservation, regardless of the reason for the cancellation or change of date.

Can I change the license plate number on my order if I am driving a different car?
Yes, you should notify [email protected] no later than 12:00 noon the day before your reservation.

I didn’t receive my booking confirmation email, what should I do? First check your spam folder. If it’s not there, contact [email protected] and they will check your order for any problems (e.g. incorrect email address) and resend the confirmation.

What should I do with my booking confirmation?
Print or save it to your phone or other mobile device and present it to the valet upon arrival. Internet access may be limited at Lysa Polana and Palenica Białczańska, so it’s best to have it ready beforehand.

Can I choose the parking lot where I park my car?
No, the reservation covers the whole area. The order of arrival will determine the parking location to ensure smooth traffic flow.

When is the parking lot open?
From March 1st to November 30th, the parking lot is open from dawn to dusk. Buy your ticket online if you arrive early, as the gates may still be closed.

If I arrive at the parking lot after 3 p.m., will my space still be available?.
Yes, the reserved space will be available all day.

At what time should I arrive at the parking lot to avoid traffic jams?
This depends on the weather. On sunny days there may be traffic jams early in the morning. It’s best to arrive no later than 8:00 am.

How much does it cost to reserve a parking space?
Prices range from 25 to 45 PLN, depending on the season and whether the reservation is for a weekend or a weekday (detailed price list). Reservations are valid during parking hours.