Car hire in Poland
Hiring a car in Poland
The eastern European country of Poland is brilliant to explore. A combination of stunning architecture and fascinating history will mean you’ll want to jump in your hire car and set off to find out what it’s all about as soon as you arrive.
From the 14th-century Wawel Castle and Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow, to the old town of Warsaw, which was completely rebuilt in the after the Second World War, you won’t be short of attractions. To get a glimpse into a darker side of Poland’s history and one that should never be forgotten, a trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp memorial is a must.
What you need to know
The options are seemingly endless when it comes to hiring a car in Poland. You can get a car from so many airports, including the likes of Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk, that wherever you’re arriving into you’ll be able to start your road trip from there. Alternatively, those coming in by rail can also collect their hire cars at the train station.
For the largest amount of choice, the main transport hubs are your best bet. At Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), for example, there are more than a dozen hire car companies to choose from. They are all ranked as excellent or very good by previous clients. Make use of our booking tool to find the right car at the most convenient location for you and all at a great price.
Where to pick up your car
Arrangements for picking up your hire car will depend on the company that you have chosen and the city in which you have opted for. At Warsaw Airport there are a number of arrangements in place.
The likes of Budget and Hertz have car hire desks within the terminal building, while companies including enterprise and Rentis have a meet and greet service. This means a representative from the firm will escort you to where you need to be. Alternatively, a small number of car hire companies offer a free shuttle bus to your pick-up point.
For those who have opted to pick up their hire car at a train station, the collection points tend to be close by. In Krakow, for example, the car hire desks are less than a kilometre’s walk away, but it’s a good idea to check on the exact location to make sure everything runs smoothly upon your arrival.