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Car Rental in Poland

Sixt offers a great selection of deals for car rental in Poland. With branches at Poland's major cities and airports, accessing our premium fleet of vehicles is quick and easy, allowing you to get on with enjoying your break in this fascinating country. When you rent a car in Poland from Sixt, you can be guaranteed the highest standards of vehicle, whether you opt for a luxury sedan or economy city car. Read on for more details on saving money on your rental and enjoying driving in Poland.

Sixt rent a car in Poland

Our Service | FAQs | Driving Tips | Places of Interest | Crossing Borders

Use this pagge to gather some great ideas about sights to see and places to visit on your trip to Poland. Our car rental deals in Poland mean that all of these attractions are easily accessible, allowing you to experience the breathtaking natural beauty, stunning architecture and exciting cities that the country has to offer. Our convenient branch locations are ready to get you on the road so you can get your journey in Poland underway.


Our Service

Polen - Krakow

Our diverse fleet means it is easy to find the right rental vehicle for your driving requirements. You can opt for a compact city car to negotiate the narrowest city streets or select a prestige brand to add some luxury to your travels. An SUV is great for exploring, while a minivan is perfect for larger groups. Next, tailor your rental with numerous add-ons for an optimal ride. We have great deals on optional features such as child seats, GPS, additional driver and insurance coverage. Reserve your car rental for Poland ahead online or by phone and ensuring a better rate than waiting to your arrival.

Driver's license

Poland accepts driving licenses from all EU countries and many other nations. US drivers will also need to show an international driving permit, which can be obtained before leaving from the Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA) or American Automobile Association (AAA).

Age restrictions

You must be 18 or older to drive in Poland and further age restrictions apply when you rent a car in Poland. Our booking engine will show you the age limits on each model.

Credit card payment

Payment for your rental car must be made using a credit card. The credit card must be in the driver's name and it must be presented to branch staff upon collection. Prepaid cards and debit cards are not accepted.

Accidents

Dialing 112 in Poland will connect you to the emergency services. You can also reach our own support staff 24/7, further information is enclosed with your rental documents. Our car rental deals in Poland also include the option of Roadside Protection, providing enhanced breakdown coverage.


FAQs

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TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.

Driving Tips

Polen - Ostsee

Poland's road network is generally good and has enjoyed much investment in the last few years. Tolls are charged on the main motorways (A1, A2, A4 and A8) but driving is free elsewhere. The E65/E30 is the main route from Germany in the west, running through Poznan and Lodz on the way to Warsaw. The E75 and E77 run north to Gdansk from Lodz and Warsaw respectively and both roads continue south to Katowice and Krakow.

Additional tips for driving in Poland

  • Keep your driving license and ID with you at all times.
  • Wearing of seatbelts in the front (and back if fitted) is compulsory.
  • Children under 12 must use a seatbelt adapted for their height or be seated in a special seat.

Speed limits

  • 30 mph in urban areas
  • 56-68 mph on open roads
  • 81 mph on motorways

Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland
  • Centennial Hall in Wroclaw
  • Malbork Castle

Not far from Krakow is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland's largest tourist attractions. A national Historical Monument produced table salt from the 13th century up until 2007 and is home to four chapels and many sculptures that were carved by miners out of rock salt. The UNESCO listed Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region are a group of wooden Orthodox churches which were built between the 16th-19th centuries. Wroclaw's Centennial Hall is a designated Historic Monument built by Max Berg in 1911-1913 and is an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. When measured by land area the Malbork Castle is the world's largest castle. Built by Teutonic Knights it is a classic example of a medieval fortress and has been UNESCO listed since 1997. Situated on the bank of the Nogat River it is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in all of Poland.

Top 4 Natural Sights

  • Insel Wollin
  • Ojcowski National Park
  • Bialowieza National Park
  • Hohe Tatra

Wollin is an island in the Baltic Sea and home to the Wollin National Park, home to a beech forest and bison reserve. Ojcowski National Park is near to Krakow, which despite its small size, is one of the most scenic natural areas of the country. The area features tall limestone rock formations, the most famous of them is the Hercules Bludgeon. Bialowieza National Park in the east of Poland is the last primeval forest in Europe and is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is home to massive ancient oak trees and herds of wild bison. The High Tatra Mountains are a range found along the northern border with Slovakia and include 29 peaks that climb over 8,200 feet.

Top filming locations

Krakow has been the location for countless films thanks to its stunning architecture, atmospheric streets and centuries of history. Perhaps none is more famous "Schindler's List" Steven Spielberg's multi-award winning drama about the Holocaust from 1993. Much of the movie was filmed in Kazimierz, the city's Jewish Quarter, and today many tours will guide you through the locations where scenes were filmed.

"Walesa, Man of Hope (2013)", tells the story of Lech Walesa, the famous politician and union activist who co-founded Solidarity. He was instrumental in the fall of communism in Poland and later became the country's president. The film is set in Gdansk and has fascinating footage of the city and the shipyards. Gdansk was the backdrop for shooting scenes from the 2012 American political action-thriller film "Zero Dark Thirty", directed by Kathryn Bigelow.


Crossing Borders

If you wish to extend your visit into other European countries a car rental in Poland from Sixt gives you plenty of opportunity. You are allowed to cross into neighboring countries such as Germay, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Please refer to our Rental Information page for more information.


Polen - Gdansk

 
 

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