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Car Hire Krakow Useful Information

Krakow is the second largest city in Poland and one of its oldest. Car Hire is very popular here and with an abundance of airlines operating direct flights from many regional airports across the UK such as Leeds, Liverpool, Gatwick and Bristol, it is important to book your choice of rental vehicle early. 

Kraków is a popular tourist destination in Poland, with many historical and cultural attractions. When driving in and around the city, there are several factors to consider:

Distance to sightseeing destinations: Many of the key attractions in Kraków, such as the Main Market Square, Wawel Castle, and the Kazimierz district, are located relatively close to each other in the city center. While driving may not be necessary within the immediate city center, there are several notable destinations you can explore by hire car.

Here are some popular options to drive to:
  1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum: Located about an hour's drive west of Kraków, this UNESCO World Heritage Site serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities of the Holocaust.

  2. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Just a short drive from Kraków, this historic salt mine, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers an underground tour through its intricate network of chambers and tunnels.

  3. Ojców National Park: This picturesque national park is located around 20 kilometers north of Kraków and offers breathtaking natural landscapes, including limestone cliffs, caves, and dense forests.

  4. Błędów Desert: Located around 40 kilometers north of Kraków, this unique geological formation is often referred to as the only desert in Poland, known for its sandy terrain and distinctive landscape.

These destinations provide diverse experiences that showcase the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage of the region surrounding Kraków. With a hire car, you can conveniently explore these sites at your own pace and enjoy the scenic drives in the Polish countryside.

Toll roads: Kraków itself doesn't have any toll roads within the city limits. However, if you plan to travel to other parts of Poland, especially on the major highways, you might encounter toll roads. Be prepared to pay in local currency.

Traffic: Kraków can experience moderate to heavy traffic congestion, particularly during rush hours and peak tourist seasons. It's advisable to plan your travel during off-peak times if possible to avoid traffic jams and delays.

Clean air zone: While there is no specific clean air zone in Kraków, the city has implemented various measures to improve air quality. These measures include restrictions on certain vehicles in the city center, especially during periods of high air pollution.

Type of vehicle to hire: For driving in and around Kraków, a standard compact car is typically sufficient, unless you plan to venture into more remote areas with challenging terrain. If you are visiting during the winter months, consider renting a car equipped with winter tires to handle snowy and icy roads more effectively.

Overall, while driving in Kraków can be convenient for exploring the surrounding regions, it's essential to be mindful of local traffic rules, parking regulations, and road conditions. Using navigation apps or GPS can help you navigate the city and find the best routes to your desired destinations.

Current Rental Rates in Krakow

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.71 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 124.00 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Kia Rio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.00 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 126.00 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.56 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 143.96 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Useful to know about Krakow

  • Krakow is located in the Lesser Poland region.
  • You can also collect rental vehicles from the nearby Krakow Airport.
  • For five centuries Krakow was the capital of Poland.
  • It was known as the capital of the Grand Duchy of Krakow.
  • A Krakow archbishop became the first ever Slavic Pope in 1978.


Popular car hire destinations in Krakow

  • Krakow Airport
  • Central Krakow Railway Station
  • Bus Station
  • Plac Braci Dudzinskich
  • ul.Opolska

Best car rental companies in Krakow

No.1: PANEK,
based on 402 reviews
8 min (average wait time)
based on 651 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 36 reviews
6 min (average wait time)

Krakow car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
  • € 123.97
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 17.71
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 44
    Most Popular Type:
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 147
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Krakow

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