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Is renting a car in Poland easy? Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Culture, Phrases

You may or may not need a rental car in Poland. When I visit my country, I often use my family’s car or public transportation. However, there are times when having a car is just what yo need! There’s a lot to see in Poland – whether you’re visiting Warsaw, Kraków or any of Poland’s historic cities, and whether you’re retracing your family’s roots, are traveling for business or simply love authentic Polish cuisine, a rental car in Poland will allow you to do and see more during your trip.

My husband really likes driving in Poland!

To rent a car in Poland, you must be at least 21 years old and have held your license for 1 year. A few car classes have a maximum rental age of 70 years. Drivers renting a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. An International Drivers License is required (If you have an EU driving license you can drive in Poland without issue. If you are from outside the European Union you must obtain an international drivers license to drive in Poland.)

I would like to rent a car – Chciałbym/chciałabym wynająć samochód

For how long? – Na jak długo?

How much does it cost? – Ile to kosztuje?

What type of car do you want — manual or automatic? – Jaki rodzaj skrzyni biegów pan/pani sobie życzy – automatyczną czy ręczną?

You have to bring it back with a full tank – Musi pan/pani zwrócić samochód z pełnym bakiem.

Has this car got AC? – Czy ten samochód ma klimatyzację?

Does it take petrol or diesel? – Chodzi na benzynę czy olej napędowy?


I would love to hear about your experiences of renting a car in Poland? How did it go? Let us know in comments below!

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


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