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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Krakow Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flex To Go
$4.76 / per day
Krakow Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Viaggiare
$7.24 / per day
Krakow Grzegorzki Zachod
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
PANEK
$9.15 / per day
Krakow Airport
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$11.39 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Krakow Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 4
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Kaizen Rent
$14.33 / per day
Krakow Airport
Standard SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$21.34 / per day
Krakow Airport
Compact Elite
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$25.22 / per day
Krakow Airport
Full-size SUV
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rentis
$30.85 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:36 on 2024-04-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Polish, English, German
Currency
PLN
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+48
Average car rental price
$16 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 140 km/h or 56 - 87 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Rating
9.1 / 10

Why rent a car in Krakow?

Krakow, with its remarkable old town, castle, and history, is the prime tourist destination of Poland. Some three million foreign tourists (and over 14 million in total) visit the city every year. While when staying in the central part of the city a rental car would be more of a burden than a benefit, the many sites in Krakow’s surroundings, chief among them Auschwitz, are certainly best visited with a vehicle. 

American, Australian, and New Zealand citizens should be aware that an International Driving Permit (IDP) is technically required for them to both drive and rent a car in Poland. In fact, the following companies explicitly state the necessity of an IDP: Global, Green Motion, Rentis, Surprice, Sixt, Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise. Though you may find reports of people not being asked to show one when picking up their rental car, it is far safer to have one. If the rental company asks for one and you can not provide it, they may not allow you to take the car and you may lose your prepayment. If you are American, you can get an IDP from your local AAA office.  

Krakow

One-Way Car Rentals in Krakow

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Krakow and drop off in another city include:

  • From Krakow to Warsaw - 517 offers from $12.62 per day
  • From Krakow to Katowice - 235 offers from $16.73 per day
  • From Krakow to Wroclaw - 216 offers from $12.62 per day
  • From Krakow to Berlin - 54 offers from $9295.30 per day
  • From Krakow to Bydgoszcz - 98 offers from $24.67 per day

Top ways to enter Krakow

Most travelers flying to Krakow will arrive at Kraków John Paul II International Airport located about 12 km west of the city center. The largest rental suppliers have desks inside the terminal on level +1. Other suppliers will either meet you on arrival or provide a shuttle. 

 

Some may fly into nearby Katowice Airport which is less than 100 km away from Krakow or Warsaw Chopin Airport 300km north of Krakow. It is possible to pick up a rental car in both of these airports with the largest suppliers again having desks in the terminal. 

 

With trains arriving from nearby European countries, some travelers may also arrive by train at Krakow Glowny (the main train station) where it is also possible to pick up rental cars via a supplier’s representative meeting you on arrival. 

City facts

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow is steeped in history. The first written account of its name was in the late 900s while it became the seat of the Polish government in 1038. Wavel Castle was first built later in the 11th century, and Krakow University would follow two hundred years later. The city experienced its golden age in the 15th and 16th centuries before King Sigismund III Vasa moved the capital to Warsaw. The city would see treacherous times during the Nazi occupation. Today it is again the cultural, industrial, and educational heart of Poland. 

Visitors may notice many references to Pope John Paull II throughout Krakow. Karol Józef Wojtyła, as he was known before his papacy, was born in Wadowice, not far from Krakow. He later would move to Krakow where he would eventually attend seminary and become ordained. Wojtyla would go onto become the Archbishop of Krakow before being inaugurated as Pope. Being the first Polish Pope, and given Poland is a heavily Catholic country, it is no surprise that the home city of Krakow would honor and celebrate him. 

Krakow has four distinct seasons. Summers are generally warm to hot with occasional rainy days and daily highs on average between 23 and 25°C (in the mid 70’s Fahrenheit). Winters are usually cold with highs typically just above freezing. The city sees snow during winter sometimes remaining for a week or two. The other seasons are spring and fall, during which, it's still cold but warmer than winter.

Krakow has the worst air pollution in Europe. The problem is particularly bad in winter with intense smog due to the use of coal as a heating source, though luckily coal furnaces are being phased out. If you or one of your family or travel companions has respiratory issues, then it is best to avoid Krakow in the winter. 

Travelers should be careful when it comes to exchanging currency in Krakow. Do not, if at all possible, exchange money at the airport. If you must, only exchange the amount you need before you reach the city center. The same is true for the train station. Wait until you reach the city to exchange money. The rates given in the city center are usually much better than those at the airport and train stations. 

One must be careful with currency exchanges in the city center, too. Know the approximate exchange rate before arriving and search for an exchange that offers a BUY rate as close as possible to it. This is important, as some places will trick potential customers by listing the sell rate first. Some will also play a trick with zeros, for example quoting 3.080 instead of 3.80. If not careful, you could fall for this and lose a significant portion of your money. 

Another common ripoff is the exchange rate conversion when paying with a credit card or using certain ATMs. When paying in a store or restaurant you will be asked whether to pay in polish zloty or have them covert the purchase amount to your home currency for you. You will invariably receive a better rate from your home bank than what they offer, and sometimes their offer will be far away from the actual exchange rate. You should, therefore, insist on declining any offers of conversion and pay in polish zloty (i.e., use the red button on the card reader). 

Top destinations and activities

  • Old Town - The primary draw for visitors, and also something almost no one misses on their visit, the Stare Miasto is the centerpiece of Krakow. It is centered upon the Rynek Glowny, or Market Square, where travelers will find the Cloth Hall that sadly used to sell local goods but now only sells useless tourist trinkets likely made in China. Though food and Christmas markets in the square are certainly worth perusing. Travelers will also find the Church of St. Adalbert and Town Hall Tower here. The atmosphere in the square and old town itself will leave visitors wanting to stroll around more and more. The Old Town is surrounded on all sides by a park that makes for the perfect romantic walk. 
  • Kazimierz - A 15-minute walk south of the Old Town, Kazimierz is the former Jewish section of the city. While there were many more before 1939, there are now a handful of synagogues left. Additionally, there is the Galacia Jewish Museum and a couple of Jewish cultural centers. Kazimierz is a hotspot for nightlife for the younger crowd. It also has a plethora of dining options. A unique place to grab a drink is Tea Time, a bar serving hand-pump cask ales that are brewed in the basement.  
  • Wavel Castle - Located at the southern end of the Old Town and along the Vistula River, the Wavel Castle sits upon a hill. It was occupied for hundreds of years and was once the seat of the Polish crown. The castle has several exhibitions that all require separate tickets. This includes the State Rooms, the Royal Apartment, and the Armoury. In addition, visitors can also enter the Royal Tombs and climb up Sigismund's Tower and see the bell. 
  • Nowa Huta - About 10km east of the Old Town, Nowa Huta is a neighborhood built in communist times for the workers of the newly built steel mills. It is centered around Ronald Reagan Square and is one of the best examples of socialist realist architecture. 
  • Schindler’s Factory - Made famous by Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, Schindler’s Factory is now a museum open for visitation. Oskar Schindler saved more than a thousand Jews from the Holocaust during World War II. He did this by employing them in his factory south of the Vistula River in Krakow. The museum, however, doesn’t just cover Schindler and his actions but the entire history of the Nazi occupation of Krakow. Also near the museum is the last remaining piece of the wall of the Krakow Ghetto. It can be found on Lwowska Street.
  • South Krakow - Although usually overlooked by foreign visitors, this primarily residential area nonetheless has a number of attractions to enjoy. These include the Krakus Mound (named after the legendary founder of the city), MOCAK or the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Tyniec Monastery, as well as the aforementioned Schindler’s Factory.
  • Ghetto Heroes Square. You will find 33 empty memorial chairs here that symbolize the tragedy of the Polish Jews in this square. It is located in the center of the old ghetto and is where the selections were made. Those selected would have to leave the ghetto to board a train to a concentration camp.

Traffic and parking

As the Polish economy has grown, so has car ownership. With more and more cars on the roads every year in Krakow, congestion keeps getting worse. It would be best if you could plan your travel times around rush hour. Expect long delays when leaving the city in the late afternoon or early evening, particularly on Friday in the direction of Zakopane.

As with any city its size, parking is scarce in the center of Krakow. All parking spaces in and around the city center are metered. Payment can be made with cash or contactless credit cards (in many zones). Parking is free at night, however. 

The city also operates parking garages in Podgórze (across the Vistula River) and near the National Museum of Krakow (which is very close to the Old Town). Other privately run garages or lots can also be found in the center. 

Driving is restricted in the Old Town. You will only be able to drive into it if your hotel is located inside of it. It is not permitted to drive on the streets near the Market Square for any reason. 

Toll roads

While there are no toll roads in the City of Krakow itself, there are in other parts of Poland. Of most concern for travelers is the A4 highway which starts on the outskirts of the city and goes to Katowice and Wroclaw. Driving from Krakow to Katowice will set back drivers 20 PLN and from Katowice to Wrocław a further 16.20 PLN.

Travelers should also be aware that the A1, which will take drivers from Krakow to Gdansk, and the A2 stretching from Warsaw to Berlin are also toll roads (though not on the German side of the border).

All tolls in Poland are collected at toll gates. You can pay with a credit card or cash in Polish Zloty, Euros, or U.S. Dollars, though only bills are accepted for euros and dollars with the change given in zloty. While electronic tolling is available, vehicles must still stop for a closed gate when using the systems. Therefore, renters should not worry if their car supplier offers electronic options and plan to just pay at the gates. 

Ideas for day trips

  • Auschwitz -Birkenau - Many visitors come to Krakow with the sole intention of visiting what has become the dominant symbol of the Holocaust. The site of the Nazi extermination camp is about 65 km west of Krakow in the town of Oświęcim. Auschwitz I, with the famous Arbeit Macht Frei gate, is now a museum with historical exhibits and the only remaining gas chamber, though it was reconstructed after the war. The museum requires visitors to use a tour guide during the busiest times of the day. Auschwitz II, with the notorious railway entrance, is 3 km away in the village of Brzezinka. This, the largest part of the camp, serves more as a memorial with ruins of buildings, the ponds where victims’ ashes were dumped, and a large memorial in different languages. It is free to walk around during all hours when it is open. 
  • Many companies advertise tours of Auschwitz in Krakow’s old town. It should be noted that the cost of these tours mostly comes from the transportation. If you have a rental car, it is better to just rely on the guides that the museum itself offers.  Do also keep in mind that the site is not a tourist site but a memorial to the more than million victims whose final resting place it is and treat it with the solemnity it deserves. 
  • Wieliczka  - Located just outside of Krakow, Wieliczka is a small town known for its salt mine which had been operating for centuries when it ceased operations in 2007. The tour of the mine takes visitors to a small portion of the overall mine but includes highlights of statutes and the Chapel of St. King, an impressive cathedral. There is also another tour that includes the history of salt mining in the area. Finally, the mine includes a health resort where it is possible to spend the night. Do be sure to bring warm clothes as the temperature underground is lower. 
  • Częstochowa - Around 140km northwest of Krakow, Czestochowa is an extremely popular pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pilgrims come from all over Poland and further due to the Black Madonna icon located in the Jasna Gora monastery. The city sees thousands of visitors around August 15 for the Feast of the Assumption.
  • Nowy Sącz - Located an hour’s drive southeast of Krakow, Nowy Sacz is another historic town. Its marketplace is one of the largest in Europe, though not a large as Krakow’s, and the Rathaus sits in the center of it. The town is also very popular due to the mountains surrounding it. Tourists enjoy hiking and visiting the resorts in the Beskids nearby the town. 
  • Castles - There are a number of castles located near Krakow. Examples include Olsztyn Castle located in the small town of Olsztyn just outside of Czestochowa (not to be confused with the town of Olsztyn in northern Poland), Niedzica Castle located South of Krakow near the Slovak border, Czorsztyn Castle located across Lake Czorsztyn from Niedzica, and Moszna Castle, which has been featured in lists with the most beautiful castles in the world.
  • Zalipie -  This village is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Poland. It is located 100km east of Krakow. The village is famous for its house painted with interesting designs and colors. There are no other tourist services or sights, just a unique small village off the beaten path. 
  • Bielsko-Biała - Travelers can drive 80 km southwest of Krakow to reach the town of Bielsko-Biala. Although the town has an old town, it is primarily an entryway to the neighboring ski-resorts and the surrounding Beskid Mountains. The Pszczyna Castle nearby is also worth a visit. 
  • Zakopane - During both summer and winter, poles flock to Zakopane for hiking or skiing. Sitting just outside the High Tatras National Park, this city has long been the mountain resort capital of Poland. The town and national parks make for a great day trip for those short on time. Many routes can be hiked in a few hours, including making it to the top of Giewont which overlooks the town. Of course, those with more time available will want to stay in Zakopane for at least a few days.
  • Ojców National Park - Although the smallest national park in Poland, Ojcow is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. Best known for the White Hand rock and other unique karst formations, cliffs, and caves, the area is also home to a surprising amount of biodiversity. The drive from the city takes only about 40 minutes.

Most popular cars

Given the crowded city driving (and small parking spaces), it is natural that renters prefer smaller cars in Krakow. The most popular class of cars is the Economy, like the Ford Fiesta, followed by compact, such as the Opel Astra. The third most popular class of car is mini, of which the Fiat 500 is a good example. 

Further destinations

Poland shares a border with multiple countries. The rules pertaining to which countries you are allowed to take a rental car from Poland vary by rental company. Most, but not all, also have an additional fee for such. 

The one common rule is that you are not allowed to take a car to any country outside of the European Economic Area. This means that you can not travel to neighboring Ukraine or Belarus. Below are examples of which countries you are allowed to drive to if renting from these particular companies (the information is accurate as of August 2019, but could change; be sure to confirm it in the rental conditions before booking):

  • Global - All EU countries
  • Surprice - Norway, Switzerland, EU countries
  • Ace - All EU countries
  • Rentis - All EU countries
  • Sixt - Most EU countries except for Romania and Bulgaria
  • Right Cars - Only EU, prior request 
  • Panek - Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Lithuania
  • Keddy - Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, and Lithuania. 
  • Add Car - All EU countries
  • Alamo - All EU countries
  • Avis - Most EU countries with the notable exception of the Baltic countries
  • Budget - All EU except Romania and Bulgaria
  • Enterprise - All EU countries 

 

If you plan to travel outside of Poland, you must inform the rental company in advance. In addition, most companies will charge a one time fee, examples of which are (as of August 2019):

  • Global - 60 Euros for bordering countries and 100 Euros for other countries
  • Surprice - 25 Euros for bordering countries (except Germany) and 75 euros for other countries
  • Ace - 30 euros
  • Rentis - 50 Euros
  • Sixt - Likely no fee
  • Right Cars - 4 Euros per day (max. Of 35 Euros)
  • Panek - Free
  • Add Car - 50 euros
  • Alamo - About 75 Euros
  • Avis - Likely no fee
  • Budget - Likely no fee
  • Enterprise - About 75 Euros

 

You should include this cost in the final rental cost when comparing offers. 

For more about traveling around Poland with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

 

  • Warsaw - Do just as Sigmund III did when he decided to move the capital of Poland in the 16th century and venture from Krakow 300km north through Kielce to Warsaw, the current capital. After having visited Krakow, Warsaw’s Old Town may leave a traveler wanting, however, there are many museums, excellent nightlife, and delicious cuisine to also be had in the capital. 
  • Slovakian National Parks - South of Krakow is Slovakia’s natural heart. From the Slovakian part of the High Tatras to the Low Tatras and Slovak Paradise, all of the Slovakian National Parks lie in the central and eastern part of the country that is easily reachable from Krakow. The High Tatras National Park hosts the tallest mountain in the Carpathian Range including Gerlachovsky Stit, the highest point in Slovakia and the Carpathians. The Low Tatras National Park, while not having as much altitude, is much larger and less crowded. Finally, the Slovak Paradise is a mountain range full of canyons, gorges, waterfalls, and caves. 
  • Wroclaw - Travelers can drive down the A4 about three hours to reach another historic polish city. With a history dating back more than a thousand years and having been a part of various political units, it is unsurprising that the old town is the big draw for the city. Visitors can also enjoy a number of different museums, too. The Sudeten Mountains are not too far south of the city and make for a nice trip from it. 
  • Bratislava - The capital of Slovakia is about a four drive southwest of Krakow. There are multiple routes that could be taken, the fastest of which goes through the Czech Republic. Many drivers, however, would probably rather go through the Slovak mountains. The city, nestled next to the Danube River, is often overshadowed by Prague and deemed to be the second capital due to Slovakia and the Czech Republic being one country through much of the 20th century. However, its windy pedestrian streets and castle overlooking the river certainly make for a tourist-worthy destination
  • Prague- A roughly six-hour drive from Krakow, Prague is deemed by many to be the most charming and beautiful city in Central Europe, if not Europe as a whole. The Czech capital has an abundance of baroque buildings. Its gothic castle and churches are some of the best known in the world. There’s more than one reason why more than 10 million foreign tourists visit the city every year. However, be prepared for crowded streets and all that comes with a tourist mecca. 
  • Vienna - It takes roughly five hours to drive from Krakow to the capital of Austria (through the Czech Republic). The former seat of Habsburg power as the capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Vienna has everything one would expect of an imperial city. The historic city center, world-class museums and palaces like Schonbrunn are just some of what draws millions of tourists to the city every year. 
  • Budapest - A 400 km drive south of Krakow through Slovakia brings travelers to the capital of Hungary. Budapest was formerly two separate cities, Buda on the right bank of the Danube and Pest on the left bank. The Buda castle sits on a hill overlooking the river on the Buda side. Pest has more bustling activity, old buildings from the 19th century and the Parliament building that sits along the river. The city is also well known for its numerous thermal baths. 
  • Lviv - Part of Poland until 1939, and then known as Lwow, the city is now the largest in western Ukraine and a cultural center for the country as a whole. One of the few European cities to survive World War II with most of its building intact, Lviv’s city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also serves as a great point from which to explore the rest of western Ukraine. Since you are not able to enter with a rental car, the best way to reach Lviv is either by air or by train from Krakow to Przemyśl and switching to another train to Lviv. This is a better option than taking the direct train, as it must stop at the border for a few hours to change the rail gauge. 

Car Rental Prices in Krakow

  • Station wagons - from $10 per day
  • Large cars - from $14 per day
  • Medium cars - from $9 per day
  • Vans - from $45 per day
  • Premium cars - from $74 per day
  • Small cars - from $5 per day
  • SUVs - from $14 per day
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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Krakow?

Car rental prices in Krakow vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Krakow
$15.25
January
$18.95
February
$16.42
March
$18.00
April
$17.96
May
$22.05
June
$28.95
July
$33.15
August
$20.63
September
$17.08
October
$12.20
November
$22.28
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Krakow is November (when prices average $12.20 per day). This is 40% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $33.15).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Krakow?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 9 days, and in November, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Krakow
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
9
August
7
September
7
October
5
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Krakow?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Krakow is December, and the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Krakow by pick-up date relative to the average
95%
January
93%
February
85%
March
94%
April
103%
May
108%
June
115%
July
116%
August
96%
September
99%
October
75%
November
121%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 8
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Kaizen Rent, Flex To Go, Viaggiare, Carwiz, PANEK
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $5 per day
Cheapest supplier Flex To Go

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Kaizen Rent Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Flex To Go Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Kaizen Rent Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Kaizen Rent Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Flex To Go Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Toyota Aygo X 5 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Kaizen Rent Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
Kaizen Rent Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs
Flex To Go Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Fiat 500
February 27, 2024
Relax
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
February 24, 2024
Skiing was good, polish don’t like English !
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
November 24, 2023
Have seen beautiful mountains region called Beskid Niski. Recommended.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
November 4, 2023
I will recommend it to visit Poland to everyone who would like to see great places and enjoy polish culture.
Poland
Toyota Yaris
October 19, 2023
Visiting family and exploring restaurants
France
Peugeot 308
October 16, 2023
We visited krakow (the city, energylandia is amazing, salt mine, auschwitz) and warsaw (nice city too)
Poland
Smart ForFour
October 13, 2023
Greatest company
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i30 STW
October 13, 2023
I went to Abisko National Park in Northern Sweden. A beautiful drive to a beautiful place (once you get through Germany).
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
September 7, 2023
Found more family history
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
August 29, 2023
customer photo
Finland
Volkswagen Golf
July 28, 2023
Our trip was ok. The car drove fine.
Australia
Volkswagen Golf
July 21, 2023
We were provided with a brand new SUV that was excellent to drive,very economical and comfortable. Overall we travelled over 4000klm through Czech,Germany,Switzerland, Frabce with no issues at all
Australia
Skoda Kamiq
June 20, 2023
Overall we travelled 3,000 klm around Poland with no problems at all
United Kingdom
Kia Sportage
June 16, 2023
We had a fantastic time travelling from Krakow to Wrocław for the Ultrace car show. The journey was great and the roads were fantastic. We spent some time in Krakow on our last day before returning home, bars, shops and restaurants are fantastic there!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
May 7, 2023
customer photo
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Jetta
April 10, 2023
The car rental gave my girlfriend and I the freedom to visit, Jasne Góra, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka at our own pace. We didn't have to follow the schedule of a tour bus.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra
March 1, 2023
visit family
Finland
Skoda Kamiq
January 14, 2023
I actually had bad trip. Nothing to do with the car rent. My plane had malfunction during the flight and we came back to starting point. Then I got new flights which were more than ten hours later in the original spot where I was going. Also when I got to the last destination and opened phone there , first message that came, tell me that my bag in the cargo space was lost... That back came to me last day on my trip... I had to buy clothes etc. All new...
Canada
Volkswagen Up
January 3, 2023
Visiting family.
Belgium
Skoda Scala
August 26, 2022
Mountains Walk and Hike. Family reunion.
Israel
Seat Ateca
August 18, 2022
The address in forms was wrong, it took a lot of time to find the place. Instructions should be very specific how to find the place
Denmark
Opel Astra
August 14, 2022
Mountains Poland is amazing, though in summer it's a nonstop traffic jam
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
June 28, 2022
South Poland is nice , amazing views, Tatra Mountains.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Fabia
June 19, 2022
Loved driving through southern Poland and across northern Slovakia. Very, very scenic.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
December 31, 2021
Do not use car wash in airport location It Is suck
Italy
Smart For Four
October 20, 2021
In Krakow, is good to have a car, but even bycicle is great to move. Depends of your needs. But if you take a car...be careful....everyone is ready to put a fine!!!!if you pay for car park in the street, after one minute of expired payment, you got already a fine!
Spain
Kia Picanto
October 10, 2020
Mateusz was very efficient and friendly
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
September 15, 2020
It depends what you want to do, whether you will be staying in Krakow and could travel by train/bus or whether you are planning to go outside Krakow to other places that are worth visiting.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
September 1, 2020
Great city, beautiful countryside. Read the highway code to have a good driving experience.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
August 23, 2020
We didn’t stay in Krakow , we drove to Zator for Energylandia and Auschwitz. Good roads and easy to get to.
Denmark
VW Tiguan
August 18, 2020
You do not have to rent a car if you stat in the city centre but nice to have to visit Auschwitz and the saltmine et.
United Kingdom
KIA Ceed SW
February 26, 2020
Krakow is very picturesque
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
February 5, 2020
Watch out for Pedestrians, they always have the right of way when crossing the road and never look before crossing. Watch out for the trams!
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
November 2, 2019
Krakow was an amazing city. We used the car to get to Auschwitz on our last day in Krakow and found the roads easy to manage. We were lucky to park right outside our air b n b for no charge. The next day we drove down to Zakopane the journey was very stress free. The roads were easy to navigate. During our stay in zakopane we found the car was a real asset to get to the beautiful mountains
Canada
Opel Astra
October 4, 2019
We drove to 5 different cities and driving through Poland was a great experience to see the countryside. The roads were great and the cities were amazing.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 15, 2019
Beautiful country will be back soon
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia Combi
August 17, 2019
If stay in city centre, you would be better off without hired car
Sweden
Opel Astra
August 13, 2019
It was easy to drive in Krakow with a good tempo of the traffic and roads very well maintained. Navigating with built in maps in the phone worked well and was easy.
Saudi Arabia
Toyota Corolla
June 9, 2019
Please be aware that there is a congestion charge zone or something similar in Krakow. We also heard that street parking fees will probably double in the next few months. We traveled to Zakopane and Aucshvitz - the roads were well paved and there was a good signage wherever we travelled.
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza 5d
May 13, 2019
Loved it. We used that car to get to the Salt Mines and other places outside of the city. Found parking near our apartment that was pretty cheap and 24 hr security.
Malta
Nissan Qashqai
May 12, 2019
As in most cities, parking in the centre can be difficult so find a hotel with a parking area.
Germany
Opel Corsa 1.2
August 10, 2018
we travelled from krakow to all the big cities and visited the old towns. in total we travelled for 3040klm.
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Total number of reviews
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Lowest daily price
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YOUR RENT
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Good 7.6 / 5 reviews
1 location
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Good 7.4 / 5 reviews
3 locations
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Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
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Good 7.1 / 11 reviews
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