Poland Car Rental

Poland Car Rental Guide

How to rent a car in Poland

In order to rent a car in Poland, you must present:

  • A valid driver's license that has been held for at least one year. 
  • A valid credit card in the renter's name. 
  • Customers from the USA, Canada, and Australia need a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by their country of origin. 
  • Citizens of the Republic of China must submit their driver's license at the Citizens Affair Department to be authorized by a public notary and be translated to obtain a Polish equivalent. 

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Poland?

You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Poland. 

Age 21 - 24

  • Can rent Mini, Economy, and Compact vehicles on the condition that you have held a driver's license for one year.
  • Can rent an Intermediate, Full size, Standard Van, or Premium vehicle on the condition that you have held a driver's license for two years.
  • A young driver's fee of 6.15 EUR per day will apply. 

Can I drive my rental car to nearby countries?

Yes, you can take your rental car cross-border. If you plan to do so, you must notify Enterprise staff at the time of rent. A cross-border fee of 61.50 EUR will apply. Cars are permitted to travel to all European countries with the exception of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Are there tolls in Poland?

Yes. Certain sections of highways A1, A2, A4, and A8 require you to pay a toll. The fee you pay is based on the weight of your vehicle and how far you are traveling.  

Tips for driving in Poland   

As you're driving throughout Poland, keep the following info in mind:

  • You must have your headlights on at all times during the day and at night. 
  • Using the phone while driving is prohibited. 
  • Children must be 12 years or older to sit in the front seat. 

Take a Scenic Road Trip in Poland

Poland may not be the obvious destination for a scenic road trip but, with its diverse landscapes and rich history, you may be surprised. Here are some suggestions for scenic drives, categorized into short excursions and longer road trips. To start your journey, fly into Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).

Short Drives (1-4 Hours)

Masurian Lake District Loop

Duration: 3 hours
Nearest Airport: Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)

Take a drive to the enchanting Masurian Lake District via the historic city of Olsztyn. Drive through lush forests and swim in crystal-clear lakes as you enjoy the tranquility of Poland's best kept secret.

Zakopane to Chochołów Alpine Route

Duration: 2.5 hours
Nearest Airport: Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK)

Start in the picturesque Zakopane and drive through the Tatra Mountains to Chochołów. Enjoy alpine landscapes, traditional wooden architecture, and breathtaking views.

Kashubia Lake Trail

Duration: 4 hours
Nearest Airport: Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN)

Drive west out of Gdansk to the charming Kashubia region with its dense forests and tranquil lakes.  The area is protected, but you'll find plenty of lakeside restaurants and stunning views to enjoy.

Wrocław to Trzebnica Religious Route

Duration: 2.5 hours
Nearest Airport: Wrocław Nicolaus Copernicus Airport (WRO)

Wrocław is a very attractive town on the river Oder with plenty to see and do and is a great place to base yourself. Rent a car and take a cultural daytrip to Trzebnica and Lubiąż. Visit the largest Cistercian monastery in the world in Lubiąż, admire historic architecture, and drive through the scenic Lower Silesian landscapes.

Longer Road Trips (1-5 Days)

Bieszczady Mountains Exploration

Duration: 4 days
Nearest Airport: Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport (RZE)

Discover the wild beauty of the Bieszczady Mountains. Drive along winding roads, explore dense forests, and enjoy the unique charm of this less-visited part of Poland.


Kraków to Zakopane Highlands

Duration: 3 days
Nearest Airport: Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK)

Start in Kraków and head south to Zakopane, at the base of the Tatra mountains. Drive through the scenic landscapes of the Polish Highlands, visit traditional villages, and stop to go hiking in the mountains.


Pieniny and Dunajec River Gorge Circuit

Duration: 3.5 days
Nearest Airport: Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK)

Explore the beauty of Pieniny National Park and the Dunajec River Gorge. Drive along winding roads through forests, take a traditional rafting trip, and enjoy the natural wonders of the region


Karkonosze Mountains Loop

Duration: 4 days
Nearest Airport: Wrocław Nicolaus Copernicus Airport (WRO)

Begin in Wrocław and head to the Karkonosze Mountains. Drive through the Giant Mountains, visit Karpacz and Szklarska Poręba, and marvel at the spectacular landscapes.


Gdańsk to Hel Peninsula Coastal Drive

Duration: 3.5 days
Nearest Airport: Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN)

Drive from Gdańsk to the Hel Peninsula along the Baltic Sea coastline. Visit charming seaside towns, relax on sandy beaches, and enjoy the seaside atmosphere.


Kraków to Lublin Heritage Trail

Duration: 5 days
Nearest Airport: Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK)

Embark on a historical journey from Kraków to Lublin. Drive through the picturesque landscapes of Lesser Poland and explore the rich cultural heritage of both cities.

Poland Car Rental Locations

With many unique attractions such as Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and the Tatra Mountains, Poland is a popular destination with tourists and business travelers alike. Renting a car from Enterprise will allow you to travel at your own pace.