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Why rent a car in Warsaw?

As Warsaw is in central Poland, there are many other recommended destinations you can reach with a Warsaw hire car. Berlin is only five and a half hours to the west, Prague, under seven hours and Vilnius in Lithuania a little over six hours.

How to get to and around Warsaw?

Flights to Warsaw arrive at Warsaw Chopin Airport from where the city centre can be reached in 20 minutes with a Warsaw hire car.

Warsaw was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. Its old town was hit the hardest but so painstakingly reconstructed, it earned an inclusion into the Unesco World Heritage List. It now bustles with cafés, shops and restaurants. At the entrance of the old town stands the Royal Castle, which was the residence of Polish monarchs, and nearby St. John the Baptist Cathedral, deeply steeped in history. The last king of Poland was crowned and buried here. Don’t miss the Warsaw Uprising Museum to learn about Poland’s doomed rebellion against the Nazis in 1944.

Take a stroll round the 76-hectare Lazienki park and palace complex in the centre of Warsaw. It was built in the 17th century as a bathhouse and became King Stanislaw August Poniatowski’s private residence in the 18th century. Outdoor Chopin concerts take place there on Sunday afternoons from May till September. For a rare glimpse into pre-war Warsaw, visit Wilanów Palace, known as the ‘Polish Versailles’, seven miles south of the city centre (about 20 minutes by car). It is a splendid Baroque royal residence, one of the few places that survived the ravages of war.

What brands are available?

Some of the companies you can get a hire car in Warsaw

  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Green Motion
  • Hertz
  • Keddy by Europcar
  • Right Cars
  • Sixt
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Warsaw

    Hard but sobering is a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp 50 miles west of Krakow and a four-hour drive from Warsaw. In Krakow you’ll see the largest medieval square in Europe, Rynek Glówny. Also of interest might be Oskar Schindler’s Factory, now turned into a museum, depicting Jewish life in Krakow during the Nazi occupation.

    Lublin, two hours and 15 minutes away, is a great place for those interested in Jewish history. Before the war, it was a leading centre for Jewish scholars and dubbed the ‘Jewish Oxford’. The Majdanek State Museum is a memorial museum worth visiting for its historical value, but bear in mind it was also an extermination camp.

    Toruń, two and a half hours northwest from Warsaw, is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus and one of the oldest and most attractive cities in Poland. The medieval part of the city, with Gothic architecture, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and, unlike much of the rest of the country, survived the ravages of war. Classical music fans will want to visit the village of Żelazowa Wola, to see the house where Frederic Chopin was born.

    Tips and tricks for driving in Poland

    UK visitors can use their UK driving licence to drive in Poland. International driving licences are recognised but not required. The car theft rate is high, so always carry your licence, along with ID (passport) and insurance papers with you.

    Drive on the right; overtake on the left. Use of headlights is obligatory, even during the day. Refrain from using your horn – it’s illegal. Poland has a zero tolerance approach to drink-driving, so don’t be tempted by that shot of vodka before hitting the road.

    There are few motorways and double carriageways in Poland; if you can’t find one, use minor roads with the help of a GPS device, rather than drive though town with heavy traffic.

    Ready to plan your Warsaw city break?

    Ready to start planning your trip to Warsaw and other parts of Poland? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

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    FAQs for car hire in Warsaw

    What’s the best price car rental in Warsaw?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £12 in Warsaw.

    What’s the average car rental price in Warsaw?

    On average, car rentals in Warsaw are £13.

    Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

    When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

    How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

    You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

    Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

    Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

    How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

    To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

    Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Warsaw?

    Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

    What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

    A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

    Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

    We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

    What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

    When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

    Where can I find car rentals in Warsaw?

    Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.