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      Car Rental in Kraków: the city of medieval beauty

      Kraków is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland and arguably in Central Europe as a whole, with rich and exciting historical structures, squares and neighborhoods, and excellent Polish restaurants (take the example of the E. Wedel Chocolate Lounge, which offers visitors luxurious hot chocolate in a beautiful location)! Make the most of your visit by exploring the city and its surroundings thoroughly with a rental car. Book today!

      May and June are particularly beautiful months of the year to visit Kraków, when trees and flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. The warmest and busiest tourist months of the year in the city are July and August.

      Polish is the official language of Poland, and all street and tourist signs will be in Polish, though you may find explanations in English at the busiest tourist attractions. Some familiarity with Polish is recommended for longer self-drive tours. Younger generations will likely have some training in English. Older generations are more likely to speak French, German, or Russian.

      Kraków is in the Central European Time Zone, UTC+1.

      The currency is the Polish złoty and while most restaurants, shops, and even buses in larger cities like Kraków will accept major credit cards, it’s a good idea to have some cash on hand to purchase food or goods in small towns, post offices and some smaller businesses. ATMs are typically very easy to find, and exchange offices are frequent in larger cities.

      Car hire is available in 11 locations throughout Kraków, including at John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK), the bus and railway stations, and downtown Kraków.

      Visa Regulations

      As a signing member of the Schengen Agreement, Poland accepts visitors visa-free from countries such as the EU, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Australia. Citizens of other countries will be required to apply for a visa before they arrive and are permitted to stay for up to three months.

      Driving in Kraków

      You’ll want to avoid driving in the city center, but otherwise Kraków is fairly navigable via car. If you’re planning on staying for a number of days in the city center, consider renting a car only for when you plan to drive outside the city to avoid the stress of parking, particularly as long-term rentals don’t promise significant daily rate discounts.

      Right-Hand Driving

      • Traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road throughout continental Europe.

      Speed Limits

      • In the city: 50 km/h from 5 in the morning to 11 at night
        • 60 km/h from 11 at night to 5 in the morning
      • On dual carriageways: 120 km/h
      • On motorways: 140 km/h
      • On other rural roads: 90 km/h

      Other Regulations

      1. Street parking is difficult to find in central Kraków and must be paid between 10 am and 8 pm. There are also often resident-only or no-parking policies on numerous curbsides. Compared to other major European cities, however, parking in underground parking lots is relatively cheap in Kraków.
      2. Driver’s licenses issued by countries that are members of the European Union are generally valid in Poland. International driver’s permits are required for all visitors from outside the European Union, in addition to a valid domestic driver’s license from their country of residence and a passport.
      3. All motorways (the A1, A2, A4 and A8) are tolled in Poland; tolls are collected at tollbooths located either on junctions to the motorways or on the motorways themselves.
      4. The minimum driving age in Poland is 18 years, though most rental companies will require that you are at least 21 years old to rent a car, and you are likely to face young-driver surcharges until the age of 25.

      Cheap Car Rental in Kraków

      Car hire in Kraków typically starts at around $10 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Kraków:

      • Volkswagen Up or similar (mini class) – $10/day
      • Toyota Yaris or similar (economy class) – $15/day
      • Audi Q2 or similar (compact class) – $18/day
      • Volkswagen Jetta or similar (intermediate class) – $22/day
      • Skoda Yeti or similar (standard class) – $32/day

      Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.

      Tips for Renting a Car Inexpensively in Kraków

      The rental company Comfort Car Rental offers cars for just under $17 a day at their locations throughout the city all year round, including at the airport, the bus and railway stations, and downtown Kraków. This is typically the lowest price throughout the city regardless of how far in advance you book your car.

      However, if you book from John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK) within 1 to 6 months before your arrival, the companies Right Cars and Green Motion can often offer rental cars at around $12 a day and sometimes as low $9 a day!

      Usually you only save about $0.10 when you extend your rental period to over a week, particularly when renting from Comfort Car Rental.

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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Toyota Corolla
      Toyota Corolla
      5
      2
      5
      M
      From US$ 10.08 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Toyota Yaris
      Toyota Yaris
      5
      2
      5
      M
      From US$ 5.52 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Skoda Kamiq
      Skoda Kamiq
      5
      2
      5
      A
      From US$ 8.41 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Peugeot 5008
      Peugeot 5008
      5+2
      2
      5
      A
      From US$ 40.31 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Volkswagen Up
      Volkswagen Up
      4
      1
      5
      M
      From US$ 6.80 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Skoda Karoq
      Skoda Karoq
      5
      2
      5
      M
      From US$ 8.01 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Peugeot 5008
      Peugeot 5008
      5+2
      2
      5
      A
      From US$ 40.31 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Ford Tourneo Custom
      Ford Tourneo Custom
      9
      4
      4
      M
      From US$ 26.37 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Audi A4
      Audi A4
      5
      2
      5
      A
      From US$ 44.69 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Lucky Dip Car
      Lucky Dip Car
      5
      1
      4
      M
      Electric
      From US$ 32.45 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow TOYOTA HILUX
      TOYOTA HILUX
      5
      1
      M
      From US$ 77.95 per day
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      Cheap Car Rental in Krakow Ford Mustang
      Ford Mustang
      4
      1
      2
      A
      From US$ 181.83 per day
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      Car rental companies in Krakow

      We have prepared a shortlist of top rental companies in Krakow. To save both time and money compare offers on EconomyBookings.com to find the best deal.

      Wheego
      star8.1 /77 reviews
      Available in 1 location
      Wheego
      Time it took to drop your car off9.1
      Cleanliness of the car8.8
      Overall condition of the car8.7
      Time it took to pick your car up7.6
      Kaizen Rent
      star8.3 /55 reviews
      Available in 2 locations
      Kaizen Rent
      Time it took to drop your car off9.4
      Cleanliness of the car9.7
      Overall condition of the car9.6
      Time it took to pick your car up7.3
      CarWiz
      star7.3 /28 reviews
      Available in 3 locations
      CarWiz
      Time it took to drop your car off9.5
      Cleanliness of the car8.8
      Overall condition of the car9.6
      Time it took to pick your car up6.2