Car hire Krakow: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Krakow

Krakow city centre
Kraków-Balice John Paul II International Airport (KRK): 7 mi from city centre

Car hires in Krakow: practical information

Where to rent a car in Krakow

Krakow has plenty of options when it comes to finding a car hire, whether it’s at the airport or in the city centre. Most major hotels will have connections with international brands like Hertz and Europcar but local firms tend to have more competitive prices.

Krakow Airport has a host of rental car agencies. Choose from: Avis, Awos, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Express Rent A Car, Hertz, National Car, Panek and Sixt.

Driving in Krakow: parking and other tips

A lot of the Krakow city centre is car-free, mostly due the lack of available parking. If you’re simply touring the city, you’ll find a Krakow rental car more of a hindrance than a help. In the city centre, there are two car parks: Plac Szczepański and Plac Św Ducha. Parking in the streets typically costs 3zł per hour, to be paid Monday to Fridays from 10am to 6pm.

Road trips from Krakow: what to do, what to see

Krakow to Auschwitz


The former German Nazi camp is locate just 65km from Krakow and is a popular day trip with a Krakow rent car. Auschwitz and Birkenau are just a few kilometres apart. Entry into the camps is free of charge. An English-language tour is definitely worth the £8.

Krakow to Wieliczka


Just 17km from Krakow, this town is famous for its ancient salt mines. The mines and museum are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are a must when visiting the region. Entry to the mines is 73zł.

Krakow to Zakopene


Travelling 100km to the south of Krakow will bring you to the gorgeous Tatra Mountains and to Poland’s winter sport capital. In the wintertime, this is the perfect place to enjoy a ski holiday in Poland or in summer to enjoy some hiking.

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