Poland Driving Information

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Car Rental and Driving Information for Poland

Driving Overview

There is over 124,000 mi/199,640 km of road in Poland and these roads can take you from the cities of Warsaw and Gdansk to remote villages with castles and old-world culture. You will find multilane highways in the capital of Warsaw and there are ongoing projects to improve the roads in rural areas. Don't be surprised to find horse drawn wagons on the road in many rural areas of Poland and be sure to give them the right of way.


To rent a car in Poland, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. A few car classes have a maximum rental age of 70 years. Drivers renting a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. An International Drivers License is required. Seatbelts are mandatory. Child seats are mandatory for children up to age 4.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in Poland are as follows: City 37mph/59kph Open Roads 56mph/90kph Highways 68mph/109kph

Rules of the Road

Traffic travels on the right and passing is on the left. All trams should be passed on the right. At the Polish border crossing, you will need to present your drivers license, passport and proof of third-party insurance.

Poland Driving InformationGas

On the highways, gas stations are located roughly every 22mi/35km and are open from 6am to 10pm.


Autostradas A1, A2 and A4 are toll highways.


Small cars can park half-on and half-off the sidewalk. Parking is illegal within 5.5 yards/meters of a crosswalk.

Insurance Information

Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Poland.

Poland Driving InformationRequired Coverage

Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability insurance offers US$10,000 to an unlimited amount of coverage in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.

Optional Coverage

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$14 - US$30 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$5 - US$30 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$395 - US$2835, depending on the vehicle type rented. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available with some suppliers at the rental counter for approximately US$8 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.

Rental Restrictions

Most rental car categories in Poland can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction, however you will need to purchase ‘Green Card Insurance’ at the time of pick up. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.

Restricted Countries

Poland Driving InformationCars rented in Poland are not allowed into the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yugoslavia. Travel to other European countries not previously listed is permitted with the purchase of green card insurance locally.

One-Way Rentals

Domestic one-way rentals are available between select locations, additional fees may apply. There are fees for international one-way car rentals, and not all vehicles are allowed.

Discover More with a Map of Poland

Each map of Poland on this page was selected to be a useful travel tool. From road maps to an embedded Google map which allows you to zoom in and find the address, phone number and reviews of points of interest near your location, we've assembled a useful resource for those looking for a Poland map. Bookmark this page so you can access it wirelessly during your trip, learning about the location and landmarks in popular destinations throughout Poland. Krakow is one of the most popular travel destinations in all of Europe. Our Poland map from Google highlights the best attractions in this area, including the Art Nouveau Theater, the many different Baroque churches and more. Use this map to help you find directions to the Bieszcady Mountains, a wonderful stop for nature lovers and couples setting out on a quest for romance. Check out the Wawel Castle, located in the city and built in the 14th century. Also take advantage of a visit to the Slowinksi Sand Dunes, located in the northern part of the country. You can access these attractions and many others with our map of Poland.