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    Gdansk, known as "the Pearl of the North", is like no other city you've ever come across. Its unique feel is reflected on the striking harbourside; outcome of centuries of maritime trade and investments from wealthy merchants who shaped the city's past. This charming Polish city, dating back to the 10th century, is everything but disappointing. And Auto Europe makes sure clients will enjoy flexibility and great mobility while on journey with a car hire in Gdansk.

    This city attracts visitor from all over the world. For memorable moments, spend an exciting day in the several beaches along the coast, enjoy the Motława River stunning view, take part in a walking tour, explore the exquisite local Long Market, or simply head to the city zoo. Be sure to see The Golden Gate and the Long Lane in the central part of the city. Night life is also surprisingly eventful, and visitors can partake in a Pub Crawl guided tour, enjoying the famous herbal liqueur goldwasser.

    For those interested in the historical events, it is possible to visit the Stutthof Concentration Camp. After all, it was here on Gdansk, on the first day of September 1939, that the Second World War started, with shots fired from the battleship Schleswig-Holstein. Such turbulent period of struggle for freedom and justice in Europe is well documented in the multi-media exhibition "Roads to Freedom", near the National Commission of Solidarność.

    Pedestrians are reminded of its bourgeois architecture while exploring Gdansk's cobbled streets, historical sites, churches and monuments. Its enriched culture originated from the development of maritime trade, fishery and craft guild organizations over a century ago. Pieces by local artists can be admired in museums, churches, and galleries throughout the town. Culture is boasting from the city's heart, which becomes even more alive during festivities such as Gdansk Musical Summer (July-August) and the popular fest of St Dominic's Fair (August), to name a few.

    Plan your journey with us! With over 3,274.67 km of roads in Poland, renting a car is the perfect way to experience this enchanted medieval city. Auto Europe's clients benefit from local expertise, a large selection of vehicles and competitive prices. In addition, we also offer car hire in other Polish cities such as Warsaw and Krakow. See the ratings and comments posted by other Auto Europe customers on our Gdansk car hire reviews for added peace of mind before booking your next car rental in the north of Poland.


    Driving your car hire in Gdansk is comparable to most countries in continental Europe, in the sense that Poland has generally similar road signs and rules, as well as right-hand traffic. Poland is currently expanding its countrywide network of highways, since cars are the main mean of transportation for locals. However, it's important to keep in mind that smaller roads often lack maintenance. Gdansk suffers less dense traffic than other main Polish cities. Major expressways are monitored by speed cameras, so it's important to follow the traffic rules at all time. More information about driving in Poland can be found in this guide.


    The downtown area has plenty of car parking spaces. Prices can range from around PLN40 per day. Touristic destinations such as the Amber Museum and Shakespeare Theatre offer parking lots. The Main and Old Towns are covered by paid parking zones. Although many parking bays are in effect from 9am until 5pm, it is recommended to always check the meters to avoid any fines. Locals are known to be very helpful, and they can inform drivers about possible vacant parking spaces.

    Geographic Information

    Gdansk is located on the Baltic coast. It is Poland's fourth largest metropolitan area, with over 460,000 habitants, and also home of the most important seaport in the country. Capital of the district of Pomeranian Voivodeship, Gdansk's centre (Główne Miasto) lies on the Motława River, a tributary of river Vistula, 2 miles inland. Its beautiful bay embraces the Gulf of Danzig, resulting in a stunning coastal line that comes to life during summertime. The best month to enjoy and swim in the sea is August. However, temperatures tend to average on the colder side. January is the coldest month, with regular temperatures of -2°C, while July is the hottest month in Gdansk at 17°. The average annual precipitation in this area is about 23.6 inches, and summers are known for frequent showers and thunderstorms.

    Gdansk Airport

    Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Gdansk.

    Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN)
    Address: ul. Juliusza Słowackiego 200, 80-298 Gdansk, Poland
    Website: Gdansk Airport
    Telephone: +48 52 567 35 31

    Public Transportation

    Most of the major attractions of Gdansk are accessible on foot. However, for destinations further from downtown, the city offers a very efficient network of public transportation (ZTM), composed of red and white trams and buses. Tickets can be purchased from machines placed on kiosks, stops and even from the driver. They cost PLN3.20 for a single use and PLN13 for a day pass. Moreover, tourists can also relay on water trams, with lines operating from May to the end of September for PLN10.
    Gdansk taxis don't have a standard style, and it is recommended to know exactly where you want to go as English speaking drivers are not common. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs around PLN55.

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