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    Driving Information Poland

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Poland state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver's licence is also required.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire 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 hire age of 70 years. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

    Driving Distances

    • Warsaw to Lodz - 137kms (2hours/25mins)

    • Rzeszow to Krakow - 163kms (2hours/40mins)

    • Lodz to Poznan - 203kms (2hours/15mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Poland driving information, laws rules and regulations for car hire in Warsaw and other cities:

    • Driving in Poland is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Poland are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • On the highways, Poland petrol stations are located roughly every 35kms and are open from 6 am to 10pm.


    There are 3 toll roads in Poland: Autostrada A1, A2 and A4.

    Parking Information

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

    One-way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire is unrestricted and free of charge. There are fees for international one-way car hire, and not all vehicles are allowed.

    With your car hire in Krakow it is important that you have looked through some of the above Poland driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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