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Popular rental locations in Kraków

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Kraków

Car rental offers in Kraków

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Kraków.

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Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Station wagon
Passenger van
SUV

Car rental companies in Kraków

Below are the car rental companies in Kraków with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Alamo

    9.4 (8932)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Rent a star

    9.2 (799)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Kaizen Rent

    9 (9)
    From £ 8 / day
  • Avis

    8.3 (6126)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Europcar

    8.2 (8345)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Budget

    8.2 (9828)
    From £ 15 / day
  • Hertz

    8.2 (7039)
    From £ 16 / day
  • MM Cars Group

    8 (54)
    No rates available
  • Carwiz rent a car

    8 (566)
    From £ 15 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8 (3571)
    From £ 15 / day
  • Enterprise

    7.9 (2011)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Sixt

    7.9 (3478)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Autounion Car Rental

    7.9 (151)
    From £ 16 / day
  • wheego

    7.8 (44)
    From £ 10 / day
  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
    No rates available
  • Flexicar

    7.6 (27)
    No rates available
  • Green Motion

    7.3 (1983)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Global Rent a Car

    7.3 (140)
    No rates available
  • Viaggiare Rent

    7.3 (139)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Goldcar

    7.3 (5637)
    From £ 8 / day
  • Thrifty

    7.1 (5640)
    From £ 19 / day
  • United rent a car

    6.4 (74)
    From £ 11 / day
  • ACE Rent A Car

    6.2 (16)
    From £ 15 / day
  • SurPrice car rentals

    5.5 (556)
    From £ 12 / day
  • Panek

    No reviews
    From £ 14 / day
  • Express Impress

    No reviews
    From £ 11 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (413)
    No rates available
  • NÜ Car Rentals

    7.3 (20)
    No rates available
  • Go Rent

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • McRent

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • addCarRental

    8.5 (102)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.3 (4489)
    No rates available
  • InterRent

    6.5 (5827)
    No rates available

When is the best time to book a rental car in Kraków?

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car?

At this destination (Kraków), January is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting mini class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car?

At this destination (Kraków), January is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting economy class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car?

At this destination (Kraków), January is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting compact class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent an intermediate class car?

At this destination (Kraków), January is the most affordable time to rent a intermediate class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting intermediate class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car?

At this destination (Kraków), March is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting standard class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a full-size car?

At this destination (Kraków), March is the most affordable time to rent a full-size class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting full-size class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a luxury car?

At this destination (Kraków), September is the most affordable time to rent a luxury class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting luxury class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon?

At this destination (Kraków), March is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a station wagon, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a SUV?

At this destination (Kraków), March is the most affordable time to rent an SUV with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting an SUV, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a MPV?

At this destination (Kraków), November is the most affordable time to rent an mpv with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting an mpv with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a minivan?

At this destination (Kraków), December is the most affordable time to rent a minibus with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting a minibus, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Kraków - When is the most affordable time to rent a sedan?

At this destination (Kraków), June is the most affordable time to rent a sedan with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting a sedan, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Car rental companies in and around Kraków

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Kraków

Available locations in Kraków

Krakow Train Station
Aleja Generała Tadeusza Bora-Komorowskiego 41
Aleja Marszałka Ferdynanda Focha 1
Aleja Pokoju 67/31
Balicka 117
Balicka 1c
Bocheńska 2a
Dąbska 5
Dolina 18
Domki 14
Floriana Straszewskiego 17
Henryka Kamieńskiego 41
Josepha Conrada 63
Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 79
Kupa 3
Lubicz 23
Marii Konopnickiej 33
Myślenicka 7
Nadwiślańska 6
Ogrodowa 10
Opolska 12A
Opolska 14A
Plac Bohaterów Getta 17
Podgórska 34
Półłanki 18
Powiśle 7
Przewóz 34A
Szeroka 12
Walerego Eljasza-Radzikowskiego 5A
Zakopiańska 58
Zwierzyniecka 24
Kraków Bus Station

Kraków Guide

Car Hire

Poland’s historic city of Krakow is a favourite with UK visitors, who make up 25 per cent of its more than seven million tourists a year. The medieval Old Town at the city’s heart is surrounded by an entire district boasting heritage buildings, a royal castle, a historic Jewish quarter and other landmarks, all of which are contained in Krakow’s listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Driving in the city centre isn’t recommended, but self-drive is by far the best way to explore the outlying region, with its Renaissance castles, charming ancient towns and the pilgrimage destination of Czestochowa.

Who to Book With
Krakow’s car rental companies include a batch of well-known international names, such as Dollar, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and National, as well as several local companies. Offices are located at the airport and in the city, and all the firms’ cars can be booked in advance online, allowing a more flexible choice of vehicles and better prices.

Best Time to go
Spring and autumn are the best times for a holiday in Krakow, as the city gets crowded in the hot, humid high summer season, when accommodation and air fares are at their highest. Cultural events take place year-round and, for winter sports fans, the Tatra Mountain resorts are at their best in January.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents must be shown at your pick-up point:

- A valid UK photo-driving license or International Driving Permit
- Your passport as a second photo ID
- The credit card used for the reservation
- Confirmation of your rental

For more information, please read our FAQ's.

Driving
City centre driving is best avoided, as parking is scarce and expensive, traffic is heavy at most times and local driving zones confuse even residents. Touring the many places of interest in the vicinity of the city is best done by hiring a car, as the roads are good. However, care should be taken due to the unpredictability of Polish driving habits. GPS is the best option for first-time visitors, as roads outside the city aren’t always well signposted. Poland drives on the right, and fuel is slightly less expensive than in the UK. Seatbelts for all occupants are mandatory, and children under 12 must sit in the back. Mobile phone usage is forbidden without a hands-free kit, and the drink-driving limit is practically zero, with harsh treatment if caught. Petrol stations may not accept card payments, making carrying cash advisable.

You can read more about driving in general in our guide to Poland.

Transport

Public transport options in Krakow come in the form of a comprehensive network of trams and buses run by the municipal authority, offering cheap transport around most areas. For fitness fanatics, bicycles can also be hired, while a reliable taxi service is provided for those taking it easy.

Trains
Krakow’s rail station serves express routes from all major Polish cities, although there is no city commuter rail service or subway here.

Taxis
Taxi services in Krakow are plentiful and easily-accessed, with upper limits for fares set by the municipality. Within the city, fares should not be more than £30.00. Cabs can be booked by phone at 15 different taxi offices, although English is rarely spoken. All taxis are metered, with rates per kilometre clearly displayed. BobTaxi and MegaTaxi are two of the most recommended firms.

Buses
Krakow’s bus and tram services are mostly provided by the municipal authority, although a few private companies run fleets of minibuses. Tram and bus tickets are purchased at newsstands, ticket machines or form the driver, and an average journey costs around £0.40p. The minibus companies charge slightly less per journey, with the payment made to the driver. For longer-distance travel, buses 200-304 travel beyond the city’s boundaries. The minimum fare is also slightly higher than the in-town charge.

Exploring

Many visitors to Krakow take a day to travel to the WWII concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau, an hour’s drive from Krakow. Also nearby is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wielicza with its ancient salt mine, and the many heritage towns in the region, including the lovely Nowy Sacz and the fascinating Tyniec monasteries, both easily accessed by self-drive.

Recommended Drives

Tiny Ojcow National Park - Located just a short drive from Krakow, is one of Europe’s prettiest recreational and eco-tourism spots. It is heaven for birders due to its 134 species that include hawks and water birds. Ocjow village, boasting a Renaissance castle, a hermitage and caves used by prehistoric settlers, nestles in the park’s centre. All this is set just over 30 minutes’ drive from the city’s borders.

The Eagle Nests’ Route - From Krakow, this route connects several of the many Renaissance and medieval castles that overlook magnificent scenic landscapes. The route ends in Czestochowa, Poland’s most important pilgrimage destination due to its miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, reputedly painted by St Luke the Evangelist.

Tatra Range - Set just two hours’ drive from Krakow, the Tatra Range of the Carpathian Mountains towers over pristine natural beauty and gives stunning views across lakes, forests and rivers to Zakopane town. This attractive resort, a popular hub for skiing, caving, rock-climbing and other adventure activities, is the heart of Polish highlander culture.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Polish złoty
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Polish
  • Popular car category
    Economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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  • Rent a star
  • Kaizen Rent
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  • Europcar
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • MM Cars Group
  • Carwiz rent a car
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Sixt
  • Autounion Car Rental
  • wheego
  • Your Rent
  • Flexicar
  • Green Motion
  • Global Rent a Car
  • Viaggiare Rent
  • Goldcar
  • Thrifty
  • United rent a car
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • Panek
  • Express Impress
  • National Car Rental
  • NÜ Car Rentals
  • Go Rent
  • McRent
  • addCarRental
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • InterRent
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