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Experience the charming architecture and layered history of Poland in the enthralling, awe-inspiring city of Krakow. Its stunning medieval center makes it one of the most picturesque cities in the country. Rent a car through Orbitz when visiting the city to explore its historic heart and the friendly neighborhoods that surround it.
Driving is one of the easiest ways to get around Krakow and the surrounding area. We’ve answered the questions you might have when looking to rent a car here.
Polish law states that drivers should be at least 21 before they can rent a car. Often, rental car companies will also include a surcharge for drivers under 25.
Krakow hosts many of the biggest international car rental brands. Take your pick from companies such as Ace, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget and more.
Several local and international car rental brands operate out of the airport, but you can also look in the city center to find more companies. Many have outlets near the main train station.
Bring your credit card and driver’s license, and keep your license and insurance documents in the car with you when you’re driving. If you’re visiting from the US, you’ll also need to bring an International Driving Permit.
Stick to the rules of the road in Krakow and you’ll have a smooth and safe trip. Note that overtaking on the roads here is common, so keep the left lane free for locals to pass by your rental car.
Krakow wears its history well, with reminders of the past on display throughout the city. We’ve picked three spots to visit in your rental car.
The enchanting, fairy-tale center of Krakow is the city’s biggest draw – a slice of the old world perfectly preserved in full color. Begin in spacious Market Square to soak up the atmosphere, then head off on foot to wander down the maze of alleyways and side streets. Don’t miss the Podziema Rynku Museum, an underground attraction that tells the story of the city.
Kazimierz is one of the coolest corners of Krakow, the home of its hipsters, trendy restaurants and buzzing nightlife spots. ‘Kazi’ is also the former Jewish quarter of the city, which you can find commemorated in museums and in the old synagogue. Today, it’s the place to go for an annual Jewish cultural festival and to sample Israeli food.
One of the most harrowing and tragic events in Polish history is commemorated in the former concentration camp at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This thoughtful, moving and important site chronicles the enforced labor and the extermination of millions of people during World War II. Drive here in just over an hour from Krakow, and set aside several hours to explore the vast site.