Poznan

By | 16th January 2018

Is it worth hiring a car in Poznan?

Do you need a car in Poznan > Should you rent a car in Poznan Poland > Poznan ( POZ )

Do you need a car in Poznan? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

The author briefly visited Poznan when travelling by train and ferry between Berlin and Copenhagen in 2008. As with any other large European city that was previously situated behind the Iron Curtain, Poznan has a perfectly adequate tram and bus network.

Why should you rent a car in Poznan?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Poznan?

Poznan Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€100

 #101/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €110

47/300

 

Free parking score

Total 100 - of which 12 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

12%

#272/300

 

Poznan also has a very traditional urban core and some fantastic historic buildings. Visitors will probably also want to get out a bit beyond the city and start exploring further afield. For this, we think that a hire car generally makes a lot of sense.

 

Why not? Visiting Poznan without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Poznan public transport quick facts

Train score

 

30%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

60%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Poznan. 

30%

  • No need for a car within the city.
  • Poznan is a vibrant, historic city. There’s plenty to see and do here, so you may not want to travel any further.
  • Rail network is substantial, if a little old!
  • Buses provide links to most nearby towns and villages.

Ratings

Car rental in - Poznan Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Poznan?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Poznan?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Poznan?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Poznan if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Poznan if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Poznan if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Poznan on the Carornocar scale?

6

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Poznan? A rental car here is far from essential, and there certainly no need for one within the city centre, but it will probably come in handy for travelling further beyond.

Would you hire a car in Poznan?

Have you driven in Poznan? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Poznan?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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