Is it worth hiring a car in Poznan?

Should you rent a car in Poznan Poland > Poznan

Poznan Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings

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?

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

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Cheapest rate for one week




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Free parking score

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




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

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Overall public transport score


Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)


  • 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.


Car rental in - Poznan Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Poznan?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and 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, if you are 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?

For families?


Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Poznan if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?


What is your attitude towards driving?

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

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?



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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?
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