Warsaw

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Warsaw?

Do you need a car in Warsaw > Should you rent a car in Warsaw Poland > Warsaw ( WAW )

If your plan is just to visit the city of Warsaw, then it’s easy enough to get around using local public transport. A hire car is probably going to be useful for heading out elsewhere beyond the city.

Do you need a car in Warsaw? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Warsaw?

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 Warsaw?

Warsaw Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€90

 #85/300

 

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

 

 €100

33/300

 

Free parking score

Total 518 - of which 50 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

10%

#280/300

 
  • This might well depend on the size of your group. The Polish railway network is in significant need of investment. It’s still excellent value if you’re travelling on your own or just as a couple, but if you’re travelling as a family and going to fill a car, the chances are that you’ll be better off taking that option.
  • Whilst Poland is a country perhaps best noted for its historic cities, there are also numerous national parks and other scenic areas around Warsaw which are best visited with a car.

Why not? Visiting Warsaw without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Warsaw public transport quick facts

Train score

 

60%

Water travel score

30%

Overall public transport score

70%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

50%

  • Public transport is still high quality. You have the choice of buses, trams, metro and local trains.
  • The Polish train network is comprehensive, if a little old!

Ratings

Car rental in - Warsaw Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Warsaw?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Warsaw?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Warsaw?

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 Warsaw 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 Warsaw 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 Warsaw if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

3

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

Do you need a car in Warsaw? Since Warsaw is the natural starting point for a longer trip around Poland, especially for visitors arriving from further afield, we think a hire car is something that might be worth looking into.

Would you hire a car in Warsaw?

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

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