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  • Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN), which is just over 15 mins' drive from the centre (about 15km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Gdansk are Express, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Panek.

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    Warmest month: July (17°C)
    Coldest month: January (-2°C)

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Hire a car in Gdansk

A beautiful, traditional Polish city on the Baltic coast, Gdansk is a major seaport with a fascinating and varied history.

From its café-speckled promenades to its perfectly mismatched waterfront architecture, you’ll fall in love with the city views here. Gdansk’s maritime aura, historical significance and impressively large churches also provide an enticing draw to those captivated by culture.

Gdansk is a peaceful and prosperous city situated in a region where – with a car – it’s possible to explore some of the most interesting parts of Europe.

Car rental in Gdansk – the numbers

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Gdansk?
A. Six to seven days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Gdansk?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Gdansk?
A. Express is the cheapest car rental brand in Gdansk, offering cars from just £14 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Useful information about Gdansk

Don't miss…

European Solidarity Centre
Gdansk’s role in taking Poland away from its Communist rule is celebrated today at the European Solidarity Centre, which is full of information and exhibits about the pivotal period in the 1970s and 80s when a country found a new identity and purpose.

Długi Targ
Much of Gdansk’s historical architecture was destroyed as various factions fought over it during the early 20th century. However, it was rebuilt in a way that has preserved the city’s character, which is best seen in this former market square that acts as a focal point for tourists to gather.

St Mary’s Church
One building that survived the fighting was this church, which has been there in various forms since 1343 and is the largest brick church in the world.

National Maritime Museum
The sea has played a large part in Gdansk’s history, so it’s fitting that there is a museum to celebrate its rich maritime legacy, which is full of interesting artifacts and stories.

Gdansk driving tips

Because Gdansk has been an important seaport since medieval times, it is a city that is well connected to the rest of the country, as it historically needed to keep trade routes flowing. Here are our top tips to help you on your road trip to Gdansk:

As part of the tricity area with Gdynia and Sopot, Gdansk is served by the Obwodnica trójmiejska (the Tricity Beltway), which took over 35 years to complete, but gives you good access to all three major cities.

Eventually this section of road will also be part of the A6 Expressway, which is still under construction to run from Gdansk to Szczecin on the German border.

The A1 autostrada runs from Gdansk all the way down to Gorzyczki on the Czech border, and connects the city with several major cities on the way, including Lodz.

Speed limits in Poland are 140km/h on motorways, between 100 and 120km/h on dual carriageways and 50km/h within cities like Gdansk, unless otherwise stated on the roads.

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Beyond Gdansk

See some sand

If your tastes lie more in sandy beaches than bustling seaports, you don’t need to move far along the coast from Gdansk to find some.

Sopot, another part of the Tricity area, is only around 20 minutes away by car and has all the hallmarks of a beach resort, including a wooden pier.

There’s plenty to do away from the beaches, including visiting the Aqua Park or checking out the unique architecture of the Krzywy Domek, a building known in English as the Crooked House, for good reason. It’s found on the main pedestrian shopping street and has to be seen.