Rules & Regulations
Here are some of the rules and regulations to follow when driving in Poland:
- When driving in Poland remember that you have to drive on the right hand side of the road.
- Seat belts are compulsory for front and rear seat occupants if fitted.
- If you are caught drinking and driving in Poland, be warned that the limit of alcohol in your bloodstream is 0.02 per cent.
- Children under 12 are obligated to sit in special child seats that should be installed on the back seat.
- Buses have right of way when leaving bus stops in Poland.
- Use of mobile telephones whilst driving in Poland is prohibited.
- Some roads are in a rather bad condition, despite the national renovation programme in progress.
Please make sure that you are aware of all road regulations before you start your road trip around Poland.
The speed limits when driving in Poland are:
- 50 km/h in built-up areas (60 km/h between 11pm and 5am). Entry into a built-up area is marked with a white rectangular sign with the name of the town or a similar sign showing urban skyline in black; the exit point is marked with an identical sign with a red diagonal stripe.
- 90 km/h outside built-up areas
- 100 km/h on A-class roads (marked with a white car on blue background sign)
- 130km/h on motorways.
Things to Bring Along
Here’s an outline of some of the essential documents and equipment to take on your trip, cars must be equipped with:
- A fire extinguisher
- A first-aid kit
- A hazard-warning reflective triangle.
- Personal ID
- International driving licence
- Vehicle registration card with the valid MOT certificate and Third-party liability insurance.
Sixt car rental has a number of branches in Poland including the major cities of Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow and Lodz.
If you travel to the city of Warsaw make sure you see the Old town famous for its colourful buildings and consisting of many restaurants and cafes. Also worth checking out is the Royal Lazienky park with its wide open space full of beautiful scenery and charm it also houses The Myslewicki Palace. Drive out to The Kabaty Forest in the south eastern district of Ursynów for some peace and quiet and more breath taking landscape.
Take a road trip to Krakow and visit the Wawel Cathedral and museum, this is Poland’s oldest cathedral and contains a national mausoleum. You could also visit Auschwitz, St Mary’s church or the Rynek, Krakows market square.
If you visit the city of Wroclaw, make sure you see the Panorama Raclawicka a 360 painting in a concrete rotunda made to commemorate a polish war against Russian soldiers in 1794. Take a walk through the main Square in the city centre and also have a look at St John the Baptists cathedral to take in its magnificent interior.
Drive to Stolowe Gory full of mountains and picturesque terrain, Wielkopolski Park Etnograficzny an open air museum showing off many types of local architecture. Also be sure to see Zelazowa Wola which is a little village known throughout the musical world as the birthplace of Frederic Chopin.
There are so many places and sights to see in Poland that you’ll be glad to have a car rental to take you on your journey. Be sure to get a great deal on your car rental in Poland by using Sixt.
* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.