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Car Hire from Wroclaw Airport

Car Hire from Wroclaw Airport

Wroclaw is the capital of the Viovodship of Lower Silesia and Poland’s fourth largest city. Founded in medieval times Wroclaw was built across several islands and the city still boasts attractive bridges and architecture today. The best way to take in all the sights of the region is to hire a car at Wroclaw Airport and Skyscanner can help you find the perfect car hire deal.

Where to hire a car at Wroclaw Airport

There are desks for the following car hire companies on the ground floor of Wroclaw Airport’s terminal building: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Budget, National, Panek and Express. Operating flexible opening hours, arrangements can be made to return your car out of desk opening hours.

Petrol Stations near Wroclaw Airport

When hiring a car on a ‘full to full’ fuel policy from Wroclaw Airport you must ensure you refuel your car before returning it in order to avoid excess charges.

The nearest petrol station to Wroclaw Airport is ORLEN located 3km distant on the E67 highway accessible from the airport’s exit road. Polish highways have petrol stations located every 35km, often open from 6am to 10pm.

Driving around Wroclaw Airport

Wroclaw Airport is located in southwest Wroclaw and offers easy access to Warsaw along the S8 road and from the south via the national road A8. If you intend to drive in rural areas it is worth considering renting a four-wheel drive vehicle as the roads can be poorly surfaced or not surfaced at all.

Getting to your Destination

Here is a short guide to some popular destinations easily reached in south west Poland by visitors hiring a car from Wroclaw Airport.

Wroclaw

Wroclaw is located on the River Odra in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe and is the largest city in western Poland. There is plenty to do and see in Wroclaw which has a deep cultural history displayed in its museums and a traditional Polish lifestyle.

Wroclaw Airport is 12km from the centre of Wroclaw City and can be reached by joining highway DW362 on exiting the airport and proceeding for 11km before turning left into the city of Wroclaw. This is typically a 20 minute drive however during busy periods the roads can get congested and the drive will take up to 30 minutes.

Wroclaw operates three parking zones in the city with obligatory fees in marked and metered parking spots. Fees vary from PLN0.5-PLN3.00/hour depending on the zone and fines for excess periods can reach PLN50.

Opole

Ancient Opole dates back to the 9th century gaining the right to be a city in 1218, making it the third oldest city in Poland. Opole is an important educational, tourism and cultural centre in Poland’s Opolskie region and is visited by tourists attracted by its ancient monuments and architecture.

Wroclaw Airport is 106km from Opole and can be reached by joining the A8 on exiting the airport in the direction of Wegry for 4.2km before turning on to the A4 and proceed for 80km. Exit the A4 at the DK46 turn off and continue for 21.4km into Opole.

Metered street parking is available in the centre of Opole with rates averaging PLN2/hour. 24 hour parking is available at Opole’s train and bus stations.

Zlotoryja

The medieval town of Zlotoryja was at one time a very rich area with gold mining and trade central in the region. Zlotoryja City is the oldest in Poland and the preserved old town has some of the most significant architectural monuments from medieval times.

Wroclaw Airport to Opole is a 106km drive south via the A4 which will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on traffic.

Although cheap, street parking and car parks are few and far between in Zlotoryja, parking is often allowed on the pavements unless there is a restriction posted. It is recommended to find a parking space that is clearly a parking bay and to use the metered spaces available in the city.

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