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Gdansk (Gdańsk) is a northern Polish port city on the coast of the Gulf of Gdansk (of) on the Baltic Sea. In English and German, it is known as Danzig. The city was included in the World Heritage List UNESCO due to its red-brick Gothic architecture, which combines various cultural elements from history. Tourists can visit the Town Hall, built between 1454 and 1466, and St Mary's Church, one of Poland's national monuments. Gdańsk is also home to the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Opera Theatre - Teatr Wielki- Polish National Opera. This city is worth a visit if you want to combine it with Szczecin, Sopot or Gdynia on your trip to other major Polish cities!
Basic info and car hire in Gdansk
- Location: Northern Poland
- Population: 582.805 (2017)
- Official language: Polish
- Currency: Zloty
- Weather: Summers in Gdańsk are pleasant and partly cloudy, winter is long and usually cold. The temperature usually varies between -3°C and 23°C during the year; it is rare for it to be on one side of this spectrum (below -12°C or above 28°C). With such an interesting climate, it's no wonder
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Road conditions in Gdansk are generally good. There will be some potholes, but it has been improving in recent years.
- Car hire in Gdansk: Car hire in Gdansk is a great idea to explore all of what Poland has to offer. The most common pick up location is at Gdansk Airport. There are many different car rental companies available and they all offer competitive prices, all the way down to 10 EUR per day. so it's best to book a car three or eight weeks ahead of time - this will ensure you get an affordable rate! Alternatively, if your travel plans change last minute there are plenty around who can help out as well; just look no further than us here at Orbit Car Hire.
Driving in Gdansk
Driving in Gdansk is relatively simple and easy. Roads are in medium condition, with potholes and similar objects being found on the roads. However, it has been getting better with each year. While driving in Gdansk, it is important to respect the speed limits, use turn signals and be aware of road signs. Poland has very strict drinking and driving rules. You are only allowed to have 0,2 milligrams, while it is 0,8 milligrams in the UK. So it is important to keep that in mind to avoid all unnecessary problems while on your holiday. Seatbelts are also required for all passengers. Speed limits in Gdansk are 50km/h in city limits and 140km/h on highways. There are no speed cameras in Poland, however, the police use hand-held radars and are often doing checks on hills and similar places.
- Age limits: Drivers down to 18 years old can rent a car in Gdansk. Young driver fees may apply for drivers that are between 18-24 years old, it can depend on the rental car company and car category.
- International Driving Permit: An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving Licence if the National Driving Licence you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving Licence, e.g., it is in a non-Latin alphabet (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese).
- Additional papers: Identification (passport), a valid driver's license, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to take out insurance with the car rental company in case your policy does not cover you when driving in the Azores Islands).
- Additional requirements: Warning triangles, spare wheels and a hands-free kit with hearing aids are required if you are talking on the phone while driving.
- Children in the car: Children that are up to 12 years old must wear appropriate seats for children. All passengers must have seatbelts on at all times.
- Driving side of the road: Right.
- Lights: Driving lights must be on at all times.
- General speed limits: Speed limits in Gdansk are 50km/h in city limits and 140km/h on highways.
- Parking suggestions: Parking in the downtown area can be challenging. You can find both free and paid parking all over Gdansk.
Car Hire in Gdansk
Most popular car hire at Gdansk
The most selected hire car in Gdansk is the Fiat 500, with the Opel Corsa and Fiat Panda also being a popular options. The most popular car types in Gdansk are the mini and economy car categories.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Gdansk
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Gdansk. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Poland.
- Gdansk - Warsaw (417km, approx 5-hour drive)
- Gdansk - Krakow (595km, approx 7-hour drive)
- Gdansk - Poznań (337km, approx 4-hour drive)
What to see in Gdansk
The Artus Court is the most famous building in Gdansk. It once housed the city's merchants and today it houses one of Poland's best museums, the European Art Museum. The unique history of this place makes it worth seeing, but there are also other interesting places. St. Mary's Church or the University of Gdansk are beautiful examples of Polish architecture. When it comes to Gdansk, if you are a foodie, you should try some specialities when you are here. Pierogi are a popular type of Polish dumpling, while kartacz is a delicacy made from poppy seeds that you can find in almost every café. The last thing I would recommend is craft beers, which are very popular in this part of Europe.
If you come to Gdansk and want to see sights and monuments, St Mary's Church on the main square in Gdansk is the place to go. It is one of the most beautiful churches in Poland and a monument in the style of Gothic architecture. Another very interesting sight that you should visit is the Crane Towers, which are located on both sides of the entrance gate to the Town Hall Square. There are many squares with great views, e.g. the Long Market Hall area has a beautiful view of the Motława River. If you like shopping, there are two markets - the Long Street Market Hall, which is a unique attraction with its 437-metre arcades and shops inside, or the Fish Market, which was first built in the 13th century and is one of the oldest markets in Poland. The other places you should not miss during your stay are The Rotunda, the Shipyard Gate, the emblematic building of the Gdansk University of Technology, the Great Mill and Long Street. However, if you decide to walk along the Mottlava River, you can choose between two bridges: the old pedestrian bridge - Niedźwiedzia Warta Bridge and the new cycle path - Solidarność Bridge.
Another interesting place for tourists is the Westerplatte peninsula, which witnessed the beginning of World War II. It is located just behind the mouth of the Motława River into Gdansk Bay, where the harbour begins.
Drive your rental car beyond Gdansk
Road trips from Gdansk usually start in the city centre, where there are many interesting historical sights. Among other things, you should visit Długi Targ Street with its numerous cafés and restaurants, as well as the Neptune Fountain and the Long Market. Once you reach Long Street, you can walk in either direction - towards the Motława River or Lazienki Park - your choice depends on your interests and preferences. If you want to leave the city streets, you should take a closer look at all the streets leading away from the centre. Most of them (e.g. the roads to Sopot, Gdynia and Malbork) are exciting if you know where you want to stop for a short break or spend the night.
It is also highly recommended to take a drive to the Hel peninsula. A 35km long sand bar peninsula not too far from Gdansk. And along with thee Hel peninsula you might want to stop by Błękitniak beach, Reda port and famous Stanisław Staszic monument in Parnica near Żarnowiec lake.
Enjoy the culture in Gdansk
Where to eat, drink, and party in Gdansk
Where can you eat in Gdansk? This is a common question asked by both locals and tourists in this Baltic city. Along the Motława there are many restaurants whose menus offer Polish cuisine, Italian dishes and French delicacies. The interiors of some of these eateries are inspired by the architecture of the Middle Ages, while in others you can dine on the riverside under open-air arches from the eighteenth century or next to brick walls from the fourteenth century. It's no wonder that Gdansk, also known as the Venice of the North, was included in National Geographic's list of the ten best coastal destinations in Europe.
What you need to know about renting a car
How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?
You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method, and you simply fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at pick-up time.
What are the charges for security deposits?
Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher.
What if I would like to change my booking?
How do I cancel my booking?
You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:
- Phone:+44 20 8089 0089
- Email: email@example.com
When do I pay for the rental car?
You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency.
What is included in the price?
Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.
Are there any hidden fees?
There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:
- Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
- One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
- The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
- Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
- Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).
We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.
What is a voucher, and why do I need it?
A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick-up. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.
What is an airport or premium location fee?
A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.
What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?
Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.
How do I find cheap car hire online?
Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire.
How many countries do you compare to?
We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany.
What currency should I use to pay for the car?
You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency in the pickup country.
Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?
You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal.
What is the cheapest car to rent?
The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda.
Can I add a driver to my booking?
You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle.
What payment methods are accepted
You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa.
Can I drop off my car at a different location?
Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire.
How can I add a flight number to my booking?
You can add a flight number on our webpage when you make a booking. If you already have a booking, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking.
Do I have to pay for toll roads?
If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle.
What does deductible mean?
If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay for it to be repaired or fixed. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.
What is Collision Damage Waiver
Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by rent a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.
What is Theft Protection
Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. There is an excess, also known as a deductible, that comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.
Which brands can I compare with Orbit?
With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world.