Condition of rentals in Poland

Car rental in Poland - how to rent a car with Europcar?

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Advanced booking gives you guarantee that the reserved car from the chosen vehicle category will be available. If you choose between Mini, Economy, Compact or Intermediate car category, availability will be confirmed immediately at the time of reservation. Confirmation of car availability from all other categories will be verified and confirmed or not within 48 hours. Check what car categories we can offer (Europcar Fleet). Reservations are accepted according to a four-letter ACRISS codes, not to a specific car models (see ACRISS code list).

Remember that you do not have to return the car to the pick-up station. Checking the car in at any Europcar station in Poland is free of charge. Furthermore: we give you a possibility to drop the car off at many Europcar stations abroad (check at the time of reservation).

Driving licence

Renter or Driver must have their valid driving licence (see minimal validity period). Driving licence, accompanied by other valid ID document must be presented at the pick-up time. International driving licence is required for all non-European citizens. ATTENTION: international driving licence is valid only if presented together with your original one. The driving licence must be valid in the country of rental.

Driver's age

Renter or Driver must be at least 21, 23 or 25 years of age, depending on the car category (see details). All drivers under 25 years of age must pay a Young Driver charge  at 8 EUR net daily, no more than 120 EUR net per rental.

Additional driver

In case of more than 1 person authorized to drive the rented vehicle, an additional charge of 5 euro net for each additional driver per day will be charged. Age and driving licence validity criteria apply to all additional drivers.

Rental agreement and its duration

The rental duration is calculated on the basis of 24 hours' periods and starts after the Renter is given the car keys. If the period is exceeded by more than 30 minutes, another full day will be charged. The maximum rental duration is 30 days. A provisional invoice will be issued for rentals exceeding that period. The final invoice will be issued after the car is given back to Europcar by the Renter.

Methods of payment

Credit card payment is preferred (with embossed digits – note that Europcar does not accept Visa Electron card types as well as debit cards). The card will be pre-authorised for the amount covering estimated car rental and other possible cost like excess, refuelling charge, rental extension, etc.

Credit card deposit

In case of using a credit card (if it is to be the only mean of payment or just as a deposit for other means of payment), at the check out time Europcar will block a certain amount of money on the credit cards' account. This amount is calculated on the basis of the estimated rental cost + 300 EUR. Such procedure is mandatory to cover possible damage to the rented vehicle, empty tank return or the rental extension.

In case of a payment done by money transfer, the rental must be preceded by an order specifying the following:

  • car quantity and the required category,
  • date, time and the place of delivery,
  • date, time and the place of collection
  • rental cost payment guarantee within the 7 days after receiving the invoice. Such order should be signed by a person authorized to contract financial duties. The order      must be accompanied by documents such as Registry number (KRS), tax identification number (NIP) and statistical number (REGON). The rental will take place after the payment by money transfer is accepted by the Legal Department of Europcar.

To check the possibility of money transfer payment, please contact our Reservation Department.


Each car rented at Europcar is covered by a third party and a damage (OC/AC). Please familiarize yourself with the international terminology concerning  types of insurances, offered by Europcar. 

Travel Outside The Borders Of Poland

It is the Renter's duty to notify Europcar about every plan of leaving the territory of Poland with the rented car, each time separately.
It is not permitted to enter the following countries with the rented vehicle: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Romania, Serbia,  Montenegro, Ukraine.

Crossboarder Fee might apply - 25 EUR net / rental


The cars are delivered with full tanks and should be given back with the same amount of fuel. Otherwise the Renter will be charged with the refueling costs of 3,00 EUR per 1 liter of missing fuel, as rental rates do not include fuel cost.

Additional charges:

Airport charge - 12% of base rental estimate.

After hours charge - 25 EUR net per rental.

Winter tires – in the winter time (from 1 November till 15 March) all our cars are equipped with winter tires. The charge is automatically added to the rental cost.Out of the above mentioned period, if road conditions require, winter tires rental cost is 2 EUR net daily.

Substitution / pick up

Within city limits with Europcar station – 15 EUR net / rental.
Outside city limits – 15 EUR nett / rental + 0,8 EUR nett / per km.

One Way:

One way is a possibility to return the car at other Europcar rental station than the initial one. It is free of charge within polish borders. There is also a possibility to return the car at many Europcar stations outside polish borders. You will find out more contacting our  Reservation Department.

See detailed General Rental Conditions.


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