No hassles at allPros: When we get the car we expect (or better), when it does what it is expected to do, when it is clean, when you are well received by the staff, what can you say? Everything was just perfect.
4.4 OkayMay 30 2017
No personal circumstances consideredPros: Car was ready on time, and was clean and had less than 5000km on the clockCons: We landed, had a long wait to get through airport security and went straight to the Sixt desk. There we were told only after being issued with the receipt for the car, that we were being charged an additional charge because we had arrived to collect the car at 0h07. which they charge at an additional fee!!!. Also found out that we only had 400km mileage included. This was surprising as on the kayak website it did not state that, but as soon as we booked it, the confirmation came stating that we had 400km, and if we wanted to cancel we would have to pay an admin fee. we did challenge this, but were told to contact the main office, during office hours for complaints. I chose Sixt because of it being a reputed company, but was not pleased with the outcome. To add to this still had an argument with my partner on why I had hired from such a company that provided no personal understanding, and were just like computers comply only with there internal protocol.
9.6 ExcellentApr 10 2017
Pros: Fast and efficientCons: It would have been helpful to have more visability on where to return the car... I wasnt sure if i should or not enter to the car parking and than had to look for the second gate.
Explore the wonderful city of Katowice on your own time and pace by renting a car upon arrival. Having your own four wheels will give you the ultimate sense of freedom and flexibility and will allow you to experience the trip you have dreamed of. You can visit major tourist attractions as well as seizing the opportunity to venture out into the Polish landscape for a road trip -- with a car, the borders are limitless.
Start your time in Katowice hassle-free by conveniently picking up your car at Katowice Airport. Follow the signs to the car rental center upon arrival and choose from various on-site companies including Sixt, iCar, and Silvercar. The airport is located about 19 miles outside the city; with a car, you will be at Katowice’s heart in about half an hour, whereas public transport will take over an hour.
Most streets in Katowice are well-maintained and broad, so navigating through the city should be no problem. Outside the city streets may be in worse condition, so adjust your speed to avoid damage to the car. Radar traps and police officers hiding behind corners is quite common in Poland, so always adhere to the given speed limits. Driving defensively is generally a good idea when coming to another city; as long as you maneuver through Katowice carefully, there should be no trouble.
Compared to bigger cities like Krakow, traffic in Katowice is mostly a pleasant experience. During weekday mornings, there can be increased traffic between 7-9am and in the evenings between 5-7pm. Especially the A4 freeway can have increased traffic during peak times and, if possible, should be avoided during these times.
25% of our users found rental cars in Katowice for $20 or less
Book your rental car in Katowice at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Katowice are around 48% cheaper than airport locations on average
Mini rental cars in Katowice are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Katowice
Some car rental companies in Katowice which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Alamo and Europcar
On average a rental car in Katowice costs $29 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Express Rent a Car ($18/day), INTERRENT ($18/day) and Sixt ($25/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Express Rent a Car Railway station (1 miles from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Katowice. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Katowice is $5.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $63 and $84, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Katowice.
A Compact car rental in Katowice costs $34 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Katowice costs $20 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Katowice costs $18 per day, on average.
In Katowice, cars are most frequently rented at GREEN MOTION Katowice airport (15 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Katowice costs $201 per week ($29 per day).
On average a rental car in Katowice costs $863 per month ($29 per day).
A compact car will certainly provide a smooth and pleasant experience when driving in Katowice. Despite the streets being mostly very broad in the city, finding a parking spot can still be a challenge and is more easily done with a smaller car. Gas prices are also more expensive in Europe, and a smaller car will need less. Remember that stick shifts are still mostly used here, so renting an automatic car may cost more.
Speed limits in Katowice are given in kilometers per hour and allow up to 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential and built-up areas, 100 km/h (62 mph) on dual carriageways, and up to 140 km/h (86 mph) on highways. Adjust your speed to the road conditions, and, especially in the winter, to the weather.
A refill in Katowice will cost about 5 Polish zloty per liter ($1.33 USD per liter or $5.03 per gallon). Fuel can have a different quality depending on where you refill, and it is recommended to refill at better known brands like Shell, BP, or Lotos, instead of gas stations from supermarkets, which have a bad reputation and often low-quality gas.
On-street parking, parking garages, and parking lots are all a possibility in Katowice. There are pay parking zones (indicated with a sign saying Parking Platny), where drivers have to pay to park their car, that are usually applicable during weekdays only and for streets in the city center. There are also guarded parking lots available, including one close to Spodek in Korfantego Avenue, or another close to Warszawa Hotel.
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).