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Warsaw Airport car hire - book online with Cartrawler Poland

Car hire Warsaw Chopin Airport – compare prices online 

Warsaw Chopin Airport – WAW is the main international airport of Poland and one of the two airports serving Polish capital, Warsaw. The former name, Warsaw Okecie Airport, is still widely used in Poland.

Find more information about Warsaw Chopin Airport in a related article: Cheap Warsaw car hire – arriving at Okecie Airport.

Car hire at Warsaw Airport is available from a large number of on- and off-site car rental companies, amongst them: Avis Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Dollar, Thrifty, GE-CAR, Global Rent A Car, Express Rent A Car and Panek.

The best Warsaw Airport car rental deals are often available through internet search engines which allow you to compare prices from many suppliers and book the cheapest hire car online.

Find below a guide to Warsaw Airport car hire with Cartrawler Poland.

Rent a car in Poland – cheap car hire deals from Cartrawler Poland

Warsaw car hire – how to book online car rental
In order to visualize the available offers of car hire Warsaw, run a simple search on Cartrawler Polska search engine, introducing the desired pick up and drop-off locations, as well as the dates and hour of pick-up/drop off and your country of residence.

Warsaw car rental locations include both Warsaw airports - Chopin Airport and Modlin Airport - as well as a range of convenient city locations. Start typing the name in the location field and choose one form the drop-down list provided.

Fill in the remaining fields and press the ‘search for cars’ button. It only takes a few seconds for Cartrawler search engine to display an exhaustive list of car hire deals from major rent-a-car providers in Warsaw.

Please note, that car hire rates available online are often substantially lower then the ones you are offered directly at the counter of a car hire company.

Warsaw Airport WAW car hire online – Cartrawler offer description
Cartrawler search engine is very easy to operate and, to a great extent, intuitive. All car hire offers displayed by Cartrawler are presented in an organized and clear manner, allowing you to indentify at the first glance the Warsaw car hire deals you might be potentially interested in.

See the example of a Warsaw Airport car hire offer below:

Warsaw Airport car hire - Cartrawler offer

Rental car make and model
The most visible element of each offer is the image of a car.

Please, be aware that the model displayed is only an example of a car rental class/group. For the logistic reasons and for optimum fleet management, all car hire companies reserve the right to deliver a vehicle within a certain car rental class/group and with the same characteristics when size, equipment and price-range are concerned. Hence the expression ‘or similar’ next to the make and model name.

On some occasions, you will be able to choose the preferred model at the counter.

Only in the case of offers specifically marked as ‘Guaranteed car model’ you can be sure that the make and model you see on the offer is the exact make and model you will be handed the key for at the car hire company counter.

Read more about rental car models in a related article: Rental car models – the meaning of “or similar” in car hire.

The icons below the image of the car specify passenger and luggage capacity, the number of doors, the type of transmission (manual or automatic) and whether the car is equipped with air conditioning system. If in doubt, place the cursor on the icon to see the description.

Warsaw Airport car hire providers
When searching for Warsaw car hire on Cartrawler you will be usually able to see the logo of the car rental provider.

At Warsaw Airport those can be internationally known brands, such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt or Budget, as well as local car hire companies – Panek, Express Rent A Car or Global Rent A Car - often offering advantageous rates.

Car rental conditions – read them for more details
In the central part of the offer display (see image above), you will find information about some of the most important aspects of the car hire offer, such as fuel and mileage policy, booking cancellation and amendment fees, as well as any possible extras, for example a free additional driver. Click on the ‘Rental condition’ to find their detailed description.

By reading carefully the rental conditions section you will be able to choose an offer that best suits your needs and, also, avoid unpleasant surprises resulting from not being aware of the limitations of a particular offer. Below are listed some of the important points of car rental conditions you may want to look at before booking.

Car hire Warsaw – fuel policy
‘Pick-up full, return full’ is a common fuel policy in Warsaw car hire. However, some Polish car rental providers may apply different fuel rules.

It may happen that you will be required to return the car with an empty tank, as the fuel has been charged separately. In such case refund is made for the unused fuel. This policy, defined as ‘Pick-up full, return empty’ is less advantageous and more troublesome for the customer, especially during short-term rentals, when it is impossible to use all the fuel.

There are also other variations of fuel policy possible. Whenever in doubt, read the detail description in ‘Rental conditions’

Cross border travels in a Poland hire car
If you are planning to drive in your Warsaw Airport hire car outside Poland, it is essential to verify beforehand if the car rental supplier allows cross-border travels.

The information about the countries you can drive into in a Poland hire car is also included in the ‘Rental conditions’.

Usually, you will be allowed to drive a Chopin Airport hire car to most of the western European countries. Restrictions often apply for cross border travels to Ukraine, Russia, Belarus or the Balkan countries.

Warsaw Airport car hire pick-up location
When searching Warsaw Chopin Airport car hire on Cartrawler you can see which rent-a-car providers have counters at the airport. If this is a case, a clause ‘Airport terminal pick-up’ will be stated in the offer.

Competitive offers for Warsaw Airport car hire are also available from off-site car rental companies, which deliver cars to the airport, or provide shuttle service to their offices in a close distance from the terminal. You will recognize this type of offer by a clause ‘Pick-up: meet & greet’.

Cartrawler Poland - insurance and excess
In all of the offers of Warsaw Airport car hire available through Cartrawler, the following insurance products are included in the rate: Collision Damage Waiver, (CDW), Third Party Liability Protection (TP) and Theft Waiver (TW). 

In the relevant section of rental conditions (Insurance coverage), you will find information about some of the optional insurance available form the provider, at the counter. Usually, the so called ‘Complete cover package’ is offered. This insurance allows reduce or eliminate the excess, also defined in this section.

Excess is the amount you are liable to pay should a damage, accident or theft occur.

By booking with Cartrawler, however, you have opportunity to purchase an excess insurance which is often much cheaper and offers much better coverage than similar products available at the counter of a car hire company. You will find more information about Allianz excess insurance in step two of Cartrawler booking process.

Be aware that excess insurance has limitations in respect to cover – for more detail see the excess insurance policy before taking out the insurance.

Please note, that all cars available on Find-cheap-car.hire.co.uk can be rented and driven fully legally without any additional insurance. If you choose to take out the excess insurance at the booking, simply decline other similar products offered at the counter.

Car hire Poland – driver’s age
Most car hire companies worldwide, also in Poland, apply additional charges for young drivers.

There is no fixed age limit until which you are considered a young driver in Poland. The young driver age limit usually varies between 21 and 25 years. If you are in your early twenties, do check in ‘Rental conditions’ whether an additional charge applies.

The additional fee for young drivers in Poland can be quite steep, at up to EUR 8 (GBP 6.5) per day. The additional drivers pay young drivers fee as well.

Prices of Warsaw Airport car hire
Cartrawler displays the total price for the entire period of the rental, as well as the daily price. It is usually easier to obtain better daily rate with longer bookings.

As mentioned above, the car rental rate includes insurance, as well as possible free extras indicated specifically in the offer description (for example free additional driver, free snow tyres, free GPS).

Below the price, Cartrawler indicates the amount to be paid at the moment of the booking. In some cases you will be required to leave only a small booking deposit, while the rest of the balance is charged automatically from your account 5 days prior to the pick up. In other cases the entire amount may be payable at the moment of the booking.

You will find detailed information about the payment method (which credit cards are allowed) in the relevant section of ‘Rental conditions’.

The offers are listed from the cheapest to the most expensive, usually corresponding to the progression of car renal classes: from mini, through economy, compact, etc. to the most expensive luxury/premium vehicles.

You can, however, filter the offers according to different criteria, for example by passenger capacity, type of transmission (manual or automatic) or by a car rental provider. The filter menu is available on the blue bar above the offer listing.

The cheapest Warsaw Chopin Airport rent-a-car offers usually start from approx. £130 for a week car hire of a small city car, often a Suzuki Alto, a Toyota Aygo, a Fiat Panda, or similar.

Confirm online booking on Cartrawler
Having chosen the best value hire car from Warsaw Airport, press the SELECT button to go to step 2 of Cartrawler online booking.

In the second stage of Cartrawler booking process you have a chance to book additional equipment, such as baby seats, satellite navigation (GPS) or snow tyres and chains. It is recommended to book any extra equipment in advance, as in the busiest destinations it may not always be available on the arrival.

The cost of additional equipment, indicated by the search engine, is not added to the total price of the rental. It is payable at the counter.

Cheap excess insurance
In step 2 of the booking process you can also purchase the excess cover (optional insurance).

This additional insurance from Allianz Global Assistance, available with Cartrawler bookings frequently has much more competitive price/insurance premium and more comprehensive coverage than similar products you will be offered at the counter of the car rental company. Full information is available in terms and conditions of the Allianz excess reimbursement insurance.

The price of the Allianz excess insurance is billed separately on your credit card.

In case you cancel the booking, the excess insurance is automatically cancelled too.

Warsaw car hire - voucher
After deciding for additional equipment and filling in the driver details form, you only need to provide your payment card information to complete the booking process.

After the full payment has been completed, Cartrawler will issue a voucher (or a booking confirmation). The voucher, sent to you by email, should be printed out and presented at the counter of the car rental company on the pick up.


Warsaw Airport car hire - book online with Cartrawler Poland
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