Economy car hire Gdansk Airport - rent-a-car in northern Poland
The third busiest Polish airport is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, in northern Poland. Gdansk Airport - GDN serves the metropolitan area of the Tricity, comprising the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.
See map of Tricity (Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia) in Poland.
Gdansk Airport is located approx. 8 miles west of Gdansk city centre and about 15 miles south-west from Gdynia. The distance from the airport to Sopot, in a straight line, is only about 7 miles, but the existing road access requires an approx. 12 miles drive to get from Gdansk Airport to the most popular beach resort of Poland (Sopot).
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport's official name honours the former Polish president, the leader of Solidarity and the Nobel prize laureate. However, locally, Gdansk Airport is known under its previous name, Gdansk-Rebiechowo.
The correct spelling of the airport names, respecting Polish diacritics, is: Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy, or Lotnisko Gdańsk-Rębiechowo.
Cheap flights to Gdansk from the UK
Gdansk Airport is one of the fastes growing airports in Poland, mostly due to the strong presence of low-cost carriers, amongst them Ryanair and Wizzair and Norwegian.
Ryanair’s cheap flights from the UK to Gdansk are available with departures from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted and Manchester.
Wizzair offers routes to Gdansk from Doncaster/Sheffield, Glasgow-International, Liverpool and London-Luton.
As far as domestic flights are concerned, Gdansk is connected to Krakow, Rzeszow, Wroclaw (operated by EuroLOT) and Warsaw-Chopin (operated by LOT).
Car hire companies at Gdansk Airport
Amongst other car hire companies at Gdansk Airport you will find major, internationally known rent-a-car brands, such as: Europcar, Budget Car Hire, Avis Rent-A-Car, National, Alamo Car Rental and Dollar.
Competitive offers of Gdansk Airport car hire are frequently available from local, Polish rent-a-car providers, such as AutoSwiat, Auto-Kubus, Auto-Lis, Happy Rent and ABS Auto.
The name for a car hire company in Polish is ‘wypożyczalnia samochodów’.
Gdansk Airport - cheap car hire with Cartrawler
Outside of the high tourist season in summer, the cheapest offers of Gdansk car hire can usually be found with prices starting from around £130 for one week rental of a small city car, such as Peugeot 107, or similar.
Far better deals can be done within the more comfortable and bigger class of cars to rent at Gdansk Airport. A one week rental of a VW Golf, or similar, usually costs from about £170 and it is not uncommon to find offers of a large estate, such as a Ford Mondeo, or similar, for approximately £280 for a 7 days car hire from Gdansk Airport.
The easiest way to stay informed about the current prices of Gdansk Airport car rental is to use internet search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler. A single search on Cartrawler allows you to compare prices from many different providers of rent-a-car Gdansk and to spot real opportunities, as for example, rather competitive offers of prestige vehicles to rent, such as a BMW 3 Series, or similar, which can sometimes be found at Gdansk Airport for approx. £ 330 for a week.
Cheap minivan hire in Poland - compare offers in Gdansk Airport
Families or larger groups of travellers arriving at Gdansk Airport can use Cartrawler search engine to look for competitive offers of MPV’s or minibuses.
For example, a Ford Galaxy, a VW Sharan, a Renault Espace or a similar ‘full-size’ MPV with a comfortable sitting for 7 people can frequently be rented at Gdansk Airport for around £440 (weekly price). Offers of a one week rental of a slightly smaller MPV (minivan), such as a VW Touran (5+2) or similar, can be usually found with prices starting from approx. £350.
Minibus hire in Poland is frequently cheaper than in other European countries. Very reasonably priced offers of a minibus rental, for example a Mercedes Vito Traveliner, or similar, with capacity for 9 people and a considerable amount of luggage usually start from about £450 for a one week of Gdansk Airport minibus hire.
Unlimited mileage is usually included in the car hire rate in Poland. However, it is advisable to check in the ‘rental conditions’ of every Cartrawler offers what is the applicable mileage policy.
The best car hire deals at Gdansk Airport are usually available when searching and booking well in advance.
Gdansk and Tricity - major tourist attractions at the Baltic coast in Poland
Gdansk is a beautiful city and, together with Krakow and Warsaw, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland.
The city attracts visitors greatly by its rich historical heritage reflecting Gdansk’s past glory as a major European port, the turbulent history of the World Wars I and II and the modern times labour and democracy movement Solidarity, born in the city’s shipyards.
Learn more about the events that led to the creation of the Solidarity movement in the Solidarity Centre Foundation.
The landmarks of Gdansk include the beautiful architecture of the Old Town, with the famous Neptune Fountain, the original and well-preserved town houses of the Motlawa River banks and the characteristic structure of the Crane over the river.
Gdansk is an excellent base for visiting the region of Pomerania in the south shore of Baltic Sea.
Are there beaches in Poland?
For many first-time foreign visitors, beach is not what comes to mind when thinking about holiday in Poland.
However, many golden-sand beaches are found along the beautiful and varied Polish coastline. The most popular holiday resorts and water sports centres of the Polish Baltic coast are located in Swinoujscie, Miedzyzdroje, Ustronie Morskie, Dabki i Darlowo.
Within the Tricity, Sopot is the best location for beach holiday. Apart from the longest wooden pier in Europe, stretching into the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot is known for its numerous health spas and the Sopot International Song Festival held annually since 1977.
Gdansk itself boasts several beautiful beaches, being the most popular ones: Stogi and Brzezno beaches.