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Is it possible to hire a car in Poland when under the age of 21?


AnnaQ
4 Mar 2014  #1
Hello,

I know that legally you have to be 21 to RENT a car, does anyone know of any ways to get around that? Causing quite a big problem as the whole holiday depends on having a car!

Thank you
GTO 3 | 22
4 Mar 2014  #2
Where are you going to rent this car?
OP AnnaQ
4 Mar 2014  #3
In Poland, no city in particular
GTO 3 | 22
4 Mar 2014  #4
you could probably find some private/small company's that rent out, or you can buy a Polonez or Maluch and give it away when you are finish with your adventure.
DominicB - | 2,672
4 Mar 2014  #5
buy a Polonez or Maluch and give it away when you are finish with your adventure.

I second that. It would be a lot cheaper than renting. I've done this several times in the States: buy a beater for thousand bucks, drive it around the country, and then give it to a Jewish charity for a receipt of its official blue-book value so that the tax write-off was usually close to the amount I paid. Essentially, a free car. Perhaps there is some charity you can donate it to in Poland for a tax receipt, too.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
4 Mar 2014  #6
Only you have to be able to register that Maluch in Poland, and as tourist that's just not possible.
Harry
4 Mar 2014  #7
I know that legally you have to be 21 to RENT a car, does anyone know of any ways to get around that?

Go to easycar.com, select "Poland" "Warsaw, Intercontinental Hotel" as your collection point, 16/04/2014 as collection date and 23/04/2014 as the drop-off date: the first 12 cars on offer have a minimum driver age of 19. However, the cheapest, a Ford Fiesta, is $372 for the week.

the whole holiday depends on having a car!

For some journeys in Poland, the train is a better choice than a car: why not replan round those journeys?
Jardinero 1 | 407
4 Mar 2014  #8
you can buy a Polonez or Maluch

Terrible advice in my opinion - unless you plan to travel for several weeks AND know someone in PL who can help you with the whole buying/registering/insuring hassle. So this will not be a good move for everyone, especially those who will be staying for a relatively short period. First of all, you have to find something reliable within your budget; then there is insurance & registration to think of, all of which will eat up your valuable time you could have used for sightseeing and exploring. And buying a junk is always a gamble, you never know when something will give, which can mean your travel plans will be jeopardised. When you rent, you will almost always have a newer, more reliable & comfortable, safer, and more fuel efficient vehicle at your disposal.

I had a quick look here: rentacarpoland.com, the rates start from 55PLN/day for a new Ford Ka.
Harry
4 Mar 2014  #9
I had a quick look here: renta car poland.com, the rates start from 55PLN/day for a new Ford Ka.

Sadly,

The User is obligated to follow the rules of typical usage of the car, especially:
....
the driver must be over 21 years old and posses the driving license at least for 1 year.

us.rentacarpoland.com/warunki.php
Jardinero 1 | 407
4 Mar 2014  #10
Harry, yes, I've missed that; still, there seem to exist companies which do allow <21s as per your previous post...
Harry
4 Mar 2014  #11
still, there seem to exist companies which do allow <21s as per your previous post...

Yes, there are; the problem is that they charge quite a lot more than the companies with a minimum age of 21.


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