Car Hire from Lodz Airport
Lodz is Poland’s third biggest city, located in the centre of the country. It’s a great base from which to explore the beautiful cities and countryside of the Lodzkie region and beyond. With a rental car from Lodz Airport, the northern Baltic coast and Poland’s most impressive cities are all within easy reach.
Where to hire a car at Lodz Airport
Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise and Avis all have car hire desks at Lodz Airport. They’re located inside the small terminal building, on the ground floor close to the exit doors.
Petrol Stations near Lodz Airport
If you hire a car from Lodz Airport on a full to full fuel policy you will need to refuel before returning it.
The closest petrol station to Lodz Airport is just ten minutes’ drive away. It’s a Shell garage located just off route 14, close to the intersection with Dubois.
Driving around Lodz Airport
Lodz city is surrounded by some of the best road networks in Poland. Navigating from the airport to the city is relatively straight forward and traffic is rarely an issue.
From the airport, the Maczka – Pienista road takes you towards the city centre. This road connects to route 14 heading north towards Warsaw and the E75 going south towards Krakow. There’s also the E30 travelling west towards Poznan and the E75 north to Gdynia and the coast.
Getting to your destination
There is so much to see and do in Poland. Hiring a car from Lodz Airport is a great way to see the expansive country at your own pace.
Lodz is Poland’s third largest city and it’s characterised by an impressive industrial heritage. Visitors should head to Piotrkowska, one of Europe’s longest commercial streets crowded with lively bars, restaurants and boutiques. There’s also the Textile Museum set in an old city factory and the Old Market Square, which often hosts fairs, performances and markets.
Lodz city is just 10 minutes’ drive from Lodz Airport taking the Maczka – Pienista road from the terminal. The centre can be busy during rush hour but it’s generally easy to navigate.
Pay and display street parking is available from 8am to 6pm on weekdays, while evening and weekend parking is free. There are also some privately owned car parks where an attendant will stick a ticket to your car stating your arrival time. You’ll then use your ticket to pay the fee on departure.
The country’s capital and one of the greenest cities in Europe, Warsaw is a must-see on any trip to Poland. The Warsaw Uprising Museum gives visitors an insight into the city’s past and the struggles it endured during the Second World War. The city is also home to a rich array of museums, restaurants and lively nightlife along with a vibrant Old Town. Take a look at our guide to some of the top things to do in Warsaw.
Warsaw is just 2 hours’ drive from Lodz Airport taking the E75 north and picking up first the 71 north east and then the E30 east.
As in Lodz, there is lots of pay and display parking available and free parking in evenings and at weekends. There are a number of large public car parks in the city centre, including one next to the Supreme Court and one at Plac Krasiński near the Old Town.
Torun, one of Poland’s medieval cities and one of the few that wasn’t damaged in World War 2 offers street after street of beautiful gothic architecture. Torun is overlooked by many visitors to Poland and can offer an escape into traditional Poland with a number of attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town and The House of Torun Legends. As the town is known for its gingerbread there are two gingerbread museums; The Museum of Gingerbread and Museum of Torun’s Gingerbread as well as four gingerbread shops around the city.
Lodz Airport to Torun is a 2 hour drive north for 180km via the A1.Parking is difficult to find around the old town however there are large car parks around the outskirts including the car park at the Vistula River, 100m away from the walls of the old town.