Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Katowice car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Katowice.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Katowice car rental.
The average price of fuel in Katowice is $7.92 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $95 and $127, depending on the car size.
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In Katowice, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Katowice airport (24 km from city centre ).
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. Petrolprices 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 petrol 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.