Badger’s Opinion on Poland.

Getting there

Usually overland via channel ports and Germany – click here for ferry details Click here for ferry details


Comprehensive list of accommodation providers Click Here

Insurance and Breakdown

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Badger’s opinion

Badger’s brother, Peter lives in Poland and is in the course of preparing his opinion.

Touring and Rides

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Boring bits

Drinking and Driving

over 0.02% incurs a heavy fine and suspension of licence. 0.05% incurs additional prison sentence.

Driving Licence

UK licences normally accepted in Poland. Older all green style UK licences should preferably be updated or alternatively accompanied by an International Driving Permit.


On the spot. Obtain official receipt. Police authorised to request foreign motorist to pay their fines in cash. Wheel clamps in use. Illegally parked cars causing obstruction may be towed away and impounded.


Unleaded petrol (95 and 98 octane available). No leaded petrol (additive available). Credit cards accepted at most filling stations – check with card issuer for usage before travelling.


Use of dipped headlights during daytime compulsory.


Third party compulsory.

Motoring organisation


Tourist board information

Polish National Tourist Office, Westgate House, West Gate, London W5 1YY
Tel: + 44 (0) 8700 675010

British Embassy details

British Embassy
Political/Defence/Press and Public Affairs/Management Sections
Aleje Roz No 1
00-556 Warsaw
Commercial/Visa/Consular Section:
Warsaw Corporate Centre
2nd Floor
Emilii Plater 28
00-688 Warsaw

Tel: (48) (22) 311 00 00
Fax: (48) (22) 311 02 50

Office hours:
Consular Section:
0830-1400 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (Local time)
0830-1200 Wed

Website: www.britishembassy.plt

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