Petrol stations and types of petrol
In Poland there are many petrol stations in the cities and towns as well road side outlets in the country. Many of them are the well recognized brands of international petrol companies. Petrol stations are usually open round the clock seven days a week.
In the major cities and along international motorways and regional roads there are a great number of 24h petrol stations. Not only can you fill your petrol tank at a petrol station but you can also eat something at fast food bars or restaurants, do some shopping or use the client services. The most recognized international petrol companies in Poland are Shell, BP, Esso, Aral and Neste. There are also some Polish petrol stations such as Orlen or Rafineria Gdańska offering excellent service and high quality petrol.
Tourists traveling far from main routes in the country should fill their tanks earlier as petrol stations located in small towns usually close at 6 p.m.
Types of petrol and road signs
A black petrol pump sign indicates a petrol station and these road signs are located several kilometres ahead of the station. They usually indicate the approximate distance to the petrol station and what kind of petrol is available. A sign showing both a black and a green petrol pump indicates unleaded petrol for sale along with the standard petrol. Stations with LPG are marked with the LPG sign. Stations with only liquid petroleum gas are marked with a LPG GAZ sign with no pictogram. The most popular types of petrol in Poland are 95-octane, 98- octane and diesel which is marked ON.