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Drove from the UK to Pozna˝ last week, I regularly do the journey by car and its fine Usually takes around 11 hours from Calais with 1 fuel stop in Hannover, The road from the border has been vastly improved recently and I had no major problems at all, Just remember when you get into Poland to forget all of your UK driving skills and try to drive like a native pole, Don't dawdle along, Overtake wherever possible including into oncoming traffic and corners etc, Treat red traffic lights as advisory stop signals and never give way to anyone and you will be fine, Make sure your insurance is up to scratch too!
Usually costs me around 30 gbp for the ferry, Fill up in the UK before you get into europe as fuel is very expensive now due to the falling value of the pound, Usually costs around 100gbp in fuel, Make sure you have a triangle, Fire extinguisher and first aid kit as the german police are terrible, Make sure your car is in tip top mechanical condition as fines for breaking down are high and remember it is an offence to run out of fuel on an autobahn.
Drive at night as there is much less traffic through germany and its loads easier you can average 120 mph and upwards which makes the trip more bearable, Keep your V5, MOT and insurance on you at all times (assuming you have a UK registered vehicle) as if you are stopped you are expected to produce these.
Have fun and drive safe!