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Car Rental in Croatia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$3.69 per day
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Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$4.06 per day
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Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$4.18 per day
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Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$4.36 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Split Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$4.45 / per day
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Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$4.66 / per day
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Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$5.15 / per day
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Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$5.28 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:00 on 2021-10-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Country code
385
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.4

Why rent a car in Croatia?

With a diverse landscape, stunning nature, fascinating cities, small distances, and a host of interesting neighbors, Croatia is one of the true up-and-coming travel destinations of Europe.

If you want to know more about renting a car in Croatia, don't miss our complete guide.

Croatia Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Croatia

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Croatia and drop off in another country:

  • From Croatia to Montenegro - 248 offers from US$ 16.51 per day
  • From Croatia to Italy - 188 offers from US$ 41.47 per day
  • From Croatia to Slovenia - 134 offers from US$ 25.87 per day
  • From Croatia to Czech Republic - 30 offers from US$ 112.18 per day
  • From Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina - 19 offers from US$ 29.94 per day

Top ways to enter Croatia

  • Split Airport: Located in the south of the country, Split Airport hosts flights to and from most European countries and is the best entry point to reach the beaches and islands of Dalmatia.
  • Zagreb Airport: Croatia’s largest international airport serving the nation’s capital and the country’s north.
  • Dubrovnik Airport: Another Dalmatian airport, located on the very southeastern point of Croatia.
  • By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a nearby country and then drive to Croatia. Some large international airports near Croatia include Budapest Airport in Hungary, Vienna Airport in Austria, and Venice Airport in Italy. It should be noted, however, that different visa requirements may be in place for citizens of different countries, so contact your embassy in advance to find out about any international borders you would like to cross.
  • By ferry: There is a regular ferry service between various port cities in Croatia and Bari and Ancona in Italy. Bringing your rental car on the ferry may or may not be possible depending on the terms of ferry company, so make sure to check first.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Dubrovnik. Located in the far south of the country, Dubrovnik is one of the most scenic towns in Europe. As known for its appearances in the Game of the Thrones as it is for its varied, centuries-long history, the city’s beautiful old town, stunning views of the sea, and surrounding beaches make it one of the most popular travel destinations in the region.
  • Split. Quite similar to Dubrovnik, but several times larger and busier, Split is Croatia’s largest coastal city and the seat of the historic Dalmatia region. While most travelers head straight for the beach (there are both popular beaches in the city and nice coastal spots north and south of the city), others take their time to explore the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace and the 1,700-year-old St. Duje’s Cathedral. Split also offers access to many of Croatia’s picturesque Adriatic islands.
  • Zagreb. Located in the inland part of the country, Croatia’s historic capital has a markedly different atmosphere than the coastal regions. Quite similar to the nearby capitals of Vienna and Budapest, the city boasts a well-preserved old town and many architectural landmarks coupled with a busy and fun contemporary cultural scene.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Croatia is the Renault Clio, followed by the Volkswagen Up and the Kia Ceed. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Driver license requirements

  • Croatia accepts all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
  • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need a Croatian visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or Croatian.
  • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times.
  • You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

While a member state of the European Union (EU), Croatia is not a member of the Schengen Area. Croatia is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Hungary and Slovenia are part of the Schengen Area. The other three countries are not and each of them have their own visa policy, so you may or may not be able to enter them, depending on your citizenship. If you plan to visit Croatia’s neighbor during your rental period, we advise to get in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out about the visa requirements.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals on our FAQ section.

Toll roads

There’s a toll to be paid for using most Croatian motorways. There are two types of tolls in Croatia, the open ones and the closed ones. On open toll motorways, which are mostly tunnels, bridges, and short stretches of highway, the driver pays when arriving at the road. On closed toll motorways, the driver pays when arriving at the road and is given a receipt for their payment that shows where they entered the toll road. They then need to present the receipt when leaving the toll road. If you lose the receipt, you’ll need to once again for the maximum length of the toll road. If your receipt is more than 24 hours old, for example, because you stay for the night somewhere along the toll road, you’ll need to provide a valid explanation of the situation at the exit toll booth.

The payment for the toll road can be done either in cash or by credit card. You can also purchase a smart card or an expiring seasonal smart card that will include a 10% discount. Both types of smart cards are non-refundable. Some rental cars are equipped with an electronic toll responder the price of which is usually included in the rental price. Do ask your car rental provider about it in advance. Find out more about the toll roads in Croatia on the European toll road website.

Top driving routes

  • Istria. The large northwestern peninsula of Istria is actually shared by Croatia and two of its neighboring countries, Slovenia and Italy, although Croatia control’s the lion’s share of it. Nevertheless, the influence of its neighbors is strong — Italian remains both a co-official language and a source of many of the region’s unique traditions. Istria is also home to scenic coastal towns like Pula and Rovinj, a beautiful coastline, and plenty of Roman and Venetian sites.
  • Slavonia. Croatia’s forested northeast offers a glimpse of a more traditional way of life. Remaining under the radar of most foreign travelers, it has a distinct off-the-beaten-track atmosphere, an effect that is enhanced by its unique traditional music and cuisine. Highlights of the region include the historic capital, Osijek, as well as the wetlands nature park of Kopački Rit.
  • Plitvice Lakes. Made up of 16 beautiful lakes, as well as waterfalls, canyons, and mountain rivers, Plitvice is the most famous national park in Croatia. The area is a hotspot of flora and fauna that is home to such species as the European wildcat, European green lizard, alpine newt, and golden eagle. The national park is near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about a two-hour drive south of Zagreb, two hours southeast of Rijeka, and 2 hours and 30 minutes northwest of Split.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $38 per day
  • Large cars - from $53 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $103 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $55 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Croatia:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Top 16 Most Popular Cities in Croatia

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Croatia?

The cost of renting a car in Croatia depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Croatia
$17.58
January
$29.29
February
$30.56
March
$35.31
April
$27.16
May
$38.27
June
$57.61
July
$59.74
August
$34.65
September
$31.47
October
$44.28
November
$59.43
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Croatia is January — prices start from $17.58 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in the month of August (when prices start at $59.74 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Croatia?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in September — an average of 20 days. The shortest are in July — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Croatia
10
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
7
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
20
September
6
October
12
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Croatia?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Croatia. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Croatia by Monthly Searches
14%
January
14%
February
16%
March
21%
April
28%
May
20%
June
29%
July
25%
August
September
1032%
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Flizzr Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Swift 5 2 Small cars
Flizzr Opel Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Flizzr VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Opel Karl 3d 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
October 3, 2021
Omis and Makarska riviera.. stunningly beautiful.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
October 1, 2021
Many beautiful places to see Dubrovnik and south. Stayed in Mlini. Everywhere was immaculately maintained. Great holiday
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 28, 2021
Made life much easier, but we just didn’t have the chance to explore further because of COVID restrictions in Bosnia but would recommend
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
September 27, 2021
Having a car in Croatia is a must to tour both the beautiful coast and also scenic hilltop towns in land
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 23, 2021
Primisten - excellent little seafront town, with great swimming, activities, bars and restaurants Konoba Argola ( near Podstrana ) - location has to be seen to be believed. Authentic food and great welcome - google it! Brela beach - excellent beach, good restaurant (Punta Rada), a secret gem Split - definately worth a visit Dubrovnik - a must do. Fantastic town, especially if you can avoid cruise ship traffic. Great evening vibe. Try arsenal restaurant on the harbour front for breakfast or evening meal - or the sister restaurant at the top of the hill ( Panorama ), but its a cable car ride
Brazil
Opel Astra
September 21, 2021
When traveling to Croatia you have to visit the amazing Plitvice Lakes and the Krk isle as well as to walk around the center of Zagreb at night.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
September 21, 2021
We used the car to go to Skradin waterfalls and stayed in the town which was better than going on a tourist coach trip, we also drove to Split and then got the car ferry to Hvar which was very easy. Accomodation with parking was easy to find. The car gave us the freedom to explore Hvar island which was very beautiful.
United Kingdom
VW Sharan 5+2
September 20, 2021
we have been there only for weekend. it was off season a bit quiet but we were a group of friend we were enjoying ever second of our time among over-self it would have been much better if it was the season I suppose.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 7, 2021
Drove from Pula Airport to the Hilton Costabella. Make sure you take the costal slower road so you drive along through the costal towns and see the beautiful sea views and scenery
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 27, 2021
Ok to find. Had to call to arrange pick up. Very low spec car, no radio no media play
United Kingdom
VW Golf VII
August 27, 2021
very happy with Croatia, we will revisit and see more of it.
Norway
VW Polo
August 13, 2021
Great experience
Sweden
VW Polo
August 4, 2021
We did a 3.5 week road trip through Croatia and all was fine
Belgium
Lancia Ypsilon
July 27, 2021
I would rent a 4x4 in Sardinia next time, as some roads are in a bad shape.
Israel
VW Polo
July 20, 2021
Very nice country and vews
Ukraine
Opel Corsa
July 13, 2021
Rovinj it the best sity ot Istria. We most see is it
France
Ford Fiesta
October 12, 2020
While traveling in Croatia, I rented a car. My experience with Budget is perfect, I recommend this agency to anyone looking to rent a car in Zadar.
Germany
Citroen C1
September 9, 2020
Don't be annoyed by local driver's try to pass you. It's because you got a big rental car sticker on the back of the car. The local's usually speeding whereever they can.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
August 26, 2020
Very helpful and on airport location
United Kingdom
Suzuki Baleno
August 19, 2020
Great coastal views super clear seas beautiful country.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 17, 2020
Would definitely recommend getting a car to visit some of the different beaches around and also well worth a visit to Rovinj.
United Kingdom
Renault Traffic
July 31, 2020
In Zagreb you do not need a car but we traveled outside.
Israel
Opel Corsa
October 18, 2019
The city is itself is not good to visit with a car. It would be better to stay in nearby villages and take a busqboat to visit Dubrovnik. The whole area is fantastic.
Portugal
Citroen C1
October 2, 2019
I loved Croatia! Zadar, split, Dubrovnik and plitivice!
Canada
Skoda Fabia
September 19, 2019
I love whole Croatia, but the pure beauty of Dalmatia is a must see in a lifetime! Thank you!
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
September 18, 2019
Returning the car is easy in Dubrovnik
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
September 10, 2019
Depends on requirements but if staying in or near Dubrovnik in high season it's easier and cheaper to use taxis or public transport due to parking issues in town.
Israel
Suzuki Swift
August 11, 2019
Very nice
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 1, 2019
We drove from Zagreb, to Plitvice Lakes, on to Zadar, then Dubrovnik, finally ending the holiday in Split. The car was easy to drive and roads in Croatia generally are nice. We had no issues throughout our stays.
Iceland
VW Golf
July 24, 2019
We loved Split, Sibenik and Skradin and Vodice, - loved Vodice especially good :) It would be a good thing to give travelers some information about the parking situation in Split and give som adwise about that.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 20, 2019
It is a wonderful town. The buildings and alleyways that lead to new things to discover. Our top recommendations to eat would be: Milla restaurant in the old town excellent, friendly and absolutely gorgeous food. Also for the same reason Slaven restaurant again in the old town. With the car go explore!! The country is stunning!
Mexico
Citroen C3
July 18, 2019
Beautiful place, nice food and environment
United Kingdom
VW Polo
June 10, 2019
Stayed in an apartment outside Dubrovnik. Used Uber to go into city, but was able to see much of Croatia, parts of Bosnia Herzegovina and Montemengro with ease in comfort of own car. Only down side of travelling by road was delays at borders, but delays for coaches were two or three times as long. Cost of transfer to apartment from airport will have covered much of hire cost
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda 4x4
July 20, 2018
It is not easy finding a gas station near the airport to return the car with a full tank. The one I found was backed up with people waiting to fill their tanks. Fill up way before the airport.

Top 21 Suppliers in Croatia in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+385997802293
Split Airport, Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana, 21210, Airport Split
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+38551618919
Riječki lukobran 1, 51000, Rijeka
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-12:00
Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+38598231078
Rijeka Airport,Hamec1, 51513 Omišalj
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+385994696331
AIRPORT TERMINAL 20213 CILIPI,
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+385993366660
AIRPORT TERMINAL OMISALJ,
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
+38521770705
Meet & Greet
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+38551601112 / +385993892410
Trg kralja Tomislava 1, 51000, Rijeka
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+38551444945
Prolaz M. Krucifikse Kozulic 3
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+38598231078
Hamec1, 51513 Omišalj
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+385993366660
Airport Terminal Omisalj
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+385913143011
Split Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+385913143011
Cesta Dr Franje Tudmana 1270
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+385995936727
Split Airport,Zračna luka Split, 21216, Kaštela
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+385993600683 / +38651342816
Labinska 1A, Croatia
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
+385911444545 / +385915122149
Krešimirova ul. 26A 51000, Rijeka
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
385951177444
Cesta dr Franje Tudmana, -, -
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+38521444222
Hamec 1, 51513 Omisalj
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7
+385992659095 / +38521796175
Trg Draga 1 22000, Šibenik Croatia
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7
+385997802293
Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270, 21217, Kaštel Štafilić
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
AddCar
AddCar
Good 6
+385993305468
Trg kralja Tomislava 1 51000, Rijeka
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6
+385997802293
Goldcar rental d.o.o.
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
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