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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.05 / per day
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Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.64 / per day
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Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.65 / per day
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Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.95 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$8.36 / per day
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Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$8.40 / per day
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Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Baleno or similar
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$8.69 / per day
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Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$8.70 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:10 on 2020-02-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Country code
385
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$21.19 / per day
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.

Croatia Car Rental

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

  • Zagreb. Croatia’s marvelous capital is full of modernity, history, and stunning architecture in equal measure.
  • Istria. The peninsula in the northwest of the country is a home of a distinct culture, beaches, and the charming towns of Pula and Opatija.
  • Slavonia. Croatia’s forested northeast offers more traditional way of life. Compared to other parts of the country, Slavonia has a more Central European feel.
  • Split. The largest city of Dalmatia region, Split offers everything from Roman relics to famous seafood and access to Croatia’s many islands.
  • Dubrovnik. Although it is best known for Game of Thrones being filmed there, it is not an overstatement to say that Dubrovnik and nearby towns have some of the best beaches in Europe.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental in Croatia is the VW Polo, closely followed by the Opel Corsa and the Skoda Fabia.

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 in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The type of car rented most often in Croatia is an economy, but mini and compact are also very popular.

Top driving routes

Split–Dubrovnik (229 km / 142 mi) The road between these two beach cities is extremely scenic as it stretches right along the Adriatic Coast in all its length.

Zagreb–Budapest (345 km / 214 mi) Budapest can be reached in under for hours from Zagreb, but if you decide to take a relaxing break on the shores of Balaton, Hungary’s largest lake that will be on your way, we really can’t blame you. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so first check with your rental car provider to find out if they allow it.

Rijeka–Venice (232 km / 144 mi) Although Croatia and Italy don’t share a border, you can reach one of the Europe’s most iconic cities in about three hours. Note that you’ll have to cross the national borders of Slovenia and Italy, so first check with your rental car provider to find out if they allow it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $42 per day
  • Large cars - from $55 per day
  • Medium cars - from $37 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $80 per day
  • Premium cars - from $102 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $68 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 15 Most Popular Cities in Croatia

  1. Car Rental in Zagreb from $6.91 per day
  2. Car Rental in Dubrovnik from $7.65 per day
  3. Car Rental in Split from $10.94 per day
  4. Car Rental in Zadar from $8.78 per day
  5. Car Rental in Pula from $11.66 per day
  6. Car Rental in Rijeka from $11.66 per day
  7. Car Rental in Osijek from $17.70 per day
  8. Car Rental in Rovinj from $18.37 per day
  9. Car Rental in Opatija from $18.37 per day
  10. Car Rental in Porec from $18.37 per day
  11. Car Rental in Sibenik from $20.77 per day
  12. Car Rental in Trogir from $20.77 per day
  13. Car Rental in Biograd from $13.49 per day
  14. Car Rental in Brač from $48.45 per day
  15. Car Rental in Primošten from $13.49 per day

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
$16.37
January
$27.27
February
$28.45
March
$32.87
April
$25.28
May
$35.62
June
$53.63
July
$55.61
August
$32.26
September
$29.30
October
$41.22
November
$55.32
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Croatia is January — prices start from $16.37 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 $55.61 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 a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Croatia. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is September.
Croatia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
93%
January
91%
February
106%
March
136%
April
186%
May
133%
June
192%
July
162%
August
September
97%
October
1%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
SIXT Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Opel Corsa 2 1 Small cars
Keddy Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Citroen C1 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Baleno 5 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Croatia?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.4 from 35 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Croatia?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Croatia?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Croatia?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Croatia?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Croatia?
Yes, automatic cars are available from GreenMotion, Avia Rent A Car, Dollar, AddCar, Oryx, NuCarrentals, Hertz, AVAX, RightCars, Global Rent a Car, Alamo, Mack, Enterprise, Carwiz, Budget, SIXT, Avis, Pulse Rent-a-Car, Surprice and Keddy in Croatia.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars, Station wagons, People Carriers/Vans, SUVs, Premium cars, and Convertibles vehicle types are available in Croatia.
Can I rent a car in Croatia with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Croatia.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Croatia?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Croatia without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Croatia.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Croatia offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Croatia?
A rental car costs $51 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $7 at Goldcar, Dollar, Carwiz, SIXT, Mack, Oryx, AddCar, RightCars, Avia Rent A Car, Guerin, Prestige Rent A Car, National and GreenMotion.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Croatia is $356. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Croatia was $48.
What car rental companies are located in Croatia?
GreenMotion, Avia Rent A Car, Dollar, AddCar, Oryx, NuCarrentals, Hertz, AVAX, RightCars, Global Rent a Car, Alamo, Mack, Enterprise, Carwiz, Budget, SIXT, Avis, Pulse Rent-a-Car, Surprice and Keddy can be found in Croatia.
What is the best car rental company in Croatia?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Pulse Rent-a-Car (9.2, 84 reviews), Oryx (9.2, 56 reviews) and Keddy (8.8, 56 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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
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

Top 5 Suppliers for Croatia in 2020

Oryx
Oryx
Exceptional 9.3
Pulse Rent-a-Car
Pulse Rent-a-Car
Exceptional 9.3
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
+385994734189
Zadar Airport,Zemunik Donji 1, 23222, Zemunik Donji
Avia Rent A Car
Avia Rent A Car
Excellent 8.7
AVAX
AVAX
Very good 7.6

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