Car Rental in Rijeka

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rijeka Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Fleet-rent
$11.54 per day
Rijeka Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Fleet-rent
$11.54 per day
Rijeka Train Station Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf VII or similar
VW Golf VII
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Fleet-rent
$15.33 per day
Rijeka Train Station Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra Stationwagon or similar
Opel Astra Stationwagon
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Fleet-rent
$18.07 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$27.14 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$27.67 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$27.71 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Oryx
$28.15 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:54 on 2022-08-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
385
Economy car rental price
$59.37 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0
Average gasoline price
$1.53 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.79 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.51 / 1 liter

Why rent a car in Rijeka?

Rijeka is a great place to visit. Located on Kvarner Bay, it is as great a beach destination as more famous Croatian coastal hubs like Dubrovnik or Split. Rijeka is also a sophisticated city and has plenty of arts, architecture, and culture for a traveler to enjoy. After seeing Rijeka, you can drive to see the rest of coastal Croatia, explore into the interior, or, if your rental car provider permits it, even pop over the border to visit Slovenia or nearby Italy. 

Rijeka Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Rijeka

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Rijeka and drop off in another city include:

  • From Rijeka to Verona - 32 offers from 582.67 SEK per day
  • From Rijeka to Dubrovnik - 130 offers from 212.02 SEK per day
  • From Rijeka to Pula - 117 offers from 197.17 SEK per day
  • From Rijeka to Split - 117 offers from 197.17 SEK per day

Top ways to enter Rijeka

  • Rijeka Airport: A small international airport, Zračna luka Rijeka is especially active during the summer months when it has flights by more than 10 airlines. During the winter, the airport hosts some domestic routes as well as flights to and from Munich and Dusseldorf in Germany. Situated on the nearby island of Krk, Rijeka Airport is connected to the mainland by a bridge. About 26km (16 miles) southeast of Rijeka city center, it can be reached in about 30 minutes.
  • Pula Airport: Another small coastal airport, it handled just over 700,000 travelers in 2018. Serving the capital city of the Istria region, Pula Airport has flights by more than 20 different airlines during the summer months, including low-cost carriers like Transavia, easyJet, and Ryanair. Located 105km (65 miles) southwest of Rijeka, Pula Airport can be reached in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Zagreb Airport: Serving Croatia’s capital, Zagreb Franjo Tuđman is the busiest in the country and handled 3.3 million travelers in 2018. The airport is the main hub of the national carrier Croatia Airlines and also has flights by about 20 other airlines. Zagreb Airport is 170km (105 miles) northeast of Rijeka and can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes.
  • Zadar Airport: Located in the nearby Dalmatian region, Zadar Airport handled 600,000 travelers in 2018. The airport is a large hub for the Austrian low-cost carrier Lauda and is popular with a number of other low-cost airlines. Located 295km (183 miles) southeast of Rijeka, Zadar Airport can be reached in about three hours.
  • Ljubljana Airport: The largest in neighboring Slovenia, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport handled 1.8 million travelers in 2018. The airport has flights by around 15 different airlines, providing connections with destinations all over Europe. Located just 135km (84 miles) north of Rijeka, Ljubljana Airport can be reached in two hours. You’ll have to cross an international border to travel from Slovenia to Croatia, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. 
  • By rail: If you arrive in Rijeka by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Rijeka’s Main Railway Station.

City facts

  • Located on the Adriatic coast, Rijeka has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperature is 28°C  (83°F) in July, the warmest month, and 9°C  (48°F) in December, the coldest. Rijeka has rather high precipitation, with an especial increase every October and November. July is the least rainy month.
  • The third-largest city in Croatia, Rijeka has often been known as a hub of culture, art, and literature. The city is home to plenty of museums, cultural centers, theaters, and music venues. This sophistication has been rewarded by the city receiving the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2020 (it shares the honor with Galway in the Republic of Ireland). Throughout the year, Rijeka will host plenty of festivals and artistic performances which makes 2020 an especially good time to visit the city. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Trsat Castle. Located in the Rijeka neighborhood of the same name, the Trsat Castle is one of the most impressive buildings in the city. Standing on the location of an ancient Illyrian and Roman fortress, it was built in the 13th century and has been ruled by the Venetians and Habsburgs. Significantly renovated a number of times, it has always remained the symbol of the city.
  • Natural History Museum. The Adriatic Sea has many fun beach locations like Rijeka located on its shores, but it is also home to a fascinating marine ecosystem. Visitors of the museum can learn about the different species of fish, rays, avians, and amphibians who used to inhabit the sea or continue to do so to this day. Another similarly interesting place to visit is the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral which is more focused on human activity in the Adriatic.
  • Kantrida Pools. Most public swimming pools wouldn’t make a list of the city's main attractions, especially in a place that has many beautiful natural beaches like Rijeka. However, Kantrida is well worth making an exception as the five beautiful pools are located at an elevation that offers amazing views of the Adriatic and a number of nearby islands.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130km/h on motorways, 110km/h on main highways, 90km/h on most other roads, and 50km/h in populated and built-up areas.
  • During autumn and spring (from October to March) you need to drive with your headlights on, even during the day.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers and drivers under the age of 24. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • Gas stations are usually open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., although many stay open until 10 p.m. during summer.
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

A toll must be paid for using most Croatian motorways. Croatia uses both open and closed systems. On open toll motorways, which are mostly tunnels, bridges, and short stretches of highway, the driver pays when at the beginning of the road. On closed toll motorways, the driver takes a receipt upon entrance to 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 exiting the toll road and pay for the distance traveled. If you lose the receipt, you’ll need to pay for the maximum length of the toll road. 

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

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Beaches. Although not as popular a coastal destination as Split or Dubrovnik, Rijeka has many impressive beaches. Some of the nicest ones include Ploče Beach which is right by the Kantrida pools, Preluk Beach which is a hub for water sports, and the picturesque Glavonovo Beach. With a rental car, you can easily travel further up or down the coast to find unique beaches on your own.
  • Opatija. Part of an area sometimes known as Liburnian Riviera, the small town of Opatija is one of the poshest beach destinations in Croatia. The city is home to many beautiful beaches, quality restaurants, and hotels that are right on the coast. The beautiful Villa Angiolina is also very much worth a visit. Located 16km (10 miles) west of Rijeka, Opatija can be reached in about 25 minutes.
  • Risnjak National Park. A small, but wild nature area, Risnjak is one of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia. Although located very close to the Adriatic Sea, the area is mountainous and has many high peaks, steep valleys, and swift rivers. The national park is home to species of wildlife like the Eurasian eagle-owl, chamois, red deer, and brown bear. Located about 50km (31 miles) northeast of Rijeka, the national park can be reached in 45 minutes.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Rijeka is the Skoda Fabia, although many travelers also go for the Toyota Auris and the Volkswagen Golf. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Croatia with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Istria. A large peninsula just west of Rijeka, Istria is home to a unique culture that is a blend of Croatian, Italian and other influences. The region is home to impressive Roman architecture, ancient churches, quaint coastal villages, and even dinosaur footprints. Pula, the largest city and capital of Istria, is 110km (68 miles) from Rijeka and takes about 90 minutes to reach.
  • Dalmatia. The main reason travelers come to Croatia is the coastal region of Dalmatia as it is a true beach paradise. Though many impressive coastal spots can be found on the Dalmatian mainland, islands such as Hvar and Mljet are arguably even more idyllic. Dalmatia is also home to vast unspoiled nature, beautiful architecture, and delicious cuisine. Split, the largest city of the region, is 415km (258 miles) southeast of Rijeka and can be reached in about four hours, with many other Dalmatian regions lying even closer.
  • Slovenia. Croatia’s neighboring country might not have the same beach appeal - its coastline is only 46km (28 miles) long - but Slovenia more than makes up for it with stunning Alpine peaks, picturesque towns like Bled, and its fun and sophisticated capital, Ljubljana. Located only 115km (71 miles) north of Rijeka, Ljubljana can be reached in less than two hours, and you can easily explore the rest of the country from there. You’ll have to cross an international border to travel between Croatia and Slovenia, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. 
  • Zagreb. The capital city of Croatia looks and feels different from the country’s coast  — for centuries a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, its architecture is more Central European than Mediterranean in character. The city has seen a lot of development over the last decade, becoming one of the culture and entertainment hubs in this part of Europe. The drive from Rijeka takes about two hours.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park. The pride of Croatia, this nature preserve is considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the country. Made up of no less than 16 lakes, the area is also characterized by dramatic waterfalls, karst formations, and swift mountain rivers. Natural inhabitants of the area include wildcats, European green lizards, and honey buzzards. The drive from Rijeka takes just over two hours.

Car Rental Prices in Rijeka

  • Station wagons - from $79 per day
  • Large cars - from $110 per day
  • Medium cars - from $53 per day
  • Vans - from $211 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $105 per day

Money-saving tips

Try these tips to land a great rental car in Croatia:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Rijeka is the cheapest in May when renting a car is about 74% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 18 Cities near Rijeka

  1. Split Car Rentals from $66.20 per day
    258.2 km / 160.5 miles away
  2. Zagreb Car Rentals from $102.12 per day
    131.6 km / 81.8 miles away
  3. Dubrovnik Car Rentals from $84.74 per day
    419.1 km / 260.4 miles away
  4. Zadar Car Rentals from $31.50 per day
    150.3 km / 93.4 miles away
  5. Pula Car Rentals from $30.42 per day
    68.8 km / 42.8 miles away
  6. Trogir Car Rentals from $29.40 per day
    247.7 km / 153.9 miles away
  7. Sibenik Car Rentals from $40.50 per day
    212.2 km / 131.9 miles away
  8. Rovinj Car Rentals from $36.22 per day
    66.7 km / 41.5 miles away
  9. Porec Car Rentals from $30.42 per day
    66.2 km / 41.2 miles away
  10. Osijek Car Rentals from $18.31 per day
    342.3 km / 212.7 miles away
  11. Opatija Car Rentals from $29.40 per day
    9.6 km / 6.0 miles away
  12. Biograd Car Rentals from $108.40 per day
    174.3 km / 108.3 miles away
  13. Primošten Car Rentals from $123.12 per day
    227.0 km / 141.1 miles away
  14. 26.9 km / 16.7 miles away
  15. 110.2 km / 68.5 miles away
  16. Korcula Car Rentals from $156.57 per day
    340.7 km / 211.7 miles away
  17. Vela Luka Car Rentals from $93.94 per day
    320.6 km / 199.2 miles away
  18. 204.8 km / 127.3 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Rijeka

  1. 1.9 km / 1.2 miles away
  2. Rijeka Airport Car Rentals from $30.48 per day
    16.7 km / 10.4 miles away
  3. Pula Airport Car Rentals from $29.40 per day
    62.8 km / 39.0 miles away
  4. 65.7 km / 40.8 miles away
  5. 68.9 km / 42.8 miles away
  6. 129.7 km / 80.6 miles away
  7. 130.8 km / 81.3 miles away
  8. 131.4 km / 81.7 miles away
  9. 131.6 km / 81.8 miles away
  10. 131.6 km / 81.8 miles away
  11. 132.9 km / 82.6 miles away
  12. Zagreb Airport Car Rentals from $24.08 per day
    135.6 km / 84.3 miles away
  13. 147.2 km / 91.5 miles away
  14. Zadar Port Car Rentals from $99.41 per day
    148.9 km / 92.5 miles away
  15. Zadar Airport Car Rentals from $26.54 per day
    154.0 km / 95.7 miles away
  16. Split Airport Car Rentals from $26.54 per day
    248.3 km / 154.3 miles away
  17. 258.0 km / 160.3 miles away
  18. Split Port Car Rentals from $66.20 per day
    258.2 km / 160.5 miles away
  19. Osijek Airport Car Rentals from $18.31 per day
    342.3 km / 212.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Rijeka vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Rijeka
January
February
March
$25.29
April
$8.26
May
$45.41
June
$45.47
July
$27.31
August
$19.30
September
$20.46
October
$48.00
November
$48.00
December
The best month to rent a car in Rijeka is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $8.26). This is 74% cheaper than the yearly average and 83% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $48.00 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Rijeka?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in February, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in November, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Rijeka
7
January
10
February
8
March
9
April
9
May
6
June
8
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
4
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Rijeka?

The most popular month for renting a car in Rijeka is February, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Rental in Rijeka by Monthly Searches
147%
January
221%
February
212%
March
120%
April
87%
May
42%
June
60%
July
98%
August
52%
September
31%
October
62%
November
69%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent a Car Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Active rent a car Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Flizzr Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Carwiz Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car VW Up 3 1 Small cars
Flizzr Opel Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Active rent a car Volkswagen Polo 5 2 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.

Australia
Fiat Panda
February 21, 2022
Drove 1600km in 48 hours so seen a lot very briefly but Croatia has some beautiful places
Sweden
Toyota Yaris
September 11, 2021
Personal, professional service, easy process, great location near to buss station. Was reliable partner on my trip to Istrien. I´m going to use their services again. :)
Car Rental Statistics
Highest rated company
Flizzr
9.07 / 10
Lowest rated company
PRESTIGIO Rent a Car
7.86 / 10
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
$59.37
Lowest daily price
$6.54
Total cars available
512

Top 15 Suppliers in Rijeka in 2022

Flizzr
Flizzr
Exceptional 9.1 / 11 reviews
+38551841445
Hamec 1, 51513 Omisalj
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 7 reviews
+385993366660
AIRPORT TERMINAL OMISALJ,
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.7 / 7 reviews
+38521444222
Hamec 1, 51513 Omisalj
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 6 reviews
+385993366660
Rijeka International Airport, Hamec 1, 51513, Omišalj
Oryx
Oryx
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
+38551338800
Rijeka Airport
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
Carwiz
Carwiz
Excellent 8.5
+38551618919
Prolaz Marije Krucifikse Kozulic 1, 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:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-12:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+38551325900
Žabica 1, 51000, Rijeka
National
National
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4
+38551325900
In Terminal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
ACTIVE RENT A CAR
ACTIVE RENT A CAR
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+38514673344
Erazma Baracica 13, 51000M 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:08:00-12:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.4 / 14 reviews
+38551841445
Hamec 1
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2 / 13 reviews
+385915122149 / +385911444545
Hamec 1, 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
Mack
Mack
Excellent 8.1 / 1 reviews
+38598485900 / +385989107696
Ul. Riva Boduli 7D 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:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.1 / 8 reviews
+385993305468
Skoljic 2a, Rijeka
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
PRESTIGIO Rent a Car
PRESTIGIO Rent a Car
Very good 7.9 / 8 reviews
+385992937969
Školjić 2A 51000, Rijeka
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
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