Car Hire in Split

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Split Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£24.60 per day
Split Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
£25.55 per day
Split Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Garage Nr1
£32.03 per day
Split Airport
Compact Elite Crossover
Volkswagen Taigo or comparable
Volkswagen Taigo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£37.37 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Split Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Scala or comparable
Skoda Scala
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Active rent a car
£43.31 per day
Split Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or comparable
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£59.16 per day
Split Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£98.99 per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 06:58 on 2024-07-13.

Travel Information

Languages
Croatian, English
Currency
HRK
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+385
Average car hire price
£47 per day
Average car hire length
8 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.1 / 10
Average petrol price
£1.26 per litre or £4.76 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£1.18 per litre or £4.47 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.43 per litre or £5.43 per gallon

Why hire a car in Split?

The capital of Dalmatia and the second-largest city of Croatia, Split has been steadily building its profile as a popular vacation hub. The city’s millennia-old history and splendid Adriatic beaches speak for themselves, but Split can also be a hub for exploring the rest of Southeast Croatia.

Split

One-way Car Hire in Split

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Split and drop off in another city include:

  • From Split to Dubrovnik - 807 offers from £12.38 per day
  • From Split to Zadar - 272 offers from £16.00 per day
  • From Split to Zagreb - 839 offers from £13.94 per day
  • From Split to Pula - 212 offers from £16.00 per day
  • From Split to Rijeka - 113 offers from £16.00 per day

Top ways to enter Split

  • Split Airport. Located some 20 km (12 miles) from the city, Split Airport is especially active during the summer months when it has flights by more than 40 different airlines. Other international airports in Croatia include Zagreb Airport (415 km / 258 miles from Split), Zadar Airport (143 km / 89 miles), and Dubrovnik Airport (246 km / 153 miles).

Top sights and activities

  • St. Duje’s Cathedral. Dating back to 305 AD as the resting place of the Roman Emperor Diocletian who was both born and died in the Split area, this has often been called the oldest cathedral in the world. Also known as the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a bishop and another native of Split, the church shows a wonderful mixture of architectural styles.
  • Sphinxes. St. Duje’s Cathedral is part of the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some of the most unusual attractions of the complex are the two Egyptian sphinxes that date back to 3,500 years and were obtained by Diocletian himself during his reign as the emperor was a known admirer of Egyptian culture. One of the sphinxes is in the main square of the palace while the other one can be found in St. John’s church (or previously, the Temple of Jupiter).
  • Varoš. Just as historical as the Diocletian Palace, but with much less grandeur and perhaps more ambience, Varoš was for centuries the working class district of Split for centuries. Nowadays characterized by its steep, narrow streets and many heritage buildings, Varoš provides access to the neighbouring Marjan Hill and forest park which  is further to the west.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130 km/h on motorways, 110 km/h on main highways, 90 km/h on most other roads, and 50 km/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.
  • If you’re driving a foreign car, it needs to have a nationality sticker on the back. This is important if you’re arriving in Croatia by car from a neighbouring country, especially Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina or Serbia which are not part of the European Union.
  • 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 licence ban, or even imprisonment.
  • Petrol stations are usually open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., although many work until 10:00 p.m. during summer.
  • Proof of insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, 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

There’s a toll to be paid for using most Croatian motorways. There are two types of tolls in Croatia — open ones and 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 is given a ticket that shows where they entered the toll road. They then need to present the ticket when leaving the toll road and pay for the distance travelled. 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.

Payment can be made either in cash or by credit card. You can also purchase a smart card or an expiring seasonal smart card that includes 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.

Ideas for day trips

  • Šibenik. Not as large as Split or as famous as Dubrovnik, Šibenik is nonetheless one of the loveliest destinations in Dalmatia. Known for its impressive cathedral and many other historical landmarks, as well as family-friendly public beaches, this gem of a town is only an hour’s drive north of Split.
  • Krka National Park. Just north of Šibenik, Krka is one of the most beautiful nature areas of Croatia. Named after the river that the park surrounds on both sides, the area is known for its waterfalls, the island monastery of Visovac, and a great variety of flora and fauna.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Split is the Opel Astra, followed by the VW Golf and the Opel Corsa. The most popular car types are compact, mini, and economy.

Car hire prices in Split

  • Convertibles - starting at £76 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £36 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £43 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £29 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £74 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £74 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £25 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £30 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your car:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your 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 Split is the cheapest in February.
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In which month is car hire in Split the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Split fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Split
£11.57
January
£8.11
February
£14.62
March
£13.40
April
£18.03
May
£21.09
June
£36.57
July
£38.38
August
£19.44
September
£13.24
October
£10.64
November
£12.81
December
The best month to hire a car in Split is February (when the average price is £8.11 per day). This is 55% less than the yearly average and 79% less than hiring in August (when the average price is £38.38).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your car hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for, and how much in advance you book. Simply select your dates in the form at the top of the page to find out the exact prices.

What's the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Split?

Car hire lengths vary from month to month: in January, the average hirer keeps their car for 9 days, and in October, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of hire days in Split
9
January
8
February
7
March
7
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
6
October
7
November
8
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in Split?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for hiring a car in Split is July, and the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Hire in Split by Monthly Searches
6%
January
5%
February
11%
March
51%
April
93%
May
167%
June
292%
July
271%
August
204%
September
86%
October
6%
November
8%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 8
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Garage Nr1, Avia Rent A Car, Ok Mobility, Carwiz, Flizzr
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, People Carriers
Lowest price £25 per day
Cheapest supplier AddCar

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Garage Nr1 Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Ok Mobility Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
Avia Rent A Car Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Avia Rent A Car Skoda Fabia 5 1 Small cars
Avia Rent A Car Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Flizzr Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Garage Nr1 Opel Crossland X 5 2 SUVs
Ok Mobility Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Garage Nr1 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 the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United Kingdom
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
1 July 2024
Holidays
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
25 September 2023
Beautiful part of Croatia plenty to do
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
14 September 2023
Great sea swimming in clear warm waters. Stayed on Brac which is nice and relaxing. Rented a little boat. That was great. No litter anywhere. Locals clearly respect their environment. Food was a bit samey everywhere and quality varied.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
9 September 2023
Overall we are happy with the service except for the last day when we returned the car and we’re requested to pay for the body damage which are NOT caused by us.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
28 August 2023
Boat trips Driving to hidden corners of Croatia which didn’t have lots of tourists Enjoying the culture of different towns and learning lots about the history Lovely food Beautiful warm sea, ideal for snorkelling Crazy drivers who don’t indicate at all.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
7 August 2023
We travelled from Split in Croatia through to Bosnia, visiting waterfalls at Kravice, the beautiful city of Mostar and the capital Sarajevo
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
4 August 2023
Croatia was stunning and a great holiday and will certainly return again.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
7 October 2022
We visited krka national park in Croatia it was amazing. We also visited lake Balaton, Budapest, and Vienna.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
6 October 2022
My first trip to Croatia and it was an excellent experience. Beautiful country, My first experience of Croatian people. Very impressive, great humour and attitude. Visits to Dubrovnik (beautiful but very busy) Brac - wonderful. Split wonderful. Driving is stress free and Croatian drivers are patient you rarely hear a horn. I was told that crime figures are low and I could not disagree. I feel that the country in general has a high respect for people and property. I will definitely be back.
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United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
19 September 2022
Great travelling around the coast of Split and the surrounding areas. Was lovely to stop off in little port towns and have a drink and enjoy the fresh seafood.
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500
11 August 2022
Split is amazing but no car needed and traffic is really bad. Orebic and the drive to and from there was amazing.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
9 August 2022
Beautiful country with loads of things to do
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
8 August 2022
The car was used for our wedding trip in Croatia. Very handy to have a nice car to go to appointments and set up with.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf Variant
15 July 2022
To travel Croatia you definitely would be better hiring a car, but car hire does seem to be more expensive in Croatia compared to other European countries and the quality of the car we got was not what we were expecting. If hiring and driving around, definitely visit Dubrovnik, but book a Hotel with Free Parking (as we did) because parking in Dubrovnik costs a fortune compared to Split or anywhere else. I.e. stay a outside the old town and taxi in and out. Krka National park is worth a visit to the waterfalls and Nin north of Zadar on the Island is a lovely part of the world.
United Kingdom
Mazda 6
8 June 2022
The car was a must for our Villa, we visited KRKA national park, Split and all the towns and villages local to us. Was also a must for going shopping as we bbq’d a few night in the Villa.
United Kingdom
VW Up
3 June 2022
Riva and Marjan great places and Brac island superb Milna lovely harbor
United Kingdom
VW Up
9 March 2022
From here the KRKA national park is worth a visit. The Makarska riviera is amazing all the way down. Visit the sky walk above Makarska. Eat fresh fish in one of the Riviera coastal restaurants.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
25 October 2021
Always Check the car very cefrully before putting your final signature and drive away! My rental was trouble free, friendy service.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
6 October 2021
Magical place. Enjoy every moment.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Active rent a car
9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Goldcar
6.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
136
Total rental companies
32
Average daily price
£47.11
Lowest daily price
£24.60
Total cars available
1463

Top 32 suppliers in Split in 2024

Active rent a car
Active rent a car
Exceptional 9 / 103 reviews
2 locations
£27 - £188
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.9 / 204 reviews
1 location
£53 - £189
Autowill
Autowill
Very good 8.9 / 119 reviews
1 location
£46 - £147
PRESTIGIO Rent a Car
PRESTIGIO Rent a Car
Very good 8.8 / 101 reviews
2 locations
£38 - £161
Oryx
Oryx
Very good 8.6 / 150 reviews
3 locations
£40 - £122
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 143 reviews
1 location
£42 - £272
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.6 / 53 reviews
2 locations
£42 - £337
Flizzr
Flizzr
Very good 8.5 / 210 reviews
2 locations
£29 - £49
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 8.5 / 93 reviews
2 locations
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.5 / 61 reviews
3 locations
£42 - £312
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Very good 8.4 / 280 reviews
1 location
£54 - £128
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 146 reviews
2 locations
£32 - £164
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.3 / 152 reviews
2 locations
£25 - £141
Last Minute Rent a Car
Last Minute Rent a Car
Very good 8.3 / 6 reviews
3 locations
£39 - £178
Garage Nr1
Garage Nr1
Very good 8.2 / 230 reviews
1 location
£31 - £95
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.9 / 322 reviews
2 locations
£31 - £154
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.9 / 129 reviews
1 location
£40 - £282
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
1 location
£48 - £64
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
2 locations
£40 - £217
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 1 review
3 locations
£43 - £318
Avia Rent A Car
Avia Rent A Car
Good 7.7 / 839 reviews
1 location
£74 - £135
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
£72 - £244
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
1 location
£43 - £57
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Good 7.7
2 locations
£26 - £146
Budget
Budget
Good 7.4 / 45 reviews
1 location
£67 - £278
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Good 7.3 / 2 reviews
1 location
£72 - £326
Mack
Mack
Good 7.2 / 59 reviews
5 locations
£43 - £192
Avis
Avis
Good 7.2 / 18 reviews
1 location
£68 - £316
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.1 / 10 reviews
2 locations
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.5 / 36 reviews
1 location
£72 - £128
Goldcar
Goldcar
Satisfactory 6.1 / 90 reviews
1 location
£35 - £45
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