Car Hire in Zadar

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Zadar Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 18.46 per day
Zadar Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or comparable
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 18.60 per day
Zadar Airport
Economy
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 18.62 per day
Zadar Airport
Compact
Renault Megane or comparable
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 18.95 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Zadar Airport
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
RightCars
£ 19.08 / per day
Zadar Airport
Compact
VW Golf or comparable
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 19.13 / per day
Zadar Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or comparable
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
RightCars
£ 19.99 / per day
Zadar Airport
Intermediate
Renault Kadjar or comparable
Renault Kadjar
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 20.62 / 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 21:31 on 2022-06-28.

Travel Information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Dialing code
385
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.21 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.60 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.03 / 1 liter

Why hire a car in Zadar?

The main hub of Northern Dalmatia, Zadar provides access to some of Croatia’s most beautiful beaches and pristine nature areas. But the city itself shouldn’t be overlooked, either, not least for its well-preserved Venetian architecture.

One-way Car Hire in Zadar

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

  • From Zadar to Dubrovnik - 287 offers from £ 17.62 per day
  • From Zadar to Split - 491 offers from £ 16.39 per day
  • From Zadar to Pula - 214 offers from £ 16.39 per day

Top ways to enter Zadar

  • Zadar Airport. The easiest way to reach Zadar is the city’s international airpo, which during the tourist season has flights by about 15 different airlines (during winter months, there are only domestic flights). The airport is a 20-minute drive southeast of the city centre.
  • Split Airport. Serving the largest city of Dalmatia, the larger Split Airport is a convenient option if you cannot find a direct flight to Zadar. The airport is about a 90-minute drive south of Zadar.

Top destinations and activities

  • City walls and gates. The old town of Zadar is its most visited part, but the walls surrounding it can be of equal interest. Built during the 16th century by the city’s Venetian rulers to repel attacks from the sea, they are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other notable sites related to the old defensive systems include the St. Nikola Fortress in the nearby city of Šibenik.
  • Church of St. Donatus. Dating back to the 9th century and located right next to the much older Roman Forum (which has sadly only partially survived to the present day), the distinctive Church of St. Donatus is one of the symbols of Zadar. No longer serving its original purpose, the church is now used for concerts, including the International Festival of Medieval Renaissance Music. 
  • Archaeological Museum. Inhabited since Hellenic and Roman times and having been home to a number of mighty empires, Zadar has plenty of riches for any history lover to explore. Most of these can be found in this cozy museum made up of three floors and three distinct expositions, as well as the occasional new exhibition.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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.
  • 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 neighboring 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 license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • Petrol stations are usually open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., although many will work until 10:00 p.m. during summer.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When you are 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

A toll must be paid for using most Croatian motorways. There are two types of toll systems in Croatia, open and closed. On open toll highways, which are mostly tunnels, bridges, and short stretches of highway, all drivers must stop to pay tolls at various locations. On closed toll highways, the driver is given a receipt upon entering the highway that shows where they entered the toll road. They then need to present the receipt when leaving the toll road and pay for the section driven. If you lose the receipt, you’ll need to pay as if you drove the maximum length of the toll road. If your receipt is more than 24 hours old, you’ll need to provide a valid explanation of the situation at the exit toll booth.

Payment for the toll road can be made either with cash or by credit card. You can also purchase an electronic toll collection device or a monthly prepaid ticket that includes a 10% discount, both of which are non-refundable. Some hire cars are equipped with an electronic transponder, the price of which is usually included in the hire price. Ask your car hire supplier about it in advance. Find out more about the toll roads in Croatia on the European toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Šibenik. Mentioned above as the home of the St. Nikola’s Fortress, the quaint city of Šibenik is best known for the Cathedral of St. James, a World Heritage site, as well as plenty of other well-preserved churches and fortresses. About half the size of Zadar and located on a picturesque bay of the same name, Šibenik is one of the most tranquil places to take a day trip in the region.
  • Dugi Otok. Meaning Long Island in Croatian, the nearby Dugi Otok is another lovely destination just a stone’s throw from Zadar. Less developed than some of the other the Dalmatian islands and home to Telašćica Nature Park, it is one of the most relaxing destinations in the country. Ferries take off from Zadar and some permit taking a car on deck, but you should also check with your rental hire supplier in advance to see if they are okay with it. Also, keep in mind that there is only one petrol station on the island (in Zaglav on the southeastern coast of Dugi Otok).

Most popular hire types and cars

The most hired car in Zadar is the VW Golf, followed by the Fiat 500 and the Opel Corsa. The most popular car hire types are economy, compact, and mini.

Car Hire Prices in Zadar

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 77 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 72 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 47 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 177 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 112 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 44 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 76 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

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 in the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Zadar is the cheapest in January when renting a car is a whole 70% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 9 Cities near Zadar

  1. 76.3 km / 47.4 miles away
  2. Zagreb starting at £ 59.97 per day
    195.6 km / 121.5 miles away
  3. Dubrovnik starting at £ 45.43 per day
    276.1 km / 171.6 miles away
  4. Pula starting at £ 18.25 per day
    145.9 km / 90.7 miles away
  5. Korcula starting at £ 130.97 per day
    192.6 km / 119.7 miles away
  6. Vela Luka starting at £ 65.08 per day
    169.0 km / 105.0 miles away
  7. 52.0 km / 32.3 miles away
  8. 43.9 km / 27.3 miles away
  9. Slano starting at £ 55.69 per day
    252.5 km / 156.9 miles away

Top 13 Destinations around Zadar

  1. Zadar Delivery within city limits starting at £ 109.95 per day
  2. Zadar Port starting at £ 82.96 per day
    2.7 km / 1.7 miles away
  3. Zadar Airport starting at £ 18.25 per day
    9.1 km / 5.6 miles away
  4. Split Airport starting at £ 2.41 per day
    107.8 km / 67.0 miles away
  5. Split Delivery within city limits starting at £ 59.97 per day
    119.5 km / 74.2 miles away
  6. Pula Airport starting at £ 18.25 per day
    134.1 km / 83.3 miles away
  7. Pula Delivery within city limits starting at £ 16.71 per day
    136.8 km / 85.0 miles away
  8. Rijeka Delivery within city limits starting at £ 59.97 per day
    149.1 km / 92.6 miles away
  9. Porec Delivery within city limits starting at £ 16.71 per day
    177.2 km / 110.1 miles away
  10. Zagreb Airport starting at £ 16.83 per day
    189.9 km / 118.0 miles away
  11. Zagreb Esplanade Hotel starting at £ 9.31 per day
    194.2 km / 120.7 miles away
  12. Zagreb Hotel Slisko starting at £ 23.38 per day
    194.5 km / 120.8 miles away
  13. Zagreb Delivery within city limits starting at £ 59.97 per day
    194.6 km / 120.9 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Zadar?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Zadarfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Zadar
£ 7.19
January
£ 20.72
February
£ 7.34
March
£ 23.74
April
£ 35.26
May
£ 13.38
June
£ 30.72
July
£ 28.62
August
£ 32.10
September
£ 31.22
October
£ 39.11
November
£ 39.11
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Zadar is January with prices starting at £ 7.19 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 39.11. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 26. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Zadar?

Hirers picking up a car in Zadar keep them for an average of 22 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in April keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in Zadar
7
January
8
February
10
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
7
September
7
October
22
November
8
December

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

While travellers visit Zadar year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is August.
Popularity of Car Hire in Zadar by Monthly Searches
224%
January
231%
February
318%
March
169%
April
99%
May
33%
June
1%
July
1%
August
36%
September
18%
October
32%
November
39%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Avia VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Carwiz Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars
Carwiz Renault Megane 4 3 Medium cars
Carwiz Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car VW Up 3 1 Small cars
Flizzr Opel Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Autowill Toyota Aygo 4 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.

Isle of Man
Renault Megane
9 May 2022
Zadar is a surprising city. Full of culture and history. There are some very unique modern twists. I never thought I would listen to a chill concert, played by the sea, on an organ!!! Check out the nearby islands by ferry. If you are fit and miss a visit to the canyon of "Kudin Most", you miss the breathtaking waterfalls and 2000 year old bridges built with love, for love. This place will stay in your heart FOREVER!!!!!!!!
United Kingdom
VW Polo
1 May 2022
Excellent road system in Croatia makes the drive from Zadar to Pula and Rovinj easy. Would definitely recommend.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
13 September 2021
female operative very good
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Avia
8.95 / 10
Lowest rated company
PRESTIGIO Rent a Car
7.37 / 10
Total number of reviews
12
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
£ 83.53
Lowest daily price
£ 4.87
Total cars available
622

Top 24 Hire Companies in Zadar in 2022

Avia
Avia
Outstanding 8.9 / 18 reviews
+385023348402 / +3850953484020 / +3850918989112
Zadar Airport, Ulica I, Zemunik Donji
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
Oryx
Oryx
Outstanding 8.9 / 9 reviews
+385023348415
ORYX Rac Zadar Airport
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
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.7 / 41 reviews
+385993149635
AIRPORT TERMINAL ZEMUNIK DONJI,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.7 / 7 reviews
+385993149635
Zadar Airport, I/2A Street, 23222, Zemunik Donji
RightCars
RightCars
Outstanding 8.6 / 13 reviews
+385994734189
Zadar Airport,Zemunik Donji 1, 23222, Zemunik Donji
Flizzr
Flizzr
Outstanding 8.6 / 50 reviews
+38523348408
Zadar Airport Pp 367
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
Carwiz
Carwiz
Outstanding 8.6
+38523648631
Ulica I/2A 2, 23222, Zemunik Donji
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+38523315733
Zračna luka Zadar-Zaton, 23222, Zadar
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.5 / 15 reviews
+38521444222
Ulica I 2A, 23222, Zemunik Donji, Croatiar
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
National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+385993149635
Airport Terminal Zemunik Donji
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
Outstanding 8.4
+38523315733
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
Outstanding 8.4 / 1 reviews
+38514673344
Ulica I 2A, 23222, Zemunik Donji, Zadar
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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4
+38598475337
Zadar Airport,23222 Zemunik Donji, Zadar
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
Autowill
Autowill
Outstanding 8.4 / 4 reviews
+3850994840010 / +3850994840004
Ulica I 2/a, 23000 Zadar
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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.4 / 3 reviews
023348400
Zadar Airport
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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.4 / 28 reviews
+38523629780
Ul. kralja Tvrtka 2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.2
385951177111
Zemunik Donji, -, -
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Outstanding 8.2
+385994736188
ZADAR AIRPORT
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
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.2 / 24 reviews
+385996919936
Zadar Airport,23222, Zemunik Donji
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
Mack
Mack
Outstanding 8.1 / 2 reviews
+38598485900 / +385914949625
Ulica Antuna Gustava Matoša 8 In Zadar
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
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8 / 25 reviews
+385915122149 / +385911444545
Ul. Ante Starčevića 1, 23000, Zadar
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.8
+38598475337
ZADAR AIRPORT - In Terminal
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
AddCar
AddCar
Great 7.8 / 45 reviews
+385992937966
Slavka Batusica 6, Zadar
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
Great 7.4 / 28 reviews
+385992937966
Ul. Slavka Batušića 6, 23000, Zadar
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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