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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$3.07 / per day
Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$4.22 / per day
Zadar Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Ignis or similar
Suzuki Ignis
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
AddCar
$4.92 / per day
Zadar Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
AddCar
$4.92 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$5.13 / per day
Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$5.14 / per day
Dubrovnik Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$5.46 / per day
Zagreb, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia Estate or similar
Skoda Fabia Estate
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$5.68 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Country code
+385
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$20.20 / 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%

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 town of Pula.
  • 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 licence 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 the border

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.

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

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
$17.15
January
$28.58
February
$53.59
March
$34.39
April
$30.35
May
$37.33
June
$56.20
July
$58.28
August
$33.81
September
$31.91
October
$58.52
November
$58.52
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Croatia is January — prices start from $17.15 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 59% cheaper than the year’s average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $58.52 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?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 10 days. The shortest are in July — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Croatia
10
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
9
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
6
September
6
October
8
November
6
December

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

Discover Car Hire 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 November.
Croatia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
96%
January
94%
February
77%
March
97%
April
121%
May
137%
June
197%
July
167%
August
78%
September
49%
October
43%
November
44%
December

Top 17 Most Popular Cities in Croatia

Car Rental in Zagreb from $5.14 per day
Car Rental in Dubrovnik from $3.07 per day
Car Rental in Split from $6.62 per day
Car Rental in Zadar from $4.92 per day
Car Rental in Pula from $7.48 per day
Car Rental in Rijeka from $12.25 per day
Car Rental in Osijek from $11.17 per day
Car Rental in Brač from $50.78 per day
Car Rental in Porec from $11.17 per day
Car Rental in Rovinj from $7.48 per day
Car Rental in Baska Voda from $52.44 per day
Car Rental in Trogir from $9.11 per day
Car Rental in Makarska from $23.00 per day
Car Rental in Umag from $12.25 per day
Car Rental in Biograd from $19.22 per day
Car Rental in Primošten from $19.22 per day

Top 18 Best Croatia Suppliers in 2019

Oryx
Oryx
Exceptional 9.3
Pulse Rent-a-Car
Pulse Rent-a-Car
Exceptional 9.3
Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
Avia Rent A Car
Avia Rent A Car
Excellent 8.7
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
Nova Rent
Nova Rent
Very good 7.9
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.8
AVAX
AVAX
Very good 7.6
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7
AddCar
AddCar
Good 6
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6
Rhodium
Rhodium
Acceptable 5.9

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