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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.83 / per day
Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$7.09 / per day
Split Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.19 / per day
Split Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.45 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Split Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.45 / per day
Split Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$7.48 / per day
Split Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$7.77 / per day
Split Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.85 / 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
3 days
Economy car rental price
$12.72 / 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 Split?

Split is a great place to visit by car. Not only you’ll get to explore its historic, fun city and its surrounding beaches, you’ll also have the freedom to travel to all of the landmarks of the surrounding Dalmatia region.

Split Car Rental

Top ways to enter Split

  • Split Airport: The second largest in Croatia, Split Airport is about 19 km (12 mi) from the city center.
  • Zadar Airport: Less than two hours drive west, flying to Zadar is another great way to reach Split. 
  • Dubrovnik Airport: About 180 km (112 mi) from Split, nearby Dubrovnik Airport is the third busiest in Croatia.
  • Zagreb Airport: Croatia’s capital might sometimes feel like quite a way away, but the drive between the country’s two largest cities only takes about four hours.
  • By sea: If you’re arriving in Split by boat, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Split Aci Marina.

Useful city facts

  • The second biggest city in Croatia, Split is the capital of Split-Dalmatia County. Nearly 350,000 people live in the city’s larger metropolitan area.
  • Founded by Greeks, the city has also been ruled by Romans, Hungarian, Venetians, and the French during different times of its varied history.

Top destinations and activities

  1. St. Duje's cathedral. First built during the Roman times as the emperor Diocletian’s mausoleum and later remade into a Catholic cathedral, St. Duje’s has a beautiful mixture of both architectural styles. Remember to climb to its stunning belltower as you’ll get the best city views anywhere in Split from there.
  2. Diocletian’s Palace. Another great remnant of Diocletian’s reign in ancient Split, this retirement complex has changed very little throughout the ages. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it can be found at the very heart of the Split Old Town. On a more modern note, Game of Thrones fans will recognize it as the place where dragons were kept in Meereen.
  3. The Egyptian sphinxes. Brought to Split almost 2000 years ago from the other coast of Mediterranean, these two sphinxes are some of the most unique Egyptian artefacts in Europe. You’ll find one of them in Peristil square while the other is in front of Jupiter’s temple.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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 with 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 that 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.
  • Gas 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.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • 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

There’s a toll to be paid for using most Croatian motorways. There are two types of tolls in Croatia, the open ones and the 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 pays when arriving at 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 leaving the toll road. 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 toll booth.

The payment for the toll road can be done either in cash or by credit card. You can also purchase a smart card or an expiring seasonal smart card that will include 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 a day-trip

  • Salona. An ancient Roman colony and once one of the greatest cities of that Empire, Salona still retains a well-preserved amphitheater, basilica, and other landmarks from the Roman times. From Split, Salona can be reached in less than 20 minutes by car.
  • Zadar. Just 110 km (68 mi) from Split, Zadar is another gem of a town along Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Its most famous attraction is the Sea Organ, a unique instrument that uses wind and waves to create music. There are also many opportunities for water sports or simply a relaxing day on great beaches like Kolovare, Borik, and Vitrenjak.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park. Divided into upper and lower lakes, Plitvice is one of the most attractive nature areas in Croatia. It is not allowed to swim in the lakes because of the many unique flora and fauna species that live here, but it’s still great to go a longer hike or a boat trip to enjoy this serene place.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Croatia is the VW Polo, followed by the Opel Corsa and the Skoda Fabia. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

The rest of Dalmatia. Drive to see Dubrovnik, perhaps the most picturesque little town in Europe, but also make time to explore the rest of this beautiful region and its fishing villages, homestays, islands, and wildlife areas.

Istria. Just as welcoming as Dalmatia, but unique and proud thanks to its history and local character, the Istria peninsula is a great beach, culture, and culinary destination.

Zagreb. Croatia’s inland capital is just as interesting, but very different from the country’s south in terms of history, architecture, and atmosphere. You really should visit them both to be able to tell you’ve seen all of Croatia.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Split:

  • Compare 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 on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Zagreb is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 80% cheaper renting a car in August, the most expensive month.

Top 6 Cities near Split

Dubrovnik Car Rentals from $6.27 per day
193.5 km / 120.2 miles away
Zagreb Car Rentals from $8.99 per day
245.7 km / 152.7 miles away
Zadar Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
99.2 km / 61.6 miles away
Pula Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
241.9 km / 150.3 miles away
Rijeka Car Rentals from $14.34 per day
231.6 km / 143.9 miles away
Osijek Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
292.3 km / 181.6 miles away

Top 11 Locations near Split

Split, Downtown Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
Split Port Car Rentals from $18.03 per day
Split Airport Car Rentals from $6.83 per day
12.3 km / 7.6 miles away
Zadar Airport Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
110.6 km / 68.7 miles away
181.7 km / 112.9 miles away
Rijeka Airport Car Rentals from $14.34 per day
241.6 km / 150.2 miles away
Zagreb Airport Car Rentals from $8.99 per day
250.6 km / 155.7 miles away
Pula Airport Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
253.4 km / 157.5 miles away
258.3 km / 160.5 miles away
258.4 km / 160.5 miles away
Osijek Airport Car Rentals from $11.30 per day
287.5 km / 178.6 miles away

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

Car rental prices in Split 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 Split
$11.01
January
$7.83
February
$7.83
March
$46.87
April
$27.59
May
$52.64
June
$62.02
July
$63.68
August
$35.41
September
$32.59
October
$56.55
November
$56.55
December
The best month to rent a car in Split is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $7.83). This is 80% cheaper than the yearly average and 88% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $63.68 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Split?

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

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

While travelers visit Split year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is November.
Split Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
85%
January
73%
February
86%
March
115%
April
117%
May
149%
June
201%
July
182%
August
78%
September
46%
October
33%
November
35%
December

Our Customers Reviews

October 26, 2018
Fabulous experience, will visit again.
October 22, 2018
Very nice, relaxing and safe places for a vacation . We crossed border to Bosnia which was amazing
September 4, 2018
Split is a lovely city
September 2, 2018
Consider taking the ferry to avoid the charge for passing through Bosnia
August 20, 2018
This type of a car (economy size) was perfect for Split’s narrow streets, but still big enough for 4 passengers and luggage. I also had no problems loading the ferryvwith it and driving around Brač island. Any bigger car would be difficult to navigate.
August 14, 2018
Very easy to rent a car in Split - parking etc is fine, only 1 road to the airport.
August 7, 2018
Amazing scenery at every turn.
July 30, 2018
Split has good, safe roads and parking seems very relaxed. 2.5 hour drive to Plitvice lakes was on excellent roads (toll each way was about 10 euros or 100 Kuna - both currencies accepted.)
July 24, 2018
When driving in hills and mountains you need a car that is drivabable - Rhodium nor Goldcar gave me one, instead they gave me an awful car. I will not be using them again!

Top 15 Suppliers for Split in 2019

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+38598231081
COUNTER IN ARRIVAL TERMINAL
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
0038521895018
APT TERM 21216 KASTEL STAFILIC
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
00385 21 203 380
Split Airport, Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana, 21210, Kastela
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
0038521895018
APT TERM 21216 KASTEL STAFILIC, CESTA DR FRANJE TUDMANA
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
00385 21 797 063
Dr. Franje Tudmana 1270 Basket 21127 Kastel Stafilic
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+38598231081
Split Airport
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
00385 993 284 032 / 00385 952 855 288
Cesta Doktor Franje Tudmana 1270, 21217, Kastel Stafilic
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
385 95 11 77 444
Cesta dr Franje Tudmana, -, -
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
00385 21 444 222
Cesta dr.F.Tudjmana 96, 21210 Kastela
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Goldcar rental d.o.o.
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7
00385 21 203 380
SPLIT AIRPORT
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7
00 385 99 780 2293 / 001 877 822 3872
Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270, 21217, Kaštel Štafilić
AddCar
AddCar
Good 6
00385 996 163 761
Cesta Dr. Franje Tudmana 1270
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Goldcar rental d.o.o.
Rhodium
Rhodium
Acceptable 5.9
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Goldcar rental d.o.o.

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