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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$5.11 / per day
Zagreb, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia Estate or similar
Skoda Fabia Estate
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$5.65 / per day
Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$5.68 / per day
Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus STW or similar
Ford Focus STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$5.77 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Zagreb, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$5.89 / per day
Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$5.97 / per day
Zagreb, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$6.04 / per day
Zagreb Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.13 / 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.

Our Customers Reviews

January 21, 2019
Picked up car to drive to Split which was over 4h drive. Very easy and cheap motorway toll. Car had snow tyres fitted which we needed and a bonus was the inbuilt sat nav, thanks. Overall easy to drive in Croatia, around Split area anyway
November 5, 2018
Spent our time in Lumbarda, Korcula with family, lots to see on the island....only negative is that, if going by ferry with a car from Split, it is quite expensive. Easy drive on motorway from Zagreb to Split.
September 1, 2018
Renting from the airport is most efficient, but roads can be tricky. Get a car with sensors because parking is tight everywhere.
July 30, 2018
Road and Highway signs need improvement . When exiting the airport, didn't see signs for the different highways or major cities, just Sisak & Velika Gorica (immediate towns/cities). Plan route before leaving.
July 28, 2018
Actually went to Slovenia to visit wife's family and travel around. Great time, beautiful country. Will take the time to spend a few days in Zagreb next time and visit Dubrovnik and Croatian coast line.
July 11, 2018
We’ve received a brand new sedan(44km) and drove it for about 900km around beautiful Croatia. The roads are good anywhere, the driving was a blast.
June 4, 2018
Enjoyed Zagreb but then travelled to Slovenia - Ljubljana which was a great destination and would strongly recommend

Travel information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Country code
+385
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$15.34 / 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 Zagreb?

Zagreb is a great place for renting a car. Having a ride will give you the freedom to see all of this interesting and diverse city and its surroundings. Thanks to its location, Zagreb can also serve as a great base for exploring the rest of Croatia, as well as nearby countries like Slovenia, Hungary, and Serbia.

Zagreb Car Rental

Top ways to enter Zagreb

  • Zagreb Airport: Located in the nearby town Velika Gorica, Zagreb Airport is the busiest in the country and serves nearly 3,5 million passengers every year.
  • Rijeka Airport: Located just two hours drive southwest of Zagreb, Rijeka Airport is much smaller, but does provide connections to many large European cities like Munich, London, Brussels, and others.
  • Ljubljana Airport (150 km / 93 mi): Serving the capital city of neighboring Slovenia, Ljubljana Airport is only 150 km (93 mi) northwest of Zagreb. If you’d like to travel from Ljubljana to Zagreb, you’ll have to cross a national border, so make sure that your car rental provider permits it and that your entry documentation is in order.
  • Zadar Airport: About three hours drive away, this one is the closest airport to Zagreb in the country’s fabled southeast. 
  • By Rail: If you’re arriving in Zagreb by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at the Zagreb Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • Zagreb enjoys warm and pleasant summers, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20 °C  (68 °F) or exceeding 30 °C  (86 °F). Winters are cool and dry. On average, there are 29 days with snowfall per year.
  • Zagreb has a population of around 800,000, but more than 1,1 million people live in its larger metropolitan area.
  • Located in the northwestern part of Croatia, Zagreb is only about 30 minutes drive from the border with Slovenia and about an hour’s drive from the border with Hungary. Even Austria is just 90 minutes drive away, even though the two countries don’t share a border.

Top destinations and activities

  1. Maksimir Park. The largest park in Zagreb is a great place to visit on a sunny day. Resembling an old English garden, it is full of walking paths, lakes, forest areas, and flowery meadows. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to spot wildlife like turtles or the very rare middle spotted woodpecker that live in the park.
  2. Dolac Market. Famous at home and abroad, “the belly of Zagreb” is the place where local farmers from the nearby countryside bring vegetables, fruits, and meat for sale. Additionally to meeting local sellers and buyers, you can also purchase different crafts, as well as sea products from the nearby Adriatic coast.
  3. Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships. Created by two Croatian artists who were once a couple themselves and didn’t want to get rid of sentimental reminders of their time together, this unique and quirky museum shows both the melancholic and the funny side of love. 

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 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

  • Karlovac. Less than an hour’s drive southwest of Zagreb, Karlovac might seem like a cute and friendly little town, but it was once an important border post of Austrian Empire against the bellicose Ottomans. The town’s citadel, shaped like a six-point star, is one reminder of those more turbulent times. If you’re less interested in history, you’ll probably still love Karlovac’s many parks, gardens, and wildlife areas.
  • Samobor. There’s a certain traveling-back-in-time feeling when visiting this quiet medieval town that’s only half an hour’s drive west of Zagreb. Located on the slopes of the hills that share the town’s name, it is as famous for its grand castle as it is for the delicious kremšnite cake.
  • Plitvice Lakes Nature Park. Home to not one or two, but 16 stunning lakes, this national park and its countless unique flora and fauna species can be explored on foot, but an even better idea is to rent a boat and truly experience the wilderness from within.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Croatia is the VW Polo, but the travelers also like the Opel Corsa and the Skoda Fabia a lot. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Rijeka and Istria. Just two hours drive from the capital, the freethinking city of Rijeka is a place of history, modern arts, and proud local character. Travel even further west and you’ll reach the beautiful peninsula of Istria where old Venetian influences still run strong.
  • Dalmatia. Croatia’s number one tourist area that stretches along the Adriatic Coast is famous for its fun capital Split and picturesque towns like Zadar and Dubrovnik, but its spirit can be just as much found in the islands, fishing villages, and pristine beaches between them.
  • Hungary. Croatia’s landlocked northern neighbor sometimes gets overlooked because of its neighbors that offer higher mountains and long sea coasts, but Hungary’s more subtle attractions can be just as rewarding, whether you choose to visit its splendid capital, Budapest, relax on the shores of lake Balaton, or go on a long wine tour.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are a number of things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Zagreb. Start with:

  • 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 April when renting a car is about 64% cheaper than the yearly average.

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

Car rental prices in Zagreb 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 Zagreb
$23.59
January
$18.09
February
$89.83
March
$15.16
April
$21.14
May
$28.31
June
$71.60
July
$54.12
August
$40.82
September
$39.74
October
$50.62
November
$50.62
December
The best month to rent a car in Zagreb is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $15.16). This is 64% cheaper than the yearly average and 83% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $89.83 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Zagreb?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 13 days, in October, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Zagreb
13
January
11
February
9
March
8
April
13
May
8
June
8
July
7
August
9
September
6
October
13
November
8
December

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

While travelers visit Zagreb year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is October.
Zagreb Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
103%
January
104%
February
86%
March
99%
April
112%
May
118%
June
150%
July
143%
August
83%
September
62%
October
76%
November
64%
December

Top 6 Cities near Zagreb

Dubrovnik Car Rentals from $3.05 per day
394.9 km / 245.4 miles away
Split Car Rentals from $6.58 per day
245.7 km / 152.7 miles away
Zadar Car Rentals from $4.90 per day
190.4 km / 118.3 miles away
Pula Car Rentals from $7.44 per day
192.6 km / 119.7 miles away
Rijeka Car Rentals from $12.19 per day
130.7 km / 81.2 miles away
Osijek Car Rentals from $11.11 per day
215.5 km / 133.9 miles away

Top 13 Locations near Zagreb

Zagreb Airport Car Rentals from $5.11 per day
9.8 km / 6.1 miles away
Rijeka Airport Car Rentals from $12.19 per day
127.7 km / 79.4 miles away
131.6 km / 81.8 miles away
Pula Airport Car Rentals from $7.44 per day
190.0 km / 118.0 miles away
Zadar Airport Car Rentals from $4.90 per day
195.1 km / 121.2 miles away
Osijek Airport Car Rentals from $11.11 per day
223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
Split Airport Car Rentals from $6.58 per day
253.2 km / 157.3 miles away
258.4 km / 160.5 miles away
404.2 km / 251.1 miles away

Top 13 Best Zagreb Suppliers in 2019

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+38598231089
ZAGREB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
00385993824785
AP TERM ULICA RUDOLFA FIZIRA 1
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
00385 13 885 809
Ul. Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10150, Zagreb
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
00385996094068
AIRPORT TERMINAL, ULICA RUDOLFA FIZIRA 1
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
00385 16 219 900
Ulica Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10150, Zagreb
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+38598231089
ZAGREB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
00385 951 177 666 / 00385 951 177 222
Petina, 10410, Petina
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.8
00385954442442
Ulica Selnica Scitarjevska 113a, Zagreb
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Goldcar rental d.o.o. Selnica Scitarjevska 102, Velika gorica
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7
00385 99 4736188
ZAGREB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AddCar
AddCar
Good 6
00385 956 600 220 / 00385 14 852 843
Ul. Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10150
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Goldcar rental d.o.o. Selnica Scitarjevska 102, Velika gorica
Rhodium
Rhodium
Acceptable 5.9
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Goldcar rental d.o.o. Selnica Scitarjevska 102, Velika gorica

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