Pick up Dubrovnik, drop off Zagreb?

Yes, it's possible! By expanding your search you can see what cars are available for drop off at different locations. That's a perk most small rent-a-car agencies will tell you is not possible to do!

You can even pick it up at Zagreb downtown and drop it off at Milan airport! Tailor your rent-a-car options as you find suitable!

Why should you rent a car?

Sure, Croatian public transport (bus, train, boat) is so developed you can visit any location without a need for a car. But you don't have the absolute freedom to explore all those hidden destinations when using public transport.

You might want to visit wine roads of Peljesac and Istria, hidden castles and forts of Zagorje and Slavonia or excellent restaurants on the Danube or in Konavle (Dubrovnik Riviera), and that's when the rent-a-car kicks in! Renting a car gives you the opportunity to live your holiday the way you want and experience Croatia in a way which tours just don't offer.

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Renting early - a smart choice?

Croatian coastal tourist season has its peak during July and August and in that time everyone who is looking for accommodation, a car to rent or extra tickets for a boat is going to have hard time finding it.

Going from one rent-a-car agency to another looking for an available car that suits your needs might prove worthless and lets be honest, it consumes your holiday time that you should be spending exploring. Cars are already rented, if something is available it might be too big (too expensive) or too small to fit your needs.

With higher demand the price also goes up, so it's double trouble to find a right car the moment you need it. Renting a car early is a true time and money saver!

It allows you to see which cars are available at requested period, what's the price (and savings!) and what you also get for free!

Travel tips

To keep in touch what's going on the roads in major destinations, tips how to drive safely and how to avoid traffic jams, take a look at our travel information.

If anything happens with your car (car breaks down etc.), you should inform your rental agency as soon as possible. If anything happens that's in domain of local authorities (car theft, car burglary, traffic accident), you should call the police (phone number is 192, or you can call international emergency phone number 112) and inform your rental agency as well.

Most of cars in rental system have manual transmission, because automatic transmission just didn't "stick" in Croatia. Renting the car online is probably the best way to get a car with automatic transmission.

Rental cars and ferries

"Can I take my rental car on a ferry?" - is a common question. Yes, it is possible, but not all companies allow it. As a general rule the ferry timetables clearly state if it is a car ferry or a passenger ferry.

Here are the ferry connections and timetables for: Ferries to and from Dubrovnik, Ferries to and from Split, Ferries to and from Zadar.


Most or all cars come with collision damage waiver and theft protection.

What's included?

What's included differ from supplier to supplier, but it will normally include: unlimited kilometres (mileage), collision damage waiver, theft protection, premium location fees and local taxes. Note that you will need a valid credit card issued to the driver to rent a car.

Essential tips for renting a car in Croatia

Renting a car in Croatia is an excellent way to explore the country's breathtaking beauty at your own pace. With stunning coastal roads and scenic mountain routes, driving in Croatia is a delightful experience.

  1. Book in advance: It is recommended to book your rental car in advance to secure the best deals and ensure availability.
  2. Check for hidden fees: Make sure to read the rental agreement and check/ask for any hidden fees or charges that may not be included.
  3. Get comprehensive insurance: It is essential to have comprehensive insurance coverage to protect yourself and the rental car from any damages or accidents.
  4. Carry necessary documents: Always carry your driving license, rental agreement, and passport when driving in Croatia.
  5. Plan your route: Plan your route ahead of time and research any tolls or road rules that may apply.
  6. Take care when parking: Be aware of parking regulations, particularly in the busy cities like Dubrovnik and Split, and always lock the car.
  7. Drive defensively: Croatian drivers can be aggressive, particularly in the cities, so it is essential to drive defensively and be aware of your surroundings.

What are the Car Rental Requirements in Croatia?

To rent a car in Croatia, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old (specific age requirements may vary based on car category).
  • Possess a valid driver's license with at least 1 year of driving experience.
  • Drivers under 25 years old may be subject to an additional young driver surcharge.
  • It is mandatory for the driver and all passengers to wear seatbelts while driving.

When renting a car in Croatia, there are several car rental companies to choose from, including international brands and local providers. It is always best to compare prices and choose a reputable company with good customer reviews.

With these tips in mind, renting a car in Croatia can be an enjoyable and convenient way to explore the country's stunning landscapes and charming towns.

We wish you a safe and unforgettable journey in Croatia.