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Car Hire Croatia Guide

Hiring a car in Croatia with Rhino Car Hire offers an exceptional way to discover the country's breathtaking landscapes, from the pristine Adriatic coastlines to the lush hinterlands and historic cities. With Rhino Car Hire, you can select from a wide array of vehicles to perfectly match your travel style and budget, whether you're after a compact car for city hops, a convertible for coastal drives, or an SUV for adventurous excursions in the national parks. Enjoy competitive rates, comprehensive insurance options, and the flexibility to pick up and drop off your vehicle at convenient locations across Croatia, including major airports and city centers. Our transparent booking process, coupled with 24/7 customer support, ensures a smooth and hassle-free car rental experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the unique beauty and rich heritage of Croatia. Navigate the winding roads of the Istrian peninsula, explore the medieval towns of Dalmatia, or embark on a scenic journey through the Plitvice Lakes National Park at your own pace with Rhino Car Hire, your trusted companion for an unforgettable Croatian adventure.

Hiring a Car in Croatia with Rhinocarhire: Things to Consider
  1. Documentation: Ensure you have a valid driving license and an International Driving Permit if you're from outside the EU. Also, keep your passport and credit card handy.

  2. Insurance: Rhinocarhire provides basic insurance, but it's wise to consider additional coverage for peace of mind.

  3. Age Restrictions: Typically, the minimum age to rent a car is 23, but some agencies may have higher age limits or charge young driver surcharges.

  4. Fuel: Croatia has both petrol and diesel stations. Always return the car with a full tank unless agreed otherwise.

Driving in Croatia: Customs and Tips

  1. Drive on the Right: Croatia follows right-hand driving.

  2. Speed Limits: Adhere to the speed limits - 50 km/h in cities, 90 km/h outside urban areas, 110 km/h on major roads, and 130 km/h on highways.

  3. Tolls: Croatia has toll highways. Keep some Kuna or a credit card at hand.

  4. Parking: Cities like Dubrovnik and Split can be busy, especially in summer. Opt for designated parking areas and avoid zones with a white or yellow line.

Popular Driving Routes and Recommendations

  1. Dalmatian Coast Drive: Start from Zadar and drive south through Šibenik, Split, and Makarska, reaching Dubrovnik. This route offers picturesque coastal views.

  2. Istrian Peninsula Loop: Explore the truffle-rich regions of Istria, starting and ending in Pula, passing through Rovinj, Motovun, and Opatija.

  3. Plitvice Lakes: From Zagreb, drive to the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. A haven for nature lovers, with cascading waterfalls and turquoise lakes.

Choosing the Right Car & Weather Considerations

  1. Compact Cars: Suitable for city trips and solo or couple travelers.

  2. SUVs: Ideal for families and those looking to explore varied terrains, from coastal roads to mountainous regions.

  3. Convertible: Perfect for summer coastal drives, letting you soak in the sun and the sea breeze.

While Croatia has mild and predictable weather, if you're heading to the mountains or planning to explore national parks, an SUV might be a better fit.

Conclusion

Rhinocarhire offers the perfect solution for those eager to unravel the beauty of Croatia at their own pace. Remember to respect local driving customs, be aware of tolls, and cherish the diverse landscapes that unfold as you journey from bustling cities to serene coastlines. Croatia awaits with open arms and unparalleled vistas. Safe travels!

Most popular Airports to collect your hire car from in Croatia:

Rhinocarhire also offer collection of  hire cars from all the major towns/cities.

Cheapest car hire in Croatia

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 42.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.63 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 46.42 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.70 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 46.92 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.27 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 57.91 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.27 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 57.91 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.27 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 57.93 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.65 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 46.56 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.93 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 48.52 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.38 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 51.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.85 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 257.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.85 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 257.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.85 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 257.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 101.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 101.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 101.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.95 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift Hybrid

7 Days rental at 97.67 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift Hybrid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.67 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift Hybrid

7 Days rental at 102.75 EUR from 22/01/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Croatia

  • Understand the Insurance Coverage: Before you drive off, make sure you fully understand what your rental insurance covers. In Croatia, it's crucial to have both third-party liability insurance and collision damage waiver (CDW) as a minimum. Consider additional coverage like theft protection (TP) for extra peace of mind.

  • Familiarize Yourself with Local Driving Laws: Croatia drives on the right-hand side of the road. Speed limits, seat belt laws, and zero tolerance for drunk driving are strictly enforced. Be aware of the specific requirements for driving in Croatia, such as the obligation to keep headlights on during the day outside of urban areas and the need to carry a reflective vest in the car at all times.

  • Choose the Right Car for Your Journey: Consider the nature of your trip when selecting a vehicle. Compact cars are great for navigating the narrow streets of historic towns, while an SUV might be more comfortable for exploring the country's national parks and rural areas. During summer, a car with air conditioning is highly recommended due to the high temperatures.

  • Prepare for Toll Roads: Croatia has a network of toll roads, especially the motorways (autoceste) connecting major cities. Tolls can be paid in Croatian kunas, euros, and by credit cards. Keep some cash on hand, and consider renting an electronic toll collection (ETC) device if you plan on using motorways frequently.

  • Parking and Urban Navigation: In popular tourist destinations and cities like Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb, parking can be scarce and often requires payment. Familiarize yourself with the parking zone system, and always check for signs indicating parking regulations. In historic city centers, be prepared to navigate narrow, one-way streets and consider parking outside the center and walking or using public transport to explore.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Croatia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Croatia

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    HRK  10.71/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0.05%

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    HRK

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Croatia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Right cars
9
8.9/10
238
€ 26.51
€ 23.77
€ 52.84
€ 104.36
 Alamo
6
8.8/10
243
€ 11.68
€ 17.13
€ 42.85
€ 42.85
 Enterprise
14
8.8/10
582
€ 9.08
€ 16.27
€ 42.42
€ 71.18
 Flizzr
10
8.6/10
386
€ 16.08
€ 20.78
€ 85.78
 Last minute
12
8.6/10
447
€ 22.92
€ 27.53
€ 68.41
€ 64.82
 Sixt
22
8.5/10
3,414
€ 17.72
€ 22.94
€ 32.10
€ 102.24
 Addcar
7
8.5/10
248
€ 12.14
€ 13.23
€ 18.09
€ 66.20
 Active
12
8.4/10
427
€ 14.10
€ 17.23
€ 20.27
€ 81.23
 Avant car
6
8.3/10
433
€ 10.59
€ 14.34
€ 16.37
€ 26.01
 Autowill rent a car
8
8.3/10
327
€ 7.79
€ 15.55
€ 22.87
€ 39.40
 Surprice
8
8.2/10
233
€ 6.63
€ 11.43
€ 19.35
€ 64.93
 Carwiz
11
8.1/10
1,461
€ 12.74
€ 14.84
€ 21.77
€ 36.07
 Ok mobility
3
7.8/10
329
€ 6.98
€ 8.38
€ 18.39
 Green motion
7
7.8/10
258
€ 6.00
€ 8.27
€ 15.57
€ 36.36
 Xl rent a car
8
7.5/10
298
€ 16.66
€ 19.87
€ 20.75
€ 54.02

Car rental agent statistics in Croatia

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
    GOLDCAR
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    GREEN MOTION
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    10,099
    Total number of reviews in
    Croatia
  • Most Locations Icon
    22
    Most Locations in Croatia:
    SIXT
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    29
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Croatia

ItemPercent
January€ 41
February€ 44
March€ 42
April€ 54
May€ 56
June€ 74
July€ 106
August€ 96
September€ 63
October€ 39
November€ 39
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 30
February€ 32
March€ 29
April€ 43
May€ 38
June€ 52
July€ 79
August€ 73
September€ 45
October€ 28
November€ 29
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 98
February€ 107
March€ 109
April€ 110
May€ 128
June€ 157
July€ 196
August€ 188
September€ 130
October€ 102
November€ 99
December€ 101
ItemPercent
January€ 65
February€ 68
March€ 68
April€ 77
May€ 84
June€ 108
July€ 144
August€ 131
September€ 90
October€ 62
November€ 62
December€ 62
ItemPercent
January€ 154
February€ 158
March€ 151
April€ 208
May€ 203
June€ 208
July€ 248
August€ 255
September€ 191
October€ 153
November€ 176
December€ 171
ItemPercent
January€ 34
February€ 34
March€ 58
April€ 57
May€ 39
June€ 50
July€ 74
August€ 72
September€ 43
October€ 30
November€ 32
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 85
February€ 88
March€ 91
April€ 102
May€ 97
June€ 132
July€ 179
August€ 184
September€ 114
October€ 84
November€ 81
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 43
March€ 41
April€ 51
May€ 60
June€ 82
July€ 117
August€ 105
September€ 69
October€ 39
November€ 41
December€ 41

Select category to see average car hire prices in Croatia

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Croatia

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2023

€ 1.69

€ 1.55

Mar , 2023

€ 1.56

€ 1.49

Apr , 2023

€ 1.51

€ 1.48

May , 2023

€ 1.43

€ 1.42

Jun , 2023

€ 1.45

€ 1.45

Jul , 2023

€ 1.53

€ 1.53

Aug , 2023

€ 1.57

€ 1.57

Sep , 2023

€ 1.68

€ 1.63

Oct , 2023

€ 1.73

€ 1.64

Nov , 2023

€ 1.67

€ 1.52

Dec , 2023

€ 1.62

€ 1.50

Jan , 2024

€ 1.55

€ 1.44

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2024 1.55 1.44
Dec , 2023 1.62 1.50
Nov , 2023 1.67 1.52
Oct , 2023 1.73 1.64
Sep , 2023 1.68 1.63
Aug , 2023 1.57 1.57
Jul , 2023 1.53 1.53
Jun , 2023 1.45 1.45
May , 2023 1.43 1.42
Apr , 2023 1.51 1.48
Mar , 2023 1.56 1.49
Feb , 2023 1.69 1.55

Car rental price statistics in Croatia

  • Average Price Icon
    € 42.00
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 925.66
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Taigo
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    4,539
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    356
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    544
    Location with most cars:
    Dubrovnik - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 6.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Zagreb - Airport
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Dubrovnik
€6.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €6.4 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €8.4 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €6.9 per day
Rijeka
€7.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €7.4 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €8.4 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €8.1 per day
Split
€6.0
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €6.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €7.5 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €6.8 per day
Zagreb
€6.0
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €6.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €7.5 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €6.8 per day