Car Hire - SplitPros: Overall customer service was very good. I was prepared for the 'hard sell' for additional insurance which I had decided beforehand not to proceed with and stuck to my decision, which was ok. The car was very good, which I was happy about. It's important to familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions, specially credit card and fuel policies, otherwise you may find yourself in difficulties. Despite some other negative reviews I was happy with the rental.Cons: Had to inspect the car in the dark due to arrival time and a poorly lit area. However, they agreed to acknowledge that on the paperwork I had to sign.
Cons: Provided telephone number did not work. Also nobody confirmed reservation. Zero contact.
9.2 Excellent27 Sep 2019
Pros: I was pleased that we could pick-up & drop-off in different cities without paying a large fee. Also, we appreciated not being required to use the locations at the airport, which was more convenient for us.Cons: The car was provided with only 3/8 of a tank of fuel, which required us to fill it very shortly after pick-up. Also, the car provided was much larger than anticipated (a crossover as opposed to intermediate size), which made driving on narrow mountain roads a bit more difficult.
6.8 Good19 Sep 2019
Cons: There is no dedicated drop off lot in Split (city location). You have to pay to park the car at the bus station and walk a few blocks to the rental office. No one mentioned this when we picked up the car and requested a drop of at the city location.
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2016
Pros: Staff was courteous and professional We showed up at their port location and everything was in orderCons: No problems at all
Not a 5 seater car!Pros: Nice car, nice and clean.Cons: Ordered a 5 seater car, when we went to pick it up it only had 4 seats! You shouldn’t advertise a car for having 5 seats if it doesn’t. Man in the shop was quite grumpy.
10.0 Excellent21 Dec 2016
Great car. Great service.Pros: Someone was ready when i got there. Paperwork was quick. Helpful on directions. Someone was waiting when I returned. Check in was also quick and efficient.
Pros: The car was clean, easy to drive, and gave us no problems. The staff understood the rental policies very well and they and gave us a couple very helpful hints to save us from getting dinged with more charges. Take pictures of the car at pick up and fill up the tank before drop off.Cons: Purchasing insurance on Kayak ins't recognized by Sixt. There were several nickel and dime charges on top of not purchasing insurance thru Sixt. Our rental ended up being about twice what it was on Kayak. Be sure to take photos of the car at pick up. It came in handy at drop off.
2.0 Mediocre26 Aug 2019
Cons: I didn't realize purchasing insurance at the time of making the reservation would be non-refundable if I cancelled my reservation. That should be printed in large text prior to simply adding it onto the rental. If it can be added after the reservation is made, it should be refundable if cancelled.
6.8 Good25 Jul 2019
Cons: The agent at pick up was giving me the hard sell for extra insurance, GPS and other add ons. She was repeatedly asking about them. Then the car I got ham was empty on gas when it was supposed to be full. Everything else was very good.
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2019
Pros: Easy to pickup and drop off
6.0 Good1 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, but they up charged me a lot more than originally reserved.Cons: Could have stuck to the price that was reserved.
9.2 Excellent16 Aug 2018
fiat 500Pros: great car. clean order. friendly personelCons: expensive insurance
5.2 Okay9 Oct 2017
Pros: It was a clean car that drove well.Cons: We had purchased car insurance through Allianz that we were referred to on the Kayak site. Sixt did not honor the insurance and the amount of our rental skyrocketed and was many times the amount quoted on the site and for which we agreed to when we booked the car due to there saying we had to have their insurance and Allianz wouldn't be accepted. So we were out the amount we paid for Allianz and the additional amount for the car. We feel we should be compensated!!
2.0 Mediocre25 Jun 2017
TerriblePros: NothingCons: Horrible drop off experience. Crowded office, no signs. Spent 45 minutes in crowded office only to be told drop off was 300m down the road. Dropped off car and then was told to head back to main office 300m away saying they needed to remove a hold on my account. Spent another 30 minutes before one girl behind the desk said here colleague misspoke and I did not need to wait there. No coordination, lots of confusion, will never ever rent from Sixt again in Croatia. Especially in Split. Avoid Sixt in Split at all costs!
6.0 Good22 Jun 2017
Pros: The car was easy to drive and clean. Drop-off crew was friendly. Great gas mileage on the car.Cons: We paid for a GPS system which we couldn't use due to the language setting not functioning properly. We adjusted the language setting to English, but it continued to be in German and we couldn't understand or use the system. It caused a LOT of stress and problems for us, and when we told SIXT about the issue upon arriving to drop off the car, they didn't care at all. We paid for a feature we couldn't use by no fault of our own and I was disappointed in their lack of attention to our concerns and frustration. I am also disappointed in the fact that I bought the suggested insurance on the SIXT website only to be told that it didn't really provide any "real" coverage according to our customer service representative and she really insisted that we had no coverage all and needed to purchase this other insurance in addition to the one we already had. Why not offer this "real" or "all inclusive" insurance on the website when you're confirming the rental of the car instead of at the rental shop? It was a dubious move on their part and I was extremely frustrated that I implemented all suggestions prior to pick up, and then when it came time to get the car, suddenly it just wasn't enough coverage. Very questionable, but you're in a vulnerable position at that point...what can you really do?
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2017
Would rent from Sixt again!Pros: Everyone was friendly & helpful. Great pricing!
Cons: Our Skoda diesel sedan got terrific fuel mileage, over 50mpg! We found the seats to be less comfortable than desired on our multiple 2.5 hour daily jaunts. Other than that, wonderful car and great experience from Avis.
2.0 Mediocre2 Aug 2018
TerriblePros: NothingCons: They didn’t have a car for me
Pros: Nice quality carCons: Car was dirty at pick-up, plus you were waiting at a street corner for your car with all the car rentals, mass confusion. The car only had just over 1/2 the tank with gas ... had to guess how much gas to return the car with.
The best way to explore Croatia is undoubtedly by car. The country’s small size and generally well-maintained roads make the country a dream for road tripping tourists. It isn’t just the country that is best explored by car, however; the cities are too. For instance, travelers to Split will find that, with a car, many of the city’s wonderous sites such as the Klis Fortress, Riva Harbor, and Diocletian's Palace are within easy reach.
Is renting a car the first step of your trip to Croatia? For travelers with flights landing at Split Airport, you can find the hire car counters both in the lobby of the airport’s main terminal and just outside of the airport in adjacent buildings.
Worried about rush hour in Split? Well, fortunately for you, the rush hour traffic in Split is by no means as congested and slow as it is in other major cities in the world. Typically, morning rush hour starts at around 7:30 a.m. and finishes up at about 9:30 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour picks up at around 4:30 a.m. and winds down at around 6:30 p.m. One road to avoid during rush hour is Highway A1 as it approaches Split.
Travelers should note that cell phones are strictly forbidden to use while driving. However, hands-free devices are allowed. If you’re using your phone as a GPS, you will be best off having a passenger use the phone rather than risking a fine.
25% of our users found rental cars in Split for $63 or less
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Economy rental cars in Split are around 79% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Split
One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Sixt
On average a hire car in Split costs $70 per day.
The average price of fuel in Split is $8.42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $101 and $135, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Split.
Car hire companies onsite at Split airport include Avantcar and Sixt.
A Intermediate car rental in Split costs $88 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Split costs $38 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Split costs $77 per day, on average.
In Split, cars are most frequently hired at Goldcar Rental SP Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270 (12 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Split costs $492 per week ($70 per day).
On average a rental car in Split costs $2,110 per month ($70 per day).
Small to medium-sized vehicles are the most commonly seen cars in Split so, if you would like to fit in, that would be your best bet. However, drivers will find that the roads are fairly large and suited for even the largest hire options, so your choice of car is ultimately your prerogative. Also, streetside parking spaces are fairly large, so large cars will manage fine even when looking for parking downtown.
Fortunately for drivers in Split, Croatia has four general guidelines for speed limits across the country. They are: 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) outside of towns and cities, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, and 130 km/h (81 mph) on freeways. Additionally, in residential areas, speed limits will occasionally go up to 80 km/h (50 mph) when explicitly posted.
Need to pick up some petrol during your time in Split? The average price of petrol per liter is around 10 HRK ($1.53), which roughly comes out to 37.85 HRK ($5.77) per gallon of gas.
For the most part, private parking at destinations should suffice in most situations, so drivers shouldn’t have much of an issue parking. This is especially the case at restaurants and hotels. However, if you plan to park and walk to the center of downtown, you will find that parking garages and streetside parallel parking are widely available and easy to find.