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Cheap car hire in Croatia

Intermediate SUV$35/day
Compact SUV$40/day
Compact estate car$45/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Croatia

  • Croatian law dictates that children under the age of 12 are not allowed to travel in the front seat of a vehicle and must be placed in a car seat or booster seat in the back. If you are traveling with children under five years old, they need to be placed in a child restraint in the rear seat. If you cannot bring your own car seat to Croatia, you will be able to rent one from the rental company for an additional cost of around $10.
  • If you are planning to stick to the historic cities of Croatia, you should consider renting a compact car so that you can negotiate the narrow roads. On the other hand, if you plan to do a lot of motorway or countryside driving, a saloon model might be more appropriate and more comfortable.
  • Many people who rent a car in Croatia will want to take a trip to neighboring Bosnia and Hercegovina or Montenegro. Cross-border journeys are permitted for a daily surcharge, which will depend on the category of your vehicle. You will not be allowed to take your rental car on the ferry across to Italy.
  • There are many advantages of renting a car in Croatia, considering the main mode of transport in the country is bus, which is time-consuming. The Plitvice Lakes Natural Park consists of 16 lakes and cascades that can only be reached by car. The new highways connecting Zagreb to Split also make it easy to visit multiple cities on your trip. There is also a scenic route along the Jadranska Magistrala Adriatic coastal road.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Croatia for $76 or less
  • Book your rental car in Croatia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Croatia are around 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Croatia

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Croatia?

    On average a car hire in Croatia costs $34 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Croatia?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Croatia.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Croatia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at CarWiz ($27/day), Ok Mobility ($30/day) and ADDCAR RENTAL ($31/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Croatia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Croatia is Sixt (7.3, 178 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Croatia?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Croatia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Croatia are Zagreb (24% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Croatia), Split (19%) and Omiš (16%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Croatia?

    On average a car hire in Croatia costs $591 per week ($84 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Croatia?

    On average a car hire in Croatia costs $2,533 per month ($84 per day).

  • What is driving like in Croatia?

    The driving style in Croatia is like most of Europe: you must drive on the right-hand side. Because it is a small country, you can discover Croatia in a short amount of time on its well-maintained roads. If you plan to drive in and around major cities, beware of traffic and congestion. In the countryside, be wary of animals and farm machinery in the roads. Reflective jackets, first-aid kits, and warning triangles must always be carried in your car. If you are visiting between November and April, you must also carry snow chains and a shovel in the car.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Croatia?

    To rent a car in Croatia, you must be at least 21 years old and must have held a valid driver’s license for two years. Any driver who is under the age of 25 and wishes to rent a car might incur an additional young driver surcharge of around 184 kn ($28).

  • How much does petrol cost in Croatia?

    The average price of petrol in Croatia is 9.97 kn ($1.51) per liter and 36.20 kn ($5.49) per gallon. The price of petrol is the same at all petrol stations, since they are government owned. Petrol stations found in the major Croatian cities as well as those on important roads are open 24h.

  • What are the speed limits in Croatia?

    The national speed limit for highways is 130 km/h (80 mph), while on rural roads the limit is 90 km/h (56 mph). On expressways, or brza cesta, the speed limit is 110 km/h (68 mph). In residential areas, you must keep below the 50 km/h (31 mph) speed limit. You will find both static and mobile speed cameras on the roads, so beware, as Croatian police can impose on-the-spot fines.

Car rental directory

  • mack

    Mack car hire locations in Croatia

    53 Locations

  • fleet

    FLEET car hire locations in Croatia

    32 Locations

  • carwiz

    CarWiz car hire locations in Croatia

    23 Locations

  • airrent

    AIR-RENTACAR car hire locations in Croatia

    22 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Croatia

    22 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Croatia

    22 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Croatia

    21 Locations

  • avax

    AVAX car hire locations in Croatia

    20 Locations

  • rightcars

    Right Cars car hire locations in Croatia

    19 Locations

  • active

    ACTIVE RENT A CAR car hire locations in Croatia

    18 Locations

  • aviarent

    Avia Rent A Car car hire locations in Croatia

    18 Locations

  • lastminute

    Last Minute car hire locations in Croatia

    17 Locations

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.