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Opting for car hire in Croatia is your best option for travelling quickly and comfortably to the country’s hidden reaches. Whether you want to cruise along the rugged coastline or drive deep into Croatia’s pine forests, with easy access to the whole of the country the only issue is deciding where to go first…

Language: Croatian | Currency: Kuna (kn) | Avg. Flight time: 2.00 hrs

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Croatia?

You typically need to be 21 years old to hire a car in Croatia, although each hire car provider has its own rules. You also need to have held your driving licence for at least two years. Some providers will rent vehicles to people aged under 21, with a ‘young driver surcharge’ added to the cost of the rental.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Croatia?

To book a hire car in Croatia you’ll need a valid driving licence, personal ID, such as a passport, and a credit card to provide security for the booking. An International Driving Permit is not required if you hold a UK licence.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Croatia?

All car hire bookings in Croatia include basic insurance. However, you’re unlikely to be covered for the excess on any claim resulting from an accident or incident on the road. Purchasing car hire excess insurance minimises your financial risk and provides peace of mind – so while not a legal requirement, it’s recommended, nonetheless. A policy from a standalone provider is generally cheaper than walk-up rates.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Croatia?

While many Croatian car hire companies accept bookings made with a debit card, policies vary from provider to provider. If you intend to book with a debit card, it’s advisable to contact the car hire company in advance to establish its policy. A credit card is generally preferred.

Which rental companies are available at Zagreb Airport?

A range of car hire companies operate at Zagreb Airport, including Active, Alamo, Avant, Avis, Budget, Carwiz, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Global, Hertz, Last Minute, MACK, National, Oryx, Sixt and Thrifty.

Which rental companies are available at Split Airport?

At Split Airport, you can hire a car from a number of rental companies, including Active, Avant, Carwiz, Dollar, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, Last Minute, Mara, Nova Gratia, Rental Viribus, Sixt and Thrifty.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Croatia?

You can typically get the best deals on Croatian hire cars by booking with an off site provider and doing so in advance. Many companies charge a premium for bookings made at the airport.

Can you rent a car in one Croatian city and drop it off in another?

Yes, one-way car rentals are common in Croatia as this is a popular way to explore the country. A one-way surcharge may apply if you wish to pick up a car in one city and drop it off in another.

Can you rent a car the same day in Croatia?

Yes, you can book a rental vehicle on the same day. Note that you may be restricted in terms of choice if you decide not to book in advance. You may also pay a premium for the booking, particularly at peak times.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Croatia?

Yes, if you’re 21 years of age, you can hire a car in Croatia. You need to have held your driving licence for two years. As a young driver, a surcharge will be added to the cost of your rental and certain car categories will be restricted.

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