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Car rentals and driving in Croatia

If you decide to rent a car in Croatia you’ll be surprised how roads are in great condition and driving is pretty comfortable and easy. The road and motorway network is excellent and Croatia is safe country to drive.

However, travelling around Croatia requires some planning and good timing, and here is what you can expect in order to plan your driving experience as good as possible.

Driving around Croatia

Driving around Croatia

Why is renting a car in Croatia such a great idea?

Since Croatia is a small country, driving around Croatia is absolutely worth of travelling every kilometer because you can visit so many different places in a short time. The state roads and motorways are excellent and of a very good quality. Besides, Croatia is very safe country to drive and you should definitely consider of travelling by car if:

  • you like to explore places and enjoy the countryside
  • you like picturesque road trips and stopping by without any rush
  • you want to explore Istria and its green inland with charming hill towns
  • you want to discover numerous beaches and old traditional villages on Dalmatian islands
  • you are looking for cheaper travelling options without giving up on exploring different places
Renting a car is a great idea

Renting a car is a great idea

Motorways and roads in Croatia

The motorway system to south is linking Zagreb with Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Split, and more to south to town Ploče where motorway A1 called Dalmatina ends, which is about 100km north of Dubrovnik where you need to continue driving on the coastal Adriatic road to get to Dubrovnik. The motorway to east is linking Zagreb with eastern towns all away to Slavonia.

If you want to skip the motorway for any reason when travelling to south, you can drive along the coast all way from Rijeka to Dubrovnik on the Adriatic road, – the most picturesque route in Croatia, curvy and exciting road with beautiful ambience, worth of experience if you like long driving and exploring at the same time.

When hiring a car and intend to drive to Dubrovnik, check with car rental company that their car is allowed to go to Bosnia and Herzegovina – on your driving route to Dubrovnik you have to cross the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s border and enter the Croatia again!


Travelling on motorway A1 called Dalmatina

Travelling on motorway A1 called Dalmatina

Book your car for summer holiday on time

In summer season all towns and other places are pretty crowded in Croatia and the interest for car rental is huge. To avoid a disappointment for not having a car that could get you to numerous amazing places, don’t wait too long and book your car in advance – especially if you want to hire a particular type of car or you plan to rent a car on island.

Best deals for car rentals in Croatia

Renting a car in Croatia is easy and there are numerous car rental companies with many different options for your best driving around. The most important is to book your car on time!

We recommend you to arrange you car hire with Rentalcars company – the world’s biggest online car rental service. They work with leading suppliers offering you best rental prices whenever you want – wherever you go. Plus, they are part of the world’s leading travel group Priceline Group which also includes,,, KAYAK and OpenTable. deals with all the major car hire companies around the world in 169 countries checking which local supplier is offering the best prices for the car you want on the date you need it whilst ensuring everyone they deal with offers a great level of service.

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Drive safe in Croatia

We recommend you to learn more about general traffic law and useful information for your better driving experience around Istria and Dalmatia by reading our Getting around Croatia by car page.

If you plan to visit Croatian islands by rented car you can find more about ferry ticket buying and boarding a ferry on our Getting around Croatia by ferry page.

Drive safe in Croatia

Drive safe in Croatia

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