Croatia Driving Information

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Car Rental and Driving Information for Croatia

Driving Overview

The Adriatic Sea offers many spectacular views as you drive the coast of Croatia. Some of the roads outside of cities such as Zagreb and Dubrovnik are worn and damaged and require your full attention. Make sure to keep an eye on your gas tank as you drive in Croatia. Gas stations can be few and far between in the countryside.


To rent a car in Croatia, you must be at least 18 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Seatbelts are mandatory for all passengers.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in Croatia are as follows: City 37mph/60kph Open Roads 62mph/100 kph Highways 81mph/130kph

Rules of the Road

Traffic travels on the right and cars entering a roundabout have the right of way. School buses have the right of way when leaving a stop.

Croatia Driving InformationGas

Most gas stations are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m with some open 24 hours.


There is a toll on the E59 and E70 highways that lead out of Zagreb.


There are many parking lots that are found in Zagreb and Dubrovnik. There are metered parking areas in many cities.

Insurance Information


Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Croatia.

Croatia Driving InformationRequired Coverage

Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability coverage offers up to US$90,000 for property damage and up to US$150,000 in case of injury or death to people outside of the rental car

Optional Coverage

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$14 - US$31 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$8 - US$13 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$325 - US$2410, depending on vehicle type. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$5 - US$16 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.

Rental Restrictions


Most car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. In addition to car rental deals,  Auto Europe has special rental programs for driving into other Eastern Europe countries. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.

Restricted Countries

Cars rented in Croatia cannot travel into the following countries: Albania, Africa, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic*, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia*, Slovakia*, former Soviet Union, Turkey, former Yugoslavia.

Croatia Driving InformationNOTE: Travel into countries marked by an asterisk (*) can be arranged for certain categories of cars. Contact us for details.

One-Way Rentals

Domestic one-way van rentals and one-way car rentals in Europe are available between select locations, additional fees may apply. There are fees for international one-way rental and not all vehicles are allowed.

Auto Europe's Map of Croatia

When you use each map of Croatia found on this page, you can quickly learn about the borders of Croatia, the distance between major cities and nearby countries as well as the best routes to take to get there. Zoom in on the Google map of Croatia embedded at the bottom of this page to discover nearby points of interest or find driving directions - a great compliment to your GPS unit while on the road. There are a few stops that we recommend during your trip, including a visit to Gornji grad in Zagreb ... a fantastic square that separates two towns. Another attraction not to miss is found in Porec, Croatia. This attraction is the Eupharasian basilica, a 6th century structure that still has many of its original architecture. No trip to Croatia is complete without a stop in the gorgeous coastal city of Split, and a visit to the Diocletian's Palace. This magnificent palace was built by the Roman Empire and has remained an important structure since the 6th century. These are just some of the top attractions that Croatia has to offer, and we suggest that you review each map of Croatia on this page to discover additional popular destinations in this fabulous nation on the Adriatic.