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    Information for Driving a Rental Car in Croatia

    Croatia Driving Overview

    Croatia Car Rental Driving InformationThe 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.

    Driving Age Requirements

    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.

    Rules of the Road in Croatia

    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.

    Speed Limits in Croatia

    Speed Limits & Gas Stations in Croatia 
    • City: 37mph/60kph
    • Open Roads: 62mph/100kph
    • Highways: 81mph/130kph
    Gas Station Availability - Most gas stations are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m with some open 24 hours.
    Croatia Parking Laws and Tolls

    Parking & Tolls in Croatia

    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.

    Croatia Car Rental 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 in Croatia

    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:

    Image of Country Pin - Albania Albania Image of Country Pin - Bosnia Bosnia Image of Country Pin - Belarus Belarus
    Image of Country Pin - Bulgaria Bulgaria Image of Country Pin - Croatia Croatia Image of Country Pin - Estonia Estonia
    Image of Country Pin - Greece Greece Image of Country Pin - Hungary Hungary Image of Country Pin - Latvia Latvia
    Image of Country Pin - Lithuania Lithuania Image of Country Pin - Macedonia Macedonia Image of Country Pin - Montenegro Montenegro
    Image of Country Pin - Poland Poland Image of Country Pin - Russia Russia Image of Country Pin - Slovenia Slovenia
    Image of Country Pin - Turkey Turkey Image of Country Pin - Ukraine Ukraine Image of Country Pin - Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

    Croatia Driving InformationOne-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.