Car rentals in Croatia: All you need to know
A Croatia car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Croatia. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Croatia?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Croatia has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Croatia?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Croatia?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Croatia. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Croatia?
Generally, to rent a car in Croatia you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Croatia require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Croatia or the rest of country, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Croatia.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Croatia offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Croatia. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Croatia adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Croatia car rental today
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