All-inclusive car rental in Croatia

All-inclusive car rental in Croatia.

Car rental in Croatia is the perfect start to your holiday. Car rental allows you to go wherever you want in this country full of natural beauty. Explore picturesque villages like Motovun, tour the Croatian coast to discover the most beautiful beaches or visit the Plitvice Lakes. Whatever your plans are this holiday, with the freedom of a rental car you can be sure to get around at your leisure.

Carefree car rental in Croatia is only possible with Sunny Cars. How? With Sunny Cars' all-inclusive car rental formula, you can be sure that all your car rental needs are well taken care of. You are optimally insured with windows-tires-undercarriage-roof damage cover, additional third-party insurance and good damage and theft insurance. Accidental damage? No worries, the excess is also covered. That is truly all-inclusive! Sunny Cars always offers a fair fuel policy and thanks to unlimited mileage you can drive as far as you want throughout Croatia!

Where can you rent a car in Croatia?

Sunny Cars rents cars from up to 13 different locations all over Croatia. So you'll always find a pick-up location that suits your holiday plans.

  • Airport office: Want to get through in one go after you land by plane? No problem! Sunny Cars rents cars from various airports in Croatia, such as Dubrovnik, Split or Pula.
  • City office: Relaxing at your hotel first without a rental car? That's possible! You can pick up your rental car later at one of the city offices in Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar or Split, among others.
  • Hotel delivery: hotel delivery of your rental car is also possible. This allows you to spend a few days getting used to your new accommodation. The rental car will be delivered to your address by our local partner at an agreed time, and collected again when the rental period is over. 

Quickly on your way with the Online Check-in service

Sunny Cars' all-inclusive car rental service is well known, but did you know you can customise your car rental even further with our convenient services and extras?

With the online check-in service, you can complete your rental contract online before you leave. Super convenient, because when you arrive you only have to sign the contract. This saves valuable holiday time and allows you to hit the Croatian roads even faster.


Handy to know when car rental in Croatia.

Busy days on the roads in Croatia

The summer months of July and August are the peak period in Croatia. During this time you can expect crowds on the roads, especially towards the coast and tourist hotspots.

Paying tolls in Croatia

Toll roads are common in Croatia, and you can pay tolls in cash or by credit card. 

Refuelling in Croatia

Petrol stations, or ‘benzinske postaje’ in Croatian, are scattered throughout the country. Refuelling in Croatia is similar to the Netherlands, but note that in some areas stations close earlier. Payment can be made in cash or by card.

Ferry in Croatia

Croatia offers several ferry services to its many islands. You can easily take your Sunny Car on the ferry if the specific conditions of your car hire state that this is allowed.

Crossing the border in Croatia

Would you like to take a trip from Croatia to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina or Montenegro? Then request a cross border when booking your Sunny Car.

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Croatia

Where can you rent a car in Croatia?

In Croatia, you can rent a car through Sunny Cars in several destinations. The most popular destinations for car rental in Croatia are Dubrovnik, Pula and Split. See the map block above for all destinations.

How much does car rental cost in Croatia?

The cost of car rental in Croatia depends on several factors, such as the type of car, pick-up and drop-off location and any extras such as GPS or child seats. In addition, rates vary by season and there is a difference in the price per local partner. Enter your travel details on the Sunny Cars website for a price indication.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Croatia?

The minimum age for car rental in Croatia is 24 years. It is (almost) always possible to lower the minimum age to 21-23 years, this will incur extra costs. The maximum age for car rentals is 70, but this age can be increased at an additional cost. To make sure you can rent a car check the specific conditions.

Can you car rental in Croatia without a credit card?

In Croatia, it is not possible to rent a car without a credit card. It is compulsory to have a credit card with PIN on the name of main driver. Prepaid/debit cards are not accepted. 

Facts about Croatia

Discover all the most beautiful places in Croatia with the freedom of a rental car

Located on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia offers a unique blend of Mediterranean atmosphere, rich history, and breathtaking nature. From the historic walls of Dubrovnik to bustling Zagreb, every corner of Croatia tells its own story. With a coastline stretching for thousands of kilometres and islands lying like pearls in the sea, Croatia offers an unforgettable experience for any car hire traveller.

Top 5 sights to visit with a rental car

  1. Dubrovnik: Discover the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, surrounded by majestic walls and rich in history.
  2. Plitvice Lakes: Admire the turquoise lakes and waterfalls, a natural wonder you won't want to miss.
  3. Hvar: Drive to this sun-kissed island and experience its vibrant culture and beautiful lavender fields.
  4. Pula: Visit the Roman amphitheatre and imagine yourself in the time of gladiators.
  5. Rovinj: Explore the cobbled streets and enjoy the charming architecture and stunning sea views.

Road network in Croatia

Croatia's road network is a mix of modern and traditional, with well-maintained motorways, such as the A1 that takes you from Zagreb to Split, and smaller, winding roads that take you through picturesque villages and along the coastline. Off the main roads, you can expect narrow and steep routes, especially in the mountainous areas.

Recommended rental car category for Croatia

In Croatia's mountainous landscape, a car with a larger engine is recommended, such as an SUV for comfortable touring. The category often recommended for this destination is Compact for cities or a Full-size SUV if you are heading more into nature. For summer coastal areas, a convertible can make the trip extra enjoyable.

Best travel time for Croatia

The best time to visit Croatia is in spring and autumn, when the weather is pleasant and the hustle and bustle of the high season lessens.

Croatian food and drink

Croatia is known for its dishes such as ‘čevapi’, tasty meat rolls, and ‘pasticada’, a stewed beef dish. For the sweet tooth, there is ‘rožata’, a delicious cream caramel. ‘Rakija’ and Croatian wines such as ‘Malvazija’ and ‘Plavac Mali’ are well-known drinks, but remember: enjoy responsibly and hit the road sober.

Useful words and phrases about car hire in Croatian

  • Traffic light: Semafor
  • Breakdown: Kvar
  • Turn: Zavoj
  • Car key: Ključ automobila
  • Car park: Parkiralište
  • Which car is for me? - Koji auto je za mene?
  • Here you have my driving license. - Evo moje vozačke dozvole.
  • Does petrol or diesel go in my car? - Ide li u moj auto benzin ili dizel?
  • Where is the nearest petrol station? - Gdje je najbliža benzinska postaja?
  • Where do I leave my car when my holiday is over? - Gdje ostaviti svoj auto kada mi završi odmor?

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