Rent a car in Croatia with Sixt and take in its contrasts between natural beauty, stunning coastlines, history and architecture. You will love our Sixt customer service and top-brand vehicles that range from saloons to luxury models along with affordable rates for every budget. Read on for destination tips and travel ideas to make your holiday and car rental in Croatia run smoothly.
With nearly two dozen airport, hotel, rail station and city centre branches we can offer great car hire deals in Croatia along with easy online booking. And, if your plans alter it is easy to change or cancel reservations. Browse this page to hear about Croatia's natural beauties and historic sites along with some iconic film locations. Rent a car in Croatia and they are all within easy reach.
Our rental fleet in Croatia contains premium vehicles supplied by trusted brands like Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. On the bookings page, organise one-way car rentals and select automatic transmissions as well as adding extras. Our optional range includes Sat Navs, Internet-to-go, child seats and Winter tyres.
All driving licences are accepted. If it is in a non-Roman alphabet, you will need an International Driver's Permit (IDP). If issued in a country that is not part of the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic you will need to download our Sixt self-translation form.
For car hire in Croatia a valid driving licence must have been held for at least two years.
Your Sixt rental vehicle is supplied with a full tank of fuel, this must be returned full or charges will apply. Alternatively, purchase a full tank and return it empty. No refunds are made for unused fuel.
Payment for your car hire in Croatia can only be made by major credit card or Airplus and not by prepaid or debit cards. The card used must be presented at vehicle collection and be in the driver's name. A deposit for the rental and any extra costs will be charged to this card. For some vehicle groups, two credit cards may be needed.
Inform the Croatian police immediately if you have an accident even if no other vehicles are involved and report it to Sixt before the rental period ends. Your vehicle documents include an accident form and emergency contact number. Croatian police can be contacted on 192 and ambulances on 194.
You may need to pay tolls on the new motorways that link Croatia's main cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and Pula. Away from these motorways, road conditions are variable and often involve steep gradients and tight curves so drive with caution at all times. Drive on the right in Croatia.
If a fine is issued it must be paid within 8 days, passports may be confiscated until this is done. Drink driving rules are strictly enforced.
If you plan on taking your rental car on a ferry to one of Croatia's islands then a Ferryboat Travel Fee must be paid. Non-purchase will invalidate your insurance.
The marble streets and baroque buildings of Dubrovnik are totally bewitching while a whole day can be spent exploring the huge walled Diocletian's Palace in Split. The splendid Roman amphitheatre at Pula is one of the few almost complete arenas remaining in the world. At exactly noon every day the Gric Cannon is fired from the fortified Lotrscak Tower in Zagreb.
At Plitvice 16 beautiful lakes are joined by a series of spectacular cascades. The golden beaches of Zlatni Rat are considered to be among the best in Europe. Spend a morning strolling around the boardwalks and viewpoints above the Skradinski Buk Waterfalls while the famous Trsteno Arboretum at Dubrovnik has tree specimens dating back to the 16th-century.
Among the dozens of films and TV shows shot in Croatia the most famous of recent times must be Game of Thrones. Follow in its footsteps with a self-guided series tour in Dubrovnik. Also making good use of Dubrovnik is Star Wars: The Last Jedi due for release in late 2017. The small seaside resort of Trogir became 19th-century France for a 2010 episode of the iconic Doctor Who series.
Cross-border journeys into most European countries are permitted with a daily surcharge. Written branch permission may be required for certain vehicle categories.