Driving in Croatia can vary from other countries so it’s important to know some road rules before you start driving there. Sixt has provided a guide for our customers to read through with some useful driving tips included.
Please read through our guide before you start your road trip in Croatia.
Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start driving in Croatia.
Standard legal limits when driving in Croatia, which may be varied by signs, for private vehicles without trailers are:
Do not stop to help people at the side of the road as incidences of crime in these situations have been reported.
In case of emergency call 112 or Emergency road help with advice in English is on 987.
Motorway signs have the letter A followed by two digits. They have a green background with a picture of motorway in white. State roads have the letter D and country roads have the letter Z followed by four digits.
There are tolls on various motorways, bridges and tunnels including route E59 and the E70 out of Zagreb. There is also a toll on the E71 between Zagreb to Split.
The open toll system, where you pay immediately on entering, is used on bridges and tunnels and on shorter motorway sections. The closed toll system, where you get a toll card on entering and pay on exiting, operates on larger motorways.
If you are parking in Croatia they have a colour coded system of red, yellow and green. Red zones have a maximum time of one hour and are nearest to the city centres. It is two hours for Yellow zones and three hours for Green zones which are the furthest from city centres.
Sixt has a number of branches in the cities of Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik and the capital city of Zagreb.
With so much to do and see, you will be glad to have a car rental when travelling around Croatia. Sixt wishes you a pleasant a safe trip when using our car rental service in Croatia.
* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.