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    Auto Europe is an international car hire broker that has been helping clients arrange reliable transportation in destinations around the world for almost 60 years. With more than 8,000 convenient pick-up locations, hiring a car while travelling abroad has never been easier. Partnering with local and international suppliers, Auto Europe is able to offer a wide range of rental cars to choose from, guaranteeing the best price and superior customer service. Book your car hire in Croatia today and take advantage of our great deals! Enjoy the amazing coastline or the fantastic mountains for winter skiing at one of the main tourist destinations in Europe.

    Make the most of your car rental

    Start your journey in Zagreb, the sophisticated capital city. While in Zagreb, experience the Ban Jelacic´s Central Square, which is surrounded by historical buildings. Pick up your car hire in Dubrovnik, one of the most powerful walled medieval cities in the Southern Adriatic, and immerse yourself in local culture. Whether you wish to pick up your vehicle in Croatia at an airport, a railway station or at any of our many downtown locations, we offer you both quality and flexibility to make your driving experience comfortable and hassle-free. Auto Europe has compiled some useful information regarding operating a rental car while travelling in Croatia, in order to help you enjoy your trip and make the most of it!

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    • Traffic travels on the right-hand side of the road and cars entering a traffic circle have the right of way.
    • School buses have the right of way when leaving a stop.
    • There are many public parking lots found in major cities in Croatia, such as Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. There are also numerous metered parking areas located throughout the country.
    • Seatbelts are always mandatory.
    • Drivers must carry a valid driver´s licence, registration documents, and insurance documents at all times while driving.
    • Petrol stations in Croatia are generally open from 6am to 8pm, with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.

    More information about driving in Croatia can be found here.


    There is a toll located on the E59 and E70 motorways that lead out of Zagreb. Visit our driving information guide for more tips on getting around safely in Croatia.

    Age Requirements

    In order to rent a car in Croatia, you must be at least 18 years old (age restrictions may vary depending on car category), and have held your licence for at least one year. Drivers under 25 should be aware that they may incur a young driver surcharge.


    The currency in Croatia is the Kuna (HRK). Currency can be exchanged at banks and currency exchange kiosks throughout the country. Credit cards are generally accepted in most major shopping centres, but it is always good practice to notify your card provider before travelling to ensure proper coverage.

    Time difference

    Croatia is in the Central European Time Zone (CET), which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1) during the winter months, and two hours ahead of GMT in the summer, when Daylight Savings Time is observed.


    Croatian and Serbian are spoken in Croatia, and German is also widely spoken and understood in the northern region of the country. It is not uncommon for travellers to hear Italian along the Adriatic Coast. Here are some key Croatian phrases to brush up on before embarking on your trip:

    Hello - Bok or Bog
    How are you? - Kako ste
    Fine, thank you - Dobro sam, hvala
    Please - Molim
    Thank you - Hvala
    Yes - Da
    No - Ne
    What is your name? - Kako se zovete?
    My name is - Zovern se
    I´m lost - Izgubio izgubila sam se
    Police - Policija
    Can I use your phone? - Mogu li se posluziti telefonom


    The electrical current in Croatia is 230 volts, 50Hz. European-style round, two-pin plugs are usually standard.

    Visa & Embassy Information

    Croatia joined the European Union on the first day of July in 2013, which means that Croatia´s visa regime is now in line with the rest of the EU. If you need assistance during your time in Croatia, please see below for the location of the British Embassy in Zagreb.

    British Embassy Zagreb
    Ivana Lucica 4
    10000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Telephone: +385 (1) 6009 100

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