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    Driving Information Croatia

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Croatia state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence.

    Age Restrictions

    To drive a car in Croatia, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for three years.

    Driving Distances

    • Makarska to Dubrovnik - 187kms (3hours/30mins)

    • Zadar to Split - 158kms (1hour/50mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Croatia driving information, laws, rules and regulations for driving your car in Dubrovnik and other great places:

    • Driving in Croatia is done on the right-hand side of the road.

    • School buses have the right of way when leaving a stop

    • Seat belts are mandatory when driving a hire car in Croatia.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents at all times while driving.

    • Petrol stations in Croatia open from 6am to 8pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.


    There is a Croatia toll on the E59 and E70 highways that will lead you out of the city of Zagreb.

    Parking Information

    There are many parking lots in Zagreb and Dubrovnik where you can park your car hire. There are metered parking areas in many cities.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire is unrestricted and free of charge. There are fees for international one-way car hire, and not all vehicles are allowed. You can pick up your Croatia car hire in one location and return it to a different one, but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    Before making your booking, take a look at the above Croatia driving information rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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