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Car hire in Croatia is the best way to explore the pristine forests, sparkling Adriatic waters, and historic ruins of this Central European gem. Take the independent route in your rental car and explore the cosmopolitan capital Zagreb or tour the dramatic Dalmatian Coast Road.

Car Hire in Croatia

The European Union's 28th member, Croatia creates a whole new world of possibilities for your car hire adventures. A pristine coastline overlooking the sparkling Adriatic and its many islands makes this Eastern European gem irresistible to beach lovers and cruise ships, and its cities radiate an exotic multicultural charm. The recent relaxation of border restrictions makes a Croatian car hire adventure even easier to enjoy.

Why Should I Book Car Hire in Croatia with Nova?

You could spend hours looking for cheap, reliable car hire, but you would be wasting your time. A quick, reliable alternative is Nova Car Hire. Using your dates and location of choice, we search hundreds of reputable car rental providers to bring you a great rate in an instant. Operating since 1997, we are one of the most established online car rental brokers on the market, and our expertise shows in the service we offer.

Car Hire Requirements in Croatia

Check your car hire booking confirmation document before you collect your hire car in Croatia. Bring your full, valid driving licence and car hire booking confirmation document to the collection desk. The main driver must pay the balance of your car hire (rate less deposit) using their own credit card. You should keep your licence, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration documents in the rental car at all times.

Airports in Croatia

Of Croatia's 68 airports, five are international. These are based in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka (on the island of Krk). Zagreb Pleso Airport is the main international airport of Croatia.

Croatia Driving Rules & Regulations

Drive on the right in Croatia. Speed limits range from 50 km/h to 130km/h. The legal blood/alcohol limit is zero. Winter tyres are required in winter. Drive with dipped headlights. You'll find further information on rules of the road in Croatia here.

I Have More Questions. Whom Do I Ask?

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email, or post with any queries, or if you would prefer one of our car rental agents to book a rental car for you.

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Received all details of our booking very quickly. The staff at pick up were friendly and efficient. Great value for money.

Juan Zabalo, Jun-2012

Great value for money. Received a free upgrade and pick up and drop off was hassle-free. Will use Nova again for our next trip.

Fred Cooper, Mar-2012

Great rates for car hire and insurance. Found your staff very helpful. Will be returning to book again for our next holiday.

Jennifer Mc Kenzie, Feb-2012

This is the third time we have used Novacarhire and as before we were totally happy with the service. We had no problems at all. In addition, each time we were given a diesel car which was a real bonus for us, since the fuel economy is so much better. We will certainly be using your services again.

Judith Burgoyne, Jan-2012

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