With Croatia car rental you have the freedom to discover the whole country at your own pace. Leasing a car in Croatia is both easy and economical.

If you are looking for economy company that offers several pick-up locations and a large rental car fleet than I advise Auto Europe. This company has an excellent pick-up service at Split Airport and four Split car hire offices in downtown area.

Auto Europe guarantees the lowest rental rates. From my personal experience I found  a lower car fees from competitors but they reduce their rates to give me the best deal possible.

It is important to book in advance which will almost always save you money. Book early, pay less!

Split Airport office is open from Mondays-Sundays from 6:00 AM to midnight.

Split Downtown offices:

  • Split City Office, 2 Sperun street.  Open from Mondays-Sundays 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
  • Split City Office – Trumbiceva Obala 12 (close to Riva promenade) Open from Mondays-Fridays 08:00 AM-08:00 PM.
  • Svetog Petra 1 street. Open Mondays-Fridays 08:00 AM-03:00 PM, On Saturdays 08:00 AM-02:00 PM, Closed on Sundays.
  • Trumbiceva Obala 2 – Open Mondays-Fridays 08:00 AM-08:00 PM, On Saturdays 08:00 AM-01:00 PM – Closed on Sundays.

In case you need an airport transfer or are interested in hiring a chauffeur driven limousine, both services can be easily arranged with Auto Europe.

All drivers speak English and are very knowledgeable of their local areas. What is more important they have very helpful customer service, to ensure that you are more than satisfied with your car hire in Split Croatia.

Do you really need to rent a car?

Split parking
Be careful where you park!

If you are getting to Split by plane and your intention is to stay a few days in Split before you proceed to one of the nearby islands, you really don’t have to hire one.

Upon arrival on Split airport take a direct bus line to Split center or public bus number 37 that leaves right outside the airport. In any case you can take a taxi that will cost you €40 one way, or go for a cheaper solution: share a transfer to Split.

You will find more information on Split airport page! If you need to book Split airport transfers, you can check current prices here!

It’s not a problem driving to/around Split but Split has a big parking problems. That’s why I wrote a whole guide dedicated to Split parking here, so if you’re arriving by car be sure to read it.

You need Croatia car rental if…

In case your destination is Dubrovnik than you should rent a car at the Split airport taking one of two options: driving following D8, the famous coastal road, or taking faster E65 highway to Ploce (the border line between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Find out other possibilities to travel from Split to Dubrovnik, or learn more about the Neum Corridor.

The cost of renting a car

The cost of renting a car when traveling to different destinations can be cheaper than driving your own car.

In fact, Auto Europe offers special deals especially if you book for a one-way journey. The costs and deals can be negotiated when booking and paying in advance.

Find unbeatable discount rates and book on line with AutoEurope.

Clicking the above link and choosing you car model you have to include the following information:

  • Contact Information (email)
  • Driver’s Information
  • Country of Residence
  • Select Your Airline
  • Flight Number
  • Additional equipments (infant seat, child seat, ski rack, Gps rental)
  • Payment Information (Visa, Master Card, American express, Dining Card)

Don’t forget to also make sure you have a valid driver’s license with you while driving in Croatia.

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