If your travel start from Split airport car hire planning, just pick up a car rental at Split Airport and start exploring this beautiful coast or Split town straight away.

If you are looking for a small or medium budget car rental or something a little larger to fit all the family, here are some information to have a carefully selected range of new and comfortable rental cars to choose from.

Finding the best car hire deal, doesn’t mean just to get the cheapest cat rental. You should pay attention on so called extras that sometimes significantly increase the rental price.

If you are not familiar with these extras here are some usual ones that are or not included:

  • Value Added Tax (Vat)
  • Fire Insurance
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft Protection
  • Unlimited Miles

I’ve been checking several rental companies that operate on Split Airport. These are some the most famous renting company starting from Avis, Sixt, Thrifty, Europcar and AutoEurope.

The Best Split Airport Car Hire Companies

The comparison is done on the basis of economy or standard category cars, like Renault Clio, Ford Focus Hatchback or WW Polo. I tested the period of high season, a week car rental from July 3rd to July 10th 2015.

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One-way car rental in Croatia can provide the flexibility you need to see as much as possible during your visit. Plan a coastal road trip, beginning your journey in Dubrovnik and travel north to idyllic Split, through Zadar and on to Rijeka before turning inland to visit the capital city of Zagreb.

All rentals has been tested on 7 days rental itinerary with Split airport as pick-up and drop-off location. All prices are in US $.

I have included also important criteria of number of offices of each rental company in Croatia, taking into consideration if they cover other Croatia’s airports (Zagreb, Zadar, Pula and Dubrovnik) as well as the principal cities in Croatia.

After a detailed comparison, the most appropriate  offer, belongs to Auto Europe rental company. First of all it’s the winner in the rental price and regarding the number of downtown offices.

Auto Europe bookingNote: After confirmation the client will be informed to proceed to the supplier desk at Split airport, as noted on their confirmation voucher.

Auto Europe  has a long-standing partnerships with many of the leading domestic and international car rental companies with names you know and trust (Hertz, Avis and Europcar to name just a few).

These alliances allow Auto Europe to offer you more locations and better rates than their competitors.

Below you can see their offer for 7 days rental of Renault Clio economy class car type with all inclusive extras.

AutoEurope - Rent Renault Clio
AutoEurope – Rent Renault Clio for less than $250 for a week

Take few minutes to watch the Auto Europe Travel Advice video, with some important information if you plan on taking a rental car into any Eastern European countries (Croatia is one of them), as well as information on one way car rentals.

The same rental price with Sixt is $ 350, with Avis $ 450. See below rental prices of some others car hire companies:

More options for Split airport car rentals

Budget.com is another low cost rental company at Split airport, Tel: 0038521 684 985. It’s not cheaper than Auto Europe, but if you have membership or discount number, you can get some good discounts.

Below is a quote for July 2015 week rental, without membership or discount number.

Budget Car Rental Split
Budget Car Rental

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Top rated: Southern Explorer

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Organized tours are excellent ways to explore my beautiful country, and I highly recommend taking at least one trip during your visit. There are limitless fascinating places to see, and you can easily book a tour or day trip from my trusted partners below.

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Join a top-rated walking tour of Split's famous monuments and landmarks with a professional tour guide and learn more about our history and heritage.
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Visit Komiza village, Blue cave on Bisevo island, Stiniva bay on island Vis, Green cave, Budikovac island, Pakleni islands, and Hvar island and town.
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(€ 52 - 87 per day)

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8 days, 9 destinations

From Split to Omis and Makarska, Bol (Brac island), Stari Grad (Hvar island), Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Sipan or Slano, Dubrovnik

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Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

8 days, 9 destinations

From Dubrovnik to Sipan or Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Hvar, Bol (Brac island), Makarska, Pucisca (Brac), Omis, and Split

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