Car Hire in Zagreb
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Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. It is a laid back city with a great atmosphere. It is relatively cheap to travel in Zagreb, as prices are much lower than in Split or Dubrovnik, for example. If you are looking for an affordable city where you can enjoy great culture, local food and shopping. Then Zagreb is the city for you.
In the centre, you will find everything from designer shops to cafes and restaurants. In short, Zagreb is a city with great nightlife. But it also has a lot of character during the day. The whole city is very green and there are many parks and squares where people like to relax all year round.
From Zagreb, you can easily travel to other places in Croatia. The roads are simple for taking a rental car or by train, the trip is not that expensive or long. Once you are in the centre of Zagreb, you can reach everything on foot, because the city is manageable. The old town area is very atmospheric and there are many beautiful buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. There are also many museums, galleries and shops.
In the summer months, you can also take a walk along the river Sava, where many concerts and events take place. The city centre is relatively small, so it is difficult to get lost in Zagreb.
The main square is the largest and most beautiful square in Zagreb. The entire square is closed to traffic, so it turns into a big outdoor lounge with lots of cafes, restaurants and bars. This is my favourite part of the city!
Basic info and car hire in Zagreb
- Location: Northwestern Croatia
- Population: 806.241 (2019)
- Official language: Croatian
- Currency: Croatian kuna
- Weather: Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and one-third of its population lives here. With a temperature that varies from -2°C to 28°C over year, it can be hard not only to determine what season you are in but how long each will last as well!
- Holidays in Zagreb: Read more about holidays in Zagreb.
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: The road condition in Zagreb and Croatia, in general, is known to be very good. It is fairly simple to drive around Zagreb and also on the motorways around it.
- Car hire in Zagreb: Car hire prices can be found for as low as 10,41 EUR per day. The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Zagreb is the airport. Prices vary frequently in Zagreb, so it's best to book a car three or eight weeks ahead of time - this will ensure you get an affordable car hire rate! Alternatively, if your travel plans change last minute there are plenty around who can help out as well; just look no further than us here at Orbit Car Hire
Driving in Zagreb
Driving in Zagreb is known to be very easy. The same goes for the highways, as road conditions in Croatia are known to be in excellent Croatia. It is also great to know that the locals in Zagreb are very friendly and helpful if you would ever need any assistance while on the road in Croatia.
Driving in the city of Zagreb is not a problem, as no restrictions or signs are indicating that you are not allowed to drive your vehicle in certain areas. The only inconvenience might be finding a parking space, but that is also easy to find, so this should not be much of a problem. If you still need help driving, do not hesitate to contact us at Orbit Car Hire and we will be happy to help!
When looking for a car rental in Zabreg, it is important to consider how old the driver needs to be. In some countries and on Orbit Car Hire we always find prices that include fees for young drivers, so all ages can rent our vehicles! In Zagreb, you must be at least 18 years old to rent a car, and with some car hire companies, the maximum age is 75. This may vary between car rental companies as well as vehicle categories. Please note that young driver fees may apply for those under the age of 25, again this may vary by company and vehicle category. The maximum speed limit on the motorway is 130 km/h (81 mph). On normal roads the speed limit is80 km/h (50 mph), on inner-city roads it is 50 km/h (31 mph) and on all other, roads there is a speed limit sign. Before driving in Zagreb, you should know that it is important to abide by the laws regarding drinking and driving. For anyone under the age of 25, there is a strict zero tolerance for any alcohol content (BAC) in the body, while for drivers over the age of 25, there is a maximum limit of 0.5%. This difference between UK standards means you should have this information to hand when hiring a car on holiday or making plans for transport such as public transport to avoid getting caught out!
- Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 18 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age, this can be different between car categories. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age
- International Driving Permit: An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport), a valid driving licence, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to buy insurance with Orbit Car Hire in case your policy doesn't cover you while driving in Croatia)
- Additional requirements: A reflective jacket is to be kept in the car and worn and if you are in an accident. Warning triangle. First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
- Children in the car: The law says that children under the age of five can only travel in the back seat if they are secured with an appropriate child safety harness or device, which will prevent them from moving around and getting injured while riding in your car's seats. A baby who weighs less than 20 pounds may ride facing the front passenger so long as you disable any airbags installed there too! Ages 5-12 mean it’s time to buckle up again - but not just because our government demands it; otherwise what kind o' guardian would we be? The three-point belts should also apply here
- Driving side of the road: Right Side
- Lights: You are required to use daytime running lights during the day (24 hours) in winter, but not summer.
- General speed limits: The speed limit on the motorway is 130 km/h (81 mph). On normal roads the speed limit is80 km/h (50 mph), on urban roads, it is 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Parking suggestions: Zagreb has three parking zones. Red, yellow and green parking. Red is the most expensive, yellow middle cost and green is the cheapest. The red zone is 6 Kn per hour, the yellow zone is 3 Kn per hour and the green zone is 1.5Kn per hour.
Car Hire in Zagreb
Most popular car hire in Zagreb
The most selected hire car in Zagreb is the Volkswagen Up, with the Toyota Yaris and Renault Clio also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Zagreb are the mini and economy car hire groups.
You can find all types of car hire in Zagreb. Luxury car hire is available with leading brands like Hertz, Enterprise and Alamo.
9 seater car hire in Zagreb is also found at affordable rates. The Renault Trafic has up to 9 seats and large luggage space for bigger groups visiting Zagreb.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Zagreb
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? Do not worry about it! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of options for one-way rentals Car Hire in many locations outside of Zagreb. One-way rentals are ideal for travelling across town or the country and saving time by not having to return to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options for one-way rentals in locations all over .
- Zagreb - Pula (271km, up to 4-hour drive)
- Zagreb - Zadar (288km, up to 4-hour drive)
- Zagreb - Split (413km, up to 5-hour drive)
- Zagreb - Dubrovnik (602km, up to 6-hour drive)
Zagreb to Dubrovnik car hire
enting a car in Zagreb and returning it to Dubrovnik is easy with Orbit Car Hire. You might find that there's an additional one-way fee when you pick up your vehicle from the airport, but all offers displayed at our site will include this charge as well! Find cheap one-way rentals today!
Zagreb to Split car hire
The Adriatic Coast in Croatia is a region that has something for everyone. From ancient cities like Dubrovnik to pristine beaches, this part of Europe offers an experience you won't find anywhere else! If your travels bring you from Zagreb down south towards Split or vice versa then it might be worth checking out Orbit Car Hire’s cheap car hire rates before heading off on any adventures - one-way fees will always be included with our services so there's no risk involved either (and we're happy when things go smoothly!).
What to see in Zagreb
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is full of culture and beauty. The city has a vibrant nightlife, great cafes and restaurants, excellent museums, art galleries and events. It has some fantastic photo opportunities to offer. And you can easily spend days exploring it all. But of course, as a tourist, you'll want to know exactly what to do in Zagreb. That's why we have put together a list of our favourite places to visit and things to do. Here are our 10 must-see things to do in Zagreb.
1. Visit Ban Jelacic Square (Trg Ban Jelacica)
The main square, the meeting point of many people and also the centre of Zagreb. Here is a statue of Ban Jelacic, a famous Croatian hero from the 19th century.
2. visit the upper and lower town
These are the historical parts of Zagreb. Here you will find great examples of classical architecture, narrow streets and many nice cafes and restaurants.
If you like exploring cities on foot, this is a must-do in Zagreb. The best place to start your exploration is from Strossmayer Promenade (Strossmayerov Prolaz), which is located near the train station. There you will see the first examples of classical architecture.
3. Visit Kula Lotrscak (Zagreb Clock Tower)
This is one of the landmarks of Zagreb. It was built in 1895 by a Hungarian architect. The tower was built to celebrate Croatian history and traditions. You can see four large statues representing important moments in Croatian history - from 1102 to 1991.
4. visit the church of St. Mark (crkva svetog Marka)
The church is located right next to the tower of Kula Lotrscak. It is a beautifully baroque church and inside you can see amazing golden altars. If you want to take some good photos of the tower and the sidewalk in front of it, this is a good place to do it.
5. visit the Botanical Garden (Botanički vrt)
This is one of Zagreb's most popular attractions during the summer months. The garden is home to over 10,000 different plants and trees. It is located on the way up to the Kula Lotrscak tower.
Drive your rental car beyond Zagreb
Croatia is a land of wonderers, it has so many amazing things to see and do. Hiring a car in Zagreb is a great idea to explore all of what Croatia has to offer. Enjoy Croatia by Car If you want to enjoy Croatia by car, then head down to Istria and take in the spectacular views. The peninsula itself is home to many attractions, but head to Pula and visit its Roman Amphitheatre, find Rovinj with its beautiful Venetian-inspired buildings or go to Poreč and enjoy an evening stroll along the cobbled streets by the Adriatic Sea. Want to drive the coast of Croatia? Rent your car in Zagreb and head down to Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik and enjoy all the breathtaking views and enjoy some of the best beaches around. Maybe head back to Zagreb and hire a car for the mountains.
Enjoy the culture in Zagreb
Where to eat, drink, and party in Zagreb
Well, this city offers a whole range of opportunities to discover local foods and specialities from all over Croatia.
Let us start with a very special dish from Zagreb - Pohovane Paprika. In English, it means "peppers in a coat." The peppers are shaped like flat dumplings that are covered with breadcrumbs and then fried. It looks really strange, but it tastes great.
Traditionally, this dish is served as a side dish to local sausage or bacon and cheese sandwiches called pasta. If you come to Zagreb, you must try at least one sandwich - they are famous all over Croatia. Prsuta can even be bought at street stalls all over the city, so do not hesitate to catch the first sandwich seller near you!
Paprika in a coat can be found in most restaurants in the city, but there is one restaurant that serves this dish particularly well: Buffet Fife at Ilica 16b. Do not miss the opportunity to eat at least one piece of Pohovane Paprike when you visit Zagreb! It is something special and unique
There is also a similar dish called Suhi Krafne or Plate Tost, which looks very similar to Pohovana Paprika but does not contain dumplings, only fried bread crumbs, so it is lighter.
Speaking of specialities that you can try during a visit to the Croatian capital, I would like to recommend some other dishes: Krem Sarma (cabbage leaves with cream), Budimir (veal stew baked between two crusts filled with eggs and minced meat), Rakija (brandy made from Tisane
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Croatia?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so it is important that the credit card has sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. In many European Union countries, a National ID is sufficient. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Croatia?
The minimum age to rent a car is 18 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
Can car hire in Croatia visit Slovenia?
The beautiful country of Croatia is a perfect destination for those who want to explore Slovenia. You can drive from one border to the next and back again without any problem at all! One way rentals may apply but it's still cheaper than renting two cars so don't worry about not being able to return your vehicle in Split or Dubrovnik - just find out before you go if there are any additional fees from doing this cross-border transaction (It may differ between car hire companies).
Can you drive a hire car from Croatia to Montenegro?
Yes, you are allowed to drive from Croatia to Montenegro. Just find out before you go if there are any additional fees from doing this cross-border transaction (It may differ between car hire companies).
How to hire a car from Croatia to Greece?
When you are searching for car hire offers, make sure to press "Yes" to return to a different location. Then insert the pickup point in Croatia and drop off point in Greece and you will find all car hire deals available. Prices will include a one-way fee or cross-border fee if it applies.
What company to hire a car in Croatia?
There are many great car hire companies available in Croatia. From Major companies such as Europcar, Hertz, Firefly and Sixt to local companies such as Carwiz and AutoUnion.
Where to hire a car in Croatia?
You will be able to find car hire deals in all cities of Croatia. Keep in mind that the cheapest option is often at the airports of Croatia. Here you can find the most popular locations to hire a car in Croatia:
What documentation is required when hiring a car in Croatia
Identification(passport), a valid driving licence, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to buy insurance with Orbit Car Hire in case your policy doesn't cover you while driving in Croatia). When behind the wheel, you must always have your driving licence and green card with you. You are bound by standard laws such as wearing a seat belt or not using mobile phones while driving unless it’s hands-free!
How much is car hire in Croatia?
Prices vary frequently in Croatia, so it's best to book a car three or eight weeks ahead of time - this will ensure you get an affordable car hire rate! Alternatively, if your travel plans change last minute there are plenty around who can help out as well; just look no further than us here at Orbit Car Hire
What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?
Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.
Do I need car insurance in Croatia?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Croatia with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Croatia?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Croatia?
An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
How do I find the cheapest car in Croatia?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Croatia?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the best car rental company in Croatia?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise, Keddy, Alamo, Carwiz and AutoUnion
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Croatia?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are VW Up, VW Golf, Mercedes Benz.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Croatia?
Most car rentals in Croatia offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
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