Explore the scenic coastline, the countryside of Croatia or the many attractions like the Dubrovnik Cathedral, which offers a view of the iconic rooftops of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which better way to see all of this and more than with the convenience and flexibility of your own rental car?
Dubrovnik Airport is over 12 miles from the city center, so pick up a car upon your arrival to start your time in Dubrovnik hassle-free. There is a car rental center at the airport that includes agencies like Sixt or Europcar that offer vehicles in all shapes and sizes. Signs indicate the way out of the airport and the scenic D8 is the fastest road to Dubrovnik center, running alongside the coast and offering spectacular views during the ride.
Driving in Dubrovnik bears the usual challenges that come with most cities. Parking spots are rare and there are many one-way roads, making navigating a tad more difficult. Rent a satnav with your rental car to make maneuvering through the streets much easier. Driving in the Old Town is not permitted except for residents and emergency vehicles, so steer clear of that area. It is generally best to park the car in the outskirts of the city and walk inside or take the bus, as Dubrovnik is better explored on foot.
In the whole of Croatia, it is required to leave the headlights on day and night. It is also strictly forbidden to turn right at an intersection when the light is red, and there can be severe fines for talking on the phone while driving. At intersections without traffic lights, right of way belongs to the car coming from the right, except when there is a “yield” sign (an upside down triangle) for the right side street.
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Standard rental cars in Dubrovnik are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Dubrovnik
Some car rental companies in Dubrovnik which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Hertz and Alamo
On average a hire car in Dubrovnik costs C$ 51 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Mack (C$ 64/day), CarWiz (C$ 73/day) and Alamo (C$ 75/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Alamo Airport Terminal 20213 Cilipi 20117 (15 kilometers from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Dubrovnik is Sixt (7.0, 62 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Dubrovnik. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Dubrovnik is C$ 7.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 90 and C$ 120, depending on the car size.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dubrovnik.
A Economy car rental in Dubrovnik costs C$ 48 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Dubrovnik costs C$ 60 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Dubrovnik costs C$ 34 per day, on average.
In Dubrovnik, cars are most frequently rented at Sixt Airport Dubrovnik, Cilipi (15 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Dubrovnik costs C$ 354 per week (C$ 51 per day).
On average a rental car in Dubrovnik costs C$ 1,517 per month (C$ 51 per day).
As the city has very narrow parts, a small economy car is advised when cruising through the city. For more space and road grip, opt for an SUV or minivan, while those who want to get the most out of the beautiful Croatian sunshine might prefer a convertible.
All speed limits are given in km/h in Croatia and are indicated with posted signs on the right side of the road. General restrictions dictate 50 km/h (31 mph) inside the city, 80 km/h (49 mph) outside built-up areas, and 110 km/h (68 mph) on main and rural roads. On freeways, up to 130 km/h (80 mph) is permitted.
The average price per liter lies at 9 Kuna, which is about $5.64 per gallon. Gas prices in Europe are generally more expensive and can fluctuate during the day. Usually, prices are the lowest between 9 and 12 am before rocketing up in the afternoon. Credit cards are taken in most major stations like Shell.
Parking spaces are metered outside the city walls (driving inside the walls is not permitted), and tickets need to be bought with the exact amount of coins. Alternatively, tickets can also be issued by the hotel reception, corner shops, or with your mobile phone. Rates depend on the parking zone, so check on the signs for which zone you are in. There are also parking garages available like the Ilijina Glavica or the free parking lot in Babin Kuk, from which a bus takes 20 minutes to get to the Old Town.