Visitors to Zagreb are highly advised to rent a car during their time here so they can take full advantage of what the city and the country as a whole have to offer. Some of the attractions that are made extra easy to visit with a car include the park Zrinjevac, Mirogoj Cemetery, and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Also, with a car, visitors can take day trips to some of the neighboring cities like Samobor and Varazdin.
Booked a flight to Zagreb Airport? Well, if you find yourself in need of a rental car too, you will find that rental car counters are located both within the airport’s main hall and in an adjacent parking lot.
Zagreb’s streets are organized in a somewhat unique fashion in that a large portion of them are one-way roads. Rather than just smaller avenues and narrow lanes being one-ways, Zagreb instead opts for a traffic layout that is dependent on them. This can make navigating the city difficult at times, as many drivers are used to two-way roads being the dominant option in a city. However, if you plan ahead and have a GPS device ready, then you should not have too many issues navigating Zagreb.
Unfortunately for drivers, Zagreb does suffer from moderate congestion during rush hour. The daily rush hour typically runs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and then starts up again around 4:00 p.m. and finishes up at 6:00 p.m. Some of the streets worst hit by congestion during rush hour include Avenija Dubrovnik and Selska Cesta.
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Off-airport rental car locations in Zagreb are around 24% more expensive than airport locations on average
Economy rental cars in Zagreb are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Zagreb
Some car rental companies in Zagreb 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 Europcar
On average a hire car in Zagreb costs C$ 43 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avia Rent A Car (C$ 59/day), GREEN MOTION (C$ 80/day) and Alamo (C$ 97/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avia Rent A Car Zagreb Airport null (11 kilometers from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Zagreb is Sixt (7.4, 67 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Zagreb. 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 Zagreb is C$ 7.28 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 87 and C$ 116, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Zagreb.
A Compact car rental in Zagreb costs C$ 43 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Zagreb costs C$ 40 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Zagreb costs C$ 43 per day, on average.
In Zagreb, cars are most frequently rented at Goldcar Rental SP Ulica Rudolfa Fizira 1 (11 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Zagreb costs C$ 300 per week (C$ 43 per day).
On average a rental car in Zagreb costs C$ 1,285 per month (C$ 43 per day).
Zagreb’s well-maintained roads make it suitable for all sizes of vehicles. However, the most popular cars are smaller SUVs, compact hatchbacks, and sedans. So, if you would like to fit in with the crowd, then those are all good choices. Also, another point to consider is that larger vehicles may have trouble finding streetside parking spaces large enough for them in the central business district.
Drivers in Zagreb can expect to see speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on rural roads and motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, and 130 km/h (81 mph) on freeways.
Gas prices in Zagreb are moderately high compared to U.S. prices, but for Europe they are fairly average. On average drivers can expect to pay 10 HRK ($1.53) per liter of gas, which comes out to about 37.85 HRK ($5.77) per gallon.
Private parking garages and lots dot the downtown area of Zagreb, so parking shouldn’t be too much of a hassle for most destinations. However, if you are looking for streetside parking, then you may have to park an extra block or two away during peak business hours as parking spaces fill up fast and are limited. Drivers should also note that streetside parking is designated with white paint, while the yellow painted areas are strictly forbidden to park in.