Uniquely located on the island of Krk in Croatia, Rijeka airport (RJK) is the ideal landing place for tourists to visit popular destinations such as Kvarner Bay, Crikvenica, Fuzine, Jadranovo, Tribal, Kraljevica, Malinska, Njivice, Omisalj, and Rijeka. Car hire at Rijeka Airport will allow you to drive yourself to these destinations along the beautiful Adriatic coast, as, unlike other islands, Krk is connected to the mainland via a causeway and no ferry is required.
Rijeka airport is located ten miles southeast of Rijeka itself and 25 miles from Opatija. Rijeka city, which is on the mainland, will take around 30min to reach by car. Road D102 connects the island to the A7 motorway and the Adriatic Highway, part of European route E65. If you're planning to take your car to other islands such as Rab and Cres, make sure that you book your place on the ferry in advance, as you might not be able to purchase tickets on the spot.
Car hire at Rijeka airport couldn’t be more straightforward and simple. The car hire agency’s desks are all conveniently located on the ground floor beside the entrance to the main hall. Here many international providers as well as local ones are available. Helpful and friendly staff are there to assist with the collection of your car as well as answer any questions you may have.
The various car rental agencies will have different policies and prices, so be sure to check what each agency includes as standard as part of your car hire at Rijeka airport, and with which cars. For example, Enterprise offers free cancellation up to 48h before pickup time on some of their vehicles, but not all. Europcar has one-way rentals available at all their stations within Croatia.
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Since all the car hire agencies have their offices in the airport terminal, you have all the same amenities at the airport available to you. This means comfortable seating, toilets and a baby care room, a cafe and bar, and duty-free shopping.
Drivers must be at least 21 years old to hire a car, as well as have a valid driving licence, and have held it for at least one year or two years depending on the car hire agency. Drivers might be required to be even older for different vehicle types. In addition to the driver’s licence, the car hire agency will usually ask for a second proof of ID such as a passport. A debit or credit card might be required for a temporary hold to be put on it for potential fees.
When it’s time to drive back to the airport from the mainland, there will be a mandatory toll of kn35 (around £4) to access the island of Krk, payable upon arrival. After that, either park the car in one of the parking spots from where the car was picked up, or if the signs instruct, a designated area for returns. A staff member will collect the keys, inspect the car to make sure it is in the same condition as it was when picked up, and also make sure that you remembered to refill the fuel tank (remember to also check it was full to begin with when picking the car up). If you are returning the car out of hours, you will have to deposit the keys into the provided drop box instead.
On average a rental car at Rijeka Airport costs C$ 63 per day.
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Rijeka Airport to off-airport locations is ACTIVE RENT A CAR.