Car hire in Zadar

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Car hire in Zadar

On this page you’ll find tips and advice on how to hire a car in Zadar, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Croatia, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.

Car hire at Zadar Airport

Zadar Airport (airport code: ZAD) is only 5 miles from central Zadar. There are a couple of major roads adjacent to the airport, which makes getting to and from the airport smooth and easy.

You’ll find a large number of car rental firms represented at the airport. Their offices can be found outside the airport and the arrivals terminal, across from the airport exit and behind the buses. It is well signposted, so you won’t have any trouble finding your way.

Depending on the firm you choose, car hire is also available in central Zadar if this suits you better.

Where to go around Zadar

Zadar has a fantastic location on the Croatian coast. From here you can easily get around to several cosy villages and historic towns. Below we’ve listed a few of our favourite places to explore in the area.

Pag
The beautiful Adriatic island of Pag is only about 30 miles north of Zadar and is reachable by car. Here you’ll find many cosy villages and beautiful landscape. The small village Lun on the northern tip has many nice restaurants. Moreover, Pag town (which shares the name of the island) also has a lot of exciting things to see.

Gospic
An hour’s drive north of Zadar is the picturesque town of Gospic. Gospic is located in a mountainous area, and is surrounded by stunning scenery. The city has many impressive historic buildings worth visiting. Gospic is also the birthplace of the famous inventor Nikola Tesla.

Motovun
If you fancy a longer drive through the amazing Croatian costal landscape, a trip to Motovun is a must. This medieval town, which is about 215 miles from Zadar, is situated on a mountaintop. There many beautiful and interesting historic buildings in the city, and you get gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape. Two of the most famous sights in Motovun are the Church of St Steven and the Motovun forest, where you’ll also find famous wineries.