Car hire in Zagreb

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Car hire in Zagreb

On this page you’ll find tips and advice on hiring a car in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, 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 Zabrev Airport

Zagrev Airport (airport code: ZAG) is also known as Pleso airport. It is the largest and busiest international airport in Croatia, and is located about 10 miles from central Zagreb. Due to its central location, getting to and from the airport by car or by other means of transportation is smooth and easy.

Renting a car at Zagrev airport is very easy. You’ll find a large number of car rental firms represented. Their offices are right outside the arrivals hall, before the airport entrance. It’s well sign posted and easy to find!

Car hire is also available in central Zabrev if you want to explore the city before heading out on the road. You can pick up your car at a few different places in the city, check with your chosen car rental firm to find out more.

Where to go around Zagreb

Zagreb is centrally located in the North of Croatia, and is therefore a perfect starting point when it comes to car trips in the area. From Zagreb, it’s easy to get to both the coast with its beautiful beaches and the mountain area, all within comfortable driving distance!

Castle Trakošcan
A little more than an hour’s drive from Zagreb is the fantastic 13th century Castle Trakošcan. The castle is situated on a hill, 280 m above sea level. Other than its long and fascinating history, the castle is known for its distinctive architecture with round, classical, Gothic towers and white colour.

Pula is a beautiful coastal town and a well-known summer holiday destination. It is an approximate three-hour drive from Zagreb. In Pula, you’ll get some absolutely stunning views of the ocean. However, Pula also has many interesting historical monuments. There are a number of ancient Roman buildings to visit, including the Pula Arena and the Temple of Augustus.

Plitvice Lakes National Park
The well-known, magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park is about 95 miles from Zagreb. This Park was the first of its kind in Croatia. It’s built around 20 lakes, which makes for stunning views. Here you’ll find many beautiful waterfalls as well as one of the oldest forests in Europe. We really recommend walking around the park and taking in its beauty.