What are the requirements for renting a car in Croatia?

What do you need to rent a car in Croatia?

Requirements for renting and picking up a car in Croatia are not complicated and you must present these documents:

  • drivers license
  • credit or debit card
  • passport or identity card
  • reservation/voucher number

In order to rent a car in Croatia, you need to be at least 18 years of age (this requirement may differ depending on the car type) and possess a valid driving license.

As the rental price includes the buy-back of part of liability for participation in damage (CDW) and vehicle theft protection (TP), an AUTOWILL car rental employee will ask you if you want additional protection packages. You will receive a Rental Agreement to read and sign. It highlights all the important costs, as well as the protection packages you have chosen.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Croatia

What's the minimum age to rent a car 

The minimum age requirement for renting a car in Croatia in Autowill is 18 and the maximum age is 80. Generally, most companies require drivers to be at least 21 years old and to have held a valid driver's license for one to two years. Autowill car rent allows drivers who are 18 to 20 years old to rent a car but charge higher fees and requires additional coverage. The same applies for drivers above 70 years old. 

Can tourists rent a car in Croatia?

Autowill rental in Croatia offers one-way rentals and it's quite popular for tourists to travel between Zagreb, Split, Pula, Zadar, and Dubrovnik or other popular destinations with a hired car, picking up the car in one location and dropping it off in another. We have 7 store locations where you can pick up or leave the car.

It is also possible to pick up and drop off a car at many other locations such as international hotels, car rental company offices, and train stations.

How much is the deposit to rent a car?

The deposit serves as a guarantee of the rental payment and possible additional costs that may occur during the rental period (potencial delays, lack of fuel, damage to the vehicle that are not covered by protection packages, traffic violations, fines, etc.

If you use a credit card for the deposit, an authorization of funds (deposit) will be made and knowledge of the PIN is required.

If you use a debit card for the deposit, the purchase of the L protection package is mandatory.

Upon the return of the vehicle, the deposit will be unblocked (please note that the autorization may take 4-6 weeks).

What is the best rent car company in Croatia?

AUTOWILL car rental has been operating in Croatia for more than 50 years and is one of the safest options when renting a car.

We aim to be the number one choice for domestic and foreign users by offering quality, reliable, flexible, and transparent service without hidden costs. We are able to offer services and vehicles that can meet all requirements and fit into the financial capabilities of each client.

We have a large selection of cars and offer the latest vehicles, from electric to SUVs.

Prices are competitive and flexible to your needs. You and your clients are insured in case of accidents beyond your control. We operate in 5 cities across Croatia.

If you are looking to rent a car in Croatia feel free to check our locations: 

Rent a car in Pula 

Rent a car in Pula Airport

Rent a car in Zagreb

Rent a car in Zagreb Airport

Rent a car in Split Airport

Rent a car in Dubrovnik Airport

Rent a car in Zadar Airport


If there is anything else you need assistance with, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. The Autowill team is always ready to help and provide you with the best possible experience. 

You can get in touch via our phone number +385 99 484 00 10 or email us at [email protected]

Thank you for choosing Autowill as your rent-a-car service. We look forward to hearing from you soon.