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Discover Split in Croatia by hireal car

Located in Dalmatia, Split is the second largest city in Croatia after Zagreb. It was built on a peninsula along the Croatian Adriatic coast and is discovered best by hireal car. Its old town has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. Compare the offers of car hire companies in Split on Driveboo and book a cheap hireal car in Split by using our online platform.

Airport Split: Best way to hire a car

As Split Airport (SPU) is only about 25 kilometres from the city centre, it is worth considering one of the many hireal car offers right there. That way you won`t depend on public transportation and you can drive to your hotel by yourself. If you arrive in Split by other means, there are also plenty of other hireal car stations around the city. On Driveboo you can compare the prices of the hireal cars and book you favourite one online in advance.

Is there a toll in Croatia?

If you want to drive on the motorway, a toll will be charged. The amount of the toll depends on the kilometres covered. Below the procedure is explained:

  • A toll coupon is drawn when driving onto the motorway
  • When leaving the motorway, the distance travelled is charged
  • Credit card payment is possible
  • Cash payment in Kuna, Euro and foreign currency is possible
  • You will always get Kuna as change
  • The lane at the motorway exit determines the payment process: credit card payment on the left, cash payment on the right
  • 100 km of toll road costs about 8 euros

In Croatia there is no vignette required due to the motorway toll regulation. However, if you want to go on a road trip by hireal car beyond the national borders, you should note that both in Slovenia and in Austria there is a vignette requirement.

Where can I park my hireal car free of charge in Split?

Parking your car in the center of Split will be problematic especially during the high season. Due to the prevailing traffic chaos, we recommend parking the hireal car outside the center. In Zvonac, which can be reached through the Marjan tunnel in just two minutes, you will find a large free Car park. Parking is also possible in the streets around the center. During working days you can park your hireal car in those streets for 5 Kuna per hour (Monday - Friday: 7-19, Saturday: 7-14). There are also numerous car parks available for 15 euros per day.

What are the speed limits in Croatia?

Road Maximum speed
In town 50 km/h
Out of town 80 km/h
Fast road 100 km/h
Motorway 130 km/h

How can I include an additional driver

The beauty of Dalmatia and Croatia is best enjoyed together. Most car hire companies offer the option of registering an additional driver.  That way not only your passenger but also you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape if you take turns in driving. The car hires usually only take a small fee per hireed day for this option. In order to find offers that already include an additional driver free of charge you should compare them in advance.

Hire a car Croatia: Roadside assistance and other emergencies

Breakdowns not only occur in your homeland but also abroad. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, the road guard of the Croatian automobile club HAK is available for you around the clock. Just dial 1987. For ADAC members there are blanket fees for the assistance. For ADAC Plus members, the journey to and from the location is free of charge up to 20 km and the breakdown service up to 60 minutes.

Emergency situation Telephone number
Roadside assistance (+385 1) 1987
Police 192
Ambulance 194

When is the best time to travel to Split

Due to the fantastic location of Split at the Adriatic coast and the Mediterranean climate, a visit is worthwile all year round. In and around Split, pleasant summer temperatures are already reached in April. The bathing season is officially opened in May. Therefore, the months May to October are ideal for beach holidays in Split. If you prefer doing sightseeing, travel to Split in the off season in order to avoid the very hot temperatures.

Highlights of Split

Since 1979, Split's historic core is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The seaside town fascinates its visitors with its historical charm and the lively hustle and bustle at the harbour. In addition, you should not miss the following highlights:

  • The National Theatre of Croatia
  • The listed Old Town
  • The Diocletian's Palace with original Egyptian Sphinx
  • The Sveti Duje Cathedral
  • The promenade at the harbour
  • The Maritime Museum of Split
  • The Trg Republike (Republic Square)

What is there to explore around Split?

In the north and east Split is surrounded by mountains. If you are up for some hiking adventure, get in your hireal car - an SUV at the best - and enjoy a day in the mountains. Besides the beach and good weather, Croatia is rich in cultural heritage. Therefore visit the city of Salona, where the oldest Marian shrine and the youngest population of Croatia are located. Especially the ancient cities and the beautiful nature are worth seeing while in Croatia. You can also admire the waterfalls of Krka with the famous travertine cascades in Krka National Park. Croatia's islands are easy to reach by ferry from Split. Park your hireal car near the harbour and take a trip to one of the islands.

The most beautiful destinations in and around Split by hireal car

Destination Distance Duration
Krka National Park 85 km 1 hour 5 minutes
Salona 10 km 20 minutes
Brac Take the ferry directly from Split! 45 minutes

Discover the coast of Croatia and drive to other beautiful places such as the city of Zadar Enjoy your trip to the Adriatic coast!

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