Cons: We booked and needed customer service to revise the booking but could not reach anyone. Consequently, we canceled the reservation and booked with Enterprise. That may have been going from fire pan to fire, but that is a tale for another time.
8.8 ExcellentOct 7 2019
Pros: The car was very nice and got great gas-mileage. The drop off was very easy.Cons: The pick up took a little too much time. There were other charges that were not included on our initial rental when we booked online, including an excessive insurance coverage that supposedly allowed us to enter into Bosnia (while visiting croatia), however there was no payment necessary when we crossed the border - they didn't even ask for car information. This should have been disclosed ahead of time, and should have been better explained if this was required or suggested.
4.4 OkaySep 21 2019
Cons: We were given a price online that we paid in advance which we were led to believe was the total cost, including insurance. Upon picking up the car, we had to pay more than twice what we had already paid.
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2019
Pros: The desk staff in Dubrovnik was fantastic and very helpful
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Pros: The agent who helped us did an excellent job. Her name was Dragana. She convinced me to pay extra for the insurance and upgraded vehicle, when I don’t think I have ever done that before. She also was very helpful with providing some recommendations for places to visit during our stay in Croatia.Cons: Everything went smoothly and for my first time renting with Sixt, I had a very pleasant experience.
9.2 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: Everything was good on the rental side - could have given us the drop off address - it was at a different airport. And we went to the wrong location first.Cons: The current drop-off location in Budapest is a very long walk to the terminal. It looks like it might be a temporary location as there was another lot under construction that we walk through. I think there should have been a shuttle.
4.4 OkayJul 2 2019
Cons: I did not buy insurance from them and they ripped me off by saying I damaged a wheel rim, which I did not. When I returned the car, the guy went right to the rim....
8.0 ExcellentSep 3 2018
Pros: Our rental was good, got excellent gas mileage. The staff was very helpful and friendly and very effiecent.Cons: When booking on Kayak it offered a specific car insurance for this rental. This insurance was not accepted by Sixt rental car. It was not Sixt rental car fault at all, Kayak needs to be more clear about the insurance coverage and explain that the rental car agency does not accept outside insurance.
7.6 GoodAug 31 2018
Pros: Car was ok - new and clean. It has nav (however couldn't find "dubrovnik airport" with en settings), enough space for 5 people and luggage, Very fast dropoff, little longer pickupCons: Additional costs not mentioned during booking: for using the car in other countries and using ferry;
5.2 OkayJul 8 2018
Sixt Agents Are Scam ArtistsPros: Car was fine.Cons: At the Dubrovnik location, the agent was very rude and condescending. He added fees to my booking for taking the car on the ferry and for driving 10 minutes through Bosnia, (which is a necessity when driving north in Croatia). I fought with him to remove the fees, which would have added $85 to my already-overpriced rental. He finally agreed, but not before trying to scare me about damage from the ferry or during the ten minute drive through Bosnia. Then, when I returned the car in Zagreb, the scam artists added notes to my final invoice, saying that the car was “severely soiled”. This was total BS, since the exterior of the car was clean, and we had cleaned out the car prior to returning it. I now have to call them and fight the additional charge that they will undoubtably add for the normal cleaning that they do before re-renting.
Pros: Quick service and dopoffCons: I ordered e class through Kayak and received c class instead which is lower class. Due to Covid i had to change dropoff zone which was out of my control and have not heard from hertz or kayak after complaining
6.8 GoodMay 14 2019
Cons: Giving back was an unacceptable procedure: no contact person, no designated parking slot for car, was informed that I would have to park it in a public parking slot but none was free...
7.6 GoodAug 14 2018
Croatian RoadtripPros: I liked how it was overall quite affordable. Hertz also had luxury saloons available. Unlimited kilometresCons: Last minute “necessary insurance” that clerk seemed to sell us. The car was dirty.
10.0 ExcellentAug 1 2018
Pros: Easy and smooth
5.2 OkayApr 21 2018
Bad customer service but good valuePros: Car was comfortable and the price was right.Cons: If you want to spend an hour and a half at a Hertz, this is the place for you. Staff was late to open the office and everyone was gone when we tried to return the car. They said it would take 10-15 minutes because they were “at the car wash”, but it was 25 minutes later before all 3 employees came back.
Cons: The office was not open when we returned it. I have yet to hear back from them verifying that everything is OK and what the final charges are
2.0 MediocreJul 21 2018
They were overbooked, never got my reserved car.Pros: NothingCons: I stood in line one hour only to find out that they had overbooked and my reservation had to be canceled.
3.6 MediocreSep 23 2017
Very bad experience with AvisPros: We booked a car with Avis in Dubrovnik 2 days before the day we were starting our trip. But when we got there, there were no car waiting for us. Then they told that they had a partner company (MACK) and we could rent a car with them and return to Avis in Venice ( our last city). I asked specifically to return the car in Mestre-Venice, where I booked my hotel. But when I arrived in Mestre, the mananger just said yhat it was not a car from Avis and "that is not his problem". That I should call Dubrovnik to answer my problem. Finally after more discussion, he said me to go to Avis in airport and they could help me. He was very impolite and not even tried to help me. I'm sure I will never use Avis again.Cons: As told before
6.0 GoodSep 5 2017
Pros: the cars were clean and the queues at the counters reasonableCons: the first car was a Peugeot 208 with automatic gearbox, which clutch was quite out of order (impossible to climb !) ; then I had a tire puncture and the spare wheel was also flat ! The different numbers of the Avis agency in Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar) didn't answer, even it it was in the week and in the middle of the afternoon, so I was obliged to call the roadside assistancve to my expenses (including a new tire), on cash. After that I changed the car in Split but to a smaller one (smart for4) but at the same price (!) I received the assurance from Avis that my additional expenses (due to the puncture) will be decreased from my final bill, but when I gave back the car (in Zadar) that was impossible, but they told me that I will anyway receive the reimbursement in the next days. Wait and see
Pros: The car was clean and confortable. The check-in want well, minus the 55 euro.Cons: There was no one at the Drop-off. We waited 30 minutes, called twice and just decided to left the car in front of the store front with the keys in the trunk. We didn't speak to anyone. They also made us pay 55 euro to cross the bosnia border. We asked a local tourist agency if it was normal and they told us it is include in the price of the rental. We've been scam of 55 euro.
6.4 GoodOct 10 2019
Cons: The gearbox of the car could have been smoother and the steering wheel adjustable. Otherwise the car was fuel efficient and met our space requirements
Explore the scenic coastline, the countryside of Croatia or the many attractions like the Dubrovnik Cathedral, which offers a view of the iconic rooftops of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which better way to see all of this and more than with the convenience and flexibility of your own rental car?
Dubrovnik Airport is over 12 miles from the city center, so pick up a car upon your arrival to start your time in Dubrovnik hassle-free. There is a car rental center at the airport that includes agencies like Sixt or Europcar that offer vehicles in all shapes and sizes. Signs indicate the way out of the airport and the scenic D8 is the fastest road to Dubrovnik center, running alongside the coast and offering spectacular views during the ride.
Driving in Dubrovnik bears the usual challenges that come with most cities. Parking spots are rare and there are many one-way roads, making navigating a tad more difficult. Rent a satnav with your rental car to make maneuvering through the streets much easier. Driving in the Old Town is not permitted except for residents and emergency vehicles, so steer clear of that area. It is generally best to park the car in the outskirts of the city and walk inside or take the bus, as Dubrovnik is better explored on foot.
In the whole of Croatia, it is required to leave the headlights on day and night. It is also strictly forbidden to turn right at an intersection when the light is red, and there can be severe fines for talking on the phone while driving. At intersections without traffic lights, right of way belongs to the car coming from the right, except when there is a “yield” sign (an upside down triangle) for the right side street.
25% of our users found rental cars in Dubrovnik for $27 or less
Book your rental car in Dubrovnik at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Dubrovnik are around 44% cheaper than airport locations on average
Full-size rental cars in Dubrovnik are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Dubrovnik
Some car rental companies in Dubrovnik which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Alamo and Hertz
On average a rental car in Dubrovnik costs $43 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($12/day), XL Rent A Car ($22/day) and ADDCAR RENTAL ($27/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at GREEN MOTION Counter In Arrival Terminal 20000 (10 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Dubrovnik is Sixt (7.0, 62 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Dubrovnik. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Dubrovnik is $6.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $74 and $99, depending on the car size.
Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dubrovnik.
A Compact car rental in Dubrovnik costs $48 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Dubrovnik costs $38 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Dubrovnik costs $36 per day, on average.
In Dubrovnik, cars are most frequently rented at Right Cars Dubrovnik Airport (10 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Dubrovnik costs $299 per week ($43 per day).
On average a rental car in Dubrovnik costs $1,284 per month ($43 per day).
As the city has very narrow parts, a small economy car is advised when cruising through the city. For more space and road grip, opt for an SUV or minivan, while those who want to get the most out of the beautiful Croatian sunshine might prefer a convertible.
All speed limits are given in km/h in Croatia and are indicated with posted signs on the right side of the road. General restrictions dictate 50 km/h (31 mph) inside the city, 80 km/h (49 mph) outside built-up areas, and 110 km/h (68 mph) on main and rural roads. On freeways, up to 130 km/h (80 mph) is permitted.
The average price per liter lies at 9 Kuna, which is about $5.64 per gallon. Gas prices in Europe are generally more expensive and can fluctuate during the day. Usually, prices are the lowest between 9 and 12 am before rocketing up in the afternoon. Credit cards are taken in most major stations like Shell.
Parking spaces are metered outside the city walls (driving inside the walls is not permitted), and tickets need to be bought with the exact amount of coins. Alternatively, tickets can also be issued by the hotel reception, corner shops, or with your mobile phone. Rates depend on the parking zone, so check on the signs for which zone you are in. There are also parking garages available like the Ilijina Glavica or the free parking lot in Babin Kuk, from which a bus takes 20 minutes to get to the Old Town.
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).