Pros: The car was clean, easy to drive, and gave us no problems. The staff understood the rental policies very well and they and gave us a couple very helpful hints to save us from getting dinged with more charges. Take pictures of the car at pick up and fill up the tank before drop off.Cons: Purchasing insurance on Kayak ins't recognized by Sixt. There were several nickel and dime charges on top of not purchasing insurance thru Sixt. Our rental ended up being about twice what it was on Kayak. Be sure to take photos of the car at pick up. It came in handy at drop off.
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2019
Cons: I didn't realize purchasing insurance at the time of making the reservation would be non-refundable if I cancelled my reservation. That should be printed in large text prior to simply adding it onto the rental. If it can be added after the reservation is made, it should be refundable if cancelled.
6.8 GoodJul 25 2019
Cons: The agent at pick up was giving me the hard sell for extra insurance, GPS and other add ons. She was repeatedly asking about them. Then the car I got ham was empty on gas when it was supposed to be full. Everything else was very good.
10.0 ExcellentJul 5 2019
Pros: Easy to pickup and drop off
6.0 GoodJul 1 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, but they up charged me a lot more than originally reserved.Cons: Could have stuck to the price that was reserved.
9.2 ExcellentAug 16 2018
fiat 500Pros: great car. clean order. friendly personelCons: expensive insurance
5.2 OkayOct 9 2017
Pros: It was a clean car that drove well.Cons: We had purchased car insurance through Allianz that we were referred to on the Kayak site. Sixt did not honor the insurance and the amount of our rental skyrocketed and was many times the amount quoted on the site and for which we agreed to when we booked the car due to there saying we had to have their insurance and Allianz wouldn't be accepted. So we were out the amount we paid for Allianz and the additional amount for the car. We feel we should be compensated!!
2.0 MediocreJun 25 2017
TerriblePros: NothingCons: Horrible drop off experience. Crowded office, no signs. Spent 45 minutes in crowded office only to be told drop off was 300m down the road. Dropped off car and then was told to head back to main office 300m away saying they needed to remove a hold on my account. Spent another 30 minutes before one girl behind the desk said here colleague misspoke and I did not need to wait there. No coordination, lots of confusion, will never ever rent from Sixt again in Croatia. Especially in Split. Avoid Sixt in Split at all costs!
Car Hire - SplitPros: Overall customer service was very good. I was prepared for the 'hard sell' for additional insurance which I had decided beforehand not to proceed with and stuck to my decision, which was ok. The car was very good, which I was happy about. It's important to familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions, specially credit card and fuel policies, otherwise you may find yourself in difficulties. Despite some other negative reviews I was happy with the rental.Cons: Had to inspect the car in the dark due to arrival time and a poorly lit area. However, they agreed to acknowledge that on the paperwork I had to sign.
Cons: Provided telephone number did not work. Also nobody confirmed reservation. Zero contact.
9.2 ExcellentSep 27 2019
Pros: I was pleased that we could pick-up & drop-off in different cities without paying a large fee. Also, we appreciated not being required to use the locations at the airport, which was more convenient for us.Cons: The car was provided with only 3/8 of a tank of fuel, which required us to fill it very shortly after pick-up. Also, the car provided was much larger than anticipated (a crossover as opposed to intermediate size), which made driving on narrow mountain roads a bit more difficult.
6.8 GoodSep 19 2019
Cons: There is no dedicated drop off lot in Split (city location). You have to pay to park the car at the bus station and walk a few blocks to the rental office. No one mentioned this when we picked up the car and requested a drop of at the city location.
10.0 ExcellentSep 19 2016
Pros: Staff was courteous and professional We showed up at their port location and everything was in orderCons: No problems at all
Not a 5 seater car!Pros: Nice car, nice and clean.Cons: Ordered a 5 seater car, when we went to pick it up it only had 4 seats! You shouldn’t advertise a car for having 5 seats if it doesn’t. Man in the shop was quite grumpy.
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2016
Great car. Great service.Pros: Someone was ready when i got there. Paperwork was quick. Helpful on directions. Someone was waiting when I returned. Check in was also quick and efficient.
Cons: Our Skoda diesel sedan got terrific fuel mileage, over 50mpg! We found the seats to be less comfortable than desired on our multiple 2.5 hour daily jaunts. Other than that, wonderful car and great experience from Avis.
2.0 MediocreAug 2 2018
TerriblePros: NothingCons: They didn’t have a car for me
Pros: Nice quality carCons: Car was dirty at pick-up, plus you were waiting at a street corner for your car with all the car rentals, mass confusion. The car only had just over 1/2 the tank with gas ... had to guess how much gas to return the car with.
The best way to explore Croatia is undoubtedly by car. The country’s small size and generally well-maintained roads make the country a dream for road tripping tourists. It isn’t just the country that is best explored by car, however; the cities are too. For instance, travelers to Split will find that, with a car, many of the city’s wonderous sites such as the Klis Fortress, Riva Harbor, and Diocletian's Palace are within easy reach.
Is renting a car the first step of your trip to Croatia? For travelers with flights landing at Split Airport, you can find the rental car counters both in the lobby of the airport’s main terminal and just outside of the airport in adjacent buildings.
Worried about rush hour in Split? Well, fortunately for you, the rush hour traffic in Split is by no means as congested and slow as it is in other major cities in the world. Typically, morning rush hour starts at around 7:30 a.m. and finishes up at about 9:30 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour picks up at around 4:30 a.m. and winds down at around 6:30 p.m. One road to avoid during rush hour is Highway A1 as it approaches Split.
Travelers should note that cell phones are strictly forbidden to use while driving. However, hands-free devices are allowed. If you’re using your phone as a GPS, you will be best off having a passenger use the phone rather than risking a fine.
25% of our users found rental cars in Split for $33 or less
Book your rental car in Split at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Split are around 16% more expensive than airport locations on average
Intermediate rental cars in Split are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Split
Some car rental companies in Split which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Alamo
On average a rental car in Split costs $50 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Split. 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 Split is $6.24 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $75 and $100, depending on the car size.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Split.
A Economy car rental in Split costs $43 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Split costs $60 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Split costs $35 per day, on average.
In Split, cars are most frequently rented at Right Cars Split Airport (7 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Split costs $350 per week ($50 per day).
On average a rental car in Split costs $1,502 per month ($50 per day).
Small to medium-sized vehicles are the most commonly seen cars in Split so, if you would like to fit in, that would be your best bet. However, drivers will find that the roads are fairly large and suited for even the largest rental options, so your choice of car is ultimately your prerogative. Also, streetside parking spaces are fairly large, so large cars will manage fine even when looking for parking downtown.
Fortunately for drivers in Split, Croatia has four general guidelines for speed limits across the country. They are: 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) outside of towns and cities, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, and 130 km/h (81 mph) on freeways. Additionally, in residential areas, speed limits will occasionally go up to 80 km/h (50 mph) when explicitly posted.
Need to pick up some gas during your time in Split? The average price of gas per liter is around 10 HRK ($1.53), which roughly comes out to 37.85 HRK ($5.77) per gallon of gas.
For the most part, private parking at destinations should suffice in most situations, so drivers shouldn’t have much of an issue parking. This is especially the case at restaurants and hotels. However, if you plan to park and walk to the center of downtown, you will find that parking garages and streetside parallel parking are widely available and easy to find.
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!).