Hiring a car in Croatia is great value and makes it super simple to get around between all the areas that aren’t connected by train or ferry (especially in the north of Croatia, Slovenia and visiting Plitvice Lakes). You can book directly yourself online for the best rates with Rentalcars.com.
A handy way to save on fees is to pick up in Croatia in Zagreb, drive into Slovenia and then come back down into Croatia and drop the car off in Croatia again, or vice versa. Please check your selection to ensure it allows you to drive into any other countries on your itinerary.
Please remember to check if your travel insurance includes Car Hire Excess Insurance, and plan accordingly.
Car Hire Excess Insurance
You can get Car Hire Excess Insurance (insuring against the excess you have to pay to the car hire company if you damage a rental car) included with many travel insurance policies, or you can get a dedicated Car Hire Excess Insurance Policy, such as this https://www.icarhireinsurance.com/car-hire-insurance-products/excess-worldwide. Please ensure you are covered by one of these means if you cannot afford to pay the excess out of pocket.
We always recommend you get your International Driving Permit for all foreign driving in case you have an accident. The NRMA allows you to get it online if you have 2 weeks to get it posted to you. Click here for NRMA website.