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Driving Tips in Croatia

Driving Tips

Car Hire Depot information in Croatia

A car hire with DriveAway offers convenience and freedom on your holiday in Croatia. Our reputable suppliers offer competitive rates amongst a wide range of vehicles and destinations.

Car Hire Driving Distances in Croatia

Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s licence is required for a minimum of 2 years. An international drivers licence is required.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Road Rules, Laws and Driving Regulations

General road rules and regulations in Croatia;

Child Safety Seats

Children under the age of 12 years old must be seated in the rear seats of the vehicle. Children under 5 must also be seated in an appropriate restraint.

Speed Limits

Speed camera's, and mobile police units are used to catch speeding motorists, if found speeding heavy fines apply. Speed limits are as follows, unless signed otherwise;

Drink Driving

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Croatia is 0.05g/100ml. Drivers under the age of 24 cannot exceed 0% BAC.


A toll is payable on most motorways in Croatia. Payments can be made in cash either in Euro, Kuna or with major credit cards. Prices are determined on distance travelled, with exception on some motorways where a fixed price applies.

Road Signs

Road Signs in Croatia adopts the standardization of the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals which is used by many European countries, but with slight variance. Signs in Croatia are commonly in the countries local language however English is used on some city roads and state highways. Warning Signs are generally triangular in shape with a red border, white background and a symbol in the middle. Prohibitory Signs are signs which motorists must obey. These signs vary in shapes from a circle, octagon and a box. These signs can be identified in either blue with a white symbol in the middle or white with a red border. Information Signs are displayed with a green background and white text for motorways and blue and white providing motorists with information.


Parking with the cities of Croatia are time-based and also metered. Cities such as Zagrab use a zone system where parking is separated into three zones. The red zone is the most expensive and is located within the center of the city. The yellow and green zones are less expensive however further away from the city. Tickets are to purchased at a automated meter and be made visible on your vehicles dashboard. Vehicles without a ticket displayed or have overstayed their time limits risk having their vehicles wheel clamped, which is quite costly to remove.

Visa Information

Visa, Passport and entry requirements for New Zealanders visiting Croatia;


*Please note distances and time should only be used as a guide, and may vary according to the route taken.


Last Updated 8 Oct 2010