What you should know before hiring a car in Dubrovnik
|Dubrovnik city centre|
|Čilipi Airport (DBV): 12 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Dubrovnik: practical information
Where to rent a car in Dubrovnik
Croatia may be small but it's got just as many things going for it as Greece does. Have you already booked tickets from London to Dubrovnik? Well, you're in for a treat if you have. One of Dubrovnik's best selling points is that there are so many beaches nearby and a road trip along the Adriatic coast makes searching for car rental deals in Dubrovnik worth the hassle. Grab your car hire Dubrovnik airport from one of the following car hire companies located at Dubrovnik airport: Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Last Minute, Uni Rent, National, Europcar, Alamo, Uniline, Bingo Rent and Peugeot Club Rent A Car.
There are also a number of car rental companies in Dubrovnik city centre. A Marker Car Rental is located right at the gate heading into the Old Town. They even rent out scooters which could be a good alternative to a car hire Dubrovnik city since they're small to get around the city's narrow streets. Kompas Rent A Car is on Kardinala Stepinca and EasyRent is on Uz glavicu and often has the best car hire deals in Dubrovnik.
Driving in Dubrovnik: parking and other tips
Parking is… to be honest, a nightmare in Dubrovnik. Visitors that don't know the city well can often find themselves circling the city centre praying for a spot to open up by the time they circle around again. Don't play this game! Instead, head to Ilijina Glavica. There is a multi-storey car park located there, the perfect spot to leave your rent car in Dubrovnik while you explore the city. Parking costs around 15kn/hour or 180kn/day. You can easily alleviate this hassle by searching for hotels in Dubrovnik that have parking available.
It's no wonder Dubrovnik is nicknamed the Pearl of the Adriatic but if you have the chance, take your cheap car rentals in Dubrovnik for a spin outside the city. Make the most our of your flights to Dubrovnik and explore more of Croatia.
Road trips from Dubrovnik: what to do, what to see
Want to take advantage of some cheap shopping? A trip to Neum (in Herzegovina) may be in order. Frugal travellers be aware, the deals are very addictive! Neum isn't just great for shopping though, this Adriatic resort town is also a great spot for birdwatching along the River Neretva or visit the small vineyards just outside the town. Neum is surrounded by vineyards, orange and lime groves, making the surrounding countryside perfect for scenic cycling.
One good thing about travelling through Croatia is that you're never too far from a great seafood place. You can be sure that it's fresh too! Have a liking for oysters? Then head to Ston, a one hour drive from Dubrovnik with a cheap car rental. This place is known not only for its oysters but being home to the longest stone wall in Europe, measuring 5km!
Split is a great spot to head to if you have some days to fill while on holidays in Dubrovnik. In the summer though the roads are packed with holiday-makers and the journey could take a full day. The trip though, is incredibly scenic and takes you through a number of very charming and small Croatian villages. In Split, the Diocletian's Palace (an UNESCO sight) is a favourite among the other historical cathedrals and squares. For beach time, head to Bačvice which has a very nice waterfront.