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Croatia is a popular holiday destination in Europe, and its captivating capital city Zagreb is no exception! With a plethora of things to see and do, a place like this calls for a thorough exploration – something which is nearly impossible without a car rental. Since Zagreb Airport is the best way to reach this much-loved city, do the wise thing, book a Zagreb Airport car rental with VIP Cars and give yourself the chance to explore this beautiful city in absolute freedom.

At VIP Cars, we offer a user-friendly booking engine, where you can choose your Zagreb Airport car hire deal from a great selection of modern vehicles belonging to a variety of car categories. If you face any trouble while booking your Zagreb Airport car rental with us, our experienced team of booking support agents will help you in every way possible.

Process of renting a car for Zagreb Airport with Us Online

Searching and comparing rental cars for Zagreb Airport was never this easy. At VIP Cars, we work in collaboration with several local and International car suppliers which allows our customers to search, compare and book in real-time online, at one place.

To book your Zagreb Airport car hire with us, you need to follow the below-stated 3-step booking process:

  • Search: Enter your basic details, like your age, pick-up location – which in this case is Zagreb Airport – and pickup/drop-off date etc in the booking form.
  • Compare: After entering your details, all the available Zagreb Airport car rental deals will be displayed. Apply filters for a thorough comparison and select the deal that best suits you the best.
  • Book: Clicking on ‘select’ leads you to the booking page, where you can reserve your deal by paying a small security deposit.

As soon as you pay the security amount, a booking voucher will be emailed to your email address. Present the same at the supplier's rental desk, and pick your Zagreb Airport car rental by pay the remaining amount.

Car Rental Companies at Zagreb Airport

VIP Cars offers car rental deals for Zagreb Airport via numerous suppliers; the ones which have their car hire desks at Zagreb Airport are listed below:

  • AlamoAlamo
  • Dollar ThriftyDollar Thrifty
  • Enterprise Enterprise
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • HertzHertz
  • NationalNational
  • ORYX Rent a CarORYX
  • SixtSixt

Available Car Hire Drop-off Locations in Zagreb

You can pick and drop-off your Zagreb Airport car hire at a different location. Below mentioned are the locations within Zagreb where you can return your ZAG Airport car rental:

Zagreb Downtown

Zagreb Train Station

Our associated car suppliers also have at least one office/desk in other Croatian cities like Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik etc. With means that you can also request options like one-way as in that case, you will be able to enjoy road trips from Zagreb, some of which have been listed in the Road Trip section.

Zagreb Airport (ZAG) Information

Largest in the Country, Zagreb Airport is the country’s primary international airport. It is also known as Franjo Tudman Airport – the name that it was given to honor the first President of Croatia- Franjo Tudjman (1922-1999).

Being the largest airport in the country, ZAG Airport served over 2.8 million passengers and is said to have handled about 10,000 tons of cargo in 2016. ZAG Airport serves as an operating base to the most prominent airlines in the country – Croatia Airlines and Trade Air. Since it has been witnessing an increase in its passengers for long now, a brand-new terminal was opened in March 2017.

    Ulica Rudolfa Fizira 1, 10150, Zagreb, Croatia
    IATA Airport Code:
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Amenities Available at Franjo Tudman Airport

  • ZAG Airport Wifi

    Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the airport. Additionally, the terminal complex also offers amenities like paid-for internet kiosks. In addition to these, the airport also offers payphones and a full-service post office.

  • Banks, ATMs and Money Exchange at ZAG Airport

    For the ease of the travelers, the main terminal building offers all sorts of monetary facilities; that said, it houses a fully-functional bank, several Automatic Teller Machines along with a couple of currency exchange desks.

  • ZAG Airport Food & Shopping

    There’s no shortage when it comes to food and shopping at the airport. ZAG terminal houses a prolific range of restaurants, cafes, and bars and is also known to offer the duty-free shopping experience to the passengers leaving the EU. Besides that, there are several other shops that deal in a variety of products, including travel accessories, newspapers, gift items, and souvenirs.

Major Attractions near Zagreb Airport

The main draw of Croatia is its long, beautiful coastline, but the Croatian capital-Zagreb is way more than just that! It also houses an abundance of big-city attractions too. One can visit and explore these attractions in any public mode of transport, but that will be too time-consuming. Having a car rental by your side will give you the freedom to explore the capital city on a whim!

The following are the prominent attractions situated in close proximity to Zagreb Airport. Hire a car and explore these attractions at your own pace.

  • St. Mark’s Church (11.6 mi from ZAG Airport via Sajmišna cesta)
  • Museum of Broken Relationships (11.4 mi from ZAG Airport via Sajmišna cesta)
  • Ban Jelacic Square (9.7 mi from ZAG Airport via Radnika cesta)
  • Gornji Grad-Medvescak (11.7 mi from ZAG Airport via Sajmišna cesta)

Things to Keep in Mind While Renting a car at Zagreb Airport

  • Age Requirement:

    Though every supplier has its own set minimum age requirements, usually you have to be at least 21 years old to rent a car for Zagreb Airport; read the vehicle terms and conditions properly before booking.

    Fulfilling minimum age requirements is not all; you also have to have a valid driving license with at least one year driving experience to qualify.

  • Documents to be presented at the time of pickup

    You need to present the following documents at pickup while picking your car at Zagreb Airport:

    • Driving License:

      Driving license should be issued in your name by the country of your residence. Don't forget to carry International Driving Permit as some car rental companies make it mandatory in case yours is not in English.

    • Credit Card:

      A valid credit card issued in the name of the main renter is to be presented at the car rental desk. Almost all major credit cards- Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, and American Express - are accepted. Note that when it comes to luxury models, it is possible that the car rental company may ask for a second credit card.

      With the above-mentioned documents, you will also have to show your ID card (like passport etc) issued by your country of residence.

  • Young Driver Surcharge

    Drivers falling under the age bracket of 25 years have to pay a young driver surcharge to rent a car in Zagreb. Note that, the surcharge rate, as well as the age bracket pertaining to it, varies from supplier to supplier.

  • Can someone else drive the car I have rented?

    Yes, but in that case, you will have to opt for an Additional Driver add-on, which you can avail by paying a small per day charge. The additional driver(s) should accompany the renter at the time of pickup and should present the same documents that the main renter has to present to qualify.

  • Driving Lane in Croatia

    The primary driving lane in Zagreb, Croatia is right. Which means the renters need to keep their Zagreb Airport car rentals to the right and should overtake from the left side.

  • Motorway Signs in Croatia

    In Zagreb, Croatia, all the Motorway signs have a green background and the symbols are in white. Each sign has a letter "A" which is followed by two digits. State road-signs start with the letter "D" while the country roads have the letter "Z" and are followed by four digits.

  • Emergency Numbers & Traffic Info:

    • In the case of an emergency, you can call 112. However, if you want the Emergency road help in English, the number is 987.
    • Road traffic info can be checked 24 hours a day by calling Hrvatski Auto-Klub on 041 415 800; they also have their Android App. During tourist season, even 98.5FM provides Traffic information in English.
  • Speed Limits in Croatia

    • Residential Areas: 50 kilometers per hour
    • Open Roads: 90 kilometers per hour
    • Freeways: 110 kilometers per hour
    • Motorways: 130 kilometers per hour

Road Trip from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Distance - 322 mi from Zagreb.

This road trip also covers the much-loved road trip from Zagreb to Split

Places To See on the Way:


Zagreb to Karlovac - Driving time: 48 minutes drive

Points of Interest in Karlovac

  • Korana
  • Aquatika
  • Stari grad Dubovac
  • Dubovac Castle

Nehaj Fortress

Karlovac to Nehaj Fortress - Driving time: Approx. 1 hr 30 minutes

Other Points of Interest in Senj, Croatia

  • Park Nehaj
  • Gradski Muzej Senj
  • Grifon
  • Lukovo Beach

Paklenica National Park

Nehaj Fortress to Paklenica National Park - Driving time: 1hr 45 minutes

Points of Interest in Paklenica National Park

  • Cave Manita pec
  • Anica Kuk
  • Mount Vaganski vrh
  • Winnetou Museum

Krka National Park

Paklenica National Park to Krka National Park - driving time: 56 minutes

Points of interest in Krka National Park

  • Waterfall & River - Krka
  • Visovac Monastery
  • Burnum
  • Krka monastery


Krka National Park to Split - Driving time: 1 hr 1 minute

Points of Interest in Split

  • Diocletian's Palace
  • Marjan Beach & Park
  • Cathedral of Saint Domnius
  • Brac


Split to Makarska - Driving time: 1 hr 16 minutes

Points of Interest in Makarska

  • Beach Punta Rata
  • Sveti Jure
  • Nature Park Biokovo
  • Beach Nugal, Croatia


Makarska to Dubrovnik - driving time: 2hr 34 minutes

Points of Interest in Dubrovnik

  • Lokrum
  • Walls of Dubrovnik
  • Mljet
  • Lovrijenac

Other Suggested Road Trips from Zagreb

If you have more vacation time, here are a few more road trips that you can enjoy in your Zagreb Airport car rental!

  • Zagreb to Zadar: Zadar- the oldest town in Croatia- is approximately 177 mi away from Zagreb. Best route: E71 highway.
  • Zagreb to Pula: Pula lies at a distance of 166 mi from the Croatian capital city. Best Route: E65 and E751 highways.
  • Zagreb to Plitvice National Park: About 4 hrs from Zagreb, Plitvice is a great place where you can spend days, exploring its lakes, and having the time of your life while enjoying adventures like Zipline etc.
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