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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Split Airport (SPU), which is just over half an hour's drive from the centre (about 25km).

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    Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Split are Sixt, Fleet Rent, Avantcar, ORYX and Enterprise.

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    Warmest month: July (25°C)
    Coldest month: January (7°C)

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Hire a car in Split

Life is lived to the full in Split, a magnificient sun-baked gem on the Dalmatian Coast.

Split is home to one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments, the epic Diocletian’s Palace, as well as ancient walls and temples. Whether you're listening to the Adriatic tides lapping up against the Riva at sunset, or exploring the bustling harbour after dark, Split's offerings won't disappoint.

With its mountainous backdrop, and protective islands flanking the coastline, whichever way you head you'll be holiday happy. So, touch down in Split, find your feet then jump in the car and head to Zagreb, Dubrovnik or beyond...

Car rental in Split – the numbers

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Split?
A. Seven to eight days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Split?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Split?
A. Budget is the cheapest car rental brand in Split, offering cars from just £4 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Local knowledge

Driving tips

So what can you expect from Croatian roads? Driving in Split is relatively straight forward, and a bit of traffic should be the only minor irritation you experience. Here are our top driving tips:

Speed restrictions
The inner city speed limit is 30 to 50km/h; on open roads the speed limit is up to 90km/h and all major toll roads have a speed limit of up to 130km/h.

Be in the know
The Croatian Auto Club App has all of the information necessary to make your driving experience a pleasure, including traffic information and weather info.

Fuel costs
The price of fuel is around 10 Croatian Kuna per litre.

Seeing the sights
There is no parking available for cars in the Diocletian's Palace or Split's Old Town, however, you can find places to park outside the city walls.

Best nearby beaches

Beach Bene
This rocky pebble beach is one of the oldest beaches in Split set within a stunning forest-side location that creates a tranquil backdrop. Drivers are forbidden to access the Marjan Forest Park so it is best to park up by the Northern Gate and walk the remaining two kilometre journey to the beach.

Firule Beach
One of the very few sandy beaches in Split, Firule beach is a popular choice for people of all ages. It has shallow waters and fine sand making it great for little ones. Its only amenities include a shower and a small bar where you can find refreshments.

Bacvice Beach
A hit with the locals, this beach is the proud owner of a blue flag – a symbol of its clear waters and cleanliness. It is located just one kilometre away from the city centre and has superb facilities including a park and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.

This pretty cove is calm and secluded and you can rent a beach chair if you plan to make a day of it. There’s a snack bar on site should you get hungry and you can even get a day pass for the Radisson Blu Hotel if you fancy taking advantage of their spa facilities.

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Beyond Split

A trip to Trogir

Due to the convenient location of Split, you can enjoy enchanting day trips by car with ease. The historic town of Trogir is around a 30-minute drive and there is much to explore here. Discover the magical harbour front, the Cipiko Palaces and the incredible Cathedral of St Lawrence.

Waterside dining is extremely popular in Trogir, and you can enjoy local delicacies and carouse with the locals. There’s a string of cafes that provide the perfect resting place after a day of sightseeing.

Lastly, don’t forget a trip to the markets, where you will find honey, olive oil and wine to prepare a feast upon your return.