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Driving Tips in Croatia

Driving in Croatia Tips

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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 for Australian drivers licence holders.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 18 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 & conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Rules and Regulations

General driving rules and regulations in Croatia;


The following equipment are required to be kept in your vehicle and to be used in the event of an emergency:

Child Safety Seats

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

Speed Limits

Speed cameras and mobile police units are in force to catch speeding motorists, if caught 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 or Kuna or with major credit cards. Prices are determined on distance travelled, with exception on some motorways where a fixed price has be set.

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.


Parking with the cities of Croatia are time-based and also metered. Cities such as Zagreb use a zone system where parking is separated into three zones. The red zone is the most expensive and is located within the proximity of the city. The yellow are green zones are less expensive but further away. 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 vehicle's wheel clamped, which is quite costly to remove.

Visa Information

Visa, Passport and entry requirements for Australians visiting Croatia:

Winter Driving

There is no specific period in which winter equipment must be used. Announcements are made according to the weather conditions. It is compulsory to have snow chains aboard the vehicle. Snow chains must be used if required by the weather conditions (at least 5cm of snow or in case of black ice).

All information provided is to be used as a guide only. Distances and time may very according to the route taken. The information shown on this page may have changed since the date of publication. Please refer to the countries local tourist office for up-to-date advice. Last updated: November 2016