Car Hire in Dubrovnik Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you’re seeking out the sets for Game of Thrones, or just a little Croatian sunshine, renting a car is a great way to see Dubrovnik.
Where to hire a car in Dubrovnik Airport
There’s a wide variety of cars to rent in Dubrovnik airport from Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, Budget, National, Fleet and Sixt. Whether you’re after a land cruiser or a little coupe, there’s sure to be a perfect motor for your next road trip.
Petrol stations close to Dubrovnik Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
It takes 2 minutes to reach the closest fuelling station when you leave the airport. Exit the airport to turn left onto the D8, and the Ina fuelling station will be on your left. There are also 2 fuelling stations in the city of Dubrovnik.
Driving around Dubrovnik Airport
In Croatia, they drive on the right, and the roads can vary wildly from town to town. They’re well developed around the airport, but you may have that they become rockier (similar to Greece’s roads) in land. There’s one main road connecting Dubrovnik airport to the city and to the southern tip of Croatia. There is a one-way system in operation around the airport.
Popular destinations to drive to from Dubrovnik Airport
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To reach Dubrovnik, turn right when you leave the airport onto the D8. Continue for 19km, only stopping when you see the exit road for Dubrovnik ‘Centar’. Continue on Ul. Pera Bakića to reach the centre of the town. However, it’s hard to park in the centr eof Dubrovnik – the Old Town is partly preserved, and the New Town is usually packed to the rafters. Double check to see if your hotel offers parking.
Molunat is a small fishing village on the south coast of Croatia, just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik airport. It’s cushioned by bright blue bays and dotted with sandy beaches, perfect for escaping the hustle of Dubrovnik.
Turn left onto the D8 when you leave the airport. Continue for 8km, turning right onto the D516. Turn right when you start to see the signs for Molunat. Continue right along this road until you come to the bay area – if you’re staying in a hotel here, it’s likely that they will have a parking facility. However, the roads on the way here can be a little tricky.
Split is another city north of Dubrovnik, attracting travellers who want to venture into the Croatian islands of the Adriatic.
Many people choose to travel right on up to Split, as it’s so easy to follow the coastal routes throughout Croatia. You can do this from the airport using the E8 and the D65, the overall journey is around 250km. Take the D8 when you leave the airport, and continue straight along this road to merge onto the D65. Continue for 240km, but remember, the journey will be 3 hours long and there are other beautiful places to see on the coast too! This is a route with toll roads which enters Bosnia Herzegovina. If you wish to find the Plitvice Lakes, you will be driving for another 4 hours beyond Split.