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Zadar Car Rental Deals

See more of Croatia and the beautiful Dalmatian Coast with a SIXT car rental in Zadar. You'll find us in the city center as well as at the airport and each of our conveniently located branches is close to main roads and near local transport links. With a vast fleet of affordable economy cars and premium models from top brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW to choose from, you're always sure of rental cars that really suit your personal plans. Whether you are visiting for a week, a weekend, or a month, you are never far from the right rent a car in Zadar.


Renting a car in Zadar

Find your perfect match from from our huge range of well-maintained cars that includes economy compact cars and sedans, SUVs and sports cars and convertibles. Once you've selected the rental vehicle that you prefer, just book online or in our app and make a quick price comparison of our affordable car rental deals. Do note that, although as specific models are subject to availability and reservations are only guaranteed for a vehicle in your chosen car category.

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After finding the ideal vehicle, you can customize your rent a car in Zadar package with our optional features. Just select the optional add ons you like and tailor your reservation while booking online. Baby or toddler seats are essential when traveling with little ones or opt for an additional driver. A GPS is among our is also helpful for a smooth road trip or weekend getaways. Other extras include:

  • Theft Protection
  • Winter Tires
  • Internet to Go
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Traffic Information

Picking up your car rental in Zadar at our Sixt rent a car Zadar Airport (ZAD) location gives you a convenient way to start your journey. Our airport car rental location is just 4.9 miles from the center of the city and it is a pleasant 20 minute drive. If you are collecting your vehicle from our city branch you will discover that you are just a few minutes' drive from many major hotels and from the Old Town.

Many hotels offer guest parking and on street parking is available near major tourist sites. The Old City is pedestrianized but there are parking spaces close to the walls on the way to the ferry terminal. There is also a larger parking facility near the footbridge leading to the mainland. However, they tend to fill up quickly during peak times so it's worth setting out early or reserving your space in advance. Croatia was the first country to introduce parking reservations by text. Look out for the blue or white signs. Text your registration to 708231 for blue zone parking or 708232 for white zone parking. Those planning to make use of their rental cars for outings and road trips will be pleased to learn that gas stations in Croatia are open 24 hours.

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Sixt Tips

Zadar is known its walled Old Town with its Venetian gates and numerous historic sites is the star attraction for history enthusiasts. The area boasts some of the best preserved Roman and Venetian ruins on the Dalmatian coast. Be sure to see the Roman Forum and St. Donat's church while exploring the city. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of the famous film director Alfred Hitchcock who was captivated by the amazing red sunsets when he visited in 1964. The best way to enjoy the spectacular evening event is from one of the friendly bars close to the Monument to the Sun.

Did you know that there are no less than 34 ancient churches on the Zadar peninsula? The oldest is St. Simeon's which is home to the silver reliquary of the saint and is one of the city's major attractions. Sunseekers also adore Zadar and some of the city's most popular beaches include Borik, Kolovare and Vitrenjak. Wander through the peaceful marble streets or explore some of the exciting places nearby. The entire northern half of the Dalmatian coast is rich in history and culture and it is easily accessible when you choose car rental in Zadar.

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Sightseeing Destinations

16 interlinked lakes, forests and waterfalls have gained Plitvice National Park its well-deserved place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The exquisite turquoise lakes and shady forest glades are home to hundreds of plant and bird species.

Distance to Plitvice Lakes National Park

  • From Zadar Airport: 77.6 miles, around 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • From Zadar city center: 73.7 miles, around 1 hour 30 minutes

Party lovers can plan an overnight stay in Novalja, the town that is known as the Ibiza of Croatia. Soak up the sun on Zrce beach during the day and explore its clubs after dark.

Distance to Novalja

  • From Zadar Airport: 61 miles, around 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • From Zadar city center: 46.9 miles, around 1 hour and 15 minutes

Said to be Croatia's least touristy town, Sibenik is a must for those hoping for a more authentic glimpse of traditional Dalmatian life. The town also boasts the country's most beautiful church, the Cathedral of St. James.

Distance to Sibenik

  • From Zadar Airport: 51.4 miles, around 1 hour
  • From Zadar city center: 54.8 miles, around 1 hour
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Business Travel

Zadar is best known as a tourist destination. However, the town also attracts its fair share of business travelers who rent a car in Zadar for easy access to the region's fishing, agricultural, and metal processing industries. Many of Zadar's major hotels have meeting and conference facilities.


Tomislav G.

Always reliable. Always professional. Always Sixt Rent a Car forever.


No problems. The deposit was returned after a few days. There was a surprise on the spot, it was supposed to be an economy car. I got the crossover.

Kamil Z.

Lil bit upselling at the booth (to be expected), I kindly declined. The car was new, with some minor damages/scratches noted by the very friendly female employee. Return process was very easy as well.

I would rent from the Sixt again, everyone is polite and professional and the car didn't cause any problems at all

Thomas B.

Everything went fine! We made a reservation via the website before going to Croatia. Everything went quite smooth at the SIXT office. We got the car we requested and had a great time with it in Croatia. Returning the car went without issues. Very friendly service as well.


So I would recommend SIXT to others.

Cynthia D.

Helpful, friendly and efficient staff. All good in Zadar.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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