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Driving from Salzbug to Croatia - Rental car recommendation

san jose, ca
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Driving from Salzbug to Croatia - Rental car recommendation

Hi ,

I was wondering if there are issues with renting Car in Austria ...then travelling to Sloevnia and dropping it off in Croatia. I do know about the one way rental fee and I am OK with that.. Apart from that are there any other issues ?Wondering if it is very crowded when crossing countries ?

We are planning to rent a car in Austria (Salzburg) and travel to Croatia and drop it off in Pula, Croatia. We will travel around July 2 Monday or July 3 Tuesday. We chose weekday as I read there could be lots of traffic. Our plan is to Stop By lake Bled in Slovenia and then head to Croatia. Apart from the one way Car rental fee, could you please advice any other thing which we should keep in mind for driving by car to Croatia ? Could you please let us know Pros/Cons of driving vs taking a train ? The train journey seemed too long.

I am also any recommendation on car rental companies which will take care of insurance for driving in Slovenia and Croatia.

I appreciate your response.


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1. Re: Driving from Salzbug to Croatia - Rental car recommendation

Slovenia and nowadays also Croatia (dunno about Austria) are very strict about having with you the IDP - International Driving Permit, and you can pay a hefty fine in Slovenia if not having one beside your national licence.


Renting a car in one country and dropping off in another brings hefty surcharges. Beside, if you will drive e.g. to Dubrovnik that means crossing Bosnian border twice (you are obliged to inform your car rental company - another surcharge), and same applies if you will use any car ferries

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