Car Hire Zagreb Airport
Find your perfect car hire at Zagreb AirportZagreb, the capital of Croatia, is famous for its twin-spired cathedral and offers a host of sightseeing attractions.
Pick up the keys to your Avis hire car at Zagreb Airport and enjoy the freedom to explore the cultured capital and beyond at your own pace.
Plan your journey from Zagreb AirportZagreb Airport is around a 30-minute drive (via Sajmišna cesta) from Zagreb – a historic city rich in culture and renowned for its striking Austro-Hungarian architecture.
The city is a delight to explore and everywhere you go you’ll find statues, monuments and little squares. Trg Bana Jelačića is the central meeting point and where you’ll find numerous cafes, flower sellers and the historic statue of Ban Jelačić.
The Upper Town, or Gornji grad, is where many of the city’s most iconic landmarks are located, including the Presidential Palace, the Croatian Parliament and St Mark’s Church.
Zagreb is sometimes referred to as a “city of museums”, with around 60 spread across the metropolis. The City Museum – housed within a 17th- century convent – is not to be missed and features scale models of the city’s main buildings.
The Mimara Museum is another must-see with a stunning private art collection, including works by Raphael, Goya, Manet and Degas. It also has an extensive archaeological section with more than 200 artefacts.
When you’ve had enough sightseeing, head to Donji grad, or the Lower Town, where you’ll find a selection of shops, restaurants, theatres and parks.
Explore Zagreb and northwest Croatia from the comfort of your Avis hire car.
Beyond Zagreb AirportNorthwest Croatia is a fascinating region offering a dramatic coastline, historic cities and a host of monuments. Add to this a unique cuisine and charming culture and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable road trip.
Just a 40-minute drive from Zagreb Airport (via the E70) is Samobor, a delightful town with a pretty main square and selection of cafes and restaurants. Don’t miss the opportunity to try a ‘samoborska kremšnita’ or custard tart. Samobor is famous for them. Other highlights include the churches of St Anastasia and St Anne, plus the City Museum. Samabor Castle, settled to the west of town, is also worth exploring.
Drive for just over an hour (via the E65 and E71) and you’ll reach Varaždin, the 18th-century capital of Croatia. Start your tour in the main square of Trg Kralja Tomislava, where highlights such as the town hall, cathedral and the imposing Drašković Palace are within easy reach. The Town Museum, located inside the Old Town, Stari Grad, is another must-see surrounded by immaculate parklands.
Various attractions await you in Zagreb and northwest Croatia. All you have to do is drive and discover. Pick up the keys to your rental from Zagreb Airport and take to the open road.