My wife and I will be wanting to rent a car for 6 days out of our 14-day trip through Slovenia and Croatia this coming May. We'd like to rent a car as we leave Ljubljana and drop it off in Split. We've followed the advice in Rick's Croatia guidebook on watching out for the steep fees for drop-off in another country and to do a comparison of renting a car separately in each country. It looks like the one-way drop-off fee of renting one car will be around $300 (we've compared Sixt, EuropCar and Thrifty). Sixt gives the best rental prices by renting separately in each country, but this will cost us time and possibly hassle. Our itinerary looks like this:
If we rent cars separately in each country, here's how we think this would work:
Rental 1: pick up and return in Ljubljana (taking a circle route from Ljubljana to Lake Bled to Karst back to Ljubljana)
Rental 2: pick up in Rijeka or Opatija, continue to Plitvice, drop off in Split
I don't like renting the car a second time so much since we are only planning to stay in Plitvice one night, so that could make the day getting from Ljubljana to Plitvice quite long (bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka, pick up rental car there and then drive on to Plitvice).
Any tips for us would be GREATLY appreciated!
Todd from Santa Clara