Rovinj Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Rovinj

Rovinj is situated on the far northwest coast of Croatia. The nearest airport is Pula, which is 40 km to the south, and the train station is 18 km inland at Kanfanar. A simple way to arrive is to pick up an Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the airport terminal.

What to do and see in Rovinj

Rovinj is a lively and attractive Croatian fishing port, benefiting from its location on the Istrian Peninsula on the Adriatic coast. The town has a rich history and culture, drawing on both Croatian and Italian influences. Originally founded in pre-Roman times, it has a rich array of buildings and monuments from all periods of its history.

The town walls are a great place to start your exploration of Rovinj's historic Old Town. The earliest parts date from the 7th century, with three of the original seven gates still intact. Within these walls, you'll find many historic buildings, including the City Palace, whose foundations date back to 1308.

One of Rovinj's most distinctive historic buildings, the Church of St. Euphemia, was built in the early 1700s. It houses the relics of Saint Euphemia, preserved in a sarcophagus dating to the 6th century. There are many other churches to explore, including the Church of Our Mother of Mercy, which dates back to 1487. Also, don't miss Rovinj's Franciscan monastery, a beautiful baroque building with an impressive library.

Rovinj's fishing industry remains one of the top commercial activities, so a tour of the harbor area is a great way to see local life first-hand. You can also try a shopping expedition down Main Street. If you're after some local souvenirs, you'll find many tourist shops and a vibrant market selling traditional regional food and drink. Top among the attractions here are the famous Istrian truffles, a prized local delicacy that can fetch substantial prices.

Renting a car or van in Rovinj allows you explore the area around the town, both coastal and inland. The coast here combines beautiful rocky outcrops, forested areas and occasional beaches. For example, Cuvi Beach, just south of the town, is a great place for sunbathing and swimming in the gloriously warm seawater.

Like much of the Adriatic coast, there are many unspoiled islands that support a wide range of bird life. For a closer look, it's possible to take a boat trip to Sveti Andrija and Crveni Otok. These islands feature distinctive ancient buildings.

Further inland, the area around Rovinj is hilly and forested. If you're looking for a little seclusion to commune with nature, this is a great place to explore. Also, take a look at the Bronze Age Monkodonja hill fort. Dating from 1800 BC, this ancient monument offers expansive views across the coast and over the forests inland.

Driving in Rovinj

If you've opted to rent a car at the Rovinj airport, you'll approach the D303 highway, the town's main access route, which connects to the major highways and freeways for national and international travel. There are also several smaller local routes worth investigating for quick trips up and down the coast.

Croatia has some of the best highways in Europe, which makes driving a pleasure. However, this infrastructure is partly paid for by freeway tolls, so be prepared to shell out some cash for road quality! While the roads themselves are well-maintained and safe, the local driving isn't always quite up to snuff. Unfortunately, Croatia has road fatality statistics well above the European average, so be sure you don't take any unnecessary risks.

Speed limits are fairly typical for Europe - 130 km/h on freeways and 90-100 km/h on non-urban routes. Roads in urban areas have a standard limit of 50 km/h, but look out for signs indicating local limits, which may differ for some areas. If you break speed limits, you may be subject to a fine proportional to the excess you're doing. Besides keeping to the speed limit, there are some other legal requirements you should be aware of. You must carry reflective jackets, a warning triangle and a first-aid kit.

As for driving in town, it's important to know which roads have access restrictions. Rovinj is an old settlement, and not all of its roads are suitable for larger vehicle traffic. As a general rule, the closer you get to the harbor area, the more restricted the traffic. In particular, the tight medieval streets of the Old Town are mostly inaccessible to cars or larger vehicles. Traveling on foot is best here, though the locals also like to get about on bikes or scooters.

For parking, you'll find most of the parking lots around the harbor area. The large Valdibora parking lot is divided into two areas, Velika and Mala Valdibora, and the Boksiti and Concetta parking lots are only a stone's throw away. At these major parking lots, you'll need to pay at the cashier booth when you exit. Payment for other parking lots in the town is usually via automated machines or a text payment system. Charges vary depending on the area, but the basic plan is divided into three charge zones, with Sundays or public holidays often free.

Car and van hire in Croatia with Enterprise

Enterprise Croatia offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Rovinj

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Rovinj

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Rovinj, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.