Uber In Croatia: What You Need To Know
Taxis are not always your friend in Croatia, I am sorry to say. Not only are they likely to overcharge you for the sheer hell of it, but you’ll also find yourself taking the rather scenic route to get to wherever you’re planning on going. Okay, we all love some scenery, but there is a time and place.
The good news is that taxis are not your only option, thanks to the wonder that is Uber.
Uber was launched in Croatia in 2015 and since then this app-controlled sensation has allowed people to travel without going the long way around (and paying a tidy sum for as a result).
Of course, taxi drivers in Croatia don’t like Uber, in fact, taxi drivers loathe Uber and have campaigned for them to be shut down, but so far Uber remains – and is a good option for short rides.
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Since its launch, Uber Croatia has in excess of 2000 drivers, with the hope that the number will increase over the next few years. That means that you’re never going to have to wait too long for your car to arrive – though it’s not available Croatia-wide as yet.
Despite the fact that Uber doesn’t cover the whole of Croatia, it still does pretty well, it has more than 120,000 local registered users – plus the scorof touristssts who use it during the summer months.
Where Does Uber in Croatia Cover
As we mentioned, Uber doesn’t yet cover the whole country, but it covers the main touristic places, for sure. Uber currently operates in:
- Dubrovnik – From June to October only
There is also UberSelect on offer, which allows you to choose a more comfortable and larger vehicle if you want to, for a slightly higher cost. This is good if you have a large family, for instance.
How Does Uber Work
If you’ve never used Uber before, it’s all pretty easy. You first download the Uber app to your device and then log in with a new account.
You need to attach a credit card or an existing PayPal account to pay for your journeys, and that means you don’t need to carry cash with you and pay the driver directly, and no need to change cash to kuna either.
Prices for regular journeys are cheaper than taxi rides, especially when you take into account the higher prices these often charge.
Cost Of Uber In Croatia
To give you an idea of how affordable Uber is, let’s check out a few regular journeys you might take during your time in Croatia, with prices included.
- Zagreb Airport to City Centre – 90 kuna
- Dubrovnik Airport to City Centre – 180 kuna
- Zadar Airport to City Centre – 150 kuna
- Split Airport to City Centre – 225 kuna
If you’re travelling around cities, there is a fixed rate involved. This is 6 kuna as your starting fare, regardless of where you are travelling to, and then an extra 3 kuna per kilometre.
The minimum amount for an Uber journey is 10 kuna. If you opt for the UberSelect service then your price increases to 4 kuna per kilometre, on top of the starting rate.
Uber has certainly turned travel in Croatia on its head, and whilst taxi drivers might not like it, most locals and tourists certainly do!