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rent car in Venice or Trieste to go to Croatia?

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Ouray, Colorado
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rent car in Venice or Trieste to go to Croatia?

We will spend a few nights in Venice then want to get a car for travels in Croatia and Slovenia and back to Italy. Some have suggested we should take a train to Trieste because of the traffic issues from Venice to Croatia, but it would be nice to just get the car at the end of our Venice visit. OR perhaps we should take public transport to Croatia and get a car there. Problem is we want to keep the car and go to Slovenia and back into Italy where we would like to explore on our way back to fly out of Milan. It seems expensive though to rent the car in Italy. Should we rent three separate cars??? Trying to save as much money and headache as possible.

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Terrigal, Australia
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1. Re: rent car in Venice or Trieste to go to Croatia?

are you aware that you can catch a ferry Venice - Croatia? www.venezialines.com

then perhaps hire car in Croatia and return through Slovenia ? If saving $s is an issue - be aware that one-way car hire attracts a premium price (some-one has to return the car)

- on reflection - train/ferry would be the very best and cheapest option - european train travel is inexpensive and very good - see www.seat61.com for train travel advice...have a great trip!

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2. Re: rent car in Venice or Trieste to go to Croatia?

Car rentals in Iyaly are expensive due to insurance requirements. Also, some come with restrictions on travel into Croatia. You would be better off taking public transport ( such as the ferry) into Croatia and picking up your car there. Return it someplace with train connections back to Italy.

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