There are quite many petrol stations in Croatia. In major cities and on major highways, you can fill up without a problem at any time of day. In less busy areas, petrol stations are rare and open only during the daytime. When travelling by car in such regions, the fuel tank should always be at least one-third full in order to reach the next petrol station without any problems.
The quality of fuel in Croatia is good, and it’s safe to fill up at any of the major network petrol stations: INA, Petrol, Crodux, Lukoil, etc.
Many petrol stations have cafés, large car parks, snack areas, WCs, and even showers.
Average prices (August 2023):
Fuel prices vary at different petrol stations in Croatia. Along the toll roads, the fuel prices are about 10-15% higher than on the toll-free roads.
Most petrol stations accept card payments, and you can always pay in cash.
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In major cities, there are always some petrol stations that are open 24 hours a day. However, most petrol stations are open till 8/9/10 pm.
There are two types of petrol stations: manned and unmanned (self-service automated petrol stations).
Manned petrol stations may or may not have attendants. Smaller petrol stations most often only have a cashier.
How to fill up:
Make sure that the fuel meter is reset before refuelling, otherwise, you will have to pay for someone else's fuel.
How to use an automated petrol station:
Petrol stations often have loyalty programmes, and if you travel with locals, you can save money: just give them the required amount in cash, and they will fill you up with their card.
Have a great trip!