I will be arriving in Rijeika on a ferry at 7 a.m. on a Thursday. I want to rent a car for several days to drive around Istria, and finish by driving back to Zagreb. So far, I have found few options that allow pickup in Rijeka downtown, and none that offer that and allow for drop-off in town in Zagreb.
It looks like my choices are to pick up in Opatija or Rijeka airport. Which is more hassle to get to from the Rijeka ferry terminal? I'll have a largish suitcase with me (2 week trip). Will taking that on the local bus to Opatija be a problem?
For a number of reasons I'd rather not drop the car at the Zagreb airport, but am interested if anyone thinks that is less trouble that travelling locally in Rijeka to pick it up in the first place.