Travel to Croatia
You can choose beetween a number of options if you plan to visit Croatia:
Main airport of Croatia is in Zagreb, major airports can be found in Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Brac and Osijek. If you are a visitor from Europe, you'll most likely arrive to one of the first five, if you come outside of Europe, you'll most likely have to make a connection in a European capital, like London, Frankfurt or Rome. The Croatian airports offer a large number of services, like of car rental, travel agencies, post office, bank, restaurants, and shops.
Many airlines offer services to Croatia: Croatia Airlines, Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Bosna, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Air Canada, CSA, Germanwings GmbH, Klm - Northwest, Lufthansa, LOT, Malaysian Airlines, Malev, Turkish Airlines.
You'll find regular international flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zurich.
Travelling by car to Croatia is very comfortable, thanks to the good connections to the Eurpean highways. The majority of the visitors still arrive from the European countries choosing this option. Car rental is available in all of the larger cities, airports. You will need a valid driving license, automobile registration card and the vehicle insurance documents (including Green Card).
50 km/h - within built-up areas
90 km/h - outside built-up areas
110 km/h - on major motor routes
130 km/h - on motorways
80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer
80 km/h - for buses and buses with a light trailer
Driving with headlights is obligatory during both day and night.
Mobile phones: Use of mobile phones while driving is not permitted
Maximum permitted amount of alcohol in blood: 0.0 per mill!
Use of seat belts is obligatory.
All petrol stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Normal and Euro Diesel fuel.
Many coach services offer a connection to Croatia from the nearby European countries. You can reach Zagreb with a direct line from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland, and there are some direct lines to the coastal towns, Porec, Rovinj, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik. Travelling by bus is very cheap, the bus network is very comprehensive, the bus stations have a good connection to the city centres.
Croatia is connected to a number of Eurocity lines, the rail network connects all major Croatian towns via Intercity lines. Direct lines to Croatia depart from Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro. The EC and IC services offer the same high standards, as in any other countries, including restaurant, sleeping car, the train stations are all equipped with post office, newsstand, shops, snack bars.
Eurocity and Intercity:
EC "Mimara": München - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb;
IC "Croatia": Vienna - Maribor - Zagreb;
IC "Sava": München - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd;
IC "Kvarner": Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka;
IC "Podravka": Osijek-Nasice-Virovitica-Koprivnica-Zagreb
You can visit the coastal cities by ships departing from Italy. At the present moments, no other countries offer this service.You can take ferries carrying passengers and cars, or catamarans from the ports of Venice, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara or Bari - which one you travel from depends on your destination. The main ports are Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Zadar and Ploce.