Check the possibilites of arrival to Croatia, Dalmatia, Istria and islands. We have prepared pages for easier arrival to Croatia by personal vechicle or bus. If You are coming to Croatia by aircraft, train or ship/ferry, pages with schedules of arrival/departure of aircraft, buses, trains and ferries will help You, as will the links to important travel companies in Croatia.
To enter the country and drive in Croatia you will need an insurance green card, a valid driving licence and a car registration card. The highway A1 Zagreb - Split, since being finished in 2005, supplemnets and connects the two vital European road routes (E 59) Maribor - Zagreb - Split and (E 65) Rijeka - Split - Dubrovnik.
Most gas stations are open from 7 am until 8 pm, some even 24 hours a day. A lead-free petrol, marked with green indication is sold in all of the gas stations.
For all road information call 01/4640800 or look at: Croatian automobile club (HAK).
Arrival by road from Italy is possible by several routes. To Zagreb: Trieste / Villa Opicina / Ljubljana (SLO) / Zagreb (CRO); to Istria: follow the route to Kopar - Pula; To Dalmatia: You can join highway A1 Zagreb - Split (Dalmatina) at Rijeka, or take the main coastal road to Zadar, Split and all the way to Dubrovnik. You could also use the main road through Lika.
You can find toll rates at: HAC.HR
From almost every international airport, there are regular flights to the capital of Croatia - Zagreb, from where you can continue your flight towards the coast. In high season, the frequency of flights is higher and many charter flights depart directly towards the biggest tourist destinations in Croatia: Pula, Rijeka, Split, Brač and Dubrovnik.
Regular passenger and car-ferry services connect Italian (Venice, Trieste, Ancona, Pescara and Bari) and Croatian ports. A daily car-ferry service connects Rijeka and Split during the whole year. This service is also available for Dubrovnik three times a week.
Daily ferry line connects the cities of Rijeka and Split the whole year round. The line continuous to Dubrovnik three times a week.
The chief Croatian shipping companies holding the main ferry and shipping services in Croatia Jadrolinija
Regular international bus services connect Croatia with Austria, Italy, Hungary, France, Germany, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries. This kind of travelling is cheapest if you are coming from Central Europe. Bus services connect all parts of the country.
Autotrans: departure from Rijeka
Zagreb: departure from Zagreb
SITA Padova: Rome - Zagreb, Torino - Zagreb;
SAF Udine: timetable Trieste - Pula, Rijeka, Split, Medjugorje;
Eurolines: Venice - Trieste - Medulin and Napoli - Rome - Firenze - Rijeka - Split
Railway services connect all Croatian cities except for Dubrovnik. Croatia also has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Monte Negro. It also has direct connections with almost every European country.
EC "Mimara": München - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb;
IC "Croatia": Beč - Maribor - Zagreb;
IC "Sava": München - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd
IC "Kvarner": Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka
IC "Podravka": Osijek - Našice - Virovitica - Koprivnica - Zagrab
"Olimpus": Zagreb - Beograd - Skoplje - Solun
the fast train connection: Zürich - Zagreb.