How to reach a destination

Here is a list of ways you can reach your desired destinations with different transportation.

International airports

  1. Zagreb
  2. Zadar
  3. Split
  4. Osijek
  5. Dubrovnik
  6. Brač
  7. Pula
  8. Mali Lošinj
  9. Rijeka

Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines, the Croatian flag carrier and Star Alliance member. Links Croatia by direct flights to a number of European destinations: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Bucharest, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Pristina, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zurich. In the high season, the Croatian coast is linked by air with additional destinations in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Great Britain. In cooperation with its partners, Croatia Airlines enables its passengers to reach destinations across the world.

PHONE

+385 (0)72 500 505 for calls from Croatia

CROATIA CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY

More information about air traffic at:

CROATIA CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY

Central bus stations

  1. Central bus station Zagreb
  2. Central bus station Zadar
  3. Central bus statsion Split
  4. Central bus station Osijek
  5. Central bus station Rijeka
  6. Central bus station Imotski
  7. Central bus station Makarska
  8. Central bus station Sinj
  9. Central bus station Trogir
  10. Central bus station Dubrovnik
  11. Central bus station Šibenik
  12. Central bus station Pula

International bus lines

Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with neighbouring countries and the majority of Central European and Western European countries.

INFORMATION SERVICE

within Croatia

Documents

On the territory of the Republic of Croatia only a person holding a valid driving licence issued in the Republic of Croatia, a foreign driving licence, an international driving licence or a certificate of filed request for the issuance of the driving licence (a certificate of a filed request for the issuance of the driving licence is valid for operating motor vehicles in road traffic 30 days from the date the request was filed) for the category which is being operated may operate a motor vehicle in road traffic. When operating a motor vehicle, the driver must have with him/her the driving licence or the certificate of filed request for the issuance of the driving licence and show it at the request of a police officer. In addition, the driver that operates a motor vehicle in road traffic must have with him/her the vehicle registration certificate, and show it at the request of a police officer. The vehicle registration certificate must not be left in the vehicle without the driver’s supervision.

Motor vehicles and trailers may participate in road traffic on the territory of the Republic of Croatia if registered and if they have a valid vehicle registration certificate. Exceptionally, motor vehicles and trailers that are insured and have temporary licence plates do not have to be registered.

The driver who enters the territory of the Republic of Croatia with a motor vehicle holding a foreign registration or an EEA registration must have a valid international motor vehicle insurance policy that is valid in the territory of the EU or some other proof of the existence of such insurance. The proof of existence of an international document is the official licence plate of the vehicle that is normally stationed in the territory of the country whose national bureau has signed the Multilateral Agreement (EEA member countries and other associate countries), and a valid Green Card issued for the vehicle that comes from the country whose national insurance bureau is not a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement (member countries of the ‘Green Card Insurance System’, signatories to the Crete Agreement) and other documents and proofs the validity of which is recognised by the Croatian Insurance Bureau.

The car rental (rent-a-car) terms and conditions are established by the ‘Rental Agreement’ and the General Terms and Conditions which constitute an integral part of the indicated Agreement.

There are taxi services in all cities and tourist resorts.

Speed limits

50 km/h

within settled areas

90 km/h

outside settled areas

110 km/h

on major roadways designed exclusively for motor vehicles

130 km/h

for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer without brakes

80 km/h

for buses and buses with a light traile

Regulations

  • Driving with dipped headlights is obligatory during winter time.
  • The use of mobile telephones while driving is forbidden!
  • The use of seat belts is obligatory.
  • A reflective sleeveless jacket is an obligatory part of every vehicle’s emergency equipment.
  • The driver is obliged to wear it when he or she is on the road, outside the car (changing a tyre, doing repair works on the car, filling up with petrol, stopping other cars in an attempt to seek help, etc.)

Petrol stations

In larger cities and on the motorways, petrol stations are open 24 hours a day.

  1. Eurosuper 95
  2. Super 98
  3. Super 95
  4. Super plus 98
  5. Euro Diesel
  6. Diesel
  7. Gas (LPG) is available in major cities and at petrol stations on motorways

Highway map

Highway toll charges

Information can be found on the following websites:

HRVATSKI AUTO KLUB

HRVATSKE AUTOCESTE

How to avoid traffic jams

Before traveling, check the conditions of road and ferry traffic with HAK

HAK INFORMATION CENTER

within Croatia

HAK INFORMATION CENTER

outside Croatia

HAK

All real-time information on traffic conditions can be found in the HAK multi-language application for smartphones. During your journey, you can hear all traffic reports in Croatian on the Second Radio Programme of Croatian Radio (98.5 Mhz), and from late June in English and German as well.

Port authority

Jadrolinija

The main Croatian passenger shipping company maintains the largest number of regular, international and domestic ferry, boat and high-speed lines. The main office is situated in Rijeka.

PHONE

within Croatia

outside Croatia

EMAIL

passdept_h@jadrolinija.hr

Coastal Liner Services Agency

FAX

+385 (0)21 329 379

COASTAL LINER SHIPPING AGENCY

International ferry lines

SPLIT – ANCONA

JADROLINIJA

SPLIT – BARI

JADROLINIJA

ZADAR – ANCONA

JADROLINIJA

DUBROVNIK – BARI

JADROLINIJA

SPLIT – STARI GRAD – ANCONA

SNAV

Apart from ferry lines, fast ferry lines also operate between Croatia and Italy.

Sojourn Tax

Owners or users of vessels and all persons who stay overnight on a boat that is more than 5 m in length and used for holidays, recreation, or sailing are required to pay a flat rate sojourn tax.

The sojourn tax must be paid in the harbourmaster’s office (or its branch office) before the departure of the boat to sea, as a flat rate for residence periods of 8, 15, 30, or 90 days, or 1 year.

Sailing in the Republic of Croatia

The commander of a vessel entering the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia by sea must carry out border control formalities, undergo border control, certify the list of crew and passengers on board at the harbourmaster’s office or branch office; pay the prescribed fees for the safety of navigation and sea protection against pollution; pay the tourist tax and register the stay of foreign nationals on board in accordance with special regulations.

The commander of a vessel, entering Croatia by land or which has been moored in the harbor or other approved location in the Republic of Croatia, must, prior to setting out to sea, pay the prescribed fees for the safety of navigation and sea protection against pollution, pay a tourist tax and register the stay of foreign nationals on the boat in accordance with special regulations.

The commander of a vessel, entering Croatia by land or which has been moored in the harbor or other approved location in the Republic of Croatia, must, prior to setting out to sea, pay the prescribed fees for safety of navigation and sea protection against pollution, pay a tourist tax and register the stay of foreign nationals on the boat in accordance with special regulations.

Train transportation

Croatia has daily connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Serbia. There are transfer connections with all other European countries.

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