Most travellers to Croatia are usually from the nearest countries of Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and so on, they mostly travel by car. From northern
Europe, the quickest way to get to Croatia would be to drive to Munich and then enter Austria, down to Graz, cross into Slovenia, and then straight a head for Croatia which is signposted as soon as you leave Maribor.
Croatia by car
When travelling to Croatia by car be sure that you carry a valid driver's license, car registration card and the Green Card or proof of car insurance.
Croatian speed limits and alcohol
Speed limit in settlements is 50 km/h and 80 km/h in out of settlements (unless stated differently). On highways a speed limit is 130 km/h.
The maximum permitted level of alcohol in the blood is 0%.
Croatia's petrol stations
Almost all Croatian petrol stations are open from 7 am to 7 pm or 8 pm during the year and during the summer until 10 pm.
there are also many petrol stations that are opened 24/7 in the larger towns and on main international routes. All petrol stations sell Euro super 95, Super 98, Normal and Euro Diesel
Croatian taxi service
Taxi service is available in all cities and tourist places
Rent a Car in Croatia
Rent-a-Car service is available in all cities, tourist resorts and Croatian airports.
Visas to enter Croatia
Most of foreign visitors do not require visas to enter Croatia.
To check if you require a visa, visit the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs'webpage. If you do need one, please contact the Croatian Embassy in your country for further information on how to get a visa.
To Croatia by plane
International airports of Croatia
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Osijek. Only smaller planes can land at the Brac and Losinj airports.
Zagreb 01 6265-222
Split 021 203-171
Dubrovnik 020 773-222
Pula 052 550-900
Rijeka 051 842-132
Zadar 023 313-311
Osijek 031 297-438
Brac 021 648-615
Losinj 051 231-666
Airports of Croatia
Varazdin, Pribislavec (Čakovec), Lucko, Vrsar, Grobnik, Otočac and Sinj.
The national airline company flying to and from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Vienna, Zurich, Tel Aviv, and, seasonally, to Manchester.
Other airline companies flaying to Croatia
Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Bosnia, Austrian Airlines, Air France, Avioimpex, British Airways, ČSA, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malev and Swissair.
Croatia by sea
Ferries to Croatia
International ferry lines
Zadar - (Brbinj-Dugi otok) - Ancona
Sibenik - Ancona
Korcula - (Starigrad Hvar) - Split - Vis - Ancona
Pula - Venecija
Dubrovnik - Bari
Ferry lines along the coast
Rijeka - Rab - Zadar - Split - Stari GradHvar - Korcula - Sobra Mljet - Dubrovnik - Bari
Local ferry lines
Local ferry lines connect the following islands with the mainland Cres, Losinj, Rab, Pag, Ugljan, Pasman, Dugi otok, Iz, Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis, the Peljesac Peninsula, Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet, and local ship and fast ship lines are connecting other islands on which there is no car traffic.
The main Croatian ship passenger carrier keeps the majority of the regular, international and domestic ferry and shipping lines. The main office is in Rijeka tel.no.00385-51666-100
Customs branch offices for entering of foreign ships are Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, RasaBrsica, Rijeka, Mali Losinj, Senj, Maslenica, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ploce, Metkovic, Korcula and Dubrovnik, and during the summer season also in Kanegra, Novigrad, Bozava, Sali, Ravni Zakan, Primosten, Hvar, Vis, Komiza, Vela Luka and Ubli.
Croatia by train
The Croatian railway connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and indirect connections with almost all other European countries.
Eurocity and Intercity trains
EC Mimara Munich - Salzburg - Villach- Ljubljana - Zagreb
IC Croatia Vienna- Maribor - Zagreb
IC Kvarner Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka
IC Drava Budapest - Cakovec - Ljubljana - Venice
Croatia by bus
Bus lines connect almost all parts of the Croatia. Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with all neighbouring countries, as well as most of middle European and west European countries.
Travelling to Croatia