How to get to Croatia



To enter Croatia, a driver’s licence, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents are required. An international driving licence is required for the use of rent-a-car services. The permit is issued by the parent motor-club.

The driver of a motor vehicle registered abroad entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia must have a valid International Motor Third Party Liability Insurance document valid on the territory of the European Union, or some other evidence of the existence of such insurance. International insurance documents and evidences are considered to be either an official licence plate of a vehicle normally stationed on the territory of a country whose national insurance bureau is a signatory of the Multilateral agreement or a valid Green Card issued for a vehicle which originates from a country whose national insurance bureau is not a signatory of the Multilateral agreement and other documents and evidences whose validity is recognised by the Croatian insurance Bureau.

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, and on highways
130 km/h – on motorways
80 km/h – for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer without brakes
80 km/h – for buses and buses with a light trailer; on motorways, buses are allowed to drive up to 100 km/h, except for those buses carrying children

Please reduce and adjust your speed in wet road conditions.


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. Petrol stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel. Gas (LPG) is available in major cities and at petrol stations on motorways. For information on fuel prices and a list of centres selling LPG gas go to: www.ina.hr, www.omv.hr, www.tifon.hr, and www.hak.hr.

Highway toll charges:


A1 Zagreb-Bosiljevo-Zadar-Šibenik-Split-Šestanovac- Ravča; A2 Zagreb-Zaprešić-Krapina-Macelj; A3 Bregana-Zagreb-Slavonski Brod-Županja-Lipovac; A4 Zagreb-Varaždin-Goričan; A5 Osijek -Đakovo-Sredanci; A6 Za-greb-Karlovac-Bosiljevo-Vrbovsko-Rijeka and A7 Rijeka-Rupa.

Three-lane two-way roads:

The Istrian Y (motorway on the Istrian Peninsula) with toll booths at the “Tunnel Učka” and the “Mirna” viaduct. For more information, go to: www.hak.hr; www.hac.hr; www.bina-istra.hr; www.arz.hr; www.azm.hr; www.huka.hr



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

Information service for calls from inside Croatia: 060 313 333

Information service for calls from outside Croatia: +385 (0)1 611 2789



Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hun-gary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. There are transfer connections with almost all other European countries.

Eurocity, Intercity and Euronight trains:

EC “Mimara“: Zagreb – Villach – Frankfurt – Zagreb
EC “Croatia“: Zagreb – Vienna – Zagreb (via Slovenia)
EN “Venezia“: Venice – Zagreb – Budapest (Moscow, Kiev, Bucharest) – Venice
IC “Zagreb“: Zagreb – Vienna (via Hungary) – Zagreb
IC “Sava“: Belgrade – Zagreb – Villach – Munich – Belgrade
IC “Kvarner“: Zagreb – Budapest – Zagreb
IC “Drava“: Budapest – Osijek – Sarajevo – Budapest

Fast trains:

“Lisinski”: Zagreb – Munich – Zagreb (night train)
“Maestral”: Zagreb – Budapest – Zagreb (Moscow, Kiev, St. Petersburg)
Zagreb – Villach – Zagreb
Belgrade – Zagreb – Zurich – Belgrade
“Nikola Tesla”: Zagreb – Belgrade – Zagreb
Vinkovci – Belgrade – Vinkovci
Vinkovci – Banja Luka – Vinkovci
Zagreb – Sarajevo – Ploče – Zagreb
Zagreb – Sarajevo – Zagreb (night train)
Ploče – Sarajevo – Ploče
Villach – Zagreb – Belgrade – Villach (night train)
“Opatija”: Rijeka – Ljubljana – Rijeka (Munich, Vienna)
“Ljubljana”: Rijeka – Ljubljana (Vienna) – Rijeka

Trains during the tourist season:

Ljubljana – Pula – Ljubljana
Prag – Bratislava – Zagreb – Split – Prag (night train)

Special Trains:

Belgrade – Rijeka – Belgrade (June – September, at weekends, night train)
Belgrade – Knin – Split – Belgrade (June – September, at weekends, night train)
Prague – Split – Prague
Tel: +385 (0)1 4573 208
E-mail: posebni.vlakovi@hznet.hr


Tel: 060 333 444,
Web: www.hznet.hr



International car-ferry services:

Zadar – Ancona, Split – Ancona, Split – Stari Grad – Pescara, Ancona – Split – Pescara, Rijeka – Split – Stari Grad (Hvar) – Korčula – Sobra (Mljet) – Dubrovnik – Bari and Dubrovnik – Bari (direct line): Vis – Ancona, Stari Grad – Ancona

As well as the ferry lines, there are also high-speed lines operating between Italy and Croatia.

Car-ferry services along the coast:

Rijeka-Split-Stari Grad/Hvar-Korčula- Dubrovnik.

Local car ferry services connect the following islands with the mainland: Cres, Lošinj, Rab, Pag, Ugljan, Pašman, Olib, Silba, Premuda, Rivanj, Ist, Molat, Sestrunj, Žirje, Kaprije, Zverinac, Rava, Zlarin, Dugi otok, Iž, Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Vis, the Pelješac Peninsula, Korčula, Lastovo and Mljet, Šipan. Local ship and high-speed lines connect other inhabited islands where there is no car traffic.

High-speed line links with the mainland or between the islands

Rijeka area: Lošinj, Susak, Unije, Cres, Ilovik, Pag, Rab,
Zadar area: Ist, Molat, Dugi otok, Zverinac, Sestrunj, Rivanj, Olib, Silba, Premuda,
Split area: Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Lastovo, Korčula, Vis,
Dubrovnik area: Mljet, Šipan, Korčula, Lastovo
Šibenik area: Žirje, Kaprije.
Seasonal line links: Pula – Unije – Mali Lošinj – Ilovik – Zadar.

Ship line links with the mainland or between the islands:

Rijeka area: Lošinj, Srakane, Unije, Ilovik, Susak,
Zadar area: Dugi otok, Iž, Rava, Vrgada,
Šibenik area: Prvić, Zlarin
Split area: Drvenik Veli, Drvenik Mali, Čiovo Biševo,
Dubrovnik area: Šipan, Lopud, Koločep.


The main Croatian ship passenger carrier maintains the majority of regular, international and domestic car-ferry, ship and high-speed lines. Its head office is in Rijeka.

Customs offices for the entry of foreign vessels

Permanent: Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Raša Bršica, Rijeka, Mali Lošinj, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Ploče, Korčula, Vela Luka, Ubli and Dubrovnik.
During the summer season: ACI Marina Umag, Novigrad, Sali, Božava, Primošten, Hvar, Stari Grad (Hvar), Vis, Komiža and Cavtat.



Croatia Airlines:

The national airline company, a member of the Star Alliance airlines association, links Croatia by direct flights to a number of European destinations: Am-sterdam, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Podgorica and Priština, In the high season, the Croatian coast is linked by air with additional destinations in Austria, France, Germany and Great Britain. In cooperation with its partners, Croatian Airlines enables its passengers to reach destinations across the world.

All bigger Croatian airports are wery well connected with the rest of the world thanks to many low-cost airline companies like Ryanair, Germanwings, Wizzair…

Airfields for general purpose aircraft and occasional taxi services:

Varaždin, Pribislavec (Čakovec), Koprivnica, Lučko (Zagreb), Slavonski Brod, Čepin (Osijek), Vrsar, Grobnik ( Rijeka), Otočac, Medulin, Bjelovar, Stari Grad (Hvar), Unije and Sinj.