Arriving to Croatia

Arriving to Croatia Destination Guide

By plane:

There are 9 airports in Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Brač, Lošinj and Rijeka that connect Croatia with all major European cities. Airlines that have regular lines to Croatia are:

By train:

All major Croatian cities have a train connection, except Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia and Montenegro, and indirect connections with almost all European countries.

By boat:

Croatian coastal cities are connected by ferries and ships. Inhabited islands are connected by ferries or boats from the coastal towns and cities. In the summer, ferry connections with islands are intensified. Summer schedule is valid from May 31st to September 28th. There are regular boat and ferry lines from Italy to Croatia.

The main Croatian shipping company that holds the main ferry and shipping lines is Jadrolinija.

  • Jadrolinija
    Riva 16
    51000 Rijeka
    CROATIA P.O. Box 123
    Phone. +385 51 666 125; +385 51 666 128
    Fax. +385 51 213 116
    Telex 24225V Web: www.jadrolinija.hr
    E-mail: passdept_h@jadrolinija.hr
  • Rapska plovidba d.d.
    Hrvatskih branitelja domovinskog rata 1/2
    51280 Rab
    Phone. +385 51 724 122
    Fax. +385 51 724 018
    E-mail: rapska-plovidba@ri.tel.hr
    Web:www.rapska-plovidba.hr
  • Lošinjska plovidba - brodarstvo d.d.
    Privlaka bb
    Mali Lošinj
    Phone.  +385 51 319 000
    +385 51 352 200
    Fax. +385 51 319 003
    E-mail: losinjplov-ri@ri.tel.hr
    Web:www.losinjska-plovidba.hr
  • Mediteranska plovidba d.d.
    Foša 2
    20260 Korčula
    Phone.  +385 20 711 156
    Fax. + 385 20 711 157
    E-mail: info@medplov.hr
    Web: www.korcula.net
  • Split Tours
    Obala Lazareta 3
    21000 Split
    Phone.  +385 21 352 533
    Fax : +385 21 352 447
    E-mail:booking@splittours.hr
    Web : www.splittours.hr
  • SNAV
    Italian passenger shipping company with a high-speed boat line between Italy and Croatia (only 4 hours): Ancona, Civitanova, Giulianova and Pescara are connected with Split, Zadar and Croatian islands in this way. They also have a ferry line from Ancona to Split from the end of March to the beginning of November. This line makes a stop in Starigrad on the island of Hvar during July and August.
    Web: www.snav.com
    E-mail: snav@st.hinet.hr, snav@inet.hr
    Gat sv. Duje 4
    Phone. +385 21 322 252
    fax: +385 21 322 253
  • Blue Line Travel
    A low cost shipping company that maintains a daily ferry line: Split - Ancona - Split.
    Web: www.splittours.hr
    E-mail: booking@splittours.hr
    Gat sv. Duje bb
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Phone. +385 21 352 533, +385 21 352 553
    Fax. +385 21 352 482

By car:

Croatia has excellent new freeways that can take you to your destination on the Croatian coast. If you are travelling by car, you need to bring your driver’s licence as well as your registration and insurance documents.

Parking spaces are available in marinas and a fee is payed for weekly parking. 

The general speed limits on Croatian roads are:

  • 50 km/h (31 mph) on urban roads
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) on non-urban roads
  • 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways
  • 130 km/h (81 mph) on freeways

The limits shown above apply only if there are no other speed limit signs present, as the signs may prescribe a lower or a higher speed limit.

Lower speed limits apply to buses, heavy trailer and towing vehicles, and tractors.

Cell phone - while driving is prohibited.
The use of seat belt - use is mandatory.
The use of child seats is mandatory.

hgas stations
Modern gas stations with shops, cafes and restaurants are only 40 kilometres apart on the freeway leading to the Croatian coast. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. There is a large number of gas stations on state roads, local roads and in towns. Their opening times vary from non-stop to the opening times from 6 am to 10 pm or 7 am to 7 pm.

Euro super 95, Euro super 98 and Euro Diesel are available on all gas stations, while larger gas stations also offer LPG.
Information on gasoline prices and a list of gas stations: www.ina.hr, www.crodux-derivati.hr, www.hak.hr

During the high season in July and August, traffic jams may occur on the freeway leading to the Croatian coast. There are state road alternatives. Make sure to bring enough drinking water just in case.

Drive rested

Adjust your speed to the road conditions and limitations