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.
Thanks to cheap low cost airline companies more and more tourists are coming to Croatia by plane. Almost all international airports have scheduled flights to Croatia and the capital Zagreb, and in summer there are flights to popular destinations such as Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Zadar and insel Brač and Lošinj.
Distance of Zagreb Airport from some major cities in Europe:
Vienna - 360 km
Paris - 1410 km
Brussels - 1355 km
Prague - 620 km
Budapest - 350 km
Rome - 880 km
Croatia boasts one of the most beautiful coastline with beautiful towns, which are within reach to visitors from even the distant countries. Dubrovnik, a Croatian most visited city has airport only 20 km from the city. Airports on the islands of Brac and Losinj can accommodate only small aircraft.
The largest Croatian air company is Croatia Airlines which offers flights to all major cities in Europe. Other coompanies also fly to Croatia, such as popular low cost airline companies like Ryan Air, Easy Jet and Germanwings.
BY SHIP or FERRYBOATS
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.
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.