Croatia's national air company is Croatia Airlines. Via direct flights it connects Croatia with a great number of European destinations like: Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, New York, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zürich, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Podgorica and Priština. In cooperation with other air companies it connects Croatia with the whole world. Major airports in Croatia are: Zagreb (Croatia's biggest international airport), Split, Dubrovnik, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Brač, Lošinj and Rijeka/Krk.
From the Airport Split flights connect the city with Zagreb several times a day, as well as with nearly all European capitals during the summer, directly or via Zagreb. Split's airport is located 25km from the city port. You can take a bus from the airport to Split, which is available after every arrival and drives you to the sea port, and taxi services are available. You may also sign up for a rent-a-car at the airport.
Pleso bb, p.p. 40, 10150 Zagreb
Tel: +385 (0)1 6265 222 or +385 (0)1 4562 222
Fax: +385 (0)1 6265 648
Tel: +385 1 66 76 555
Kaštelanska cesta 96, p.p. 2, 21120 Split
Tel: +385 (0)21 203 171 or +385 (0)21 203 555
Fax: +385 (0)21 203 422
Croatia is well connected with its inland as well as with the rest of Europe. It is recommended to respect the laws that regulate the traffic. They do not differ significantly from the traffic regulations in other European countries. However, it is important to mention the major ones: driving with the lights on during day and night is compulsory as well as the use of the safety belt. The use of the mobile phone while driving is strongly forbidden except for the handsfree device. The maximum allowed quantity of alcohol is 0,5‰ except in cases of an offence. In that case it is treated as a separate criminal offence.
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.
Split can be reached by the Adriatic Coastal Road, winding by the sea or by hinterland roads. It will take you 5 hours to get to Zagreb and 4 hours to get to Dubrovnik in your car.
Towns and cities – max. 50 km/h
Local roads out of town max. 90 km/h
Motorways max. 130 km/h for motors and cars
Motorways max. 80 km/h for vehicles pulling trailers and for coaches with or without a smaller trailer
24h Breakdown service dial number: 1987
During the whole year petrol stations are open from 7:00 to 20:00. However, during the tourist season they are open 24h a day in all the major cities. Every petrol station offers Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel and in better equipped petrol stations consumers can buy liquid gas and Bio Diesel.
Pay-toll is paid according to the number of passed kilometers and according to the vehicle's category. At the toll you can pay cash or by creditcard like AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS, MASTER CARD, MAESTRO and VISA.
Traffic and road conditions: www.hak.hr
Maps and route planner, travel guides: www.viamichelin.com
Croatian Motorways: www.hac.hr
Croatia is connected with its neighbouring countries and the majority of central and western european countries through regular international coach lines. Coach stations are to be found in all the major Croatian cities: Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Šibenik, Zadar and Dubrovnik.
Bus station Split is located in the very centre of the city, right next to city harbour and railway station. This is the location that enables quick and simple communication and passenger transfer.
Zagreb Bus Station: www.akz.hr
Split Bus Station: www.ak-split.hr
Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. There are transfer connections with almost all other European countries.
There are trains from Split to the north of the country (the main railway route is Zagreb-Split) and further on to Europe. You can transport your car in the train, as well. Split railway station is located near the ferry port, next to the bus station, in the center of the city.
Croatian Railways: Tel: 060 333 444, www.hznet.hr