Travelling to Croatia by car
If you are travelling to Croatia by car you should know:
On the territory of the Republic of Croatia only a person holding a valid driving licence issued in the Republic of Croatia, a foreign driving licence, an international driving licence may operate a motor vehicle in road traffic. When operating a motor vehicle, the driver must have with him/her the driving licence and show it at the request of a police officer. In addition, the driver that operates a motor vehicle in road traffic must have with him/her the vehicle registration certificate, and show it at the request of a police officer. Motor vehicles and trailers may participate in road traffic on the territory of the Republic of Croatia if registered and if they have a valid vehicle registration certificate.
The driver who enters the territory of the Republic of Croatia with a motor vehicle holding a foreign registration or an EEA registration must have a valid international motor vehicle insurance policy that is valid in the territory of the EU or some other proof of the existence of such insurance.
Speed limits in Croatia:
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
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.)
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.
Highway toll charges information:
www.hak.hr, www.hac.hr, www.bina-istra.com, www.arz.hr, www.azm.hr and www.huka.hr.
Traffic information centre in Croatia:
HAK 072 777 777 or +385 1 464 0800 (calls from abroad)
Emergency call in Croatia: 112
Flying to Croatia
Most Croatian airports have flight connections to major cities all over the Europe.
International airports in Croatia:
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Osijek, Brač and Mali Lošinj.
In turn, the airports are connected to a transport network, taking you to your final destination by bus or taxi. The majority are located less than 20 kilometres from the city centre. For more information on airlines, transport companies, security regulations, discounts, baggage limits and checking in, visit www.ccaa.hr
Croatia airlines is a Croatian airline company.
Tel: +385 (0)72 500 505 (for calls from Croatia), + 385 (0)1 6676 555
Travelling to Croatia by bus
Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with majority of Central European and Western European countries.
Information service for bus lines for calls within Croatia: +385 (0)60 313 333
Information service for bus lines for calls from outside Croatia: +385 (0)1 611 2789
International lines (ticket office):
Tel: +385 (0)1 6008 631
National lines (ticket office):
Tel: +385 (0)1 6008 620
Travelling to Croatia by train
The international train network connects Croatia with Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Serbia. There are transfer connections with all other European countries.
Tel: + 385 (0)60 333 444
Tel: + 385 (0)1 3782 583