AIR: The main domestic airports are located in
Zagreb Pleso, 25km from Zagreb (travel time - 40 minutes
by bus - hourly schedule), completely renovated airport at Zadar
(ZAD) 8 km from the city - travel time 25min, at
Rijeka (RJK), 27km from the Island of Krk (travel time –
35 minutes by bus) and at Split (SPU), 25km from Split
(travel time – 30 minutes by bus). Split also receives
international flights. There are others at Pula (PUY),
10km from Pula (travel time – 15 minutes by bus) and
Dubrovnik (DBV), 22km from Dubrovnik (travel time – 30
minutes by bus).
SEA: There are regular connections between the
main ports and the offshore islands. Rijeka, Zadar, Split and
Dubrovnik are linked by passenger and car ferries.
RAIL: The network connects all major
cities except Dubrovnik. It is often quicker to travel by bus,
In 1996, there were 27,247km of
roads in Croatia, including 318km of motorways. A ten-year
road-building programme was announced in that year. Unexploded
ordinance may remain in Eastern Slavonia and the former Krajina;
motorists should avoid these areas. A toll is payable on
motorways. Unleaded petrol is available.
Regulations: Traffic drives on the right. Speed
limits are 130kph (81mph) on motorways, 100kph (62mph) on dual
carriageways, 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas and 80kph (50mph)
outside built-up areas. Heavy fines are imposed for speeding.
Documentation: National or
International Driving Permit. All motorists should also carry a
valid passport as proof of identity at all times. A Green Card
should be carried by visitors (except EU nationals) taking their
own car into Croatia. Without it, insurance cover is limited to
the minimum legal cover; the Green Card augments this to the
level of cover provided by the car owner’s domestic policy.
National registration in country of origin is required for all
foreign vehicles. Bus: There are regular services to
destinations all over Croatia. Timetable information is
available from Zagreb Central Bus Station (see links from
tourist board website: