Transportation in Croatia
ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
According to youremailverifier, the national airline Croatia Airlines (OU) (Internet: www.croatiaairlines.com) offers scheduled flights from Zagreb to Split, Rijeka, Dubrovnik, Pula and Brac.
European Coastal Airlines (Internet: www.ec-air.eu) offers seaplane connections from Split and Dubrovnik to the Croatian islands. A flight from Split to Hvar takes 10 minutes and to Korčula 22 minutes.
On the way by car / bus
Bus: The long-distance bus connections between the larger cities (city lines) are quite frequent, as are the regional connections. The largest bus terminal in Croatia is in Zagreb. Information is available from Autobusni Kolodvor (Internet: www.akz.hr).
Car: There is a seamless motorway connection via the A2 from Passau via Graz and Maribor to the Croatian capital Zagreb, where there is a connection to the Dalmatian A1 motorway (Zagreb – Zadar – Split – Ploce) and the A6 to Rijeka. On the A1 coastal motorway Motorists have free travel from Zagreb via Zadar and Split to Ploce in southern Dalmatia. Dubrovnik, 90 km from Ploce, can be reached by country roads.
Drivers can drive continuously from the Slovenian border on the motorway to Rijeka in the Kvarner Bay. From the Slovenian-Croatian border there is also a seamless motorway connection (A9) between Umag and Pula on the Istrian peninsula. The highways from the Hungarian border via Zagreb to Rijeka and the connection from Zagreb to shortly before Sibenik in central Dalmatia are also new.
There is a continuous motorway connection on the A7 motorway from Rupa to the port city of Opatija.
There is a toll on motorways stations. The toll is calculated based on the distance traveled and the type of vehicle. In addition to kuna, the toll can also be paid in foreign currency and with credit cards.
The closed payment system is used on motorways with multiple entrances and exits. When entering, the user receives a card that he pays for when exiting. The so-called smart card enables cashless payment of the toll. It is accepted by the HAC toll company on almost all motorways and is available in the offices of major toll stations (open Mon-Fri from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The smart card is loaded with a minimum credit. If you use this card, you will receive a 10% discount on the toll price.
Petrol stations are open around the clock on the main roads, newly built motorways and in the larger tourist centers. All other petrol stations are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. and in the summer season until 10 p.m. The petrol stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel; also gas in larger cities. Information on fuel prices and a directory of gas stations at http://www.ina.hr/ and http://www.omv.hr/ and http://www.hak.hr/.
In the eastern and western areas of Slavonia and in the western and southwest border areas with Bosnia, landmine hazards remain in many regions. In most cases, but not always, these areas are marked with plastic strips or warning signs. Drivers should definitely avoid these areas and not leave main roads. Further information is available from the respective foreign offices.
Traffic reports are available from the Croatian Angels (Tel: (062) 99 99 99) and the Croatian Car Club (HAK) (Internet: www.hak.hr. Tel: (01) 464 08 00).
An ADAC international emergency call station has been set up. It offers ADAC members and holders of an ADACForeign health and accident protection assistance with hotels, rental cars, vehicle or patient repatriations. The emergency call station in Zagreb is open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Tel: (01) 363 66 66, 363 60 00. Internet: www.adac.de).
Documents: National or international driver’s license, vehicle registration. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the car registration number is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are advised to take the international green insurance card with them in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance cover applies. In addition, the green card facilitate accident recording.
– alcohol limit: 0.5 â?? ° at the wheel, on the bike and as a passenger on motorcycles. There is an absolute ban on alcohol for drivers up to the age of 24 and for people who have not yet had their driving license for two years, as well as for professional drivers.
– Helmets are compulsory for cyclists under 16 years of age.
– Obligation to wear seat belts.
– Telephoning with the mobile phone is only permitted via a hands-free system.
– From the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March, drivers must also drive with their lights on during the day inside and outside built-up areas.
– It is mandatory for drivers to wear fluorescent safety vests when they leave their vehicle outside of built-up areas and are on the road, e.g. in the event of a breakdown or an accident.
in built-up areas: 50 km / h;
on country roads: 90 km / h;
on expressways: 110 km / h;
on motorways: 130 km / h.
with trailers outside built-up areas 80 km / h everywhere.
Attention: The following maximum speeds apply for drivers up to 24 years of age:
on country roads: 80 km / h;
on expressways: 100 km / h;
on motorways: 120 km / h.
On the go by train
The railway network (Internet: www.hznet.hr) connects all major Croatian cities, with the exception of Dubrovnik. The north-east of Croatia in particular is well served by rail traffic.
On the way by ship
Regular ferry connections between all ports and from the mainland to the islands.
Passenger and car ferries operate between Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. In summer (from the beginning of June to the end of September) Jadrolinija ferries operate between Rijeka and Dubrovnik. The largest Croatian passenger shipping company Jadrolinija (Internet: www.jadrolinija.hr) maintains most of the international and national ferry, ship and high-speed lines. The Losinjska Plovidba ferry company (Internet: www.losinjplov.hr) offers car ferry crossings on various routes.