How to get here
You can reach Croatia by car, by coach, by train or by plane as well.
If you travel by car, we'd like to give you some advice. For entering Croatia you require the driver's licence, the vehicle registration certificate and the green insurance card for your car.
If you enter Croatia in a borrowed car, you need to have an authorisation written by the vehicle owner.
If you want to come by rental car, you should enquire of the rental service, whether you are allowed to enter Croatia (non-EU country).
in built-up areas 50 km/h
on country roads 90 km/h
on freeways 110 km/h
on motorways 130 km/h
Car with mobile home 80 km/h
Busses and busses with lightweight trailer 80 km/h
During winter season it is obligatory to switch on the headlamps (day and night). In the summer season this regulation does not apply.
It is forbidden to use the mobile phone while driving!
Blood alcohol limit is 0.5 per mil.
It is obligatory to fasten the seat belts.
Useful telephone numbers
- breakdown service: + 385 1 987.
- HAK information centre + 385 62 777 777 , 0-24 (English, German, Italian).
- Police: + 385 1 92.
- Fire brigade: + 385 1 93.
- Emergency: + 385 1 94.
- Taxi: + 385 1 970.
Petrol stations are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m, in the summer season to 10 p.m., petrol stations ready for service in larger cities and alongside the main travel routes are open 24/7. The petrol stations sell: unleaded petrol (Super / Eurosuper 95), Super unleaded petrol (Super Plus / Eurosuper Plus 98) and Diesel (Dizel / Diesel / Eurodiesel), in larger cities and on many motorways gas (LPG) is available. You need a DISH-coupling or an adaptor to fuel.
Many tourists are interested in how much they have to pay on Croatian motorways.
See here for information on fuel prices.
Here you obtain information on breakdown service and road conditions.
If you need information on ferry services, please click here.
Most parts of the Croatian motorways are toll roads.
If you enter a toll booth, you obtain (mostly) automatically a ticket from the machine in front of the barrier.
If no ticket appears, press the red button. The machine will spit it out then.
You will have to pay the ticket at the toll station before you leave the motorway.
The road toll is not inexpensive (e. g. Zagreb - Split approx. 20.- €), but in return the motorways are in exellent condition.
Please observe the speed limit of 130 km/h. Particularly in the summer months, the Croatian police patrols the motorways in unmarked vehicles and fishes out speeders. Since 2009 the tunnels Mala Kapela and Sveti Rok have been made fit for two-lane traffic, and the nerve-racking traffic jam in front of the tunnel entry, which was common in the summer months, is now a thing of the past.
If you are involved in a traffic accident, you have to call the police immediately.
Secure the scene of the accident (set up the warning triangle) and take appropriate measures to prevent further danger. Wait for the police. You may obtain all information about the actuarial handling of the accident, about insurance companies, service stations etc. from the policemen documenting the accident. In case the vehicle is damaged, insist on a certification of the vehicle damage regardless the extent, otherwise you will not be allowed to pass the border later on.
If you want to have your vehicle repaired or need towing, call the breakdown service.
To enter Croatia by airplane the following airports are available:
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Osijek. The islands Brac and Losinj can be reached only by smaller planes.