Croatian airports are situated in major towns and the biggest one is Zagreb airport. There are several international airports along the coast, in major towns Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Split, Pula and Rijeka, as well smaller airports on the islands of Brac and Losinj and Osijek in north east of Croatia.
Croatia Airlines LTD is a national airport company and has regular flights to:
- Regular national flights: Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Osijek, Pula and island of Brac.
- Regular international flights: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Lyon, Munich, Podgorica, Pristina, Rome, Sarajevo, Skoplje, Vienna and Zurich.
Except of Croatia Airlines, other major flight companies which have regular flights to Croatia are:
Aeroflot - Moscow to Split airport
Austrian Airlines - Vienna, Salzburg to Zagreb airport
Malev - Budapest to Split and Zagreb airport
Air Bosna - Sarajevo to Zagreb airport
Air France - Paris to Zagreb airport
British Airways - London Gatwick, Manchester to Dubrovnik
Czech Airlines - Prague to Split airport
Swissair - Basel, Zurich to Zagreb airport
Flight companies which have seasonal flights to Croatia are:
British Airways - London Gatwick to Split and Zagreb airport
Easy Jet - London-Gatwick to Split airport, Luton to Rijeka airport
Ryan Air - Dublin, London-Stansted to Zadar airport
Wizz Air - London-Luton to Zagreb and Split airport
German Wings - Bonn, Stuttgart to Zagreb airport
HLX - Hannover, Stuttgart to Dubrovnik airport
Aer Lingus - Dublin to Dubrovnik airport
AVRO - London - Gatwick, Birmingham to Dubrovnik airport
LTU - Dusseldorf to Dubrovnik airport
SkyEurope - Bratislava to Split airport, Prague to Split and Dubrovnik airport
Norwegian - Oslo Gardermoen to Split airport
Flybe - Birmingham to Split airport
Austrian Airlines - Salzburg to Dubrovnik airport
Lauda Air - Innsbruck to Zadar airport
SAS - Stockholm to Zagreb and Split airport, Gothenburg to Split airport
Many visitors each year travel to Croatia by car. Usually people drive from Italy, Slovenia, Hungary or Austria to the Croatian coast but there is an increasing number of visitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro as well.
For driving a car in Croatia is required to have a valid driver licence, car insurance with Green Card and car registration card. Newly built highway Zagreb – Split connects all major towns and getting to the Croatian coast from the capital city now is easier and it cuts travel time between the two cities to about four hours.
Driving in Croatia is quite easy as long as you follow the rules. One of the rules is driving on the right side of the road. Permitted blood level of alcohol is 0.05‰. Seat belts are compulsory for all passengers. Using mobile phones is not allowed during the drive.
Croatian coastal towns are connected with islands by regular ferry lines and fast hydrofoil. During the summer, the frequency of ferry lines is increased. The summer sailing schedule normally starts 1st June and ends on 30th September.
Jadrolinija LTD is main Croatian passenger shipping company and it has regular lines to all inhabited islands, costal towns and international lines.
International Car Ferries:
Rijeka – Zadar – Split - Stari Grad (island of Hvar) – Korcula – Dubrovnik - Bari
Split - Ancona - Split
Korcula - Stari Grad (island of Hvar) - Split - Ancona
Zadar - Ancona - Zadar
Zadar - Brbinj (island of Dugi otok) - Ancona
Dubrovnik - Bari - Dubrovnik
Another Croatian passenger shipping line with international daily ferry lines: Split - Ancona – Split is Split Tours. Split Tours has also season lines: Ancona - island Hvar - Ancona, Ancona - island Vis - Ancona, Ancona - island Mali Losinj - Ancona.
Also there are several Italian shipping companies which have regular lines from Croatia (Split, Zadar, Rovinj and Porec) to Italy (Trieste, Ancona, Rimini, Venice).
Except Dubrovnik, rail network connects all major Croatian cities. Direct lines connect Croatia with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Hrvatske zeljeznice LTD is a national rail company and has regular lines:
EC “Mimara”: Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb;
IC “Croatia”: Vienna - Maribor - Zagreb;
IC “Sava”: Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd;
IC “Kvarner”: Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka;
IC “Drava”: Budapest – Cakovec – Ljubljana – Vénice
“Olimpus”: Zagreb – Beograd -Skoplje - Thessaloniki
Buses run between all major Croatian towns and several cities in Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Austria, France, Hungary, Netherlands and Belgium. A very comprehensive road network connects all parts of the country. Bus lines between major cities are quite frequent, as well as regional services.