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Useful Information
By Plane
International airports are in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Brac, Losinj, Osijek, Pula and Rijeka. Only smaller aircraft can land on Brac and Losinj.

Croatia Airlines
The national airline company, regional member of the airlines association Star Alliance, links Croatia by direct flights with a range of European destinations: Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Lisbon and Mostar. In the high season the Croatian coast is served by air links with additional destinations in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Great Britain and other destinations in Europe. In cooperation with its partners, Croatian Airlines enables its passengers to reach destinations throughout the world.
Information and purchase of air tickets: www.croatiaairlines.hr;
Information and reservations: +385 1 4872 727; 062 77 77 77

Other airline companies flying within Croatia
Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, ČSA, Lufthansa, LOT, Malev, Germanwings, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air Bosna, Air One, British Airways, Hapag Lloyd, Norwegian Air Shuttle, TAP, Wizz Air, Estonian Air, EasyJet, Skyeurope, Aer Lingus.

By Bus
Croatia is a member of the Eurolines system - Europe's largest and best connected scheduled coach operator. It connects over 500 cities in 25 European countries. Deutsche Touring scheduled coach operator maintains regular service from German towns to different tourist destinations, including Croatian destinations (together with holiday packages). Coach operators from many countries organize scheduled and ad-hoc lines to Croatia, with or without packages. In summer months there are numerous tourist coach lines from all European countries to Croatian destinations. Check with the travel agencies in you country specializing for travel to Croatia.

Many Croatian coach operators - members of UHPA, maintain scheduled international coach lines covering all major European cities, as far as London, Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, many cities in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

Bus service between major cities (intercity lines) is quite frequent, as well as regional services. The most frequent bus terminal in Croatia is Bus Terminal Zagreb (in Croatian "Autobusni kolodvor Zagreb"). On their official pages you can find the timetable of all arrivals to Zagreb and departures from Zagreb. In almost every larger town, there is a bus station (Autobusna Stanica) where tickets are sold and timetables are clearly displayed.

Croatian travel agencies - members of UHPA have at their disposal own fleets of modern motor coaches and mini buses. They can be hired or transfers can be organised with or without interpreters or guides, assistance and porterage.

By Train
The rail network connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik. There are direct lines to Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Yugoslavia. In 2003, between Bratislava and Split, like on weekends from June to September 2002), a tourist train taking also sleeping car and a car enabling transport of private cars and bicycles, will be organized. There are indirect lines to almost all other European countries. The types of train services that operate in Croatia are: EuroCity (EC), InterCity (IC), express (Ex), fast (B), local and accelerated trains. Eurocity and Intercity trains are: EC "Mimara": Berlin - Leipzig - Munich - Salzburg - Ljubljana - Zagreb; IC "Croatia": Vienna - Maribor - Zagreb; IC "Kvarner": Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka; IC "Drava": Budapest - Cakovec - Zagreb - Ljubljana - Venice.

Train is a popular mode of transport in Croatia. The day trains between major cities also conveys full restaurant facilities, whilst the overnight services convey sleeping car accommodation as well as seating accommodation. Between Zagreb and Split, particularly in high season, several night trains take private cars.

Croatian Railways (Hrvatske zeljeznice) time table in Croatian only

By Boat
Ships and ferries operate along the coast and to the islands. Express coastal lines start from Rijeka and call at many towns and islands all the way to Dubrovnik. There are regular and seasonal services to Italian ports of call (Bari, Ancona, Vasto, Pescara, Giulianova, Venice, Grado, and Trieste) and Slovenian Koper. Aboard the ships and ferries operating along the coast and across the Adriatic to Italian ports (except aboard the fast ships and catamarans) there are restaurants and you can either reserve a cabin or travel on the deck in reclining seats. In the tourist season there are many additional tourist lines and excursions from/to the mainland and island destinations and between Croatian and Italian ports.

International Car Ferry Lines
Split - Ancona (Italy) - Split (SEM, Jadrolinija, Adriatica)
Hvar - Ancona (Italy) - Hvar (SEM)
Vis - Ancona (Italy) - Vis (SEM)
Zadar - (Brbinj, island Dugi otok) - Ancona (Italy) - Zadar (Jadrolinija)
Dubrovnik - Bari (Italy) - Dubrovnik (Jadrolinija)
Bari (Italy) - Dubrovnik - Bari (A.S.C.)
Ortona (Italy) - Dubrovnik - Ortona (A.S.C.)

International Ship Lines
Rovinj - Porec - Umag - Venice (Italy)- Umag - Porec - Rovinj (Istraline)
Rovinj - Venice (Italy) - Rovinj (Kompas travel)
Porec - Venice (Italy) - Porec (Kompas travel)
Umag - Venice (Italy) - Umag. (Kompas travel)
Grado (Italy) - Trieste (Italy) - Umag - Rovinj - Brijuni - Rovinj - Umag - Trieste - Grado (Adriatica)
Mali Losinj - Koper (Slovenia) - Mali Losinj (Losinjska plovidba)
Ancona (Italy) - Split - Ancona (SNAV)
Trieste (Italy) - Pula - Trieste (Jadroagent / Ustica line)
(different timetables) ship connections between Italian towns Pescara, Giulianova and Vasto and Croatian towns Hvar and Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, Bol on theisland of Brac, Vis on the island of Vis and Vela Luka on the island of Korcula (SNAV)

Jadrolinija, Rijeka, Croatian shipping line, maintains most of the coastal and local ferry lines, and international ferry lines Split - Ancona (Italy) - Split , Zadar - (Brbinj, the island of Dugi otok) - Ancona (Italy) - Zadar and Dubrovnik - Bari (Italy) - Dubrovnik

By Car
Travellers with their own vehicle can use 4 border crossings between Hungary and Croatia, 29 between Slovenia and Croatia, 23 between Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia and 7 with Serbia and Montenefro. A valid driving licence, automobile registration card and your green card (unless regulated differently) are necessary for entry into Croatia with a vehicle. All damage to vehicle must be reported at the border when entering the country.

International driving licence is generally not required but national licence has to be officially translated major languages.

Road assistance is organised by HAK (Croatian Automobile Club) and it operates on major roads and in towns. Unique phone number is available to drivers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day: 987 (for mobile phone calls you should dial prefix 01 if you are in Croatia or +385 1 from abroad). Road conditions on-line.
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