Sailing tips: Traffic Connections

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Highway connections between the destinations on the Croatian coast and the central Europe are improving more and more. During the summer months traffic is quite dense at border crossings, which can cause minor congestions. You need a valid driver's license and Green insurance card to enter Croatia and drive through it. Toll is charged on highways, semi-highways and bridges according to the section (road) length and vehicle type. It can be paid at toll boxes in cash, with credit cards (American Express, Diners, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa) or cheques (the lowest amount per cheque 10,00 Kuna). Toll can also be paid in Euros.

Basic Information:

  • In Croatia, people drive on the right side of the road
  • Driving with headlights is obligatory during both day and night
  • Use of mobile phones while driving is not permitted while driving
  • Use of seat belts is obligatory
  • Maximum permitted amount of alcohol in blood is 0,5 per mill
  • Unless the traffic signs indicate differently, permitted speed limits are the following:
    • 50 km/h - within built-up areas
    • 90 km/h - outside built-up areas
    • 110 km/h - on major motor routes
    • 130 km/h - on motorways
    • 80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer, buses and buses with a light trailer

Information about tolls, fuel prices and a list of gas stations can be found at: www.hak.hr and www.ina.hr.

Taxi service and Rent-a-Car are available in all bigger towns, tourist centers and at airports.

Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary and Slovakia. Croatia also has a very well developed national bus network that reaches even the smallest towns and places on the coast.

Almost every international airport has regular flights toward Zagreb, Croatia, from where you can further continue toward the coast. In high season number of flights increases and numerous charter flights operate directly toward the biggest tourist destinations in Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Rijeka and Pula.

Croatia Airlines has flights toward: Rome, Milan, Sarajevo, Skopje, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Moscow, Prague and Tel Aviv.

The railway network connects all major Croatian cities except Dubrovnik. There are direct lines to Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro. Indirect lines connect Croatia with all other European countries. Train types operating in Croatia are: InterCity (IC), EuroCity (EC), Express (Ex), fast (B) and local trains: Croatian Railways Ltd.

The leading Croatian shipping and ferry company, Jadrolinija, takes part in both national and international traffic with its shipping and ferry lines.

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