Transportation in Croatia

How to Get to Croatia


Aeroflot operates Moscow -Zagreb flights several times a week. From late April to mid-October, charters to Pula, Split and Dubrovnik are organized once a week, and from June to September, flights to Pula are twice as frequent. Domestic flights of Croatian Airlines will deliver from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. In summer, a charter to the island of Krk is possible once a week, the journey time is about 3 hours. Croatian Airlines and Aeroflot fly from St. Petersburg to Zagreb on Thursdays and Sundays, you will have to spend 2.5-3 hours in the air. Look for a complete list of Croatian airports on our page.

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Croatian Airlines domestic flights fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. In summer, a charter to the island of Krk is possible once a week, there is also an air connection between Split and Osijek.

Croatian trains are comfortable and follow the schedule. Railways connect all major cities of the country, with the exception of Dubrovnik (in this case, you need to get by train to Split, and then take a bus to Dubrovnik). Popular lines (Zagreb – Split, Zagreb – Osijek, etc.) run modern high-speed express trains. In summer, the number of trains to seaside resorts increases.

Train traffic is most intensive in the northern part of the country. The center of the network is the capital Zagreb, from where regular trains run to Split, Osijek, Varazdin, Pula, Rijeka. In summer, traffic intensity increases, especially on lines leading to seaside resorts. The fare from Zagreb to Split is about 100 HRK, to Rijeka – about 60 HRK one way. Tickets are sold at the box office of stations and at the office. website (in English) of the Croatian Railways, where you can also find a detailed timetable and tariffs. The prices on the page are for November 2021.

A ticket bought at the box office of the railway platform will cost less than a similar ticket purchased from the conductor on the train.

If you want to ride around the country a lot, it makes sense to purchase a Eurail Croatia Pass. It involves an unlimited number of trips within 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8 days. Any travel card is valid for a month, a card for 3 days costs 78 EUR, for 8 – 170 EUR for an adult. Discounts are available for children and traveling families. You can get acquainted with the tariffs at the office. website (in English).

Intercity buses are a very convenient way to travel around Croatia, the fares are low, and most reach places that cannot be reached by plane or train. Buses run every hour to the most popular destinations, sometimes more often in the high season. Travel from Zagreb to Split will cost from 90 HRK. Schedule and rates are at the office. website (in English) of the Zagreb bus station, where you can also buy tickets online.

Public transport within cities

The most popular mode of transport in Croatian cities is the bus. Zagreb also has a tram and a funicular. A single ticket is valid everywhere, in fact, it is an analogue of the Moscow Troika – Karta Pretplatna. Tickets can also be bought from the driver, the amount depends on the travel time: 30 minutes – 4 HRK, 1 hour – 7 HRK and 90 minutes – 10 HRK, etc.

The funicular in Zagreb has long been not only a transport, but also a tourist attraction. It is open daily from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm and departs every 10 minutes. The cost of the trip is 4 HRK.

The funicular in Zagreb is the shortest in the world – only 66 m long, but both locals and tourists enjoy riding it.

If you are planning a quick acquaintance with Zagreb, then it makes sense to purchase a Zagrebcard. This card includes free travel on public transport and discounts at museums, theatres, restaurants and other tourist attractions. A card for 24 hours will cost 98 HRK, for 72 hours – 135 HRK. Detailed information is on the Zagreb page and at the office. website.

Taxis in Zagreb are inexpensive by European standards. Standard fare – from 6 HRK per km, landing – from 6 HRK. At night, on holidays and on weekends, rates increase by 15-20%. The car can be either caught on the street or called by phone.

In Croatian cities and Zagreb in particular, there are no special hills, so it is very convenient to ride a bike here. The only possible difficulty is the cobbled pavements. There are many rental points in the central areas of cities, prices are approximately the same everywhere: a couple of hours of rent will cost – from 67 HRK, a day – about 100 HRK.

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Car and scooter rental in Croatia

To rent a car in Croatia, you must be at least 21 years old, have at least three years of driving experience, a credit card, passport and driver’s license. A security deposit will be reserved on the credit card in the amount of 30 EUR depending on the car class. Representative offices of large car rental companies operate at airports: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz. The rental price starts from 52 EUR; When concluding a contract, you should always pay attention to what exactly is included in the price.

On the coast everywhere they offer to rent a scooter, this pleasure costs from 100 HRK per day. The deposit is about 900 HRK.

Prices in the price lists of rental offices are sometimes indicated without taking into account 20% tax.

Movement in the country is right-handed. Aboriginal drivers are quite polite, and the roads themselves, although narrow, are kept in excellent condition. It is important to follow road signs and remember that pedestrians here, as elsewhere in Europe, are used to being treated with respect. This is especially true for cyclists, who are always diligently bypassed here.

Transportation in Croatia