In this section, we'll
cover the various ways of getting to Croatia - you can do so by
air, bus, train, car and ferry (at least, these are the most sensible
ways of getting there!) and your mode of transport may well depend
on the country you live in and its proximity to Croatia.
Reaching Croatia from the UK indirectly by air: Once upon a time, direct flights to Croatia from the UK weren't plentiful at all; those that did exist were rather expensive - no low-cost airlines flew to the country, so there was little competition and fares were relatively pricey. Back in those limited times, we often recommended to travellers that they should utilise low-cost flights to nearby countries (such as Italy, Austria and Hungary) and then make their way over to Croatia by bus, train or ferry.
These days, travellers don't really have the same problem. There are many direct flights from the UK (at least, in summer!) to almost all of the major airports in Croatia. See our Getting There By Air from the UK & Ireland guide.
However, you might still consider travelling to Croatia indirectly. Why? Here's a few reasons:
1) You're travelling to a place/region with poor air connections from the UK.
travelling from a place/region in the UK with poor air connections to Croatia.
3) You're travelling in low season, when there are only direct flights to Zagreb and Dubrovnik.
4) You want to give yourself more options - e.g. Ryanair fly twice a week to Pula, but daily to Trieste. (This refers to summer flights.)
5) You might like to combine your holiday in Croatia with some time in a neighbouring country - thus flying out (or in) to Croatia and out or into somewhere else.
Flying to Croatia from the UK & Ireland with a stopover: For even more travel options if flying to Croatia, you can also travel via a stopover in another European country. This is most likely to be Germany (GermanWings's network of flights is especially good), although the expansion of Easyjet's network means stops in Geneva, Milan, Paris or Berlin could work.