We know that Croatia is a very popular destination for Czech and Slovak holidaymakers, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors from these two countries each year! We have therefore put together a guide on how best to travel to Croatia from the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Getting to Croatia by Road
Most visitors to Croatia from the Czech and Slovak Republics travel by car. No doubt everyone has their favoured routes, but will likely involve travelling via Austria and Slovenia to Croatia (from the Czech Republic) or through Slovakia and Hungary.
ViaMichelin is an excellent resource for European road travel planning.
Getting to Croatia by Train
In summer 2020, a new night train service will connect both Prague and Bratislava with Rijeka on the Croatian coast. Operator Regiojet will operate three trains a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the return trains operating on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The full route connects Prague, Pardubice, Brno, Breclav and Bratislava with Rijeka. From Prague, journey time is 15 hours 20 minutes and from Bratislava the journey time is 11 hour 30 minutes. The train gets into Rijeka at 8.46am – a perfect time for then travelling on to your final destination. Hopefully you can get some beach time too that day! There is also a planned route of bus transfers (tickets for these are priced separately) to destinations such as Split, Zadar, Rovinj, Porec and many more.
Tickets for the train are priced from €22 one-way.
Getting to Croatia by Bus
Flixbus have direct bus services from Prague to Zagreb, Rijeka and Split, amongst other routes.
Regiojet also offer numerous bus services to the Croatian coast from Prague and Bratislava. These include services to Split and Zadar.
Flights to Croatia from the Czech and Slovak Republics
A number of airlines offer flights connecting these two countries with Croatia: