There are numerous ways of travelling around Croatia and which mode of transport you choose probably depends on what part of the country you’re in, and how far you need to travel! Click on the links below to get some further details about travelling around the country.
However, generally, unless you have a hire car, you will most likely travel around Croatia by either bus or train, and ferry (of course!) if you’re reaching the islands.
The bus network is very extensive and there are many, many buses operating on inter-city/inter-county as well as local routes.
Train travel in Croatia is easy and relatively inexpensive, but the train network isn’t as far reaching as the bus network. For example – famously – Dubrovnik has no train station, so don’t try and reach this city by train!
Air, of course, is the quickest way to travel. You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in just over 1 hour; by comparison, it takes about 9 hours by bus! However – understandably – flying is also the priciest method of travel. On the other hand, if you book far enough in advance you can sometimes get some very good prices on routes within Croatia. Don’t always discount flying as a way of getting around.
Travelling Around Croatia Guides
- Flights in Croatia
Details of flights routes that exist in Croatia – also learn more about Croatia Airlines
- Bus Travel in Croatia
Guides to routes, bus companies and timetable advice for Croatia, plus details on Bus Ticket Prices in Croatia and Tips for Buses in Croatia
- Ferries in Croatia
Ferry routes all along the Croatian coast, including those from Jadrolinija, Kapetan Luka and other operators
- Ferry and catamaran prices in Croatia
Ticket prices for all the main routes in the country
Learn more about the main ferry company in Croatia, including routes and ticket prices
- Kapetan Luka
Details of this company’s coastal catamarans, including services connecting Split and Dubrovnik
- Island Hopping in Croatia on a Budget
Top tips for saving money when visiting the islands
- Trains in Croatia
Information on the best routes for train travel in Croatia
- Interrailing in Croatia
How to make use of Croatia or Europe-wide interrail passes for travelling around Croatia by train
- Driving in Croatia
Tips on driving in the country, including on motorways in Croatia plus details on Car Hire in Croatia
- Taxis in Croatia
How and when to travel by taxi, plus the main taxi companies in the country
Other ways of travelling around Croatia
BlaBlaCar is a ride-sharing service through which you can book a carpool on particular journeys. (They also show certain bus routes.) Look up the route you intend to travel on their website or through their app to see if anyone’s offering the journey you need, how much it costs and details about the driver.