To enter Croatia: a driver’s license, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents are required. An international driving licence is required for the use of rent-a-car services. The permit is issued by the parent motor-club.
The driver of a motor vehicle registered abroad entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia must have a valid International Motor Third Party Liability Insurance document valid on the territory of the European Union, or some other evidence of the existence of such insurance. International insurance documents and evidences are considered to be either an official license plate of a vehicle normally stationed on the territory of a country whose national insurance bureau is a signatory of the Multilateral agreement or a valid Green Card issued for a vehicle which originates from a country whose national insurance bureau is not a signatory of the Multilateral agreement and other documents and evidences whose validity is recognized by the Croatian insurance Bureau.
50 km/h – within settled areas
90 km/h – outside settled areas
110 km/h – on major roadways designed exclusively for motor vehicles, and on highways
130 km/h – on motorways
80 km/h – for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer without brakes
80 km/h – for buses and buses with a light trailer; on motorways, buses are allowed to drive up to 100 km/h, except for those buses carrying children
Please reduce and adjust your speed in wet road conditions.
Driving with dipped headlights is obligatory during winter time.
The use of mobile telephones while driving is forbidden!
The use of seat belts is obligatory.
A reflective sleeveless jacket is an obligatory part of every vehicle’s emergency equipment. The driver is obliged to wear it when he or she is on the road, outside the car (changing a tire, doing repair works on the car, filling up with petrol, stopping other cars in an attempt to seek help, etc.)
In larger cities and on the motorways, petrol stations are open 24 hours a day. Petrol stations sell Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel. Gas (LPG) is available in major cities and at petrol stations on motorways. For information on fuel prices and a list of centres selling LPG gas go to: www.hak.hr.
Highway toll charges:
A1 Zagreb-Bosiljevo-Zadar-Šibenik-Split-Šestanovac- Ravča;
A3 Bregana-Zagreb-Slavonski Brod-Županja-Lipovac;
Three-lane two-way roads:
The Istrian Y (motorway on the Istrian Peninsula) with toll booths at the “Tunnel Učka” and the “Mirna” viaduct.
For more information go to: www.hak.hr, www.hac.hr; www.bina-istra.hr, www.arz.hr; www.azm.hr, www.huka.hr
Distance from Zagreb (North Croatia) to European capitals:
Budapest 362 km, Vienna 399 km, Rome 957 km, Berlin 1,111 km, Amsterdam 1,402 km, Paris 1,458 km, London 1,593 km, Athens1,600 km, Madrid 2,324 km, Munich 436 km, Zurich 604 km
Distance from Zagreb (North Croatia) to larger Croatian cities:
Dubrovnik 572 km, Karlovac 56 km, Osijek 280 km, Pula 292 km, Rijeka 182 km, Šibenik 338 km, Slavonski Brod 190 km, Split 365 km, Varaždin 98 km, Zadar 288 km