In terms of international traffic, Croatia is a transit country; its position is defined by
intersections of major traffic routes, since it connects Central Europe with south-eastern
Europe and Asia. The total length of classified roads is around 27,380 km. The longest
road section runs along the Sava valley, and from Zagreb towards Rijeka and Split. |
Getting there and away:
Train, Bus, Car, Airplane, ferryboat from Italy
By aiplane to Zagreb, Split, Pula, Rijeka(Krk island), Dubrovnik.
By train you can come to Croatia from Hungary(Budapest), Slovenia(Ljubljana), Serbia and Montenegro (Beograd), Bosnia and Hercegovina (Sarajevo). In Croatia you can travel with train to most towns in continental part, but on seacoast only to few towns (Pula(partially on bus, included in train price), Rijeka, Split and with poor connections to Zadar and Sibenik)
Lately in Croatia there are many new higways, and you can travel fast and easy to the seacoast.
Digital map and making routes in Croatia:
Probably coming from Ljubljana to Zagreb (train, bus, hitchiking), from Zagreb on highway(bus, hitchiking) or by train to Belgrade. Should stop in:
Slavonski Brod...not completely on route Đakovo, Osijek...
From Budapest (train, bus, hitchiking) for Zagreb. Should stop in Varazdin. From Zagreb to Rijeka and Istria(bus, hitchiking, train...should stop in Karlovac), or from Zagreb to Split(bus and hitchiking if you want to stop at Plitvice lakes and waterfalls).