How do I get to Croatia!?
Here is all the information you need to Travel to Croatia
There are many different ways to Travel to Croatia. By far the simplest is of course to fly direct, however the journey can be a beautiful one and if you are planning a stop off in Croatia on a wider European holiday then a direct flight is missing out.
The easiest way to travel to Croatia is by flying direct to one of Croatia's many airports. Scheduled flights provided by Croatia Airlines service most of the major European airports. As such air travel can be very cheap with budget airlines such as Easy jet also now offering some flights.
The price of air travel is heavily influenced by the season, the highest price is between May and September and over the holidays of Easter and Christmas, as is the case with most European holiday destinations. If you are booking a hotel and flight a package deal will be cheaper than trying to book everything separately.
Flights from outside Europe need to go via another European hub airport. Most major airports will have a connecting flight to Croatia (Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, London, being the obvious choices.) However if you are visiting Europe rather than trying to go straight to Croatia a train from one of these destinations may be better and cheaper.
You can travel to Croatia by rail but a rail ticket from London to Zagreb will cost as much if not more than a direct flight. A better option if you do want to go by train is once on the continent you can use an inter rail ticket, these tickets can be used to explore all of Europe and will include Croatia, the prices vary on age and the number of days you plan to travel. A guide price is as follows:-
Under 26 years old - 10 days travel in a 22 day period = £217
Over 26 years old - 10 days travel in a 22 day period = £325
An inter rail ticket is a great way of seeing Europe and the train ride through the mountains going into Zagreb is fantastic.
Non European residents are entitled to a similar thing, the Eurail global pass (over 26's) or the Eurail global youth pass for the under 26's. These passes need to be bought before you depart your home country or from the Eurail office in London.
The global pass give 1st class seatsand for 21 days cost $994(usd). The youth ticket is 2nd class but costs less at $804(usd). More info can be found at
Travel to Croatia by driving from the UK is pretty straight forward and can be done nearly entirely by motorway. The route takes you through some great cities so could be a good way to kill a few days if you wanted to take your time. Brussells -> Cologne -> Frankfurt -> Stuttgart -> Munich -> Salzburg -> Ljubiana. Once at Ljubiana you have the choice of south to the coast to Rijeka or south east to Zagreb.
The other route is via France, Switzerland and into Italy. Once in Italy you can then catch a ferry from Ancona to Split or Zadar. The further down Italy you go the further south you can get a ferry in Croatia. You will need to go to Bari to get a ferry to Dubrovnik.
You can also catch a bus from London to Zagreb. The journey is long though and will take 34-38 hours and requires a change in Frankfurt. The price is between £140 and £160, under 26's getting the lower rate of course.
You can travel to Croatia by catching a ferry from Iatly to Croatia, it is very easy. Cites such as Venice and Ancona have regular ships running between the two countries, most of the ships doc at Split in Dalmatia.
The journey takes between 8 to 10 hrs but sailing across the Adriatic is hardly a chore! There are faster crossings via catamaran and hydrofoil that take about 4 hrs 30 minutes. These are more expensive of curse and not all will have the facility for cars or motor bikes to be taken across.
Even in the high season foot passengers can usually just turn up and buy tickets on the day. It is advisable to book in advance if you are going by car or bike though. The costs for a foot passenger is £45, if you are going overnight then a cabin is an extra £27. To take a bike will cost £31 and cars £50.
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