By car - roads and highways in Croatia
For your pleasant journey through Istria, you have at your disposition the Istrian motorway (at some parts semi-motorway), known under name Istrian Y which leads you to the southest parts of the peninsula and also to the places situated in central Istria.
If you are arriving in Istria from the western direction, Slovenia, you will cross the border on one of the three road border crossings; Plovanija-Sečovlje, Kaštel-Dragonja or Požane-Sočerga.
Arriving to 'Istrian Y' from the eastern direction, using the Croatian highways from Zagreb or Split to Rijeka, after crossing the Učka tunnel, you will quickly reach your final destination.
With the recent release of the new section Umag-Kanfanar to the full profile motorway is introduced a closed toll collection system at the whole Istrian Y and are charged only sections which are in the full profile motorway and the passage through the tunnel Učka.
The motorway also connects Pula and Slovenian border at the section long about 80 kilometers and also has been released to traffic the eight miles long connecting road from Stancija Peličeti to Medulin road.
Most gas stations are open from 7 am until 8 pm, some even 24 hours a day. A lead-free petrol, marked with green indication is sold in all of the gas stations.
For all road information call 01/4640800 or look at: Croatian automobile club (HAK).
You can find toll rates at: HAC.HR
By plane - airports, airlines, companies
If you are arriving by regular or charter flights, you will land at the Pula airport, the biggest international airport in Istria. The Pula airport is only 5 km away from the city centre, so you can easily get there by taxi, bus or organized transport. Nearby, there is an international Vrsar tourist airport for accepting smaller aircrafts.
Pula Airport is one of the nine in Croatia.
All the information on departures and arrivals from the Pula Airport can be found at the link.
The largest Croatian air company is Croatia Airlines which offers flights to all major cities in Europe. Other coompanies also fly to Croatia, such as popular low cost airline companies like Ryan Air, Easy Jet and Germanwings.
Airport Zagreb - +385 1 62 65 222
Airport Split - +385 21 20 31 71
Airport Dubrovnik - +385 20 77 33 77
Airport Zadar - +385 23 20 58 00
Airport Pula - +385 52 53 01 05
Airport Rijeka - +385 51 84 21 32
Airport Brač - +385 21 55 97 15
Airport Osijek - +385 31 51 44 41
Airport Lošinj - +385 51 23 16 66
Croatia Airlines - croatian company
Low cost companies:
EasyJet flies to Rijeka and Split
Ryan Air flies to Pula and Zadar
On Air Pescara-Split
Germanwings: German low cost company
TUIfly: German company for low cost flights to Rijeka and Dubrovnik
Vola gratis - (companies like Ryanair or Easyjet, London-Rijeka
Contacts in Istria:
- Pula Airport
Valtursko polje 210
T. +385 (0)52 530 105
F. +385 (0)52 550 914
- Vrsar Tourist Airport Aeroadria
T. +385 (0)52 441 144
GSM. +385 (0)95 540 1115
F. + 385 (0)52 441 143
Medulin Sport Airport Delić air Medulin
GSM. +385 (0)98 223 577
GSM. +385 (0)98 224 577
F. +385 (0)52 380 940
By train - railroads and travel to Croatia by train
Coming by train, you can arrive in Istria very quickly using the following lines:
Ljubljana (SLO) - Divača (SLO) - Buzet (HR) - Pula (HR) every day from 23.04.-02.05. and from 25.06.-28.08.
Zagreb (HR) - Rijeka (HR) - Pazin (HR) - Pula (HR)
Information on timetable: T. +385 (0)60 333444, www.hznet.hr
Pula Railway Station: Kolodvorska 7, T. +385 (0)52 541733
Kanfanar Railway Station: Jurja Dobrile 10, T. +385 (0)52 825011
Pazin Railway Station: Stareh kostanji 1, T. +385 (0)52 624310, +385 (0)52 624710
Rijeka Railway Station: Trg kralja Tomislava 1, T. +385 (0)51 213333
Eurocity and intercity trains
EC "Mimara": München - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb;
IC "Croatia": Beč - Maribor - Zagreb;
IC "Sava": München - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd
IC "Kvarner": Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka
IC "Podravka": Osijek - Našice - Virovitica - Koprivnica - Zagrab
"Olimpus": Zagreb - Beograd - Skoplje - Solun
the fast train connection: Zürich - Zagreb.
By boat - ship lines, marinas, companies
When you decide to visit Istria by sea, you can use fixed or seasonal ship lines:
Venice - Umag / Poreč / Rovinj / Pula / Rabac
Venice - Umag / Poreč / Rovinj / Pula
Emilia Romagna Lines
Ravenna - Cesenatico - Rimini - Pesaro -> Rovinj - Zadar - Lošinj
Porozina (Cres) – Brestova
Linijska Nacionalna Plovidba
Zadar - Silba - Ilovik - Mali Lošinj - Unije – Pula
Trieste Lines (Ustica Lines)
Trieste - Piran/Portorož - Rovinj - Pula
Venice – Umag / Poreč / Rovinj / Pula / Rabac
For those of you who arrive by your own boat, you will be cordially welcomed in many Istrian marinas. They all have the most modern facilities at your disposal and offer all the necessary additional services: Istrian Marinas
By bus - stations, companies
If you are arriving in Istria by bus, for information contact bus stations.
UMAG, Joakima Rakovca 11, T. +385 (0)60 381381
NOVIGRAD, Murve 15 , T. +385 (0)52 757660
POREČ, Karla Huguesa 2, T. +385 (0)52 432153
ROVINJ, Trg na lokvi 6 , T. +385 (0)52 811453
PULA, Trg 1. istarske brigade 1, T. +385 (0)60 304090, +385 (0)60 304091
LABIN-RABAC, Trg 2. ožujka bb, T. +385 (0)52 855220
PAZIN, Miroslava Bulešića 2, T. +385 (0)60 306040
BUZET, Riječka bb, T. +385 (0)52 663285
RIJEKA, Žabica 1, T. +385 (0)60 302010, +385 (0)51 660364
ZAGREB, Av.Marina Držića 4, T. 060 313 333, +385 (0)1 6112 789 (if calling from abroad)
KOPAR (Slovenija), Kolodvorska cesta 11, T. +386 (0)5 6625105
Regular international bus services connect Croatia with Austria, Italy, Hungary, France, Germany, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries. This kind of travelling is cheapest if you are coming from Central Europe. Bus services connect all parts of the country.
Autotrans: departure from Rijeka
Zagreb: departure from Zagreb
SITA Padova: Rome - Zagreb, Torino - Zagreb;
SAF Udine: timetable Trieste - Pula, Rijeka, Split, Medjugorje;
Eurolines: Venice - Trieste - Medulin and Napoli - Rome - Firenze - Rijeka - Split
Travel to Istria