Outside Zagreb

- Position
- Croatia Border Crossing
- Documents
- Croatian roads
- What to do if you had a traffic accident?
- How to avoid traffic jams?
- Other important driving information
- Petrol stations
- Highway toll charges
- Important telephone numbers
- Croatian Angels





Croatia is a Mediterranean country and borders Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Hercegovina and Montenegro. The Adriatic Sea divides Croatia from Italy.

Croatia Border Crossing

If you are arriving to Croatia from Western Europe, you will most likely use border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia. During the summer seasons borders can get busy on weekends when tourists either arrive or are leaving Croatia, so you should factor this in your trip. The bigger border crossings are:











To enter Croatia, a driver’s licence, 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 licence 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 recognised by the Croatian insurance Bureau.

Croatian roads

Croatia has been building its motorway network over the last decade and major Croatian cities are connected by two lane motorway. Motorway toll is payable and it can be paid in Kunas, Euros or by Credit Card. Two main motorways lead from Zagreb to Rijeka (A6) and from Zagreb to Split (A1).

Permitted road speeds

50 km/h - within built-up areas
90 km/h - outside built-up area
110 km/h - on major motor routes designed exclusively for motor vehicles and on fast roads 
130 km/h - on motorways
80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer
80 km/h - for buses and buses with a light trailer

What to do if you had a traffic accident?

First inform the police about the traffic accident (Tel: 192), however in the event of a traffic accident which results in minor material damage such notification is not obligatory. Secure the site of the accident (set up a warning triangle) and undertake measures for elimination of fresh possible dangers. Wait for the arrival of the police.

In the event of any damage to the vehicle, you must obtain a police report on the damage to the vehicle, without which you cannot re-cross the state border. Should you require vehicle repair services, or your vehicle needs towing, call Road Assistance, on 987. If calling from abroad, telephone +385 1 987.

How to avoid traffic jams?

To avoid unnecessary prolongation of your journey and becoming involved in traffic jams, you are advised to: - plan your trip by using the traffic organiser in which the days and directions of the highest expected densities of traffic are stated, - check on the conditions on the roads and ferries at HAK (HAK Information Centre: +385 1 4640 800) or on the Second Programme of Croatian Radio (at RDS-HRT2) before starting your trip.

Other important driving information

- To drive a car, you must not have more than 0.05% of alcohol in your blood
- Use of mobile/cell telephones while driving is forbidden!
- Use of seat belts is compulsory.
- Headlights must be turned on during daytime only during summer time (DST – Daylight saving time)

Petrol stations

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.

Highway toll charges

A1 Zagreb-Bosiljevo-Zadar-Šibenik-Split-Šestanovac- Ravča;
A2 Zagreb-Zaprešić-Krapina-Macelj;
A3 Bregana-Zagreb-Slavonski Brod-Županja-Lipovac;
A4 Zagreb-Varaždin-Goričan;
A5 Osijek -Đakovo-Sredanci;
A6 Za-greb-Karlovac-Bosiljevo-Vrbovsko-Rijeka and
A7 Rijeka-Rupa.

Three-lane two-way roads:
The Istrian Y (motorway on the Istrian Peninsula) with toll booths at the “Tunnel Učka” and the “Mirna” viaduct.

Important telephone numbers

International country code for Croatia: 00385
Police: 192
Fire Brigade: 193
Ambulance: 194
Roadside vehicle assistance: 987; (when calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call +385 1 987)
National Search and Rescue Centre: 9155.
A single countrywide number for all emergency situations: 112
General information: 981
Information - local and intercity numbers: 988
Information - international numbers: 902
Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520
Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385 1 4640 800;
Croatian Camping Union, +385 52 451 324,

Croatian Angels

A single telephone number throughout Croatia from which tourist information can be obtained: 062 999 999.
From outside Croatia: +385 62 999 999.
This service is available in Croatian, English, German and Italian.

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