Getting Around Croatia

Croatia is a relatively small country—similar in size to Switzerland—with over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of coastline along the Adriatic Sea. Most travelers either rent a car or hire a private driver for the duration of their stay, given the roads are well-maintained and in great condition—and one-way drop-off fees are quite affordable.

By sea, you have a variety of options, ranging from public ferries, private boat charters, or small-ship cruises. Keep in mind, however, that transport between the islands is quite limited during the winter months (November to April), given many services for tourists are closed. See our article on getting from Hvar to Brač Island for an example of ferry and private boat options.
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Beaches of Split
Map of How to Get from Hvar to Split
How to Get from Hvar to Split

Split is Croatia's second biggest city and the main link to the southern Dalmatian Islands—and it's especially easy to get to from Hvar thanks to frequent ferry connections.... read more

The harbor at Korcula
Map of How to Get from Hvar to Korčula
How to Get from Hvar to Korčula

The Adriatic islands of Hvar and Korčula are popular stops for visitors touring the region of Dalmatia in southern Croatia. The best way to travel from one island to the other... read more

Map of How to Get from Dubrovnik to Hvar
How to Get from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Dubrovnik and the island of Hvar are must-sees if you're exploring Croatia's Dalmatian coast. An easy and popular option is taking the passenger ferry—from June to September,... read more

Ston
Map of How to Get from Dubrovnik to Ston
How to Get from Dubrovnik to Ston

The walled city of Ston and its saltworks located on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Croatia are popular attractions for travelers. There are only 34 miles separating Ston... read more

Zadar
Map of How to Get from Split to Zadar
How to Get from Split to Zadar

There are only 98 miles (158 km) to cover from Split to Zadar, making it easy to include these two popular destinations on Croatia's Dalmatian coast as part of your trip.... read more

Map of How to Get from Dubrovnik to Split
How to Get from Dubrovnik to Split

There are a number of ways to travel the 143 miles (230 kilometers) between two of Croatia's most popular coastal destinations, Dubrovnik and Split. While train travel along the... read more

Zadar
Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Zadar
How to Get from Zagreb to Zadar

The coastal city of Zadar is a popular summer destination thanks to its historic old town and nearby beaches. The quickest and most convenient travel option is by direct flight... read more

Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Split
How to Get from Zagreb to Split

Though there are several travel options between Zagreb and Split, the two preferred methods to cover the 255 miles (410 km) allow for the most comfort, efficiency, and... read more

Map of How to Get from Split to Korčula
How to Get from Split to Korčula

Korčula is one of the most visited of the Dalmatian islands thanks to its beaches, fishing villages and charming walled town of Korčula. There are several car and passenger... read more

The harbor at Bol, Brac
Map of How to Get from Hvar to Brač
How to Get from Hvar to Brač

Hvar and Brač are neighboring islands connected by passenger ferry services. During the summer season, private boat transfers are also available, and this is the most convenient... read more

Map of How to Get from Zadar to Trogir
How to Get from Zadar to Trogir

The historic city of Trogir on Croatia's Adriatic coastline is an easy 1.5-hour drive from Zadar, covering a distance of only 80 miles (129 km). This short drive is most... read more

Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Skradin
How to Get from Zagreb to Skradin

There are several ways to travel the 194 miles (312 km) from Croatia's capital, Zagreb, to Skradin. Book a flight and private transfer for stress-free and hands-off travel. A... read more

Map of How to Get from Split to Skradin
How to Get from Split to Skradin

Split is only 58 miles (93 km) from Skradin, the scenic, riverside city at the entrance to Krka National Park. Traveling by private transfer or rental car is the quickest and... read more

Map of How to Get from Zadar to Skradin
How to Get from Zadar to Skradin

Skradin, a riverside town located at the entrance to Krka National Park, is a short and easy trip from the medieval seaside city of Zadar, only 47 miles (76 km) away. The most... read more

Map of How to Get from Trogir to Ston
How to Get from Trogir to Ston

The city of Ston, located on the Pelješac Peninsula, is 132 miles (212 km) from Trogir—a trip best taken by private transfer or rental car. The drive takes 2.5 hours if you go... read more

Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Poreč
How to Get from Zagreb to Poreč

Poreč is an easy trip from Zagreb—just 155 miles (250 km) away, the coastal city is best reached by car. Driving a rental car or going with a private driver is typically easy... read more

Map of How to Get from Korčula to Ston
How to Get from Korčula to Ston

Located on the Pelješac peninsula, Ston is only 41 miles (66 km) from Korčula Town, located on the eastern tip of the island of Korčula, making this an easy trip. You'll need to... read more

How to Get to Korčula Island

There are a number of ferry routes to Korčula, a journey of about 75 miles (roughly 120 km) from either Split or Dubrovnik. Regardless of your starting point, you'll transfer... read more

Map of How to Get from Split to Ston
How to Get from Split to Ston

The cities of Split and Ston are both popular tourist destinations on Croatia's Dalmatian coast. With a distance of 121 miles (195 km) separating them, the fastest and most... read more

Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Motovun
How to Get from Zagreb to Motovun

Motovun is an easy and fast trip from Zagreb requiring about three hours. Just 141 miles (227 km) away, the inland Istrian city is best reached by car. Driving a rental car or... read more

Map of How to Get from Zadar to Šibenik
How to Get from Zadar to Šibenik

Zadar is only 55 miles (88 km) from Šibenik, making it an easy trip from one coastal city to another by car. Driving a rental car or hiring a private driver is by far the... read more

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Rovinj
How to Get from Zagreb to Rovinj

The coastal city of Rovinj is an easy trip from Zagreb—just 155 miles (250 km)—and it is best reached by car. Booking a private transfer is typically easy and efficient, but you... read more

How to Get to the Blue Cave

The Blue Cave is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Croatia's Dalmatian islands. It's located on the eastern side of the tiny island of Biševo which is about 3 miles... read more

Map of How to Get from Trogir to Split
How to Get from Trogir to Split

The historic cities of Trogir and Split are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and easy to combine on the same itinerary, as they're only 17 miles (27 km) apart. It's a short... read more

Map of How to Get from Zagreb to Trogir
How to Get from Zagreb to Trogir

There are several ways to travel the 237 miles (381 km) between Zagreb and Trogir. Book a direct flight for a quick, 45-minute journey, or consider making the four-hour road... read more

Map of How to Get from Rovinj to Zadar
How to Get from Rovinj to Zadar

It's a 205-mile (330 km) trip by road from Rovinj to Zadar. The quickest way to make this journey is by private transfer to Pula and then a flight to Zadar. Another option is to... read more

How to Get from Dubrovnik to Kotor

Though there are two methods of travel to cover the 57 miles (92 km) between Dubrovnik and Kotor, travel by car is preferred for its comfort and efficiency it provides. Driving... read more

Map of How to Get from Istria to Split
How to Get from Istria to Split

There are a couple of ways to travel the 300 miles (484 kilometers) between Istria, Croatia's northern peninsula, and Split. Though it is possible to drive, travel by plane is... read more

How to Get to Split

There are a number of ways to travel to Split from within Croatia's most popular cities and regions, namely Dubrovnik, Istria, and Zagreb. If possible from the departing... read more