Croatia

Croatia on Track

Croatia is a relatively small country where folks mostly travel by bus or by train. Major routes connect the capital city, Zagreb, with the Adriatic coast, where Split, in particular, is a very popular destination.

As in many countries, local trains offer second-class service only. First class is available on the main lines, and there is a sleeping car service between Zagreb and Zadar and Split. Unless you’re trying to conserve your Kuna (that’s your cash), first class is a must-do for its overall quiet, roominess, and comfy seats. New, high-speed tilting trains have been added to the Zagreb to Split line, cutting travel time by almost four hours! If you’re traveling with a rail pass, don’t forget to book a seat. (Purchased your ticket from Rail Europe? Then, your seat reservation is already included.)

Good to know: Dubrovnic is the only major Croatian city not connected to Croatia’s rail network. Your options? Take a bus (they run frequently) from Split and be there in a little over four hours. (And, once there, the city is well connected to Zagreb by train.) Or, if you have more time, take the ferry from Split. It’s a full day’s journey, but an experience all by itself. Spending some time in Italy? Then take the (much faster) ferry service from Bari to Dubrovnic, and add a bit of Croatia to your Italian adventure.

For more information on Croatia contact the Croatia Tourist Board.

Zagreb Croatia

Zagreb Croatia

Split harbour depicting Diocletian's palace, by night, Croatia

Split harbour depicting Diocletian's palace, by night, Croatia

Croatia Zagreb

Zagreb Croatia

Croatia Zagreb

Zagreb Croatia

Croatia Zagreb Kralja Tomislava

Kralja Tomislava, Zagreb, Croatia

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