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by car

Travel to Croatia by car
If you are travelling to Makarska or any other town on Makarska Riviera by car, depending on the direction (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary) you need to go  through Zagreb to Split with main Croatian highway A1, or along the Croatian coast from Rijeka to Split or Makarska.

Croatian  auto club
Information about highways, tolls, conditions on roads, maps, location of gas stations, tourist info for travellers on Croatian roads, multilingual -  Website

When arriving in Croatia by car it is requested that you carry a valid driver's license, car registration card and your Green Card (proof of car insurance)

Speed and alcohol limits
Speed limit in settlements is 50 km/h and 80 km/h in out of settlements (unless stated differently). On highways a speed limit is 130 km/h.
At this moment, the maximum permitted level of alcohol in the blood is 0%.

Petrol stations
In Croatia, petrol stations are open from 7 am to 7 pm or 8 pm every day and during the summer until 10 pm.  
There are also petrol stations that are opened round the clock in the larger towns and on main international routes all petrol stations sell: Eurosuper 95, Super 98, Normal and Euro Diesel.

This service is available in all cities, tourist resorts and airports (Split and Dubrovnik airport),  and in Makarska.

by plane

Airports in Croatia
The closest international airports to Makarska are the ones in Split and Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik is 165km from Makarska). From Dubrovnik or Split, frequent bus lines are available to Makarska, or you can choose taxi or car rental.

Split Airport is situated 30 km from Split bus station. Transfer of passengers from the Airport is organised by buses, also there is a local bus every 20 minutes and taxis are available during the operating time of Split Airport.

You can find more details on Croatia Airlines website.

Croatia Airlines ticket reservation phone No: +385 62 777 777
Airport Split phone No: + 385 21 203 555
Airport Brač phone No: + 385 21 648 615

International airports
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Osijek. Only smaller planes (charter) can land at the Brac airport.   

Zagreb 01 / 6265-222
Split 021 / 203-555
Dubrovnik 020 / 773-222
Pula 052 / 550-900
Rijeka 051 / 842-132
Zadar 023 / 313-311
Osijek 031 / 297-438
Brac 021 / 648-615
Losinj 051 / 231-666

Croatia Airlines
The national airline company flying to and from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Vienna, Zurich, Tel Aviv, and, seasonally, to Manchester.  Croatia Airlines website.

Other airline companies flaying to Croatia
German Wings, Ryanair, Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Bosnia, Austrian Airlines, Air France, Avioimpex, British Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malev and Swissair.

by train

Trains and railways in Croatia
The train station in Split is just next to the the bus station in Split, from where you can continue  your journey to your final destination on Makarska Riviera.

InterCity trains operate now  from Zagreb to Split and back three times a day (with additional connections at night) with duration of 6 hours.
Train departures Zagreb - Split: 07:50, 12:15, 21:18, 22:55, 23:45
Train departures Split - Zagreb: 08:50, 14:34, 17:09, 20:30, 21:37

For details visit HŽnet.

Train station Split phone No: +385 21 338 499.
Train station Split ticket reservation phone No: +385 21 338 582.

The Railway connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and indirect connections with almost all other European countries.

Eurocity and Intercity 
EC "Mimara" Munich - Salzburg - Villach- Ljubljana - Zagreb
IC "Croatia"  Vienna- Maribor - Zagreb
IC "Kvarner" Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka
IC "Drava" Budapest - Cakovec - Ljubljana - Venice

by bus

Bus lines connect all parts of the country. Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with all neighboring countries, as well as most of middle European and west European countries.

If you are travelling Makarska by bus - there are connections from all bigger cities and places to Makarska.

Bus departures from Zagreb and Split are frequent (every half hour or every hour).
For details visit Bus station Split and Bus station Zagreb.

Bus station Split phone No: +385 60 327 327
Bus station Makarska phone No: +385 21 612 333
Marinas:  PulaZadar,
SibenikSplit,  Dubrovnik