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    Toll Gates

    by shavy Updated Sep 8, 2014

    Driving the freeway in Croatia is not free. Such as in France you will have to pay toll gates by using the freeway. Prices varies, how longer you drove with long kilometers how more you have pay. The toll fee were being used so, called toll gates which are fees paid by cash or credit card in the amount equal to the distance traveled on the road

    If you want to avoid the toll gates there are secondary roads which is terrible, it can take your journey much longer than you expected. Most of the regular road in Croatia is pretty small and curve, you can't go any faster. Toll gates in Croatia are a lot cheaper than in France. During our trip in the country we'd like to see as much as we can and we did.

    The toll gate is easy to use, is always manned. You can pay either cash or credit card. You might be surprised when you pass a toll gate where nobody inside. Take a ticket, keep it with you and when you to exit to a place a little further you'll pass to a tollgate. And there you'll have to handle your ticket for payment. There is a screen just outside the staff cabin is an electronic where you can see the price it stated in Kuna and in Euros

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    Highway Tickets

    by hungariangirl896 Written Sep 5, 2014

    It's important to keep some cash on hand when driving through Croatia because the highways have toll booths. You get your ticket upon entering the highway, then pay as you exit. An hour of driving on the highway usually equals around 4 euros.

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    Hiring car in Zadar

    by shavy Updated Jul 28, 2014

    Hire a car in Croatia is ideal transport you can use, you have the freedom and easy to explore the country of your own. We apparently arrived in Pula pick-up the car which we booked in advance. And we also request for a one way fee to return the car in different places. It wasn't much really.

    Hiring car with Hertz was very good and no extra charge afterwards. The only extra we have to pay is the one way fee must be done on the spot this was charge to our credit card. We have no problem with the car, we cross the border to Bosnia and Montenegro with extra insurance which is include in the price, fully tank during pick up also returned full tank. We flying out from Zadar so we also return our car at the airport

    Zadar rental car offices
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    Shuttle bus Denis

    by shavy Written Jul 28, 2014

    While I was waiting for my partner returning the car, I wandering around and I coincidentally see this board outside. We haven't used this, but I thought for some visitors might be interested of using it. Especially to those who doesn't want to rent a car and rely on public transport only. I didn't know that you could go directly to your destination from Zadar airport by using the shuttle. This is from a taxi company but they have shuttle bus available

    The shuttle is parked on the parking lot behind this board. So, to those arriving in Zadar airport and wants to go straight to the place you wanna be this shuttle is ideal transfer, is not very cheap but it saves you a hassle free. The price is indicated in each place of destination

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    Coastal Ferry

    by shavy Updated Jul 28, 2014

    Large ferries run every few days up and down the coast between Dubrovnik and Rijeka, stopping off at ports (including Zadar) and islands on the way. They run almost daily in summer to and from Ancona in Italy. If you happen to be in Zadar and wanted to cross the other place, the car ferries are the easiest way to go. While taking your car under deck in the ferry and you just relax till you arrive to your destination. The lounge inside the ferry were comfortable. This ferry were carry both vehicle and foot passenger

    Summer months were very busy, frequent ferry is available daily. The schedule can change afterwards during low season. Better check the departure time before traveling, especially if you plan to travel after the summer months. Jadrolinija has three price categories: low season, high season and weekend prices for international routes

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    Airport Shuttle Bus in Zadar

    by shavy Updated Jul 28, 2014

    If you fly to Zadar without renting a car, the airport shuttle bus is your best option, there were frequently bus to the center. The Airport bus departures in front of the international terminal, which is easy to find once you are outside the arrival, the Zadar airport is not big

    One way bus ticket price is 25 kn, baggage transportation included. The trip to downtown is approximately 20 minutes, the bus stops at the main bus station and then continues to the old town. Zadar has well organized shuttle bus between the airport and center which makes for everyone easy and to have a good journey. Going back to Zadar airport you can catch the bus from the Port of Zadar (bus parking under the city walls) and from the Main Bus Terminal

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    Parking lot

    by shavy Updated Jul 28, 2014

    The parking lot in Croatia is not free, during our trip with a car and stop in one place to another there were always parking space available but not free. It is handy to have coins with you, the machine only accepted coin or mobile sms. But I think the mobile sms were mostly use for locals.

    In Zadar during searching for a parking, it was the first time I've seen a parking machine accepted a bill. We haven't used the machine there was a girl setting outside where you can buy a parking ticket

    Prices of the parking varies from town to town. Parking in big town it cost more than in smaller town. Some of the parking place is manned, when you drive in, take a ticket and keep it with you until you leave. This kind of parking is a little bit expensive and mostly you'll find this in big cities such as in Split where parking in the city is limited

    We also noticed parking outside the center is cheaper, sometimes for one hour is only 5 kuna, and there were some places where we park, that 12 kuna for an hour. So, it all varies where you are and where you parked.

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    Rent a car

    by shavy Updated Jul 27, 2014

    Traveling around the country the best way to see many places in a short time is to hire a car. There so many to see around especially if you want to explore the place to one another while distance were so long. Buses are also available, but we wanna be flexible to our plans especially we flying out to another side of the country. We started our journey in Pula where we landed and from there we pick-up our car which we've booked in advance.

    During the booking we also requested to cross with this car to the border of Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro with small fee we are able to cross the border without any problem . Also we are traveling around the country and we like to return the vehicle in Zadar airport, there is a small fee for that, is not really much, but it save us a lot of time delivering the car on a different place

    During crossing the border of Bosnia and Montenegro, you must give the green documents together with your passport. Not many car rental companies in Croatia will agree if you cross the border. With Hertz we have no problem at all!

    During booking online you must requested while processing to your form that you are crossing the border. After filling up the form online you will have to proceed and check if you like to cross the border. At the end of the process you'll have the total amount which include the border crossing fee. Once you arrive in any airports in Croatia they already know that you will go out the country and they already adjusted the car insurance beforehand

    We have a good service with Hertz, the staff at the airport were very friendly, we did not apply the full insurance, what's in the insurance for the price we had: Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Protection Waiver and Unlimited Kilometer. We rent this car for a week for 449 euro, crossing the border to Bosnia and Montenegro, a one way fee will charge to your credit card at the airport if you return the car in different place, we pick-up the car in Pula and return in Zadar

    If you are planning to cross the border be sure the car company knows in advance and do not even try to do it without letting know the car company otherwise you will be in big trouble. During the border control they'll check the car documents if you are allowed with this car to drive outside Croatia. If you are in order with documents you can passed through the border without any problem

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    SS AUSONIA

    by LoriPori Written Nov 18, 2013

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    When I went to Dubrovnik in 1969, we came by Cruise Ship. The SS AUSONIA was a cruise liner operating in the Mediterranean. She was the last vintage Italian Ocean Liner in service when she was retired in September, 2008. From 1956 to 1978 she was owned by Adriatic Lines.
    We boarded the Ausonia in Venice Italy and our ports of call were Athens (Piraeus), Beirut, Lebanon and Dubrovnik.
    Passenger capacity was 529. She met her demise when she was beached and scrapped in March, 2010.

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    Train station Zadar

    by MacedonianUK Written Mar 3, 2013

    Zadar can be easily reached by train from Mainland Croatia, mostly via Zagreb.
    http://www.find-croatia.com/railways/train-network-map-croatia.html
    For more info call Zadar train station for time tables.
    00385 23 212 555 from outside Croatia
    from inside Croatia 060 333 444

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    Dubrovnik Bus service

    by MacedonianUK Updated Mar 3, 2013

    Libertas bus is answer to smooth move around in south Croatia and neighboring countries, like Bosnia and Montenegro.
    I have used their services quite a lot in the past and always find them very useful, on time and quite reasonable price wise.
    The service mostly the Adriatic coast of Croatia, as far nort as Sarajevo in Bosnia and south as Podgorica.

    Address:
    Vukovarska 42
    20 000 Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    from inside country you can call information on : 060305070

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    Buses to everywhere in Croatia-Zagreb Bus station

    by MacedonianUK Written Mar 3, 2013

    Zagreb Bus station is situated in the center of town and has numerous connection inside the country and Europe wide. Also Euro-lines & Touring buses service Zagreb

    Information and reservation for calls outside the Republic of Croatia:
    +385 1 6112 789
    promet@akz.hr

    address:
    Autobusni kolodvor Zagreb
    Av. Marina Držića 4
    10 000 Zagreb
    CROATIA

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    Zadar Bus station

    by MacedonianUK Written Mar 3, 2013

    Travelling around Croatia is best done by Bus, as its network is quite extencive, specialy the coast.
    Liburnija also service Biograd na Moru town.
    Zadar Bus station has quite extecive netvork of local and international lines to choose from.
    Their address:
    Liburnija d.o.o. Zadar
    Ante Starčevića 1
    HR - 23000 Zadar

    Zadar bus station tel no: from inside the country : 060 305 305
    Autobus station Biograd: 060 350 350

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    VERY useful virtual map of Croatia

    by 7_seconds Written Feb 2, 2012

    This is a very useful map since it has various important information for example:
    traffic (web cams, weather forecast, petrol stations sorted by name of the company and type of fuel they have, parking places, rent-a-car, airports, police...)
    banks and cash machines (location, sorted by company)
    tourism (location: national parks, parks of nature, tourist boards, lighthouses, UNESCO protected locations..)
    medical help (location: hospitals, emergencies..)
    ....

    Also, there is a road duration and expenses calculation, depending on vehicle category, fuel consumption, destination..

    I use this map mostly because of webcams to see possible traffic jams or road conditions, and current paytoll prices on the highway.
    The rest is quite useful, but the info is not complete (for example, listed bank locations only refer to bigger offices, not their smaller offices which are all over country)

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    Croatia by car

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 24, 2011

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    Documents: for entering Croatia, driver's licence, car registration and Green card are needed.
    Speed and Alcohol limits: 50 km/h in settlements, 80 km/h out of settlements, 100km/h on major motor routes, and 130 km/h on highways.
    80 km/h for motor vehicles with a house trailer
    80 km/h for buses
    - maximum allowed alcohol in the blood: 0,5 per mill
    - do not use mobil phones while driving
    IN CASE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
    - first inform the police, tel. 92
    - secure the place, set up a triangle
    - wait for the arrival of the police
    In case of any damage to the vehicle, you must obtain a police report on the damage to the vehicle, without which you cannot pass the state border.

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