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Arrival by car


The city of Zadar is an easily accessible destination which you can reach by land, sea or air. With its good infrastructure it is directly connected to other bigger Croatian cities: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek.

 

The city of Zadar is an easily accessible destination which you can reach by land, sea or air. With its good infrastructure it is directly connected to other bigger Croatian cities: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek. Excellent connectivity makes you come safe and easily: with the new highway Zagreb - Split (A1) in less than 3 hours from Zagreb and Rijeka.



Driving distance from Zadar:


Biograd na moru          30 km

Pag                            78 km

Šibenik                       89 km

Split                           158 km

Zagreb                        286 km

Rijeka                         293 km

Dubrovnik                    363 km

Trieste                        361 km

Pula                           395 km

Ljubljana                     407 km

Sarajevo                      411 km

Milano (Ancona)           443 km

Graz                           456 km

Venezia                      530 km

Osijek                         562 km

Budapest                    627 km

Wien                          641 km

Beograd                      678 km

Salzburg                     684 km

Milano                        772 km

München                    816 km

Prag                           964 km

Krakow                      1.106 km

Frankfurt am Main       1.163 km

Strasbourg                 1.185 km

Marseille                    1.274 km

Warszawa                  1.337 km

Berlin                         1.344 km

Hamburg                     1.564 km

Paris                          1.657 km

 











Documents: 

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.


 

Speed Limits:


50 km/h - within settled areas

90 km/h - outside settled areas 

110 km/h - on major roadways designed exclusively for motor vehicles, and on highways

130 km/h - on motorways 

80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer without brakes 

80 km/h - for buses and buses with a light trailer; on motorways, buses are allowed to drive up to 100 km/h, except for those buses carrying children

Please reduce and adjust your speed in wet road conditions.



Regulations:

Driving with dipped headlights is obligatory during winter time. 

The use of mobile telephones while driving is forbidden!

The use of seat belts is obligatory. 

A reflective sleeveless jacket is an obligatory part of every vehicle’s emergency equipment. The driver is obliged to wear it when he or she is on the road, outside the car (changing a tyre, doing repair works on the car, filling up with petrol, stopping other cars in an attempt to seek help, etc.)


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.


Information:

www.hak.hr



PARKING

 

Parking is limited by space in the old city, and by the fact that within the walls most of it is pedestianised. There are a few car parks inside, otherwise there are parking spaces alongside the city walls on the way to the ferry terminal (see maps below). There is a somewhat larger car park on the mainland by the footbridge. Disabled parking spaces are available in all car parks.

 

Croatia is proud to be the first country where you can pay for parking by text message! Look for the signs in parking areas – they should have a blue or white field. Simply send the registration number of your car as a text message (no spaces, no special characters) to 8231 (1st zone - blue zone) or 8232 (2nd  zone – white zone). Your payment is confirmed when you get a message back from them.