The Mediterranean route of Europe

The islands of Cres and Lošinj belong to the Cres and Lošinj Archipelago, an island group in Kvarner Bay, the largest one in the Croatian Adriatic. Cres, the second largest Croatian island (length: 68 km, width: 13 km), is connected with the island of Lošinj via its Osor Port and a moving bridge.

The Lošinj Archipelago includes Lošinj (74.68 km2) and smaller islands such as Unije, Ilovike, Susak, Vele Srakane, Male Srakane and 30 other smaller islands, islets and reefs.

Arrival by Car

In Slovenia a special motorway vignette is required for the vehicles with a height above front axis of 1.30 m or more and mass not exceeding 3.500 kn in the amount of EUR 30.00 for a weekly vignette.


If travelling by car via Krk island, then on crossing from the mainland to Krk a toll is usually levied for using the bridge connecting Krk to the mainland. 

NOTE: from the 15th June this toll has been suspended until further notice

To avoid such an expense we recommend the following route (route proposal from Munich):
Munich - Villach - Udine - Basovizza - Rupa - Valbiska - Merag - Mali Lošinj

Click here to see route on ViaMichelin 

By car from Trieste (Italy): border crossing  Pasjak – Opatija – Brestova ferry port – ferry to Porozina – islands of Cres and Lošinj.

By car from Ljubljana (Slovenia): border crossing Rupa – Rijeka – island of Krk (crossing the bridge - free of charge from June 15th) – Valbiska ferry port – ferry to Merag – islands of Cres and Lošinj; it is also possible via the border crossing  Rupa – Rijeka – Opatija – Brestova ferry port – ferry to Porozina – islands of Cres and Lošinj.

The ferry ride takes approximately 20 minutes. You will buy the tickets in the port, they cannot be reserved.

More information on:

Ferry timetables »

Ferry prices »

Information for road tolls and charges,
Information about road conditions
Arrival by Bus
Croatia is connected with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries by international bus routes.
The national bus network is also very well developed and details are available on:
For departures from Rijeka:,
For departures from Zagreb:

Distance to Croatia
Arrival by Boat

Regular passenger and ferry services between Italian and Croatian ports are available all year. There are direct catamaran routes between Mali Lošinj and Pesaro, Cesenatico, Rimini and Venice during the season. Regular passenger and ferry services are available between Italian (Venice, Trieste, Ancona, Pescara and Bari) and Croatian ports.

Riva 16, 51000 Rijeka
tel: +385 (0)51 330 899
fax: +385 (0)51 213 116

Catamaran lines

Venezia lines

Arrival by Train
A railway network connects Croatian with Slovenia, Hungary, Germany, France and Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are indirect routes for all other European countries.
The railway network also connects all major Croatian cities except for Dubrovnik.
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Arrival by Airplane
Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, is connected with all international airports. You can continue your flight to the coast from Zagreb. The number of flights to the coast is increased during the season and numerous charter flights depart directly to tourist destinations in the Adriatic, namely Pula, Rijeka, Split, Brač and Dubrovnik, so it is possible to arrive directly from Vienna, London, Paris, Manchester, Cologne, Moscow, Innsbruck, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Goeteborg, Oslo, etc.
Airport Rijeka
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