If you are arriving in Istria from the western direction, Slovenia, you will cross the border on one of the three road border crossings; Plovanija-Sečovlje, Kaštel-Dragonja or Požane-Sočerga.
For your pleasant journey through Istria, you have at your disposal the semi-highway ‘Istrian Y’, taking you to central Istria and to the southernmost parts of the peninsula, only 100 km away from the border.
Arriving to ‘Istrian Y’ from the eastern direction, using the Croatian highways from Zagreb or Split to Rijeka, after crossing the Učka tunnel, you will quickly reach your final destination.
The same regulations as elsewhere in Europe are valid on the roads in Istria. Speed limitations are marked on individual roads. Permited speed in towns is 50 km/h, out of towns 80 km/h and on highways 130 km/h.
Allowed quantity of alcohol in the blood is 0,5 per mille.
Gas stations work according to the established schedule and some of them, mainly on major roads, are open 24 hours a day.
In case of car defect or accident, call HAK (Croatian Automobile Club) dispatcher centre tel. 987 (round the clock). Services are paid in cash, by cheque or credit cards. HAK is a member of AIT and FIA.
ARRIVING BY CAR:
FROM ITALY (via Trieste/Trst) – 120 km or approx. 1.5 h
TRIESTE – KOPAR – BORDER CROSSING KAŠTEL – BUJE – VODNJAN – FAŽANA
FROM SLOVENIA (Ljubljana) – 200 km or approx. 3 h
LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – ČRNI KAL (BORDER CROSSING POŽANE) – BUZET – PAZIN – VODNJAN – FAŽANA
FROM HUNGARY (BORDER CROSSING GORIČAN) – 380km – or approx. 4.5 h
ČAKOVEC – ZAGREB – RIJEKA – TUNNEL UČKA – PAZIN – VODNJAN – FAŽANA
DISTANCE FROM SOME EUROPEAN CITIES:
AMSTERDAM – 1430 km
BRUSSELS – 1380 km
FRANKFURT – 900 km
MILANO – 540 km
MUNICH – 660 km
PARIS – 1350 km
TRIESTE – 120 km
VIENNA – 600 km
ZAGREB – 280 km
ZÜRICH – 880 km