The Mediterranean route of Europe
The islands of Cres and Lošinj belong to the Cres and Lošinj Archipelago, an island group in the Kvarner Bay, the largest one in the Croatian Adriatic. Cres, an island which is in joint-first place as Croatia's largest island (together with Krk 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): Pasjak - Opatija border crossing – Brestova ferry port – ferry to Porozina – islands of Cres and Lošinj.
By car from Ljubljana (Slovenia): Rupa - Rijeka border crossing – 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 Rupa-Rijeka border crossing – Opatija – Brestova ferry port – ferry to Porozina – islands of Cres and Lošinj.
More information on:
The ferry ride takes approximately 20 minutes. You can buy tickets at the port, they cannot be reserved in advance.
Information for road tolls and charges www.hac.hr
Information about road conditions www.hak.hr
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: www.arriva.hr
For departures from Zagreb: www.akz.hr
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
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.
More info on www.hznet.hr
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 www.rijeka-airport.hr