Saturday, October 18, 2008

How to come to Croatia by plane

Get in
North Americans, Australians and many other nationals can enter Croatia with a valid passport and without a visa. Citizens of EU member countries and Bosnia and Herzegovina can even enter the country with a valid identity card. The document of identity must be valid at least three months longer than you plan to stay in Croatia.

[edit] By plane
Croatia Airlines, the national carrier and member of Star Alliance, flies to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Vienna, Zurich and - during the tourist season - Manchester.
Adria Airways - Slovenian national carrier flies from Ljubljana to Split and Dubrovnik (note: there are no flights from Ljubljana to Zagreb as the two are located close together and are around 2 hours by car/train/bus)
Adriajet - charters from Scandinavia to Dalmatia (unchecked)
Aer Lingus Dublin - Dubrovnik
Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
Alitalia flies from Milan Malpensa to Zagreb and Split.
Clickair, a Spanish low-cost carrier flies between Dubrovnik and the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Valencia.
CSA Czech Airlines - SkyTeam member; flies from Prague to Zagreb all the year, and to Split during summer.
Darwin Airline flies between Geneva and Dubrovnik (Thursdays and Sundays) as well as Zurich and Dubrovnik (Saturdays).
EasyJet has flights to the following destinations in Croatia:
London Gatwick - Split
Estonian Air is flying every Wednesday and Saturday from Tallinn to Dubrovnik.
FlyBe operates routes between Dubrovnik and two UK destinations Exeter and Birmingham.
GermanWings - cheap connection from Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart and Hamburg, to Zagreb, Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik
HLX (Hapag-Lloyd Express) - flies to Rijeka and Dubrovnik from Germany, has good overview of cheaper flights
Intersky flies from Friedrichshafen to Zadar
Norwegian connects Oslo with Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik
Ryanair flies from London Stansted to Pula and Zadar. Also from Dublin to Zadar.
Scandjet is a Scandinavian low fare airline that connects Sweden, Norway and Denmark with Croatia. It flies from:
Oslo to Split
Stockholm to Pula, Split and Dubrovnik
Gothenburg to Zagreb, Pula, Zadar and Split
Copenhagen to Pula, Split.
SkyEurope - cheap connection from Bratislava, Prague and Budapest to Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik in the summer season
TAP Portugal is flying from Zagreb to Lisbon via Bologna three times a week (Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays).
Wizz Air flies between Zagreb and London (Luton Airport)
Additionally you can use airports in neighboring countries which are within few hours of reach from Zagreb and Rijeka (apart from some of the listed options in Italy):
Ljubljana (for EasyJet flights to London Stansted or other Adria Airways flights)
Graz and Klagenfurt (for Ryanair flights from London Stansted)
Trieste (for Ryanair flights from London Stansted). You can also use Venice Marco Polo (for British Airways flights from the UK) or Venice Treviso (Ryanair from Stanstead). Ancona is also an option (Ryanair from Stanstead) for those who want to take ferry [2] or hydrofoil [3] to Zadar and Split. Ryanair also flies to Pescara which is a short drive away from Ancona.
Some may decide to use Tivat Airport (in Montenegro) which is within easy reach from Dubrovnik.

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