Getting to Cres & Losinj
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
By car from Trieste (Italy):
Pasjak-Opatija border crossing –Brestova ferry port – ferry to Porozine – islands of Cres and Lošinj.
By car from Ljubljana (Slovenia):
Rupa-Rijeka border crossing – island of Krk (crossing the bridge) –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 Porozine – islands of Cres and Lošinj.
The ferry ride takes approximately 20 minutes. You will buy the tickets in the port, they cannot be reserved.
Arrival to Mali Lošinj:
Ferry port Merag - Cres - Mali Losinj
On the islands of Cres and Lošinj there are two drawbridges, in Osor and on the entrance to Mali Lošinj. Drawbridges are open according to this schedule:
- Osor: 9 h i 17 h
- Mali Lošinj: 9h i 18 h
More information on:
Valbiska (Krk) - Merag (Cres) low season »
Brestova (Istrie) - Porozina (Cres) low season »
Valbiska (Krk) - Merag (Cres) high season »
Brestova (Istrie) - Porozina (Cres) high season »
Ferry prices »
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.autotrans.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.
For departures from Venice (Italy): www.venezialines.com
For departures from Cesenatico, Rimini, Pesaro (Italy): www.emiliaromagnalines.it
For departures from Rijeka: www.krilo.hr_Catamaran_line_Rijeka-Losinj.pdf
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