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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
Slovenia has introduced a motorway vignette for vehicles with vehicle height above front axis 1.30 m or more.

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 kg in the amount of EUR 30.00 for a weekly vignette.

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 2020) – 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 - 25 minutes. You will buy the tickets in the port. Tickets can be bought online or through app (link to app in Google Store and iOs store).

Arrival to Mali Lošinj: 

Ferry port Merag - Cres - Mali Lošinj

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:

Ferry timetable »

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 Rijeka.

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

Catamaran 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.
More info on
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

There are direct flights from Lugano to Mali Lošinj. More info on

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