Flights to Croatia
There are plenty of direct flights to Croatia from a variety of European cities during the spring, summer and autumn months in particular. Flight time from the UK and Ireland is approximately three and a half hours making it manageable with younger kids. For tips on managing the flight with babies and toddlers click here.
Trains to Croatia
Many European Trains have baby changing facilities and offer the possibility of private sleeper cabins so that you can journey overnight. There are no cots available however so this will be a consideration if your child is not old enough to sleep in a bed. You will be able to reach Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka and Split; by train from many European cities. The Die Bahn website is useful for researching train routes and you can search for timetables for practically any journey in Europe.
Driving to Croatia
If you’re planning on getting to Croatia by bus, there are coach services from all nearby European countries – Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland – into Croatia. You could also opt to drive to Croatia from any of these countries or from further afield however, with babies and restless toddlers, this would not be advisable.
Ferries to Croatia
There is also an international car ferry service from Italy. You can travel from Venice to a number of destinations in Northern Croatia such as Umag, Porec and Pula using Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines and from Ancona you can travel to Split, Hvar and Zadar using Jadrolinija, Blue Line and SNAV. From Pescara you can travel to Brac and Hvar and from Bari you can travel to Dubrovnik. These ferries operate during the summer months only and create an opportunity for you to enjoy a two centre holiday.