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Croatia by bus? by boat? by rail?

We (3 of us) are doing Coatia April 28 for a week wanting to see Dubrovnik to Zagreb. Does anyone have recommendations as to the best way to get from Dubrovnik to Split to Zadar to Zagreb.

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Hi: I have been to Croatia twice in the past 2 years.
If you want to save $$ take the bus. For fun and scenery take the ferries. Prebook your tickets for both in advance and you can save some cash. Any
more ??? Email me. Cheers.
Duane.

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Since you only have a week, the fastest way from Dubrovnik to Split is by bus--easy, comfortable, reasonably priced (was about 4 hours this July but may be faster in April 08 with the new highway extending farther south). (Actually, the fastest is probably by plane ;) That being said, seeing the blue Adriatic and the islands by boat is fantastic. Maybe ferry from Split to Zadar??? If you want to stop at Plitvice Lakes on your way to Zagreb, I'd suggest renting a car for a day or two.

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I went to Croatia a few years back and road buses, the rail and boats. If you only have a week look into Katrinia line cruises. They are on old boats but each night you dock up into a different port. I went from Split all the way to Dubrovnik and back to Split. It was not alot of money and it was a wonderful experience. they only sail from May til Sept. Not sure if there are other cruises befor May but in might be worth checking out. Also do not miss Plitvice Park. Not sure of the spelling.. It is between Zagreb and Split.. It was wonderful. I loved Croatia.
Annie

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How do buses and ferries compare in cost and speed? Can anyone give me this cost and time for say a trip form Split to Dubrovnik. Also what does it cost for a ferry from Italy to Croatia (sat Anacona to Dubrovnik)? Thanks

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Hi Gerald,
In July 2007, the bus from Dubrovnik to Split was 105 kuna pp plus 7 kuna per bag = about $24.50 CDN for a 4.5 hour trip.

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Just got back two weeks ago. Ferry schedule from October to May is limited. Best suggestion is Split to Hvar with stop over and then cruise to Dubrovnik.
Take hydrfoil from Hvar to Dubrovnik if you can afford it. There is a bus from Split to Dubrovnik and while it is scenic along the coast you don't get the experience of seeing the island towns. Hvar and Korcula are highly recommended.

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Four of us are planning to visit Croatia this coming June or July. If we arrive in Vienna for a few days first, how would you suggest traveling south?
Drive, train? or just fly to Venice & take a ferry to Rovinj?(We want to start in Rovinj & end in Dubrovik by car for the Croatian part of the trip.)

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Based on our rail trip this summer, I'd fly to Venice (or northern Croatia if you can find flights there).

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As for flying between Vienna and Croatia, Sky Europe often has direct flights between Vienna and Dubrovnik for 1€ plus the taxes and fees. The total was about 50 or so CAD for two of us in September (booked several weeks in advance). I know you are thinking of starting in the north, but if you can fly really cheaply, you may want to consider starting south.

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Michael: If you have only 1 week, then perhaps you should decide exactly where you wish to spend that week, north, central or southern Dalmatia. The only way from Zagreb to Zadar is by car, Split to Dubrovnik can be ferry, but in April they do not run daily service to any of these places. If you have only one week, then spend it in Dubrovnik, "The Pearl of the Adriatic." One week is just enough time to visit one place, pick one...Hvala (thank you) Carol Cameron Park CA