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The national railway company of Croatia is known as Hrvatske željeznice (HŽ). Croatia has over 3,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Croatia can be booked in advance. International trains connect Croatia with neighbouring countries such as Slovenia and Hungary. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Croatia by train. Croatian cities including Zagreb, Sisak and Split are all served by trains.
Visit Dalmatia and experience the contradiction with throbbing nightlife in the midst of ancient Roman ruins. Hop on board the train around Croatia visiting Split and the capital Zagreb, in both cities you’ll find yourself dropped off right in the middle, perfect for exploring in your own time.
With 1778km of coastline, the glistening sea provides an astonishing landscape. The old city of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage site, definitely one that’s worth a visit with the camera. And try the understated city of Slavonia, a great place for a day on the bike.
The fashionable capital Zagreb is a must for boutique shopping, and if it’s souvenirs and jewellery you’re after try Dubrovnik. Take the train across Croatia to the vineyards of the Peljesac Peninsula, there you’ll find some of the country’s finest wine.
Eat & Drink
Croatia is proud of its homebrews, try the Ožujsko in Zagreb and the Riječko pivo from the large seaport city of Rijeka. The country is home to some of the finest seafood in Europe – don’t leave without visiting Volosko to sample it. Enjoy the Croatian prosciutto, prsut, with salty Pag cheese and homemade bread.
The theatre scene is really up and coming here, check out The Croatian National Theatre building in Zagreb both for what’s going on inside and for the amazing exterior.
Rail Pass benefits in Croatia
10% discount when you make online reservations for Chill Out Hostel Zagreb.
If you have a Global Pass, you only need a seat reservation to board the international IC bus. Otherwise if you have a rail pass which is not valid in a country where the bus operates, you will need a reservation and a ticket. Routes are Munich-Ljublijana-Zagreb.