If you are arriving in Istria from the western direction, Slovenia, you will cross the border on one of the three road border crossings: Plovanija-Sečovlje, Kaštel-Dragonja or Požane-Sočerga.
For your pleasant journey through Istria, you have at your disposition the Istrian motorway (at some parts semi-motorway), known under name Istrian Y which leads you to the southest parts of the peninsula and also to the places situated in central Istria.
Arriving to 'Istrian Y' from the eastern direction, using the Croatian highways from Zagreb or Split to Rijeka, after crossing the Učka tunnel, you will quickly reach your final destination.
The motorway also connects Pula-Pola and Slovenian border at the section long about 80 kilometers.
The same regulations as elsewhere in Europe are valid on the roads in Istria. Speed limitations are marked on individual roads. Permitted speed in towns is 50 km/h, out of towns 80 km/h, on highways 130 km/h and on the Istrian Y motorway 110 km/h. Allowed quantity of alcohol in the blood is 0,5 per mille.
Gas stations work according to the established schedule and some of them, mainly on major roads, are open 24 hours a day.
From the north: Ljubljana - Crni Kal - border crossing Pozane - Buzet - Vizinada - Porec or Ljubljana - Kopar - border crossing Kastel or Plovanija - Buje - Novigrad - Porec or Trst - Kopar - Kastel / Plovanija - Buje - Novigrad - Porec
From the east: Zagreb - Rijeka - Tunnel Ucka - Pazin - Baderna - Porec
From the south: Pula - Vodnjan - Bale - Sv.Lovrec - Porec
|Amsterdam - Poreč||1.396 km|
|Varšava - Poreč||1.241 km|
|Berlin - Poreč||1.152 km|
|Prag - Poreč||851 km|
|Zürich - Poreč||763 km|
|Bratislava - Poreč||591 km|
|München - Poreč||564 km|
|Beč - Poreč||546 km|
|Budimpešta - Poreč||604 km|
|Milano - Poreč||496 km|
|Zagreb - Poreč||249 km|
|Ljubljana - Poreč||162 km|
|Trst - Poreč||77 km|
- from Croatia: (+385 1) 1987
- from abroad: +385 1 4693 700
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Roadside assistance)
In case of car defect or accident, call HAK (Croatian Automobile Club) dispatcher centre tel. 1987 (round the clock). Services are paid in cash or credit cards. HAK is a member of AIT and FIA.
Traffic information and road conditions in Croatia
Daily news from HAK - Hrvatski Autoklub:
- from Croatia: 072 777 777
- from abroad: +385 1 464 0800
- e-mail: email@example.com (Traffic information)
Winter equipment on winter sections
We remind motorists that from 15 November until 15 April there is a mandatory use of the winter equipment on winter sections of the state roads in the Republic of Croatia. For vehicles with a maximum weight of up to 3.5 t, it's implied that under winter equipment it's necessary to have winter tires (M + S) on all wheels or summer tires with the minimum profile depth of 4mm and snow chains (ready to be put on the drive wheels or on one drive axle by the driving vehicles on all four wheels).