Croatia has a well-developed toll road system, marked with the letter “A” (for “autocesta”) and a number. These motorways are generally well maintained and offer a faster and easier way to travel within the country.
Tolls in Croatia depend on the distance travelled and the type of vehicle. Tolls for cars and motorbikes range from €0.07 to €0.11 per kilometre, while trucks and buses are more expensive. In addition, the price varies depending on the time of day and is higher during rush hours.
The toll can be paid in different ways.
You can pay your toll in cash at the toll booths at the motorway entrances and exits. You can pay in euros or Croatian crowns, but it is advisable to have crowns ready, as the toll companies do not always have change in euros.
With credit card:
Most Croatian toll booths accept major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express. However, to avoid surprises, it is advisable to check in advance.
ENC (electronic toll collection):
An electronic toll system that allows you to pay the toll without having to stop at a toll booth. To use the ENC system, a special device linked to a bank account or credit card must be installed in the vehicle. When you pass the toll station, the device automatically registers the toll and debits the amount from your account.
ENC systems are useful for frequent drivers as they avoid long queues at toll booths and offer discounts on tolls. However, purchasing and installing the device requires an initial investment.
It is important to note that traffic jams and other restrictions may occur on some roads in Croatia, especially in urban areas. Therefore, plan your route in advance and watch out for updates or closures. For up-to-date information on tolls and road conditions, visit the website of the Croatian Motorway Company (Hrvatske Autoceste) or the website of the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Infrastructure.
Croatia’s toll roads offer an easy and efficient way to travel around the country, but it is important to find out about tolls and payment options before you leave.
List of tolls Croatia (as of 2021)
Here is a list of motorway tolls between major Croatian cities:
Zagreb – Rijeka:
The toll on this section of the A6 also depends on the distance travelled. For example, a car from Zagreb to Rijeka costs 92 kuna (about €12) for a one-way trip.
The toll for this route on the A3 and A5 motorways depends on the distance travelled. For example, the toll for a car from Zagreb to Osijek is about 182 kuna (about €25) for a one-way trip.
Also on this section of the A1, the toll depends on the distance travelled. For example, a car from Zagreb to Dubrovnik costs 415 kuna (about €56) for a one-way trip.
The toll for this section of the A1 motorway depends on the distance travelled. For example, a car toll from Split to Dubrovnik costs about 103 kuna (about €14) for a one-way trip. Please note that these toll rates are subject to change and depend on factors such as vehicle type and time of day. In addition, discounts may apply for frequent drivers using the electronic toll system “ENC”.
Rijeka to Split: The toll between Rijeka and Split on the Croatian A1 motorway depends on the distance travelled. Below is an approximate breakdown of tolls for various points along the route.
Rijeka – Juta Lokva (Senj exit):
14 kuna (about €1.9)
Žuta Lokva – Maslenica (Zadar exit):
64 kuna (about €8.7)
Maslenica – Sibenik:
47 kuna (about €6.4)
Šibenik – Trogir (exit to Split airport):
21 kuna (about 2.9 euros)
Trogir – Dugopoly (Split exit):
22 kuna (approx. 3 euros)
So a car from Rijeka to Split costs about 168 kuna (about 23 euros) one way.
Here is a list of the main Croatian motorways or “autocesta”:
This is the longest and most important motorway in Croatia, running from the Slovenian border in the north to the Dubrovnik region in the south. It passes major cities such as Zagreb, Split and Zadar and connects with other motorways in the country.
This motorway connects the capital Zagreb with eastern Croatia and the border with Serbia. It is connected to the A3 motorway via the town of Slavonski Brod.
This motorway connects Zagreb with the cities on the Adriatic coast and Split. It passes by important towns such as Karlovac, Gospic and Sibenik.
This motorway connects Zagreb with eastern Croatia and the border with Hungary. It passes through the town of Varaždin and joins the A3 motorway.
This motorway connects the city of Osijek in eastern Croatia with the port city of Ploce on the Adriatic coast. It passes by important towns such as Slavonski Brod and Nova Gradiška. A6:
This motorway connects the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast with the capital Zagreb. It passes by important towns such as Kraljevica, Dernice and Karlovac.
This motorway connects the city of Rijeka with the Slovenian border in the north. It passes major cities such as Kastav and Koper.
These motorways are generally well maintained and make for quick and easy travel within Croatia. However, they are subject to tolls, so it is important to find out about toll charges and payment options before you leave. It is also important to follow traffic rules and regulations and to drive safely and responsibly.
The Croatian road network, or “autocesta” in Croatian, consists of more than 1,300 kilometres of high-quality roads connecting major cities and tourist destinations throughout the country. These motorways are an essential part of Croatia’s transport infrastructure and are generally well maintained and well signposted.
Croatian motorways are marked with an ‘A’ followed by a number: A1, A2, A3, etc. The A1 motorway is the longest and most important motorway in Croatia, running from Zagreb in the north to Dubrovnik in the south. Other important motorways are the A2, which connects Zagreb with the Serbian border, and the A3, which connects Zagreb with the Adriatic coast.
Croatian motorways are subject to tolls, and tolls are collected at toll booths at the entrances and exits of the motorways. Toll rates vary according to mileage and vehicle type, with higher toll rates for trucks and buses. Tolls for cars and motorbikes range from €0.07 to €0.11 per km, with discounts available for frequent drivers using the ‘ENC’ electronic toll system. Croatian motorways are generally well signposted in both Croatian and English. The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 130 km/h, although lower values may apply in certain areas and at certain times of the day.