Croatian railway network is renewed in 2004. - 2005., and with modern and faster coaches and trains. Train travel is improving in Croatia, with money being spent on updating the aging infrastructure and vehicles. Trains are clean and mostly on time and offers a safe and comfortable alternative to bus travel. The rail network connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik (you can take a train to Split then take one of the frequent buses or the more scenic ferry to Dubrovnik, the train station is at the pier.). There are direct lines from Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Greece. There are indirect lines from almost all other European countries.
As the centre of Croatia's rail network, the Zagreb train station dispatches daily trains to Rijeka, Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Osijek. If you are travelling to south from Zagreb to Split via Zadar with new train tilt system, you can expect higher comfort and faster journey - now 5.5h from past 9h travel. Remember that the only train link along the coast is between Zadar, Sibenik and Split.
There are several different classes of train travel with the cheapest being passenger trains which offer unreserved 2nd-class seating. Express trains have 1st and 2nd class cars plus sleeping cars for the night trains from Zagreb to Zadar and Split. You can reserve and buy your train tickets from any train station in Croatia and pay using any major credit card. At the Croatian Railways site you can get schedules and prices in English but you cannot book online.
For more information about train system, schedule and other informations, visit or call:
Dental Centar Dubravica
Poliklinika Dubravica d.o.o.
22211 Vodice, Croatia
Tel: +385 22 444 796
Fax: +385 22 444 795