Currently there are five GSM operators offering the GSM service in Croatia.
T-Mobile operating under +385 98 xxxxxx and +385 99 xxxxxx.
VIPnet operating under +385 91 xxxxxx.
TELE2 operating under +385 95 xxxxxx.
Tomato operating under +385 92 xxxxxx.
Bonbon operating under +385 97 xxxxxx.
*Please contact your local GSM operator to check the availability and the costs of roaming services.
*There are also available tourist short-term packages
Useful telephone numbers
Country code: (+/00) 385
Area code (Zagreb): (0)01
Emergency calls: 112
Fire-fighting center: 193
Time check: 18095
Information local calls: 18981
General information service: 18981
Information national and international calls: 11802
Wake-up calls: 18100
Roadside vehicle assistance: 1987
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with its a population of nearly one million, contains almost a quarter of the entire population of Croatia. It is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia, and home to the Croatian Parliament, Government and President.
Over the centuries, the city was inhabited by people coming from all over Europe; and, in recent years, by people coming from different parts of Croatia, ensuring a rich cultural life. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations. In this city, you can easily meet remarkable people, make new friends and enjoy special moments.
In Zagreb everything is accessible on foot – from your hotel to the theatre, wandering around the old Upper Town or through the bustling streets of the more modern Lower Town, which has not lost an ounce of its charm despite the eternal march of time. Venture out and let the moment take hold. There is something special about the rustle of leaves as you stroll through the autumn colours of downtown Zrinjevac Park. There is magic in the reflections of the gas lanterns in the Upper Town, as the songs of the street performers evoke their own emotions with their distinctive sound. As night falls, everything becomes soft and subdued; the twinkle of candles in the cathedral and at the mystical Stone Gate; the cafés beckoning you in the twilight with their warm hues. Zagreb is special. It is a long-running tale that allows you room to write your own chapters with your own impressions, something for you to add to the story. Quite simply, Zagreb has a soul.
Arriving by plane:
Like all major cities in the world, Zagreb has an airport nearby. Just 17 km from the city centre, 20-25 minutes by car, the modern ''Franjo Tuđman'' Airport will offer you all the necessary facilities and services, whether you’re a local or a tourist, so your journey through our city can start and end pleasantly. It is a centre for every renowned airline, numerous rent-a-car offices, and restaurants. It has a large and secure parking lot, which adds to your comfort and makes your stay in our city carefree.
Shuttle bus from the ariport
Once you’ve arrived at Zagreb Airport, you can take the bus of Pleso Transport Company in the direction of Zagreb. The shuttle bus is operating in both directions between the airport (Zračna luka) and bus station (Autobusni Kolodvor) of Zagreb. Travel time between the two places is 30 minutes. This shuttle service operates in scheduled intervals up to 8 PM each day, every 30 minutes. After 8 PM, buses operate in accordance with aircraft landing times at Franjo Tuđman Airport. The bus station in Zagreb is a 15 minute walk from the main railway station and 20 minutes by foot from the city centre.
The scheduled airport shuttle "Pleso prijevoz" is operating between the Airport and the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal
One-way ticket costs 30,00 Kn. (approx 5,00 €)
As part of the European Union, Croatia has no visa requirements for EU and most European countries, and holders of Schengen visas also do not require a separate visa for entry into Croatia. For the most up to date information regarding visa requirements for your country, please visit the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs here. List of Croatian embassies and consulates is here.
In case you require a support letter for your visa application, a letter of invitation can be provided upon request. Please take visa processing times into account.
Banks and post offices are normally open from 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.
Non-Governmental offices work from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Most grocery stores and department stores are open non-stop, from 6:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7.30 or 8:00 p.m.
Currency & Exchange
The basic Croatian currency unit is the Kuna, made up of 100 Lipa. Foreign currency can be exchanged for local money at banks, post offices and exchange offices, according to the valid rates of exchange. Visit the exchange office on the Web for valid exchange rates.
*approximate exchange rate is 1 EUR = 7.5 HRK.
All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout Croatia, as advertised at points of sale, such as: American Express, Diners Club, Euro card/Master card na Visa
220 V, 50 Hz
Time zone: Central European Time (CET).
The climate of Zagreb is classified as an oceanic climate, near the boundary of the humid continental climate. Zagreb has four separate seasons. Summers are warm, and winters are cold, without a discernible dry season. The average daily mean temperature in winter is around 1 °C (34 °F) (from December to February) and the average temperature in summer is 22.0 °C (71.6 °F). Temperatures rise above 30 °C (86 °F) on an average 14.6 days each summer.
Snowfall is common in the winter months, from December to March, and rain and fog are common in autumn (October to December). Highest recorded temperature ever was 40.4 °C (104.7 °F) in July 1950, and lowest was −27.3 °C (−17.1 °F) in February 1956.
Public telephone boxes accept only phone cards available from newspaper stands and post offices.
Smoking and non-smoking areas.
Open areas are usually smoking, just as bars and clubs
Restaurants are non-smoking
Tap water is drinkable in all parts of Croatia.