Arrival on the island of Vis by car

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How to come to the island of Vis by car?

You can get to Vis by car by taking a Jadrolinija ferry boat from Split (throughout the year) and the BlueLine ferry boat from Ancona-Vis–Split line during the summer season.


To enter Croatia you will need a valid driving licence and registration permit as proof of your vehicle being insured. It will be an advantage to have an international driving licence for possible car rental. This licence is issued by your motor club.

Drivers entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia with foreign registration plates must have International car insurance that is valid in the European Union or other proof of the existence of such insurance. International documents and proof is deemed to be an official licence number on the vehicle itself which is usually based in a country whose national office has signed a Multilateral agreement, or a valid Green card issued for the vehicle which originates from the country whose national insurance office has signed a Multilateral agreement as well as other documents and attestation whose validity is approved by the Croatian Insurance Office.

Speed limits

  • in built-up areas 50 km/h
  • on open roads 90 km/h
  • on roads exclusively reserved for motor vehicles and on fast roads 110 km/h
  • on motorways 130 km/h
  • for motor vehicles towing caravans without brakes 80 km/h
  • for buses and buses with light trailers 80 km/h, on highways 100 km/h, except for buses driving children

Reduce and adjust your speed on wet roads.

During the winter period, vehicle lights must be switched on.

Mobile telephones must not be used whilst driving.

The use of seat belts is obligatory. High-visibility clothing must be worn by the driver when undertaking any action on his vehicle when on the open road (changing tires, vehicle repairs, filling the tank with fuel or asking for help by stopping other vehicles etc.). These garments must be present inside the vehicle at all times.

Petrol stations

Petrol stations in the larger cities and on the motorways are open 24/7. Petrol stations sell: Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, and Super plus 98, Euro Diesel, Diesel whilst in the larger cities and on motorways LPG is also sold.

Information can be found regarding petrol stations and prices on the following web pages:,, and


For motorways: A1 Zagreb – Bosiljevo – Zadar – Šibenik – Split – Šestanovac - Ravča, A2 Zagreb – Zaprešić – Krapina – Macelj, A3 Bregana – Zagreb – Slavonski Brod – Županja – Lipovac, A4 Zagreb – Varaždin – Goričan, A5 Osijek – Đakovo – Sredanci, A6 Zagreb – Karlovac – Bosiljevo – Vrbovsko - Rijeka, A7 Rijeka - Rupa.

For dual carriageways: Istrian "Y" and toll stations "Učka Tunnel" and the "Mirna" viaduct.

Information can be found on the following web pages:,,,, and