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Getting to Novalja by car



All ways from Germany lead via Salzburg. If you decide to go to Zrce Beach with the car you should definitely note that, besides the fuel cost, there are a few other costs. For example, the highway toll fees, vignettes for Austria and Slovenia and the fee for the ferry to the island Pag.

The easiest way from Germany to Croatia is the way through Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana, Rijeka and then with the ferry to Novalja. This route is the fastest and easiest.

Another option to get to Novalja is the detour across the bridge in the south. The detour will last about 2 hours more in the car. The direct way with the ferry lasts only about 15 minutes.

The ride with the car can sum up to a big amount very fast.




Highway toll fee Austria (vignette) 10 Days = 9,40€
Highway tunnel A10 (Tauern highway) 12,00€ / one-way
Highway tunnel A11 (Karawanken highway) 7,50€ / one-way
Highway toll fee Slovenia (vignette) 7 Days = 15€ / 30 Days = 30€
Highway toll fee Croatia Marburg – Zagreb – Prizna (Ferry) = around 14€
Karawanken –  Slovenia – Prizna (Ferry) = around 2€
Fees for the ferry around 2€ per person and about 15€ per car. The exact prices can be found here.

In this calculation are toll fees, highway tunnel fees and the ride with the ferry factored. The fuel costs increase the amount also. The calculation is for 7 day trip – so in Slovenia, you need the vignette for 30 days.


You don’t want to drive to Zrce Beach by car? Then take one of our buses!

We offer you several deals for the ride with the bus. You can avoid annoying hours in the car and the bus takes you to Zrce Beach in a relaxing way. In our deals, the fee for the ferry is already included. Check out our bus offers here.


For most vacationers from Germany, the route goes across Austria and Slovenia to Croatia. In all three countries you need to pay for the use of the highway or you need a vignette.

From vacationers from southwest Germany and Switzerland, there is also an alternative route across Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia. Also, ferries from Italy are possible. If you take the ferry, you can save up the money for the highway toll fee by using the coastal road.

Another possibility is to take the car train. So you have your car with you but don’t need to drive by yourself. You can take the car train to Triest. From Triest, there are only 3 hours left to Novalja.