Driving to Istria
Here is some general road travel information when driving to Istria from the north.
Driving to Istria is pretty straightforward but please be aware that this route includes toll roads and you will need to purchase a Vignette if you do intend to use the motorway in Slovenia. These can be purchased at services approaching the border. It is also very important that you switch on your headlights through Slovenia and Croatia as this is now mandatory. You will see that not everyone observes this law but you could be fined 50 euro if stopped by police!
Here are a few useful distances that may help you when planning your route.
We have taken the shortest distance given by Google and calculated them to Rovinj as an approximate example:
Other useful information:
Here is a map to avoid the main highway from Treste and also avoid paying for the Slovenian Vignette!
The phone number for Road Assistance is 1987.
For more detailed information, foreign tourists can contact the Information Center of the Croatian Automobile Club at ++385/1/464-0800, available 24 hours a day.