To find the best way of getting to Croatia, will be one of the most important factors in your holiday planning. Checking the Croatia's geographic map your decision will depend on the country you are coming from.
Regarding the transport facilities, you can reach Croatia by air, by bus, by train, by car and by ferry. Croatia's transportation network is satisfactory.
Ferry connections are cheap (internal coastal ferries), trustworthy, flights are also cheap and frequent, traveling by bus is comfortable and well-organized, arriving by car has become easier thanks to a new highway network.
The only Achilles heel of transportation, are trains. They are slow and connect only bigger towns. Lately I've notice some improvements regarding introduction of new and more modern trains.
Reaching Croatia by any of these means of transport, will also depend on the tourist season which covers the period from mid-April to the second half of October.
In lower season (April, May, October) there are less direct flights to Croatia and ferry connections are less frequent from Italy. The situation is reversed in high season (July and August) while in mid-season (June, September), flights are cheaper if you are flying from UK cities like Belfast, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and
Newcastle to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula.
In the peak season, it's advisable to use a plane to reach Croatia, rather than driving to avoid a long lines at the borders (the worst is driving from Italy, crossing the border between Slovenia and Croatia).
Traveling by bus to reach Croatia, is the good solution, not only as the cheaper way but more comfortable and more frequent during the summer period.
There are about six main entry gates you'll probably use when entering Croatia.
Here are some of the best and cheapest suggestions if you are getting to Croatia from different destinations.