All areas of inland Croatia are served by tourist information offices, though not all have local facilities. For general information about the country’s interior in the U.S., start with the Croatian National Tourist Office (www.croatia.hr; [tel] 212/279-8672) at 350 Fifth Ave., Ste. 4003, New York, NY 10118. Travel agencies and tour operators also are good sources of information. Contact information for local tourist information offices is listed throughout below.
Except for the smallest and most remote villages, all the cities and towns of inland Croatia are served by bus and train routes linked to or originating in Zagreb. For bus schedules and ticket information, contact Autobusni Kolodvor (Main Bus Station) in Zagreb at Avenija M. Držića bb (www.akz.hr; [tel] 060/313-333). For train information, contact the Glavni Kolodvor (Main Train Station) at Trg Kralja Tomislava 12 (www.hzpp.hr; [tel] 060/333-444). For travelers with a car, the highway system that runs through inland Croatia is modern and efficient. Expect two-lane secondary roads to the smaller towns and some gravel roads in Lonjsko Polje Nature Park.
Even tiny Čigoć is reachable by public bus, although once there, walking is the only way to see the nature reserve. Larger cities such as Osijek have public bus or tram networks. They also have connections to the rest of Croatia’s larger population centers. However, travel to the rural areas of inland Croatia can be tedious and inconvenient on public transport, so it’s easier to tour the region by car, if possible.
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