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Kingston, Canada
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driving question

Do they drive on the right or left hand side of the road in Croatia? Right or left handed steering wheel in car? I assume an international license is required? Is it hard to navigate the signs in and around split? Thanks : )

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1. Re: driving question

Drive on the right side of the road and steering wheel is on the left side of the car. For me Split was the hardest area to navigate and drive in. I could handle the signs ok, but way too busy for me there.

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It is had to drive if you don't know where you go and where to park the car. I drove almost all a way to Riva, found parking, left it there and after couple of hours took off on the same or similar route to Trogir. Actually, you don't need car in Split, except if you really want to go to all details around the city.

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We found it quite easy. Only thing is that they drive a bit mad and honk their horns all the times! Signs are all in Croatian but we used no map or gps or anything and never had trouble finding where we wanted to go.

I think we agreed that without a car in Split we would have been lost as there is quite a lot of driving to go see different things.

We did live in Podstrana though, about 8km from Split city center.

Brighton and Hove...
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I don't recognise the experience of Croatian drivers honking horns all the time or indeed at all - they are pretty respectful of other drivers. Most people do avoid driving in Split as it is a very big city - I have done it a couple of times and don't like it particularly. However, there are car parks and the instructions are in English on them (and you don't pay on Sundays in the one I used). I don't have an international driving license and have never been asked for one - a UK license is all I have.

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5. Re: driving question

Thank you all for the great information. I guess I will have to weigh my options and see where we want to go and decide. If I don't rent a car I am hoping the bus system or train is adequate for a good sightseeing vacation. Happy travels all !

Brighton and Hove...
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6. Re: driving question

Lots of buses to lots of places from Split. Trains don't go south of Split. You don't have to have a car for the whole time as another alternative.

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