Istria is the largest peninsula within the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. Croatia encapsulates most of the Istrian peninsula with its Istria County.
The closest airports are:
If you are coming from the North (direction Ljubljana – Koper), you have to pass the border at KAŠTEL – Dragonja or PLOVANIJA – Šečovlje to enter the Umag region.
If you are coming from the East (direction Zagreb or Split) take the road towards Rijeka. Pass the Učka tunnel and take exit LUPOGLAV-BUZET. Drive towards Buzet and take direction Buje or Umag. Then follow the signs for Umag.
If you are coming from the South (direction Pula) the shortest is to enter the fast road (Istarski ipsilon) in Pula and follow the direction to Umag. Otherwise, you can take the local road through Vodnjan, Bale, Sv. Lovreč, Poreč, Novigrad and enter Umag.
RENT A CAR is a good option if you are planning to stay longer and explore Istria by yourself.
Distances to Umag (by car):
- Trieste 40 km
- Ljubljana 120 km
- Venice 205 km
- Zagreb 259 km
- Milan 475 km
- Munich 500 km
- Vienna 505 km
- Budapest 600 km