Slavonski Brod

Slavonski Brod is a city in Slavonia located on the north bank of the Sava river. Its sister city Bosanski Brod lies on the south bank, over the State border in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Get in

By car

Slavonski Brod lies along the A3 motorway (Autocesta) Zagreb-Slavonski Brod-Belgrade, which has been renovated which is an important route between South-East- and Western Europe. The Autocesta is a toll-road

Other roads connect city to Pécs (Hungary), Osijek and Sarajevo.

Hitch-hiking

You can hitch-hike onto the highway at the gas stations on either side of the road in Brod or before the toll booth.

By train

From Zagreb: Trains run several times per day. The ordinary fast train travels about 2 hours 30 minutes. Tilting Intercity train Slavonia is one of the best trains in Croatia, with seats of European standards, travels slightly over 2 hours and complimentary coffee is served on board. The difference in price compared to a regular intercity train is negligible (approx. 7 kunas = 1 euro), but the seats are often hard to get in the last minute on weekends. The passenger trains also run several times a day, but travel significantly longer and are not reliable.

From Belgrade: Direct lines from Belgrade are available (travel time approx. 3,5 hours). However, there is an option of changing trains at Vinkovci.

By bus

Several services operate to Slavonski Brod from any major Croatian city, as well as from Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica (Serbia) and many cities in Bosnia. Direct lines are also available to and from many German, Swiss and Austrian cities: Munich, Vienna, Graz, Zurich (daily), Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf (twice a week). Buses are operated by Croatian bus companies and are reasonably reliable.

By plane

Slavonski Brod is the largest city in Croatia without an international airport. The closest major airports are Zagreb and Belgrade. Osijek airport (approx. 100 km away) operates seasonal flights by Croatia airlines to Split and Dubrovnik and recently, German Wings flights from Cologne/Bonn are also scheduled.

By boat

Although river Sava is suitable for sailing, it is currently only used for freight traffic. However, ambitious projects are under way which would include tourist boats from other cities on the Sava river.

See

Do

Drink

Even though it is not a 7-day-per-week party destination, city scene becomes wild and vibrant on a clear Saturday, especially during holidays. The reason is a large number of students from Zagreb and Osijek and a large number of people who emigrated from city, who regularly return to city for holidays. Currently the most popular clubs include Iguana, Alfa and Navigator, which play modern clubbing music and offer a range of drinks at arguably the lowest prices found in a major city in Croatia. For instance, a glass of juice-vodka would cost approx. 2 euros in Slavonski Brod and almost 4 in a club in Zagreb or on the Adriatic. Clubs usually work to 3 am, when the crowds usually move to Rupa (a rock club), Pivnica or Cezar. Other clubs are also available and their popularity varies. It is best to ask any young person in the street on a Saturday night about "in" places at the moment.

Slavonski Brod also hosts two large turbo folk clubs: Navalis and Cezar (folk section).

Go next

Osijek - the largest city in the Slavonia region is a beautiful old city and an important cultural centre in Croatia. Đakovo - a smaller city half way between Slavonski Brod and Osijek, famous for one of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals in South Central Europe. Vinkovci, Vukovar - twin cities north-east of Slavonski Brod. Papuk - a hill 60 km nothwest of Slavonski Brod, a nature park and a popular recreational destination. Kopački Rit - a nature park famous for its bird life located at the confluence of Drava and Danube rivers. -

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