There are two ways to get around Istria and both involve roads. You can drive around Istria or you can take buses. Although there is limited train service TO Istria, there are no trains around Istria. Similarly for ferries: you can take ferries TO Istria but no ferries around Istria.
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Driving in Istria
The Istrian motorway system is characterised by two main branches that form a "Y" shape. Known as the Istrian Y, the eastern wing of the motorway connects Pula with Matuli (near Rijeka), passing through Kanfanar and the western wing connects Pula with the Slovenian border running near the west coast. (See a road map of Istria).
Most of the motorway is two-lane although there is a four-lane portion that runs from Kanfanar to Rogovici, near Pazin. Eventually the entire Istrian Y will be four-lane as construction continues. Only on the four-lane portions of the motorway are tolls collected. To keep track of the progress of the motorway, see Bina Istria.
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