Travel & accommodation

Welcome to Istria, Croatia!


Many will say this is the most beautiful town in Istria. Located in the middle of its western shore, with first settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, Rovinj is one of Istria’s top tourist destinations with significant industrial and cultural heritage that spans centuries and languages.

Once a major port and a shipping, fishing and tobacco industry town, Rovinj reimagined itself in the 21st century to become a popular tourist and convention industry destination. Drawing upon its multicultural and multilingual roots to attract varied audiences and some of the largest brands in the world chose it as their event venue.

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WAS #8 delegates get discounted rates in one of Rovinj’s top resorts:

Maistra - Amarin Hotel & Resort



Rovinj is well connected to major European road links, with several international airports in the vicinity.

Transportation services from international airports nearby are organized by Infobip and Kompas travel agency at discounted rates in cooperation.

Please note that organized transport at discounted rates is available for arrivals from 5-8 October and departures from 11-12 October.

Click the link below to go to the transport booking page with transfer options and prices

Book transfer

All the information on transportation and accommodation options will also be distributed via GSMA WAS group newsletters.

Getting to Rovinj by boat

Sponsored by

Get a free transfer via high-speed catamaran from Venice-San Basilio port to Rovinj, thanks to sponsors Roamability!
The catamaran capacity is limited to 200 passengers and priority will be given to those who have previously booked catamaran transfer.

The Priince of Venice catamaran is scheduled to depart from Venice-San Basilio port on
Sunday, 7 October at 5 PM.

A return trip will be also be scheduled sponsored by Roamability in case the capacity is full. Details on the return trip will be communicated in due course and if case the return trip is not scheduled, road transfer will be organized at specified rates.

Upon arrival in Rovinj, transfer to your hotels will be waiting for you in the port.
For all booking, travel and visa requirements and other questions, please contact

For information on getting from Venice Marco Polo airport to Venice San Basilio port, click the link here.

Getting to Rovinj by plane

The closest international airports to Rovinj:
Pula (CRO) – 35min drive
Trieste (ITA) – 1h 30min drive
Rijeka (CRO) – 1h 30min drive
Ljubljana (SLO) – 2h 20min drive
Zagreb (CRO) – 2h 30min drive
Venice (ITA) – 3h drive

Preferred airlines of WAS#8


When making a reservation, enter the promo code ZAGWAS8 here. Valid until 12 October for outbound flights from 27 September to 12 October and inbound flights to be completed on or before 22 October 2018.


When making a reservation for your Lufthansa flight ticket, enter the promo code HRZQMBD here, or check when booking with your IATA/ARC travel agent.


To reserve your Air France/KLM discounted ticket click here. Book until 17th October for departure dates between 2nd October and 17th October 2018.

Getting to Rovinj by car

From the North (Austria via Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Ljubljana – Koper – E751 route – Kaštel border crossing – Buje – Rovinj
From the North (Venice via Trieste)
Venice – E70 route – Monfalcone – Trieste – Koper – E751 route – Kaštel border crossing – Buje – Rovinj
From the North (Villach, Austria via Trieste)
Villach – Udine – Monfalcone – Trieste – E751 route – Kaštel border crossing – Buje – Rovinj
From the East (Zagreb via Rijeka)
Zagreb – E65 route – Rijeka – Učka tunnel – E751 route – Kanfanar – Rovinj
Approximate travel times by car
Munich to Rovinj 6h
Venice to Rovinj 3h
Zagreb to Rovinj 3h
Ljubljana to Rovinj 2h 20min
Budapest to Rovinj 6h
Milano to Rovinj 6h

Visa Info

As part of the European Union, Croatia has no visa requirements for EU and most European countries, and holders of Schengen visas also do not require a separate visa for entry into Croatia. For the most up to date information regarding visa requirements for your country, please visit the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs here. List of Croatian embassies and consulates is here.

Visa applications can be made online here, or via a form you can download here. In case you require a support letter for your visa application, please send a passport scan, job title, home address and company address of the person(s) requiring a support letter to