Zagreb is home to Croatia’s biggest airport hub, connecting you to dozens of destinations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. While Split and Dubrovnik are also very well connected to international destinations during the summer, Zagreb offers the most destinations especially during the winter when options to/from the coastal cities diminish.
Where is Zagreb Airport?
Zračna Luka Franjo Tuđman aka Zagreb Airport is not actually located in Zagreb, but in the small city of Velika Gorica about 20 minutes southeast.
Getting to and from Zagreb Airport
Croatia Airlines airport bus
The best option for inexpensive transfers between the city center and the airport is the Croatia Airlines bus. The timetable corresponds with arrivals and departures for Croatia Airlines, but is open to everyone. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.
The cost is 35 kuna per person each way, or 40 kuna for a same day round trip (if, for example, you have a long layover). Tickets can be purchased on the bus in cash.
The bus picks up and drops off outside Arrivals at the airport. The bus will then make short stops if requested on its way to the main bus station in Zagreb. The final destination is Autobusni Kolodvor in central Zagreb, which is only a 10-minute walk from the main train station. From the bus station, you can then pick up local buses and trams.
To get the latest timetable for the Croatia Airlines airport bus to and from Zagreb airport, visit the Pleso Prijevoz web site.
Airport Bus Map
Taxi Service and Uber
Taxis pick up just outside baggage claim at the curb. Be sure to pick a registered taxi with a yellow sign on top of the car that has a meter. Registered taxis will have all of their licensing information displayed. A taxi to the center of Zagreb will cost between 150 and 250 kuna, depending on traffic. If you don’t get a registered taxi, be sure to set an agreed price before leaving the airport.
You may also use Uber, which is a flat fee of 95 kuna, so significantly cheaper than a taxi.
Just outside Arrivals, there are many rental car agencies from all over the world. During peak season, it is highly recommended that you reserve a car in advance of your arrival.
Traveling beyond Zagreb? Check out our other airport transfer guides:
- How to get to and from Dubrovnik Airport
- How to get to and from Rijeka-Krk Airport
- How to get to and from the airport in Pula
- How to get to and from the Zadar-Zemunik Airport
- How to get to and from the Split Airport
Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.