How to get to and from Zagreb Airport

Zagreb Airport

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

Zagreb Airport Bus

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 30 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

Zagreb 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 usually a flat fee and cheaper than a taxi service.

Rental Cars

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.

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Sara is an American expat based in Split. After globetrotting between New York, Amsterdam and California, she moved to Croatia in 2012. Sara's blog Expat in Croatia is a guide for foreigners living and traveling in Croatia.