Guide to public transport in Osijek, Croatia

Tram in Osijek, Croatia

UPDATED: 12.7.2023. 

Osijek is Slavonia’s largest city and Croatia’s fourth largest city. Osijek is truly unique as it is the city with the most green areas and parks in Croatia. Its historical sites include Tvrđa fortress and the old city center.

Public transport in Osijek consists of buses and trams. In addition to Zagreb, Osijek is the only city in Croatia with a tram system.

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Public transport in Osijek, Croatia

Who carries out Osijek’s public transport?

The public transport of passengers in Osijek is carried out by the city-based company called Gradski prijevoz putnika Osijek (GPP).

Public transport in Osijek dates back to 1884 when trams and horseshoe trains were in use long before the rest of Europe.

How is Osijek’s public transit organized?

The public transportation in Osijek is well organized and covers the entire city with two tram lines and eight bus lines.

The tram lines are:

  • Zeleno polje – Višnjevac
  • Bikara – Trg Ljudevita Gaja – Ulica Hrvatske Republike

All transport routes/lines of Osijek’s public bus and tram system are available here.

A map of all public transport lines is available here.

Bus stations of city transport Osijek, Croatia

The main bus station in Osijek is located at Bartol Kašić 70 – (view map), near the railway station.

[Read: Guide on train travel in Croatia (including loads of discounts)]

Next to the station, there is a tram stop for tram number 2 and a bus stop where buses 2 and 7A stop.

bus station
Main bus station in Osijek, Croatia

The Osijek main bus station is the most organized station in Croatia. It was built in 2011, and its architects have received numerous awards for its design.

Tickets for city transport in Osijek, Croatia

A single ticket for Osijek’s public transport can be bought from the driver. It is valid for one ride of 60-minute duration in any direction. The cost of a single ticket is 1,46 euros.

The daily card is a paper ticket valid for an unlimited number of rides in both trams and buses and through all zones on the day of purchase.

Ticket price lists for public transport in Osijek are available here.

View more information about GPP selling points and their opening hours here.

Value card – Butra

The value card called Butra is a contactless, prepaid card limited by the amount of money paid. One ride is valid for 60 minutes. When switching to another bus, the card has to be checked in and checked out on the card machine.

Butra can be purchased in GPP business premises for 2,65 euros activation plus the value you want to add or GPP vehicles and business premises of legal entities.

The card can also be redeemed during the warranty period at one of the selling points with a presentation of the invoice. The passenger is returned the remaining value on the card and the amount of activation or only the remaining amount of activation if the card is in the red.

Osijek public transit schedules

View a schedule for public bus transport in Osijek here.

View a schedule for public tram transport in Osijek here.

View our other transport guides

Gradski prijevoz putnika Osijek

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.

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