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There are 7 ways to get from Koper to Zadar by bus, ferry, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Banka to Ilirska Bistrica Koper - Kozina - Il.Bistrica
  2. Take the bus from Jelšane to Zadar

$27 - $40

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Bus, Catamaran  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Koper to Pula Frankfurt - Pula / ...
  2. Take the Catamaran from Pula to Zadar 9141

$29 - $46

Bus via Rovinj  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Izola to Rovinj
  2. Take the bus from Rovinj to Zadar

$35 - $59

Train  •  15h 22m

  1. Take the train from Koper to Divača
  2. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka
  3. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  4. Take the train from Ostarije to Knin
  5. Take the train from Knin to Zadar

$37 - $57

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Koper to Zadar 232.5 miles

$45 - $70

Shuttle to Pula, fly  •  4h 27m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD

$78 - $253

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Avtobusna postaja Koper to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD

$83 - $427

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The cheapest way to get from Koper to Zadar is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Koper to Zadar is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Koper to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Banka and arriving at Zadar via Ilirska Bistrica and Jelšane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Koper to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Koper and arriving at Zadar via Divača, Pivka, Rijeka, Ostarije and Knin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 22m.

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The distance between Koper and Zadar is 199 km. The road distance is 372 km.

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The best way to get from Koper to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs 23€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Koper to Zadar, including transfers.

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Koper to Zadar bus services, operated by Arriva Slovenia, depart from Banka station.

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Koper to Zadar train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Koper station.

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The best way to get from Koper to Zadar is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs 23€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 15h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Koper to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 124.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Koper, Slovenia and Zadar, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Koper to Zadar via Ilirska Bistrica and Jelšane in around 7h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Koper to Zadar via Divača, Pivka, Rijeka, Ostarije, and Knin in around 15h 22m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Koper to Divača
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Train from Ostarije to Knin
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $26
Train from Knin to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Banka to Ilirska Bistrica
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arriva.si
Bus from Izola to Rovinj
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Koper to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Jelšane to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rovinj to Zadar
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Marprom
Phone
080 11 16
Website
marprom.si
Bus from Koper to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
marprom.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Koper Central Bus Station to Pula Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Crnja Tours
Bus from Koper Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Crnja Tours
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Koper to Pula
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Portorož to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$33 - $36
Private
$80 - $150
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota D.D.
Phone
+386 2 530 16 00
Email
vozni.redi@apms.si
Website
apms.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Koper to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
apms.si
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Koper to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Book at
Nomago
Izletnik
Phone
03 42 53 456
Email
uros.grohar@izletnik.si
Website
izletnik.si
Bus from Koper to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
izletnik.si
DRD Turizem
Phone
+386 (0)51 224 222
Email
info@drd.si
Website
drd.si
Bus from Koper Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
DRD Turizem
Šamu Turizem
Phone
041 666 213
Email
samu.turizem@gmail.com
Website
samu-turs.com
Bus from Avtobusna postaja Koper to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
samu-turs.com
Ferry operators
Catarman Line d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)21 352 527
Email
info@catamaran-line.hr
Website
catamaran-line.hr
Ferry from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
catamaran-line.hr
Low Season Price
$16 - $22
High Season Price
$20 - $28

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The quickest flight from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 35m.

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Koper to Zadar bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Zadar station.

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Koper to Zadar train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Zadar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Koper to Zadar is 372 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Koper to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 7894+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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