There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Croatia by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Split  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Split (SPU) BCN - SPU

$90 - $350

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Bus Atlassib  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Zagreb 4

$65 - $130

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Fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zagreb (ZAG) BCN - ZAG

$97 - $297

Fly to Zadar  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zadar (ZAD) BCN - ZAD

$106 - $311

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Venice (VCE) BCN - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$97 - $717

Train, bus  •  21 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zagreb

$134 - $217

Train  •  26 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$300 - $470

Bus FlixBus  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Ljubljana 1922
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb N997 / ...

$100 - $169

Drive  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zagreb 1001.8 miles

$190 - $290

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Zagreb via Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Valence TGV, Lyon Part Dieu, Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 36 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Croatia is 1282 km. The road distance is 1602.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Croatia without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Barcelona to Croatia, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Croatia train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Croatia is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 26 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Barcelona to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 801.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Croatia?

Vueling Airlines, Croatia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Split 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Zagreb via Padova, Zagreb, and Autobusni kolodvor in around 26 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Grenoble to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Barcelona to Padova
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.si
Globtour
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
atvo.it

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Barcelona to Croatia train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Croatia is 1603 km. It takes approximately 15 h 2 min to drive from Barcelona to Croatia.

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Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Split Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Croatia bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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