There are 6 ways to get from Zagreb to Zadar by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus Velebit Tours  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Zadar L939 / ...

$16 - $28

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Rideshare  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zagreb to Zadar 179.8 miles

$13

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Poličnik L939 / ...

$19 - $29

Train, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Perušić
  2. Take the bus from Perušić to Zadar

$28 - $36

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Zadar 179.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD

$63 - $258

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Zadar. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Zadar is 197 km. The road distance is 286.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Zagreb to Zadar takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Zagreb to Zadar bus services, operated by Velebit Tours, depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zadar is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zagreb to Zadar bus services, operated by Velebit Tours, arrive at Zadar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Zadar is 287 km. It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to drive from Zagreb to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 123.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Zadar, Croatia?

Velebit Tours operates a bus from Zagreb to Zadar every 3 hours, and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Eight other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Croatia Airlines flies from Zagreb to Zadar twice daily.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Bus operators
Velebit Tours
Phone
053 560 388
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
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 Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Poličnik
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Francuzevic
Phone
+385 (1) 2753-538
Email
francuzevic@gmail.com
Website
francuzevic-prijevoz.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
francuzevic-prijevoz.hr
Bus from Perušić to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
francuzevic-prijevoz.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Book your Zagreb to Zadar bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 7223+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zagreb and Zadar. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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