There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to Croatia by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train, car or car train

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 Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zagreb (ZAG) AMS - ZAG

571 kn - 2.234 kn

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Bus  •  18h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Velika Kladuša
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Zagreb 940 / ...

483 kn - 905 kn

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Split  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Split (SPU) AMS - SPU

614 kn - 1.316 kn

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice, shuttle  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Venice (VCE) AMS - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

806 kn - 4.998 kn

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Split  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Split (SPU) RTM - SPU

971 kn - 3.630 kn

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Pula  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Pula (PUY) RTM - PUY

1.113 kn - 3.522 kn

Train, bus via Munich  •  15h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Samobor

1.005 kn - 1.968 kn

Train, night train  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  3. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

1.010 kn - 1.539 kn

Drive, car train  •  18h 7m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Zagreb

858 kn - 1.520 kn

Train, bus  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg to Zagreb

628 kn - 1.063 kn

Train, night train via Innsbruck  •  24h 45m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Innsbruck Hbf 1389
  2. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

Drive  •  12h 15m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zagreb 1331.3 km

1.300 kn - 2.000 kn

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Croatia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Croatia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Croatia.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Croatia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/20/2020

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Croatia from 5/11/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/3/2020

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving Netherlands. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in Netherlands, please check government recommendations.

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Croatia is to bus which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 18h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Croatia is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Zagreb via Velika Kladuša and Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Oberhausen Hbf and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Croatia is 1162 km. The road distance is 1331.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Croatia without a car is to train and bus via Munich which takes 15h 50m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Amsterdam to Croatia, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Croatia bus services, operated by Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic, depart from Amsterdam station.

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Amsterdam to Croatia train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 36m and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 18h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 1161.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Croatia?

KLM, Croatia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Velika Gorica every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Zagreb via Velika Kladuša and Karlovac in around 18h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.900 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
370 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.400 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
450 kn - 1.700 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.200 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.000 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
370 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.500 kn
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 7.000 kn
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Split
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Rotterdam to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.000 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.600 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Split via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.300 kn
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
85 kn - 200 kn
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
85 kn - 120 kn
1st Class
140 kn - 200 kn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 kn - 430 kn
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
180 kn - 260 kn
1st Class
310 kn - 430 kn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150 kn - 340 kn
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
150 kn - 210 kn
1st Class
240 kn - 340 kn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150 kn - 350 kn
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
150 kn - 210 kn
1st Class
250 kn - 350 kn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
390 kn - 550 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 kn - 900 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 kn - 900 kn
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
447 kn
Motorcycle
750 kn
Vehicle
826 kn
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 kn - 950 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
310 kn - 3.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
310 kn - 340 kn
Private
1.600 kn - 3.100 kn
Jaska Turist
Phone
01 6282 658
Email
info@jaska-turist.de
Website
jaska-turist.hr
Bus from Munich to Samobor
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 kn
Schedules at
jaska-turist.hr
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+387 (0)37 314 378
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Velika Kladuša
Ave. Duration
14h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
420 kn - 750 kn
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45 kn - 55 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
atsk.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30 kn - 45 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30 kn - 45 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Duisburg to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
470 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Amsterdam to Croatia bus services, operated by Croatia Bus Domestic, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Amsterdam to Croatia train services, operated by EuroNight, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Croatia is 1331 km. It takes approximately 12h 15m to drive from Amsterdam to Croatia.

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KLM, Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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