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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb  •  4h 45m

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

580 kn - 1.732 kn

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Bus via Velika Kladuša  •  18h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Velika Kladuša
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station Zagreb Central Bus Station - Licko Petrovo Selo / ...

476 kn - 940 kn

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Ljubljana (LJU) AMS - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb

756 kn - 4.097 kn

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Graz, shuttle  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Graz (GRZ) AMS - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb

1.036 kn - 5.397 kn

Train to Brussels, fly to Zagreb  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zagreb (ZAG) BRU - ZAG

946 kn - 2.443 kn

Train  •  19h 2m

  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 train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

1.029 kn - 1.656 kn

Bus  •  23h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zagreb N885

500 kn - 650 kn

Night train  •  22h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rosenheim En
  2. Take the night train from Rosenheim to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

906 kn - 1.742 kn

Drive  •  11h 58m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zagreb 1328.8 km

1.200 kn - 1.900 kn

Amsterdam to Zagreb by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Zagreb is around 46h 34m and covers a distance of around 1423 km. The fastest train normally takes 46h 34m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, ÖBB EuroCity and others, the Amsterdam to Zagreb train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
46h 34m
Fastest train time:
46h 34m
Train distance:
1423 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
1.059 kn
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:38
Last train departs at:
18:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Zagreb train schedules

Netherlands → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zagreb is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zagreb is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zagreb is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, returning to Netherlands from Croatia is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zagreb is to bus which costs €65 - €85 and takes 23h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zagreb is to fly which costs €75 - €240 and takes 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 23h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Zagreb. 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 2m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Zagreb is 1086 km. The road distance is 1328.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zagreb without a car is to bus via Velika Kladuša which takes 18h 35m and costs €60 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Amsterdam to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Zagreb bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zagreb is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs €75 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus via Velika Kladuša, which costs €60 - €130 and takes 18h 35m, you could also train, which costs €130 - €230 and takes 19h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 1085.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Zagreb, Croatia?

KLM, Croatia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Zagreb every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Zagreb via Velika Kladuša and Karlovac Central Bus Station in around 18h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.500 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Graz
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 5.000 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.800 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.100 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.700 kn
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.400 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.400 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.400 kn
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
420 kn - 850 kn
Website
Thalys
Standard
420 kn - 600 kn
Comfort
500 kn - 700 kn
Premium
600 kn - 850 kn
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 Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140 kn - 340 kn
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
140 kn - 210 kn
1st Class
240 kn - 340 kn
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
12h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
550 kn - 800 kn
1st Class
900 kn - 1.300 kn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 kn - 900 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 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 Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.900 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
210 kn - 280 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.900 kn
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
240 kn - 290 kn
Private
1.000 kn - 2.100 kn
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
410 kn - 750 kn
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
Autopromet Slunj
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.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
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
atsk.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
40 kn - 150 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
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
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 55 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
500 kn - 650 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Estimated price
39 kn
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
App Pozega by Arriva
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30 kn - 45 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
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.

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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 Zagreb bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Amsterdam to Zagreb train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Zagreb is 1329 km. It takes approximately 11h 58m to drive from Amsterdam to Zagreb.

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

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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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