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There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Croatia by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night train 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 Zagreb  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ATH - ZAG

$100 - $330

Cheapest option

Fly to Budapest, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Budapest (BUD) ATH - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Osijek

$71 - $308

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Fly to Split  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Split (SPU) ATH - SPU

$163 - $513

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9 h 5 min

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

$120 - $780

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Belgrade (BEG) ATH - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Osijek

$76 - $247

Train, bus  •  22 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Zagreb

$90 - $141

Bus, night train  •  24 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the night train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$76 - $106

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  25 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Ruma to Zagreb

$118 - $207

Bus Siamos Tours  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Sisak
  3. Take the bus from Sisak to Zagreb

$86 - $133

Train, bus, night train  •  31 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Таvanovce
  3. Take the train from Tabanovce to Belgrade 334
  4. Take the night train from Beograd to Vinkovci En
  5. Take the train from Vinkovci to Zagreb D

Drive  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Zagreb 932.2 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Croatia is to bus and night train which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 24 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Croatia is to fly which costs 140€ - 450€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Zagreb via Novi Sad and Ruma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 22 min.

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The distance between Athens and Croatia is 1009 km. The road distance is 1491.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Croatia without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 4 min and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Athens to Croatia, including transfers.

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Athens to Croatia bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Croatia is to fly which takes 6 h 21 min and costs 85€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 25 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Athens to Croatia bus services, operated by Autotransport Karlovac, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 630.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Croatia?

Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Athens to Velika Gorica every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Zagreb via Novi Sad and Ruma in around 25 h 22 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Athens to Belgrade via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Athens to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Athens to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Athens to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Athens to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $4,000
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Night train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
bahn.de
Night train from Beograd to Vinkovci
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bahn.de
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Tabanovce to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $90
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Bus operators
Šidexpres Šid
Phone
022 / 714-147
Email
sidexpres@ptt.rs
Website
sidexpres.rs
Bus from Beograd to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
sidexpres.rs
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Ruma to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
atsk.hr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
17 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Banbus
Phone
+381 11 362 5555
Email
ffice@banbus.co.rs
Website
banbus.co.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Sisak
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
banbus.co.rs
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Sisak
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
Auto Promet Sisak
Phone
(044) 526 350
Email
info@auto-promet-sisak.hr
Website
auto-promet-sisak.hr
Bus from Sisak to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
auto-promet-sisak.hr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Таvanovce
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr

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Croatia is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 7:35 AM in Athens and 6:35 AM in Croatia.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Croatia is 1491 km. It takes approximately 14 h 56 min to drive from Athens to Croatia.

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Croatia Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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