There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Zadar by plane, bus, night bus, train, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly to Zadar  •  7h 15m

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

511 kn - 1.878 kn

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Fly to Split, bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Split (SPU) BCN - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Podorljak to Zadar

Fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zagreb (ZAG) BCN - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station

708 kn - 1.437 kn

Train, bus, ferry  •  23h 47m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble Ter
  3. Take the train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  5. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station 944
  6. Take the ferry from Rijeka to Zadar

1.456 kn - 2.590 kn

Bus  •  33h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Ljubljana 1922
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zadar N948

718 kn - 936 kn

Bus, night bus  •  35h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Mestre Si
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Pula Central Bus Station
  3. Take the night bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station

1.169 kn - 1.627 kn

Car ferry, bus, train  •  37h 38m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Re / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51

746 kn - 1.152 kn

Drive  •  17h

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zadar 1742.9 km

1.400 kn - 2.200 kn

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zadar is to bus which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 33h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zadar is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord and arriving at Zadar via Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 50m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zadar is 1108 km. The road distance is 1742.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zadar without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 23h 47m and costs 190€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Barcelona to Zadar, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zadar is to fly which takes 7h 15m and costs 65€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 33h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 1108.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Zadar, Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zadar every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Zadar via Ljubljana in around 33h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.600 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
490 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
490 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
380 kn - 1.600 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.900 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.100 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.400 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.400 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Basel
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
480 kn - 1.900 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zadar via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.300 kn
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
420 kn - 600 kn
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90 kn - 220 kn
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
90 kn - 130 kn
Rail 1st Class
150 kn - 220 kn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
230 kn - 410 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
360 kn - 430 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
370 kn - 430 kn
1st Class
360 kn - 430 kn
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
300 kn - 900 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
300 kn - 400 kn
Base Standard
500 kn - 700 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 900 kn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 280 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
250 kn - 280 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
130 kn - 190 kn
Bus operators
Dalmacija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)21 32 62 26
Email
josdedic@inet.hr
Website
dalmacijabus.hr
Bus from Podorljak to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
dalmacijabus.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Night bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Night bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
180 kn - 260 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 Trieste, Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
550 kn - 700 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 200 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marprom
Phone
080 11 16
Website
marprom.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
266 kn
Schedules at
marprom.si
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Mestre
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Mestre
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
SitBus Shuttle
Phone
(+39) 06.5916826
Email
sit@sitbus.com
Website
sitbusshuttle.com
Bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 80 kn
Website
SitBus Shuttle
Ferry operators
G&V Line Iadera
Phone
+385 23 250 733
Email
info@gv-zadar.hr
Website
gv-zadar.com
Ferry from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
170 kn - 300 kn
Website
G&V Line Iadera
Low Season Price
170 kn - 290 kn
High Season Price
200 kn - 300 kn
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
470 kn - 700 kn
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Zadar is 1743 km. It takes approximately 17h to drive from Barcelona to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zadar Airport.

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

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There are 7988+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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