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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zagreb (ZAG) BCN - ZAG

$101 - $303

Cheapest option

Bus Atlassib  •  25 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Zagreb 4

$65 - $130

4 alternative options

Train, bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Valence-TGV to Gare de Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zagreb

$138 - $256

Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Venice, Venice N740
  2. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Zagreb 427 / ...

$95 - $250

Train, bus Eurolines FR  •  25 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Zagreb

$191 - $279

Drive  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zagreb 1001.8 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to bus which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 25 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Zagreb via Venice, Venice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 5 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zagreb is 1214 km. The road distance is 1602.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 16 min and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Barcelona to Zagreb, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs 85€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 25 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 758.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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

Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zagreb every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Zagreb via Venice, Venice in around 25 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Valence-TGV to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Grenoble to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice, Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$123
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
19 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Barcelona to Padova
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Zagreb is 1603 km. It takes approximately 15 h 2 min to drive from Barcelona to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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

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There are 2200+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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