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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Zagreb by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry, night train or car

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Fly  •  5h 17m

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

847 kn - 3.333 kn

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Train, line 2 ferry, bus  •  20h 51m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia Fr
  5. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto Mercato 2 / ...
  6. Take the bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb

1.423 kn - 2.376 kn

Train  •  26h 38m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Graz Hbf Ec
  5. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec

2.779 kn - 4.999 kn

Bus  •  26h 45m

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

Bus via Venice  •  29h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Mestre Si
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Zagreb 402

945 kn - 1.272 kn

Car ferry, night train  •  35h 11m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Villach Hbf Nj
  3. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

1.088 kn - 1.597 kn

Drive  •  14h 59m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zagreb 1596.4 km

1.200 kn - 1.800 kn

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International entry into Croatia from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Spain.

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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

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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, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Croatia.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to bus via Venice, which costs 120€ - 170€ and takes 29h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which costs 110€ - 440€ and takes 5h 17m.

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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 Padova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève, Zuerich Hb and Graz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 38m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zagreb is 1214 km. The road distance is 1596.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb without a car is to train and line 2 ferry and bus which takes 20h 51m and costs 180€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Barcelona to Zagreb, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Zagreb train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which takes 5h 17m and costs 110€ - 440€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 360€ - 700€ and takes 26h 38m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 26h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 1213.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zagreb 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Zagreb via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève, Zuerich Hb, and Graz Hbf in around 26h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.400 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 6.500 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
420 kn - 600 kn
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
460 kn - 650 kn
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
350 kn - 650 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
370 kn - 650 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.500 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 kn - 320 kn
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
140 kn - 220 kn
Rail 1st Class
220 kn - 320 kn
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
150 kn - 330 kn
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
150 kn - 220 kn
Rail 1st Class
220 kn - 330 kn
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kn - 380 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
330 kn - 380 kn
1st Class
320 kn - 370 kn
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 kn - 350 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
300 kn - 350 kn
1st Class
270 kn - 320 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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 320 kn
Base Standard
420 kn - 600 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
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 Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 410 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
360 kn - 470 kn
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
250 kn - 290 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
290 kn - 330 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Barcelona to Padova
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
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
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
450 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
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
750 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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice Mestre to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
ACTV S.p.a
Phone
+ 39 041 27 22 111
Email
protocollo@pec.actv.it
Website
actv.avmspa.it
Ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto Mercato
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
57 kn
Website
ACTV S.p.a

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Barcelona to Zagreb train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Zagreb is 1596 km. It takes approximately 14h 59m to drive from Barcelona to Zagreb.

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Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 199+ hotels available in Zagreb. 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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