There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Zagreb by plane, train, ferry, bus, night train, shuttle 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  •  5h 7m

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

588 kn - 1.273 kn

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Train, line 2 ferry, bus  •  20h 6m

  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 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

Bus  •  22h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Venice, Venice N740
  2. Take the bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb

691 kn - 816 kn

Train, night train  •  23h 18m

  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 Venezia Mestre Fr
  5. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj
  6. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

1.646 kn - 2.709 kn

Bus, shuttle  •  27h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Mestre
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia Mestre to Zagreb

1.141 kn - 5.290 kn

Bus, night train  •  29h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Ljubljana 1922
  2. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

717 kn - 895 kn

Drive  •  15h 3m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zagreb 1599.5 km

1.300 kn - 2.000 kn

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to bus which costs 90€ - 110€ and takes 22h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord and arriving at Zagreb via Venezia - Tronchetto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 40m.

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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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble, Torino Porta Susa, Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 18m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zagreb is 1214 km. The road distance is 1599.5 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 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Barcelona to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Zagreb bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 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 7m and costs 75€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 110€ and takes 22h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 1213.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zagreb every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Zagreb via Venezia - Tronchetto in around 22h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.700 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.700 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
380 kn - 1.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.200 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 - 420 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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Standard
410 kn - 550 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 Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
EuroNight
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 300 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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 Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
440 kn - 550 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
550 kn - 700 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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/Sants to Mestre
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
alsa.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
340 kn - 4.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
340 kn - 390 kn
Private
1.900 kn - 4.200 kn
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 10 minutes
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.

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Barcelona to Zagreb bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., arrive at Zagreb station.

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Barcelona to Zagreb train services, operated by EuroNight, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Zagreb is 1599 km. It takes approximately 15h 3m to drive from Barcelona to Zagreb.

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Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 2151+ 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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