There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Zagreb by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zagreb  •  4 h 47 min

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

$111 - $407

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

$70 - $140

4 alternative options

Fly to Ljubljana  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Ljubljana (LJU) BCN - LJU

$152 - $757

Bus FlixBus  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Ljubljana 1922
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb N997 / ...

$104 - $172

Train  •  29 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  5. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...
  6. Take the train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$320 - $491

Drive  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zagreb 1001.8 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

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

More details

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which costs 90€ - 350€ and takes 4 h 47 min.

More details

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 25 h 53 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Mulhouse Ville and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 59 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 53 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Barcelona to Zagreb, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zagreb.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 758.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zagreb every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Zagreb via Padova in around 25 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Train operators
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 to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
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 Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
$70 - $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
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
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 Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.si
Globtour

Want to know more about travelling around Croatia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.