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

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Fly  •  5h 9m

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

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Train, night bus  •  21h 12m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  4. Take the night bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
  5. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

Train  •  22h 29m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fa / ...
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

Train, bus  •  23h 20m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the bus from Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station Sofia Central Bus Station - Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur / ...

Bus, shuttle  •  27h 20m

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

Drive  •  14h 59m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zagreb 1596.4 km

Barcelona to Zagreb by train and night bus

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21h 12m Average Duration
1.021 kn Cheapest Price
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International entry into Croatia from Spain

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

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Spain

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed 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
  • There are no current restrictions

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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, returning to Spain from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 29 Aug 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly, which costs €50 - €250 and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zagreb is to fly which costs €50 - €250 and takes 5h 9m.

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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, Milano Centrale, Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 29m.

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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 night bus which takes 21h 12m and costs €130 - €300.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Barcelona to Zagreb, including transfers.

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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 9m and costs €50 - €250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €400 and takes 22h 29m.

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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 train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 1213.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines and two 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, Milano Centrale, Venezia Mestre, and Villach Hbf in around 22h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.400 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.900 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 kn - 600 kn
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 300 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
270 kn - 300 kn
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 440 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
400 kn - 440 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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
290 kn - 900 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
290 kn - 400 kn
Base Standard
500 kn - 700 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 900 kn
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
160 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Standard
310 kn - 410 kn
Base Premium
380 kn - 550 kn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 410 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
300 kn - 410 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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.200 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia EuroCity

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
430 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
430 kn - 600 kn
1st Class
750 kn - 1.100 kn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 380 kn
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Marseille to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
400 kn - 490 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
270 kn - 370 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Mestre
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
ALSA
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 - 4.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
340 kn - 380 kn
Private
1.900 kn - 4.100 kn

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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, Air France, Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 130+ 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 bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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