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There are 12 ways to get from Brussels to Croatia by plane, bus, ferry, train, car or car train

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Fly Brussels to Zagreb  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zagreb (ZAG) BRU - ZAG

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Bus to Charleroi, fly to Zagreb  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Zagreb (ZAG) CRL - ZAG

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Bus to Charleroi, fly to Zadar  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Zadar (ZAD) CRL - ZAD

Bus to Charleroi, fly to Pula  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Pula (PUY) CRL - PUY

Fly Brussels to Venice, ferry  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Venice (VCE) BRU - VCE
  2. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Fly Brussels to Ljubljana, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Ljubljana (LJU) BRU - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

Train via Munich  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf 41
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf 90 / ...
  4. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

Drive, car train  •  17h 26m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Drive from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Zagreb

Train  •  20h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Meidling 425
  2. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec

Bus  •  22h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Zagreb N884

Train, bus  •  24h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen Ic
  2. Take the train from Düren, Bf,Düren to Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf S19
  3. Take the bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Zagreb

Drive  •  11h 28m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Zagreb 1288.1 km
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Croatia is to bus which costs €60 - €75 and takes 22h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Croatia is to fly which costs €65 - €300 and takes 4h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 35m.

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The distance between Brussels and Croatia is 1105 km. The road distance is 1288.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Croatia without a car is to train via Munich which takes 17h 35m and costs €230 - €340.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Brussels to Croatia, including transfers.

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Brussels to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Croatia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs €65 - €300. Alternatively, you can train via Munich, which costs €230 - €340 and takes 17h 35m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €75 and takes 22h 5m.

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  • Distance: 1105 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Brussels to Zagreb every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Zagreb via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, and Villach Hbf in around 17h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.600 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.500 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Brussels to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
6.500 kn - 26.000 kn
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.600 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
410 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Charleroi to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 kn - 8.000 kn
Flights from Charleroi to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
650 kn - 26.000 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.400 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.500 kn
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
70 kn - 90 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 75 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
500 kn - 750 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 kn - 750 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
210 kn - 290 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 300 kn
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 300 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 kn - 360 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
Train from Wien Meidling to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
340 kn - 480 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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
230 kn - 310 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
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
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
750 kn - 900 kn
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
650 kn - 1.000 kn
1st Class
1.000 kn - 1.500 kn
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
100 kn - 150 kn
1st Class
160 kn - 230 kn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düren, Bf,Düren to Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
85 kn - 110 kn
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
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
460 kn - 600 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.
For more information, please visit this page
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
430 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Ferry operators

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Croatia is 1288 km. It takes approximately 11h 28m to drive from Brussels to Croatia.

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Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Croatia bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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