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Fly Brussels to Zagreb  •  4h 34m

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

535 kn - 1.804 kn

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Bus  •  21h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N506 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Zagreb N952

518 kn - 666 kn

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Fly Brussels to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Ljubljana (LJU) BRU - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb

685 kn - 3.769 kn

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zagreb  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zagreb (ZAG) AMS - ZAG

996 kn - 2.633 kn

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zagreb  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zagreb (ZAG) CGN - ZAG

747 kn - 2.315 kn

Train  •  18h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

1.251 kn - 1.730 kn

Train, bus  •  21h 59m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Köln to Zagreb

885 kn - 1.812 kn

Night train, train  •  20h 56m

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

1.265 kn - 1.721 kn

Drive  •  11h 28m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Zagreb 1288.1 km

1.000 kn - 1.600 kn

Brussels to Zagreb by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Zagreb is around 45h 38m and covers a distance of around 1382 km. The fastest train normally takes 43h 38m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and Austrian Railways (ÖBB), the Brussels to Zagreb train service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
45h 38m
Fastest train time:
43h 38m
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
1.251 kn
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:34
Last train departs at:
21:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Zagreb train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Belgium → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Belgium

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Belgium.

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 Belgium from Croatia.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Zagreb is to bus which costs €65 - €90 and takes 21h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Zagreb is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs €70 - €240.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Zagreb via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Koeln Hbf and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 10m.

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The distance between Brussels and Zagreb is 1024 km. The road distance is 1288.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Zagreb without a car is to train which takes 18h 10m and costs €160 - €230.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Brussels to Zagreb, including transfers.

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

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Brussels to Zagreb 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 Zagreb is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs €70 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €230 and takes 18h 10m, you could also bus, which costs €65 - €90 and takes 21h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 1024.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Zagreb, Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Brussels to Zagreb 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Zagreb via Koeln Hbf and Villach Hbf in around 18h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 2.900 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.500 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 2.600 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
480 kn - 2.600 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.700 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.500 kn
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
460 kn - 900 kn
Website
Thalys
Standard
460 kn - 650 kn
Comfort
550 kn - 750 kn
Premium
650 kn - 900 kn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Thalys
Standard
490 kn - 700 kn
Comfort
550 kn - 750 kn
Premium
700 kn - 1.000 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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
330 kn - 450 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
330 kn - 460 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 kn - 850 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Meidling to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
700 kn - 950 kn
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.900 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 280 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.900 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95 kn - 120 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
420 kn - 550 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
Phone
043 277 100
Website
cazmatrans.hr
Bus from Köln to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
19h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
550 kn - 850 kn
Schedules at
cazmatrans.hr

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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

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

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

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Book your Brussels to Zagreb bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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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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