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There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Croatia by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Zagreb  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zagreb (ZAG) CGN - ZAG

$86 - $378

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Zadar  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zadar (ZAD) CGN - ZAD

$75 - $362

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Split  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Split (SPU) CGN - SPU

$104 - $671

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Split  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Split (SPU) DUS - SPU

$115 - $513

Fly Dusseldorf to Zagreb  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zagreb (ZAG) DUS - ZAG

$97 - $300

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zagreb  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zagreb (ZAG) FRA - ZAG

$119 - $355

Train  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor

$175 - $253

Bus FlixBus  •  16h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zagreb N261

$76 - $128

Train, night train  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$172 - $250

Bus Autoherc  •  18h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb

$82 - $176

Train, drive  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Zagreb

$189 - $290

Drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Zagreb 675.4 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to bus which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 16h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 4h 41m.

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The distance between Cologne and Croatia is 953 km. The road distance is 1080.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Croatia without a car is to train which takes 13h 6m and costs 150€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Cologne to Croatia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs 70€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 220€ and takes 13h 6m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 16h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Croatia is 1081 km. It takes approximately 10h 10m to drive from Cologne to Croatia.

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

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There are 43+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 595.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Croatia?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Velika Gorica 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Zagreb via München Hbf, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor, and Autobusni kolodvor in around 13h 6m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Split via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zadar via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Split via Katowice
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11m and costs 13€ - 16€.

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