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There are 10 ways to get from Croatia to Cardiff by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Zagreb to Cardiff  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Cardiff (CWL) ZAG - CWL

£162 - £308

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Fly Pula to Bristol, train  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Bristol (BRS) PUY - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£90 - £306

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Fly Zagreb to Bristol, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Bristol (BRS) ZAG - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£103 - £319

Fly Zagreb to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to London Heathrow (LHR) ZAG - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£133 - £318

Fly Split to Bristol, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Bristol (BRS) SPU - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£112 - £342

Train, bus  •  27h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice
  3. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£195 - £340

Bus  •  36h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Wien Erdberg 903 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

£107 - £175

Bus via Bratislava  •  38h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Zob to Bratislava Zob
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

£104 - £155

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 51m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cardiff

£319 - £408

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 5m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cardiff

£206 - £302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Cardiff is to bus via Bratislava which costs 850 kn - 1.300 kn and takes 38h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs 750 kn - 2.600 kn and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 17m.

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The distance between Croatia and Cardiff is 1619 km.

The best way to get from Croatia to Cardiff without a car is to train and bus which takes 27h 37m and costs 1.600 kn - 2.900 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Croatia to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Croatia to Cardiff bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Cardiff is to fly which takes 5h 50m and costs 1.300 kn - 2.600 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 900 kn - 1.500 kn and takes 36h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover.

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Croatia to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 1012 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Croatia and Cardiff, Wales?

KLM, Croatia Airlines and Flybe fly from Velika Gorica to Cardiff 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Cardiff via Wien Erdberg, Vienna, Vienna Erdberg, London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 36h 17m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £310
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Split
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £330
Flights from Pula to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £230
Flights from Split to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £750
Flights from Split to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £750
Flights from Split to Bristol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£95 - £750
Flights from Split to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £750
Flights from Split to Bristol via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £750
Flights from Split to Bristol via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £600
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £430
Flights from Split to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £1,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £400
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Split
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £400
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £480
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cardiff via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £410
Flights from Zagreb to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £29
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £110
Deutsche Bahn

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to London
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£70 - £120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Wien Zob Vib
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Bratislava Zob
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £28
Book at
National Express
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Bratislava to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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Cardiff is 1h behind Croatia. It is currently 3:49 PM in Croatia and 2:49 PM in Cardiff.

KLM, Flybe and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 643+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £52 per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs 65 kn - 80 kn.

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