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There are 9 ways to get from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Zagreb  •  1h 48m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZAG - FRA

€93 - €204

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Bus  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 Zagreb - Frankfurt / ...

€30 - €65

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Fly from Zadar  •  1h 54m

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZAD - FRA

€61 - €225

Fly from Pula  •  1h 38m

  1. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Frankfurt (FRA) PUY - FRA

€88 - €210

Fly from Split  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Frankfurt (FRA) SPU - FRA

€72 - €202

Bus to Trieste, fly  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka bus station to Trieste
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) TRS - FRA

€59 - €2143

Train  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

€139 - €208

Night train, train  •  15h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Bischofshofen En
  2. Take the train from Bischofshofen to Salzburg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Rjx / ...
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

€165 - €301

Drive  •  8h 3m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 899.2 km

€95 - €140

Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train

The train journey time between Croatia and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 29h 18m and covers a distance of around 986 km. The fastest train normally takes 29h 18m. Operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
29h 18m
Fastest train time:
29h 18m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€145
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:35
Last train departs at:
12:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 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.
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International entry into Germany from Croatia

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from Croatia is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Croatia from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus which costs 250 kn - 460 kn and takes 15h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which costs 650 kn - 1.600 kn and takes 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb Central Bus Station station and arriving at Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via Villach Hbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 17m.

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The distance between Croatia and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 803 km. The road distance is 899.2 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 13h 17m and costs 1.000 kn - 1.600 kn.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Zagreb Central Bus Station.

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Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 1h 48m and costs 700 kn - 1.600 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1.000 kn - 1.600 kn and takes 13h 17m, you could also bus, which costs 250 kn - 460 kn and takes 15h 15m.

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  • Distance: 803.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Croatia and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Zagreb to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Villach Hbf and Mannheim Hbf in around 13h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Flights from Zagreb to Frankfurt via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Zagreb to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Zadar to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €1700
Flights from Zadar to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €1700
Flights from Pula to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Split to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Split to Frankfurt via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Split to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Trieste to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Flights from Trieste to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Flights from Zagreb to Frankfurt via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Zadar to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €1700
Flights from Zadar to Frankfurt via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from Pula to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Pula to Frankfurt via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Split to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Split to Frankfurt via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €440
Flights from Zadar to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Split to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Split to Frankfurt via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Split to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Bischofshofen
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Bischofshofen to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€20 - €24
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rijeka bus station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
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Nomago
Economy
€30 - €50
Premium
€35 - €55
Family&friends
€40 - €65

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 station.

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Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 899 km. It takes approximately 8h 3m to drive from Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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

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Book your Croatia to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 210 kn - 260 kn.

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