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There are 7 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Zadar by bus, ferry, car, plane or towncar

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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Bus Croatia Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Zadar

$22 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Samoborček  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Benkovac

$4 - $7

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Zadar Split - Bratislava / ...

$38 - $61

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Zadar 219.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Zadar  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Zadar (ZAD) DBV - ZAD

$86 - $211

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Zagreb (ZAG) DBV - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Zadar

$77 - $222

Uber  •  4h 7m

  1. Take an Uber from Dubrovnik to Zadar 219.8 miles

$280 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Zadar is to bus which costs 30 kn - 45 kn and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Zadar is to drive which costs 270 kn - 410 kn and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dubrovnik and arriving at Zadar. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Zadar is 282 km. The road distance is 351.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs 140 kn - 220 kn.

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The bus from Dubrovnik to Zadar takes 7h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Dubrovnik to Zadar bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Zadar is to bus which takes 7h and costs 140 kn - 220 kn. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 550 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 4h 49m.

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There is no direct flight from Dubrovnik Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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Dubrovnik to Zadar bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, arrive at Zadar station.

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Map of how to get from Dubrovnik to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 176.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Zadar, Croatia?

Croatia Bus operates a bus from Dubrovnik to Zadar twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 7h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Croatia Airlines, Condor Flugdienst and two other airlines fly from Dubrovnik to Zadar 6 times a week.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zadar
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zadar
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zadar
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Benkovac
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Crnja Tours
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Crnja Tours
Dalmacija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)21 32 62 26
Email
josdedic@inet.hr
Website
dalmacijabus.hr
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
dalmacijabus.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
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 Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Split to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Zadar Zob
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ferry operators
Other operators
Uber Croatian Coast
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Dubrovnik to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Signup at
uber.com
Kombi
$440 - $600
UberX
$280 - $380
Select
$340 - $460

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Zadar is 352 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Dubrovnik to Zadar.

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Lufthansa, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 7894+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport is to shuttle which takes 29m and costs 45 kn.

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