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There are 7 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb by plane, bus, train, ferry, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Zagreb (ZAG) DBV - ZAG

399 kn - 840 kn

Cheapest option

Bus via Dubrovnik  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb

150 kn - 393 kn

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb

270 kn - 340 kn

Bus, train  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split 973a / ...
  2. Take the train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic

275 kn - 493 kn

Ferry, train  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic

370 kn - 503 kn

Night bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Zagreb N973

240 kn - 293 kn

Drive  •  6h 24m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Zagreb 601.8 km

460 kn - 700 kn

Dubrovnik to Zagreb by bus

The bus journey time between Dubrovnik and Zagreb is around 11h 45m and covers a distance of around 718 km. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 45m. Services are operated by Autobusni Promet. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
11h 45m
Fastest bus time:
11h 45m
Bus distance:
718 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
270 kn
Carbon emissions:
89 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:00
Last bus departs at:
06:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dubrovnik to Zagreb bus schedules

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Travel within Croatia

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COVID-19 help in Croatia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 00385 91 468 30 32

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Yes, travel within Croatia is currently allowed.

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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.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb is to bus via Dubrovnik which costs 150 kn - 400 kn and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb is to fly which costs 390 kn - 850 kn and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dubrovnik and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 45m.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Zagreb is 392 km. The road distance is 601.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb without a car is to bus via Dubrovnik which takes 10h 30m and costs 150 kn - 400 kn.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb is to fly which takes 3h 2m and costs 390 kn - 850 kn. Alternatively, you can bus via Dubrovnik, which costs 150 kn - 400 kn and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dubrovnik to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 391.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

Croatia Airlines flies from Dubrovnik to Zagreb 4 times a day. Alternatively, Croatia Bus Domestic operates a bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb twice daily. Tickets cost 140 kn - 200 kn and the journey takes 9h 25m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
320 kn - 950 kn
Train operators
Bus operators
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 240 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 kn - 380 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 kn - 340 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
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 Dubrovnik bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
230 kn - 280 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Zagreb is 602 km. It takes approximately 6h 24m to drive from Dubrovnik to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs 55 kn.

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