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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Zagreb  •  4h 17m

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

604 kn - 1.668 kn

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Bus  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Zagreb K1958b / ...

340 kn - 900 kn

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Fly to Zadar  •  3h 59m

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

564 kn - 1.433 kn

Fly to Split  •  4h 49m

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

589 kn - 2.050 kn

Fly to Pula  •  3h 44m

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

774 kn - 2.743 kn

Train, bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Samobor

735 kn - 1.278 kn

Train  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Graz Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec

877 kn - 1.180 kn

Train, night train  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

701 kn - 1.393 kn

Drive  •  8h 5m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb 895.2 km

700 kn - 1.100 kn

Frankfurt am Main to Croatia by bus

The bus journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Croatia is around 14h and covers a distance of around 1031 km. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 20m. Operated by FlixBus, Croatia Bus International, Jelinak and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Croatia bus service departs from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. and arrives in Zagreb. Typically 15 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Frankfurt am Main to Croatia bus schedules

Germany → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Germany.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Croatia is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Croatia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Croatia 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Croatia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is to bus which costs 45€ - 120€ and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is to fly which costs 100€ - 370€ and takes 3h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Graz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 48m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Croatia is 801 km. The road distance is 895.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 11m and costs 95€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Croatia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs 75€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 120€ and takes 14h 20m, you could also train, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 14h 48m.

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  • Distance: 800.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost 350 kn - 430 kn and the journey takes 14h 20m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.000 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
380 kn - 1.200 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
420 kn - 2.700 kn
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 kn - 1.600 kn
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
310 kn - 430 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
600 kn - 850 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 kn - 600 kn
Website
Railjet
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 Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 410 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Jaska Turist
Phone
01 6282 658
Email
info@jaska-turist.de
Website
jaska-turist.hr
Bus from Munich to Samobor
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 kn
Schedules at
jaska-turist.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 Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
350 kn - 430 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
380 kn - 550 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 kn - 900 kn
Schedules at
jelinak.com
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
340 kn - 470 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autoherc - Autopoduzeće d.o.o. Imotski
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
Phone
043 277 100
Website
cazmatrans.hr
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
380 kn - 600 kn
Schedules at
cazmatrans.hr

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Croatia train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is 895 km. It takes approximately 8h 5m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Croatia bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are three+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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