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

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Fly to Zagreb  •  4h 9m

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

650 kn - 1.670 kn

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Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Zagreb N261 / ...

320 kn - 390 kn

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Fly to Split  •  4h 49m

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

643 kn - 1.552 kn

Fly to Pula  •  3h 45m

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

735 kn - 2.444 kn

Fly to Zadar  •  4h 36m

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

489 kn - 1.258 kn

Train  •  13h 24m

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

826 kn - 1.117 kn

Bus via Trg J. Jelačića  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb

407 kn - 572 kn

Train, night train  •  14h 2m

  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

707 kn - 1.413 kn

Drive  •  8h 25m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb 899.2 km

800 kn - 1.200 kn

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is to fly which costs 95€ - 320€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 35m.

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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 Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 24m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Croatia is 801 km. The road distance is 899.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 12h 35m and costs 40€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m 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, Frankfurt central 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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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Velika Gorica every 2 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Zagreb every 4 hours. Tickets cost 320 kn - 390 kn and the journey takes 12h 35m. Two 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 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 11.000 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 Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 6.500 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.600 kn
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 4.700 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Train operators
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kn - 700 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
310 kn - 430 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once 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
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
410 kn - 600 kn
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
320 kn - 390 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
430 kn - 800 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
310 kn - 430 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
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
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
400 kn - 600 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs 85€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 12h 35m, you could also train, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 13h 24m.

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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 899 km. It takes approximately 8h 25m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Croatia.

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Austrian Airlines, 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 60+ 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 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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