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

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Fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Zagreb (ZAG) IST - ZAG

$100 - $227

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Night train, bus, train  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  3. Take the night train from Beograd to Vinkovci En
  4. Take the train from Vinkovci to Zagreb D

$91 - $126

5 alternative options

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ljubljana (LJU) IST - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb

$121 - $461

Bus Georg  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb

$124 - $191

Bus Yubim  •  27 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice Switzerland

$155 - $206

Bus, train  •  28 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec

$93 - $107

Drive  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Zagreb 836.8 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb is to bus and train which costs 500 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 28 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Zagreb via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 30 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Zagreb is 1174 km. The road distance is 1338.9 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 30 min and costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Istanbul to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Zagreb bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb is to fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs 550 ₺ - 1.300 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 22 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Istanbul to Zagreb bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 733.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Zagreb, Croatia?

Turkish Airlines and Croatia Airlines fly from Istanbul to Zagreb twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Zagreb via Sofia in around 22 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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Zagreb is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 7:31 AM in Istanbul and 5:31 AM in Zagreb.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Zagreb is 1339 km. It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to drive from Istanbul to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 2296+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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