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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Zagreb by plane, shuttle, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Zagreb

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

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Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to Zagreb

4 alternative options

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle

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

Bus

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

Bus via Novi Sad

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Zagreb

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Zagreb

Istanbul (IST) to Zagreb (ZAG) flights

22 Weekly Planes
3h 32m Average Duration
1.050 kn Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb is to night train and bus which costs 900 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 26h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb is to fly which costs 2.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺ and takes 3h 18m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Zagreb is 1174 km. The road distance is 1337.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 22h 42m and costs 950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Istanbul to Zagreb, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Zagreb is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs 2.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 22h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Zagreb is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:34 PM in Istanbul and 9:34 PM in Zagreb.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Zagreb is 1338 km. It takes approximately 12h 51m to drive from Istanbul to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Air Serbia offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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  • Distance: 1173.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to Zagreb 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Zagreb via Otogar, Istanbul, and Graz in around 22h 42m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.600 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Nis
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.300 kn
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 6.500 kn
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.900 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
210 kn - 280 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.900 kn
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Graz to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
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croatiabus.getbybus.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
17h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 390 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There are 133+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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