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There are 6 ways to get from Ljubljana to Zadar by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus FlixBus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zadar N948

$20 - $45

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Bus Croatia Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Zadar

$24 - $63

Train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Knin
  3. Take the train from Knin to Zadar

$38 - $54

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Zadar 215 miles

$40 - $65

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  4h 32m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD

$82 - $414

Shuttle to Pula, fly  •  5h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana - Avtobusna Postaja to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD

$86 - $448

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Zadar is to bus which costs 20€ - 55€ and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Zadar is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zadar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Zadar via Zagreb and Knin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Zadar is 222 km. The road distance is 344.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 17€ - 35€.

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The bus from Ljubljana to Zadar takes 6h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Ljubljana to Zadar bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ljubljana station.

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Ljubljana to Zadar train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Zadar is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 17€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 139 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zadar, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ljubljana to Zadar once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 6h 15m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Zadar via Zagreb and Knin in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Knin
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Knin to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
arriva.si
Marprom
Phone
080 11 16
Website
marprom.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
marprom.si
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Karlovac Zob to Zadar Zob
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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autoherc.getbybus.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Shuttle from Ljubljana - Avtobusna Postaja to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $45
Private
$190 - $350

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Ljubljana to Zadar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zadar station.

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Ljubljana to Zadar train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Zadar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Zadar is 344 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Ljubljana to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Zadar bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 7894+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 57m and costs 29€ - 230€.

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