There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam to Croatia by train, plane, night bus, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Zagreb (ZAG) AMS - ZAG

$87 - $280

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Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Düsseldorf 268 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zagreb N261

$73 - $131

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Split  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Split (SPU) AMS - SPU

$100 - $283

Fly Rotterdam to Split  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Split (SPU) RTM - SPU

$75 - $555

Fly Rotterdam to Pula  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Pula (PUY) RTM - PUY

$81 - $427

Train to Brussels, fly to Zagreb  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zagreb (ZAG) BRU - ZAG

$101 - $272

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Ljubljana, night bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Ljubljana (LJU) AMS - LJU
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$126 - $528

Train via München Hackerbrücke  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor

$226 - $344

Train  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$226 - $357

Bus Crnja Tours  •  24 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Frankfurt Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb

$109 - $159

Drive, train  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Zagreb

$239 - $364

Drive  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Zagreb 837.5 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Croatia is to bus which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Croatia is to fly which costs 65€ - 370€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Zagreb via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Croatia is 1157 km. The road distance is 1340.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Croatia without a car is to train which takes 17 h 31 min and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Rotterdam to Croatia, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Croatia is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 480€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 300€ and takes 17 h 31 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Rotterdam to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Croatia is 1340 km. It takes approximately 12 h 29 min to drive from Rotterdam to Croatia.

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KLM, Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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  • Distance: 723 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Croatia?

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam to Split 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Zagreb via Utrecht Centraal, Duisburg Hbf, München Hbf, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor, and Autobusni kolodvor in around 17 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Amsterdam to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Rotterdam to Pula
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com

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