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There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg to Zadar by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Zadar N948

$35 - $60

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Train  •  16h 8m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Zagreb to Knin
  4. Take the train from Knin to Zadar

$61 - $114

Night train, bus  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Rijeka En
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zadar L938 / ...

$47 - $70

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Zadar 391 miles

$75 - $120

Fly  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Zadar (ZAD) SZG - ZAD

$63 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Zadar is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Zadar is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 6h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Zadar. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Zadar via Villach Hbf, Zagreb and Knin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 8m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Zadar is 443 km. The road distance is 625.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 9h 45m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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The bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Zadar takes 9h 45m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Salzburg to Zadar train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Zadar is to bus which takes 9h 45m and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 100€ and takes 16h 8m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 7h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 276.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 45m

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Zadar, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Zadar once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Zadar via Villach Hbf, Zagreb, and Knin in around 16h 8m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South to Zadar
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Zadar is 626 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Salzburg to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines, easyJet, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Zadar Airport.

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Book your Salzburg 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 Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 180 bus which takes 10m and costs .

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