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There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Croatia by plane, shuttle, train, 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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Fly Barcelona to Zagreb  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zagreb (ZAG) BCN - ZAG

$97 - $297

Cheapest option

Fly Barcelona to Split  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Split (SPU) BCN - SPU

$90 - $350

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Fly Madrid to Zagreb  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Zagreb (ZAG) MAD - ZAG

$103 - $305

Fly Barcelona to Venice, shuttle  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Venice (VCE) BCN - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$97 - $717

Fly Madrid to Venice, shuttle  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Venice (VCE) MAD - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$128 - $755

Train, bus via Toulon  •  29 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulon Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Toulon to Zagreb

$213 - $350

Train  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$267 - $447

Train, bus  •  29 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Zagreb

$252 - $382

Bus  •  34 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Zagreb

$142 - $312

Bus, shuttle  •  38 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Mestre
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia Mestre to Zagreb

$148 - $804

Drive  •  20 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Zagreb 1369.2 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Spain to Croatia is to fly which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Croatia is to fly which costs 75€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Neptuno and arriving at Zagreb via Madrid and Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 20 min.

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The distance between Spain and Croatia is 1817 km. The road distance is 2190.7 km.

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The best way to get from Spain to Croatia without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 2 min and costs 180€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Spain to Croatia, including transfers.

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Spain to Croatia bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Spain to Croatia is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 80€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 390€ and takes 29 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs 120€ - 280€ and takes 34 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Spain to Croatia bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Spain to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 1135.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Spain and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Barcelona to Velika Gorica every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Zagreb via Atocha-Renfe, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Milano Centrale, Venezia Mestre, and Villach Hbf in around 29 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Barcelona to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$33 - $36
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Toulon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
italotreno.it
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 Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$47 - $51
Private
$250 - $460
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$52 - $58
Private
$290 - $650
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
Bus from Toulon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
19 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Lyon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Mestre
Ave. Duration
31 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Spain to Croatia is 2191 km. It takes approximately 20 h 39 min to drive from Spain to Croatia.

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Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Spain to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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