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There are 7 ways to get from Split to Zagreb by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Split bus station to Zagreb 970 / ...

160 kn - 270 kn

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Split to Zagreb 410.5 km

92 kn

5 alternative options

Train  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic

180 kn - 250 kn

Night train  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the night train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 820

180 kn - 250 kn

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Split to Zagreb 410.5 km

310 kn - 460 kn

Fly from Split  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Zagreb (ZAG) SPU - ZAG

335 kn - 602 kn

Bus to Zadar, fly  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Zemunik Donji
  2. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZAD - ZAG

534 kn - 891 kn

Split to Zagreb by bus

The bus journey time between Split and Zagreb is around 5h 23m and covers a distance of around 412 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by FlixBus, Samoborček, Promet Makarska and others, the Split to Zagreb bus service departs from Split bus station and arrives in Zagreb. Typically 120 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 23m
Fastest bus time:
4h 40m
Buses per week:
120
Cheapest price:
100 kn
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:20
Last bus departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Split to Zagreb bus schedules

Split → Zagreb
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zagreb is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zagreb is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zagreb is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Split to Zagreb is to rideshare which costs 92 kn and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Zagreb is to fly which costs 330 kn - 600 kn and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Split bus station station and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Split and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 19m.

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The distance between Split and Zagreb is 259 km. The road distance is 410.5 km.

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The best way to get from Split to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs 160 kn - 270 kn.

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The bus from Split bus station to Zagreb takes 4h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Split to Zagreb bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Split bus station.

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Split to Zagreb train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Split station.

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The best way to get from Split to Zagreb is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs 160 kn - 270 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180 kn - 250 kn and takes 6h 19m, you could also fly, which costs 330 kn - 600 kn and takes 3h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Split to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 258.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Split, Croatia and Zagreb, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Split bus station to Zagreb hourly. Tickets cost 160 kn - 200 kn and the journey takes 4h 45m. Eight other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. twice daily. Tickets cost 180 kn - 250 kn and the journey takes 6h 19m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 kn - 1.900 kn
Train operators
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Split bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160 kn - 200 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 240 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 290 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 270 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 260 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
92 kn
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Split to Zagreb train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Split to Zagreb is 411 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Split to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Split to Zagreb bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Split and Zagreb. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Split to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 15 kn - 17 kn.

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