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There are 8 ways to get from Turkey to Croatia by plane, shuttle, bus, night bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Zagreb (ZAG) IST - ZAG

$96 - $221

Cheapest option

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Belgrade (BEG) IST - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Osijek

$67 - $248

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Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$131 - $801

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ljubljana (LJU) IST - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$130 - $388

Bus Yubim  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice Switzerland

$159 - $231

Bus Georg  •  26 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb

$120 - $166

Bus, train  •  28 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec

$93 - $107

Drive  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Zagreb 836.8 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Turkey to Croatia is to bus and train which costs 500 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 28 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Turkey to Croatia is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Turkey to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Zagreb - Motel Plitvice via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 7 min.

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The distance between Turkey and Croatia is 1645 km. The road distance is 1338.9 km.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 7 min and costs 900 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Turkey to Croatia, including transfers.

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Turkey to Croatia bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Croatia is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs 500 ₺ - 1.300 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 900 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 24 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Turkey to Croatia bus services, operated by Yubim, arrive at Zagreb - Motel Plitvice station.

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Map of how to get from Turkey to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 1028.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Turkey and Croatia?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Velika Gorica once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Zagreb via Sofia in around 24 h 7 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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 Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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 Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Šidexpres Šid
Phone
022 / 714-147
Email
sidexpres@ptt.rs
Website
sidexpres.rs
Bus from Beograd to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
sidexpres.rs
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
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Croatia is 2 h behind Turkey. It is currently 4:16 PM in Turkey and 2:16 PM in Croatia.

Yes, the driving distance between Turkey to Croatia is 1339 km. It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to drive from Turkey to Croatia.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk 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 Turkey to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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