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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Zagreb by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Zagreb

180 kn - 270 kn

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Train  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec

550 kn - 800 kn

Night train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

550 kn - 800 kn

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zagreb 370.3 km

280 kn - 410 kn

Fly to Zagreb  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG

814 kn - 2.819 kn

Fly to Graz, shuttle  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Graz (GRZ) VIE - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb

1.074 kn - 4.384 kn

Vienna to Zagreb by bus

The bus journey time between Vienna and Zagreb is around 4h 25m and covers a distance of around 365 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 25m. Operated by Croatia Bus International, the Vienna to Zagreb bus service departs from Wien and arrives in Zagreb. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Zagreb bus schedules

Austria → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to arrivals from Austria
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Croatia.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zagreb is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zagreb is to fly which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between Vienna and Zagreb is 268 km. The road distance is 370.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs 25€ - 35€.

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The bus from Wien to Zagreb takes 4h 25m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Vienna to Zagreb bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Zagreb train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zagreb is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs 25€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 6h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 2h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 267.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Zagreb, Croatia?

Croatia Bus International operates a bus from Wien to Zagreb 3 times a week. Tickets cost 180 kn - 270 kn and the journey takes 4h 25m. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. once daily. Tickets cost 550 kn - 800 kn and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.300 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Wien to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
180 kn - 270 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
240 kn - 290 kn
Private
1.000 kn - 2.200 kn

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Vienna to Zagreb bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Vienna to Zagreb train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Zagreb is 370 km. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Vienna to Zagreb.

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Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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