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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Croatia by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Zurich to Zagreb  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZRH - ZAG

697 kn - 2.869 kn

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Bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Zagreb N953

300 kn - 360 kn

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Fly Zurich to Split  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Split (SPU) ZRH - SPU

739 kn - 4.483 kn

Train to Basel, fly to Split  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Split (SPU) BSL - SPU

629 kn - 4.185 kn

Train to Basel, fly to Pula  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pula (PUY) BSL - PUY

1.112 kn - 9.745 kn

Train  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Schwarzach-St.Veit Ec
  2. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

1.388 kn - 2.318 kn

Night train  •  14h 9m

  1. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

1.000 kn - 1.500 kn

Drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Zagreb 866.2 km

700 kn - 1.100 kn

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Croatia is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 12h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Croatia is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 420 and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 40m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol.. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 9m.

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The distance between Zürich and Croatia is 678 km. The road distance is 866.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 12h 40m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 55.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Zürich to Croatia, including transfers.

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Zürich to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Croatia train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 12h 40m, you could also train, which costs SFr 200 - SFr 340 and takes 13h 39m.

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  • Distance: 678 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Velika Gorica every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Zagreb 4 times a day. Tickets cost 300 kn - 360 kn and the journey takes 12h 40m. Eurolines CH also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Zurich to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.600 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380 kn - 12.000 kn
Flights from Basel to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
300 kn - 2.900 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Zurich to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.600 kn
Flights from Basel to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.300 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Zurich to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.300 kn
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 5.500 kn
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
220 kn - 400 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
950 kn - 1.700 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
170 kn - 250 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
180 kn - 260 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
220 kn - 260 kn
1st Class
180 kn - 220 kn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 150 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 200 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
14h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 1.500 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 220 kn
Website
Railjet
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 Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
300 kn - 360 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
330 kn - 650 kn
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Croatia is 866 km. It takes approximately 8h 29m to drive from Zürich to Croatia.

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Swiss, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Croatia bus tickets online with FlixBus and Omio.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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