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There are 6 ways to get from Zadar to Zagreb by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Zagreb L939 / ...

$15 - $27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Zadar to Zagreb 180.5 miles

$10

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Zadar to Knin
  2. Take the train from Knin to Zagreb

$26 - $37

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Zagreb 179.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Zadar  •  2h 42m

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZAD - ZAG

$53 - $160

Bus to Split, fly  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Trogir
  2. Fly from Split (SPU) to Zagreb (ZAG) SPU - ZAG

$62 - $184

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The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Zagreb is to rideshare which costs 63 kn and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Zagreb is to bus which costs 100 kn - 180 kn and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zadar and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zadar to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Zadar and arriving at Zagreb via Knin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Zadar and Zagreb is 197 km. The road distance is 287.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs 100 kn - 180 kn.

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The bus from Zadar to Zagreb takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zadar to Zagreb bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, depart from Zadar station.

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

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The best way to get from Zadar to Zagreb is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs 100 kn - 180 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160 kn - 250 kn and takes 7h 59m, you could also fly, which costs 340 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 2h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Zadar to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 123.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Croatia Bus operates a bus from Zadar to Zagreb 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 2h 30m. 11 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zadar to Zagreb via Knin in around 7h 59m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zadar to Knin
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Knin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Crnja Tours
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zadar Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Dalmacija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)21 32 62 26
Email
josdedic@inet.hr
Website
dalmacijabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
dalmacijabus.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
brioni.hr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zadar, aut.kolodvor to Trogir, aut.kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zadar Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zadar to Zagreb is 288 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Zadar to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zadar Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Zadar to Zagreb bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2296+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zadar 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 Zadar to Zadar Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs 24 kn.

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