There are 5 ways to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja by train, car, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train, drive, car ferry  •  6 h 9 min

  1. 335

$29 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  6 h 20 min

$23 - $51

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 59 min

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 12 min

  1. 335

$29 - $43

Fly, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. ZAG - ZAD

$58 - $166

What companies run services between Zagreb Airport (ZAG), Croatia and Novalja, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja via Zagreb - Autobusni Kolodvor, Zagreb, and Gospic in around 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Bus operators
Velebit Tours
Phone
053 560 388
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Gospic
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Gospić
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Gospic to Novalja
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus and ferry from Zagreb to Novalja
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zagreb Airport (ZAG) and Novalja is 160 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja is to train and drive and car ferry which costs 180 kn - 270 kn and takes 6 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja is to drive and car ferry which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 180 kn - 270 kn.

No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Airport and arriving at Novalja via Zagreb and Gospic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja, including transfers.