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There are 6 ways to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja by train, car, car ferry, bus, ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train, drive, car ferry  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Plaski Ic
  2. Drive from Plaski to Prizna
  3. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

199 kn - 303 kn

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zagreb to Novalja

170 kn - 297 kn

4 alternative options

Bus, Catamaran  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

200 kn - 284 kn

Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Novalja Bus Station Zagreb Central Bus Station - Novalja Bus Station

170 kn - 247 kn

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Prizna
  2. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

187 kn - 269 kn

Fly, bus  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Briševo to Novalja

494 kn - 933 kn

Zagreb Airport (ZAG) → Novalja
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Novalja is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Novalja is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Novalja 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.

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja is to bus which costs 170 kn - 250 kn and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja is to drive and car ferry which costs 180 kn - 270 kn and takes 3h 10m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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

The best way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja without a car is to bus and Catamaran which takes 6h 2m and costs 200 kn - 290 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja, including transfers.

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Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Zagreb station.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, arrive at Novalja station.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Novalja.
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  • Distance: 160.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

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

Autobusni Promet operates a vehicle from Zagreb to Novalja once daily. Tickets cost 140 kn - 260 kn and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
250 kn - 650 kn
Train operators
Bus operators
Pleso Prijevoz
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus and ferry from Zagreb to Novalja
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 260 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Novalja Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
140 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14 kn - 18 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
14 kn - 18 kn
Ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
50 kn - 65 kn
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr

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