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There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  2h 42m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ZAG - AMS

124€ - 287€

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Bus  •  19h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Karlovac 940 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Velika Kladuša to Amsterdam

72€ - 138€

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Bus, train via Munich  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

174€ - 275€

Train  •  20h 6m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Graz Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

239€ - 328€

Bus, train  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Zevenaar Re
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Train, night train  •  21h 7m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Wien Meidling Ec
  2. Take the night train from Wien Meidling to Amsterdam Centraal Nj

120€ - 163€

Drive  •  12h 1m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Amsterdam 1326.8 km

160€ - 240€

Zagreb to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Zagreb and Amsterdam is around 37h 9m and covers a distance of around 1522 km. The fastest train normally takes 37h 3m. Operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Zagreb to Amsterdam train service departs from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

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The most affordable way to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam is to bus, which costs 500 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 19h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 900 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Amsterdam via Karlovac Central Bus Station and Velika Kladuša. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Graz Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 6m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Amsterdam is 1086 km. The road distance is 1326.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam without a car is to bus and train via Munich which takes 16h 14m and costs 1.300 kn - 2.100 kn.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 2h 42m and costs 900 kn - 2.200 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 19h 8m, you could also train, which costs 1.800 kn - 2.500 kn and takes 20h 6m.

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  • Distance: 1085.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM, Croatia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Zagreb to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Amsterdam via Karlovac Central Bus Station and Velika Kladuša in around 19h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Graz Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 200€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Zevenaar
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Zevenaar
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Meidling to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Schedules at
jelinak.com
Jaska Turist
Phone
01 6282 658
Email
info@jaska-turist.de
Website
jaska-turist.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
53€
Schedules at
jaska-turist.hr
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
brioni.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 Karlovac Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Duisburg Portsmouthplatz
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
atsk.hr
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Karlovac Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Karlovac Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+387 (0)37 314 378
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Velika Kladuša to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
Phone
043 277 100
Website
cazmatrans.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
19h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
cazmatrans.hr

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Zagreb to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic, arrive at Amsterdam station.

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Zagreb to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Amsterdam is 1327 km. It takes approximately 12h 1m to drive from Zagreb to Amsterdam.

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Air France, KLM, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 210 kn - 260 kn.

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