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

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Fly

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

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Bus via Velika Kladuša

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Karlovac Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Velika Kladuša to Amsterdam

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  2. Take the car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Duesseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Rosenheim
  2. Take the night train from Rosenheim to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Amsterdam

Zagreb to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Zagreb and Amsterdam is around 19h 8m and covers a distance of around 1433 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 36m. Operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), ÖBB EuroCity, VIAS Rail GmbH and others, the Zagreb to Amsterdam train service departs from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

11 Weekly Trains
19h 8m Average Duration
€119 Cheapest Price
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Croatia → Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Croatia

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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, returning to Croatia from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam is to bus, which costs 500 kn - 650 kn and takes 23h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 650 kn - 1.900 kn and takes 2h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 23h 50m.

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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 Villach Hbf, Duisburg Hbf and Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 8m.

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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 train which takes 19h 8m and costs 900 kn - 1.400 kn.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 41m and costs 650 kn - 1.900 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 900 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 19h 8m, you could also bus via Velika Kladuša, which costs 460 kn - 950 kn and takes 19h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 1085.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

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

Croatia Airlines, KLM and four other airlines fly from Zagreb to Amsterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Amsterdam via Villach Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, and Arnhem Centraal in around 19h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €400
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
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 Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
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Urlaubs-Express
Nightjet
Bus operators
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Karlovac Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Nomago
Economy
€7 - €11
Premium
€10 - €14
Family&friends
€11 - €16
Croatia Bus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Book at
brioni.hr
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
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

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Zagreb to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), 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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Austrian Airlines, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at €87 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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