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There are 6 ways to get from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to S Südkreuz Bhf

Bus via Berlin Airport BER

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Berlin Airport BER

Train

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Graz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Graz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz

Drive

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie

Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie by bus, walk, train and subway

The journey time between Zagreb and Checkpoint Charlie is around 15h 29m and covers a distance of around 1063 km. This includes an average layover time of around 39 min. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 10m. Services are operated by FlixBus, S-Bahn Berlin and BVG. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
14h 49m
Layover time:
39 min
Total time:
15h 29m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
15h 10m
Journey distance:
1063 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€51
Carbon emissions:
130 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:05
Last service departs at:
23:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie bus, walk, train and subway schedules

Croatia → Germany
Partially open

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International entry into Germany from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus, which costs 370 kn - 450 kn and takes 15h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs 440 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via Graz Hbf and S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 44m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Checkpoint Charlie is 768 km. The road distance is 1055.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to bus via Berlin Airport BER which takes 15h 5m and costs 380 kn - 480 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie 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 Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 4h 58m and costs 440 kn - 1.400 kn. Alternatively, you can bus via Berlin Airport BER, which costs 380 kn - 480 kn and takes 15h 5m, you could also train, which costs 900 kn - 1.500 kn and takes 16h 44m.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 767.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and 11 other airlines fly from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zagreb to Berlin Airport BER once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €60 and the journey takes 14h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €490
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €490
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €160
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€27 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zagreb to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€250 - €600
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zagreb to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie is 1056 km. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Zagreb to Checkpoint Charlie.

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Brussels Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 762+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. 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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