There are 8 ways to get from Zagreb to Greece by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Thessaloniki (SKG) ZAG - SKG

$127 - $428

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Train, bus Crazy Holidays  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade En
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$81 - $117

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Fly to Athens  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Athens (ATH) ZAG - ATH

$114 - $435

Fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Irakleion (HER) ZAG - HER

$185 - $557

Bus  •  23 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$125 - $150

Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  25 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Novi Beograd En
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Athens

$83 - $107

Train  •  27 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade En
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$83 - $152

Drive  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Athens 935.6 miles

$220 - $330

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Greece. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Greece. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Athens via Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 52 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Greece is 904 km. The road distance is 1497 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Greece without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to get from Zagreb to Greece, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Greece bus services, operated by Autotransport Karlovac, depart from Zagreb station.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Greece is to fly which takes 7 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 6 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 27 h 52 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Greece bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Greece.
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  • Distance: 565 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Greece?

Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Zagreb to Thessaloniki hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Athens via Belgrade and Beograd in around 23 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Zagreb to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Belgrade, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Zagreb to Irakleion via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Autotransport Karlovac
Phone
098 98 32 331
Email
irena.tihi@atsk.hr
Website
atsk.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
atsk.hr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Belgrade to Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
siamostours.gr

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 11:42 PM in Zagreb and 12:42 AM in Greece.

Zagreb to Greece train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Greece is 1497 km. It takes approximately 15 h 6 min to drive from Zagreb to Greece.

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Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Olympic Air and three other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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