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There are 10 ways to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam by plane, train, shuttle, bus, night train, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ZAG - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$89 - $297

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Bus FlixBus  •  20h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Düsseldorf N261
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268 / ...

$68 - $127

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Fly Zagreb to Brussels, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Brussels (BRU) ZAG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$71 - $229

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LJU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$119 - $606

Shuttle to Graz, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GRZ - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$148 - $750

Train  •  20h 16m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$225 - $342

Night train, car train, train  •  22h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf En
  2. Take the car train from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  4. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  5. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

Bus Croatia Bus  •  24h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Duisburg
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg Hbf to Rotterdam

$107 - $161

Drive, train  •  14h 6m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Rotterdam

$238 - $357

Drive  •  12h 36m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rotterdam 836.7 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 430 kn - 850 kn and takes 20h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 550 kn - 2.000 kn and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Villach Hbf, Duisburg Hbf and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 16m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Rotterdam is 1079 km. The road distance is 1338.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 20h 16m and costs 1.400 kn - 2.300 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam is to train which takes 20h 16m and costs 1.400 kn - 2.300 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 430 kn - 850 kn and takes 20h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 674.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

You can take a train from Zagreb to Rotterdam via Villach Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, and Utrecht Centraal in around 20h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Rotterdam via Düsseldorf in around 20h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Graz to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Graz to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Graz to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Zagreb to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Graz to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam Schiphol via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Train operators
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280
Shuttle from Zagreb to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $320
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Duisburg Hbf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Zagreb to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Zagreb to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Rotterdam is 1339 km. It takes approximately 12h 36m to drive from Zagreb to Rotterdam.

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

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Book your Zagreb to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31m and costs .

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