How to get to Zadar?

For all participants who will be arriving to Zadar by plane, please note that there is a bus line from the Zadar airport to the city centre operated by Liburnija bus. You can find the timetable here.

If you would like to take a taxi instead, they can be found in front of the airport. The taxi fare should not be higher than 20-25 euros.

✈ By plane

The closest airport is Zadar Airport, but the one with the most frequent air traffic is Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb. If you are arriving to Zagreb Airport, the easiest way to get to Zadar is by bus.

Other airports in Croatia: Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula, Osijek, Brač, Lošinj.

Airports near ZadarTraveling time to ZadarDistance to ZadarMap details
Zadar airport (ZAD)19 min by car12.1 kmView map
Split airport (SPU)3h 19m by bus
1h 37m by car
129 kmView map
Zagreb airport (ZAG)3h 30m by bus
2h 59m by car
295 kmView map
Pula airport (PUY)7h 26m by bus
4h 15m by car
392 kmView map
Aeroporto Internazionale di Ancona (AOI)6h 51m by ferry and bus
8h 36m by car
194 km
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Zadar can also be reached through other airports in neighbouring countries such as Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia or Trieste Airport, Italy.

🚌 By bus

You can take bus lines from Zagreb or from other cities. For information on international and domestic bus lines visit AKZ, Arriva or Flixbus, and for local lines from Zadar Airport to the city of Zadar visit Liburnija

🚗 By car

Highway A1 to junction Zadar1 from Zagreb or to junction Zadar2 from Split, and then follow the state road to Zadar.
Hiring a car in any Croatian city and driving through spectacular scenery towards Zadar is absolutely fun. You can find a lot of low-cost car hire opportunities with great services that can make your stay in Croatia even more interesting.

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