Airport bus Zagreb

Zagreb Airport is the biggest airport in Croatia; it has international connections with almost whole Europe as well as national connections with bigger cities in Croatia.

The distance between the airport and the centre is 12 km and these are the means of transport between the two:

Airport bus: the airport in Zagreb is connected to the main bus station in Zagreb by direct airport bus lines whose schedule is completely adjusted to the flights schedule.

  • Buses from the main bus station to the airport run every 30 minutes from 04:30 (05:00 on weekends) to 21:30 hours
  • Buses from the airport to the main bus station run from 05:30 to 22:30
  • A one-way ticket costs 30 kuna
  • A two-way daily ticket costs 40 kuna
  • A ride between the airport and the main bus station lasts app 30 minutes.

The main bus station in Zagreb is the biggest in Croatia and has excellent connections with almost all other cities.

Local bus: The only one you could use is nr. 290 which connects Velika Gorica, airport and Kvaternikov trg (Kvaternik Square in the center). The bus runs every 35 minutes with the first departure at 4:20 on weekdays and 5:20 on Sunday from Kvaternik Square, the last departure from Velika Gorica is at 00:15. The journey takes at least 30 minutes.

Taxi: it is possible to use taxi services from the airport, there is a taxi stand in front of the airport building. It is recommended to agree on the price with the driver before the ride. Expect to pay around 150 HRK (20€).

Transfers: it is also possible to book a private transfer which will take you directly to the desired address. This is a good choice for those who have lots of luggage; transfer are available from the airport to any place in Zagreb, the surroundings or any other destination in Croatia.

Rent a car: renting a car is available at Zagreb Airport; there are plenty of rental agencies but if you travel in the tourist season it is recommended to rent your vehicle in advance, before you travel, you can see car rental prices from Zagreb airport here.

Direct routes: If you want to continue your journey outside Zagreb, the best option is to check the routes from the main bus station in Zagreb, here are some suggestions:

Frequently asked questions about how to get from/to the airport

Q: How can I get from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka?

A: Rijeka can be reached by direct airport buses which connect Zagreb airport and Rijeka

  • departures from Zagreb Airport to the main bus station in Rijeka are every day at 15:30
  • departures from Rijeka (Jelacic Square) to Zagreb Airport is every morning at 05:00
  • the ride lasts app 2 hours

Q: What is the easiest way to get from Zagreb Airport to Istrian cities?

A: There are no direct bus lines to Rovinj, Pula, Umag or other cities in Istria from Zagreb Airport. The airport bus will take you to the main bus station in Zagreb from where you can take another bus to a city in Istria.

Q: How to get from Zagreb Airport to the cities on the island of Korcula?

A: The airport bus will take you to the main bus station in Zagreb from where you can find a direct bus connection to the cities on the island of Korcula.

Q: How to get from Zagreb Airport to the cities on the island of Krk?

A: The island of Krk and its cities can be reached by taking a bus from the main bus station in Zagreb; here you can see the schedules.

Q: How to get from Zagreb Airport to the national park of Plitvice or Krka?

A: There are no direct bus lines from the airport to any of the mentioned national parks; you have to reach the main bus station in Zagreb and from there take a bus to Plitvice Lakes or Krka.

Lake at Plitvice

Q: I want to continue my trip by bus from the main bus station in Zagreb. How much time should I leave between the arrival of my plane and the departure of the bus I want to take?

A: It is recommended to leave at least two hours.

Q: How to reach the centre of Zagreb from Zagreb Airport?

A: Once you  have reached the main bus station in Zagreb you can easily reach the centre by tram nr. 2 and 6. There is a tram stop in front of the main bus station building. Here you can read more about public transport in Zagreb.

Q: Is it possible to reach Zagreb Airport by direct bus lines from Samobor?

A: No, first you have to reach the main bus station in Zagreb from where you take the airport bus. Another option is to book a private transfer.

Q: Do taxi drivers use taximetres?

A: By law they have to but it happens that some do not obey the law.

Q: If I travel with a baby, can I be sure that taxis have a child seat?

A: Some taxis do but to be safe it is best to book a private transfer in advance.

Q: If I arrive late at night, will there be an airport bus?

A: Yes, except for extreme cases; the last bus will not leave until all the passengers are on the bus.

Q: Is it possible to pay for the transfer from the airport in euros, dollars or sterling?

A: The only currency allowed by law is the Croatian kuna but there are exceptions. Airport bus drivers as well as private transfer drivers and taxi drivers will accept euros (dollars and sterling not always). If you do not give the correct amount of money, the rest will be given to you in kuna.

If you are not sure where to find main bus stations in Croatian cities, you can use the Station locator on Getbybus.com where you will find all the info on the desired bus station.

  16Comments

  1. Jay Holmes   •  

    How long and how much by taxi to the airport from the bus terminal please?

    • Antonija Bosanac   •  

      Hello Jay,
      the ride might take around 30 mins, depending on the traffic, and the price should be up to 150 kuna max.
      But make sure you agree on the price before you enter the vehicle.
      Best,
      GBB Team

  2. Ian   •  

    Hello. Can I take a bicycle (packed in a box) on the Airport Bus? Thanks

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear Ian,

      I think it is possible, but you’ll probably have to leave your bicycle in luggage compartment.

      Best regards!

  3. Sophie   •  

    Hello, do I have to buy a ticket to get from the airport to the main bus station online or will I be able to buy one when I go to get the bus?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sophie,

      You can purchase ticket only directly from the bus driver.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Mary   •  

    Will there be a bus from the airport to the bus station in the night as my flight arrives at 23:15?
    I need to catch the bus for Osijek at 01:30
    Thanks

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Mary,

      You can catch local bus 290 which runs every 30 minutes until 00:15. It departs from Velika Gorica, stops at Zagreb Airport and then continues to Zagreb. Exit at Heinzlova stop in Zagreb and then transfer to tram line 2 to reach the main bus station.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. KK Low   •  

    How can I get a transport to Zegrab airport from the city in the early morning 4.30am?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear KK,

      There’s a local bus line 290 which departs from Kvaternik Square in Zagreb and it stops at the airport. The first bus departs at 04:20 from Kvaternik Square and it should be at the airport around 04:55. Next departure is at 04:45. You can check here the timetable.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. Ken Schmidt   •  

    My wife and I are travelling to Croatia in June-July. We intend travelling by bus on July 18 from Zadar to the airport in Zagreb to catch a 3.00 pm flight.
    Could you please help us plan out a suitable bus?
    We are from Australia and not very up with type of travel.
    Thanking You,
    Ken

  7. Ann Mart   •  

    How to I get to The Loop Hotel from the airport

    • Kristina   •  

      Hi Ann,
      Well, there are two options. You can either take the shuttle bus from the airport to the central bus station and then grab a tram number 6 or 7 to get to the hotel or you can take a taxi from the airport directly to the hotel.

      Best regards,
      Kristina

  8. Ray hogg   •  

    Do the buses have pensioner rates from the airport to zargreb I am 70.

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Ray,

      the airport bus from Zagreb airport to the city unfortunately only have one type of ticket, which is the adult ticket for 30 kuna a person

      Kindest regards

      Team GetBybus

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