Airport bus Zagreb



Passengers: ~ 3.000.000

Zagreb Airport (ZAG) 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 airport has a single terminal which handles more than 3 million passenger each year, making it the busiest airport in Croatia. It serves as a hub for two carriers – Croatia Airlines and Ryanair. ZAG airport is located in Velika Gorica, about 10 km from Zagreb city centre.

If travelling to Zagreb, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Zagreb Airport.

How to get from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb

The distance between the airport and the city is about 10 km, so getting to Zagreb is possible with multiple ways of transport. Find out all the ways of getting to and from the airport in the text below.

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. You can check the departures and book your tickets below:

Zagreb to Zagreb Airport
Zagreb Airport to Zagreb
  • 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 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.

Direct routes to nearby cities:

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:

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.


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€).


If you are not up for hassling with luggage when leaving the airport and want to be taken directly to your accommodation in Zagreb, you can pre-book a transfer to any address in Zagreb or to other nearby destinations.

The price for a pre-booked transfer to Zagreb varies but generally costs around 30 Euros. If you have booked a transfer, the driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals terminal. Here you can book your private transfer from Zagreb airport to Zageb.

If you’re looking to travel to other destinations from Zagreb Airport, you can find a list of the most popular transfer routes and offers below:

Airport to Zagreb from €6 p.p.Airport to Ljubljana from €30 p.p.Airport to Novalja from €45 p.p.
Airport to Opatija from €37 p.p.Airport to Pag town from €56 p.p.Airport to Plitvice Lakes from €32 p.p.
Airport to Pula from €45 p.p.Airport to Rovinj from €44 p.p.Airport to Zadar from €37 p.p.
  • NOTE: The prices displayed in the table above are per person (Minibus for up to 8 Passengers) and NOT per vehicle.

Car hire at Zagreb Airport

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.

Zagreb Airport airlines

ZAG airport has about 30 airlines operating, the main ones being the national carrier Croatia Airlines and a low-cost carrier Ryanair. The majority of flights to Zagreb are from European destinations and airports such as Charles de Gaulle, Heathrow and Fiumicino airport. However, the airlines also provide flights to and from several further destinations in Asia, Canada and USA.

Below are listed the most important airlines offering departures and arrivals to and from Zagreb Airport :

  • British Airways
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Eurowings
  • Iberia
  • Lufthansa
  • Nordwind Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vueling

Zagreb Airport facilities

The airport offers several amenities to passengers on a layover or simply waiting for the flight. Here is the list of some of the services offered by ZAG Airport:

  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • WiFi
  • Duty-free shops
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Car hire
  • Parking lot
  • Business Lounge

Zagreb Airport accommodation

Zagreb Airport FAQs

How can I get from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka?

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.

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

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. You can check out the suggested routes in the text above.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

I am continuing my travel from the Zagreb main bus station. When should I be at the bus station?

It is recommended to leave at least two hours.

How to reach the centre of Zagreb from Zagreb Airport?

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.

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

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.

Do taxis run by meter?

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

I travel with an infant or a small child, can I be sure that taxis have a child seat?

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

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

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

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

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 where you will find all the info on the desired bus station.


  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.
      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

      • Rani Oswal   •  

        How much does it cost by bus from airport to city center

        • Maja   •  

          Hi Rani,

          the bus doesn’t go all the way to the city centre, but to the main bus station in Zagreb. The price is 6 euros, you can check all the detailed information here.

          GBB Team

      • Asha   •  

        Can i pay for a bus ticket using card or do I need cash?

        • Maja   •  


          if buying a ticket from our website as indicated in the text, yes you are paying with a card.

          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

    • 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,

  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,

  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

  9. patricia   •  

    Hello, will be travelling to Zagrab airport in May and wanted to know if we should book our shuttle tickets on line in advance to take us to our Hotel for the night.
    The following day we are required to get to Opatjita cruise port to get our cruise. Please advise how to get there or is it better to get a hotel for the night in Opatjita.
    Would appreciate your advice as we are first time travellers.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Patricia,

      It’s better to go directly from Zagreb to Opatija and then spend night there, just to be on the safe side (in case of possible traffic jams, etc.). You can book your bus ticket from Zagreb to Opatija here: Bus from Zagreb departs from the main bus station which can be reached by airport shuttle bus.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  10. Ammar   •  


    1) My flight is landing at Zagreb airport around (11.30pm). What options do I have to reach the main bus station in Zagreb?

    2) Also are there any eateries around Zagreb airport?

    3) My next bus is to Plitvice lakes from Zagreb main bus station at 6.30am. What options do you suggest in this case?

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Ammar,

      after 7:30 pm, the shuttle bus operates according to the scheduled flights, so you should be able to catch a bus to Zagreb.
      Yes, there are many places to eat at the airport, but you can also find great options once you arrive at the central Zagreb bus station.
      As your bus to Plitvice is early in the morning, I suggest you find accommodation near the bus station in Zagreb.

      GBB Team

  11. Yousif   •  

    I will arriv in Zagreb on 25 May on 18:35 hour, and I want to go to Rovinj city, I tried to find a transport but I can’t find any transport after 18:00 hour. can someone help me or recommend me any transport?thank you!

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Yousif,

      yes, the latest departure on our website for that line is 18:00. However, you can contact Zagreb’s main bus station to check if there are any other departures to Rovinj for that day that are not listed on our website.

      GBB Team

  12. Marjan Prorokovic   •  

    mogu li stavit 2 bicike u kutijama na bus from zagreb airport

    • Maja   •  

      Bok Marjane,

      prijevoz bicikla na način na koji ste opisali ne bi trebao biti problem, ali imajte na umu da je vrhunac sezone i da to može biti razlog zbog čega ih nećete moći prevesti.
      Svakako, želite li biti sigurni, savjetujemo da kontaktirate direktno prijevoznika Pleso Prijevoz.

      GBB Team

  13. Angelina Topalova   •  

    How can I get a transport from Zagreb airport to the city around 1.30 am?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Maja Tramontana   •  

      Hi Angelina,

      you can always take a taxi or arrange a private transfer during the night.

      GBB Team

  14. Elsa   •  

    Hello. Is there a bus to the cuty of zagreb if I arrive about 23.00 at the Zagreb Airport? And how I get from the Central bus station to Trg J. Jelačića? thank you

    • Maja Tramontana   •  

      Hi Elsa,

      yes, there is a bus (no. 290) after 23:00 but it takes you to Kvaternk square (Kvaternikov trg).
      However, these two locations are connected by night trams – 32 and 34

      GBB Team

  15. Linda Faragher Mrs   •  

    Hi I am visiting Lower Town Zagreb (Esplanade hotel) December 12/16th.My friend uses a wheeled walker, what is the best way to reach our destination please.

    • Marija Štrljić   •  

      Hi Linda,

      you can use a taxi, rideshare, or private transfer directly from the airport. Check if the hotel offers a shuttle service. If you are using public transportation, take the airport shuttle or city bus to the central bus station in Zagreb, and then use a taxi or rideshare.

      Marija, GetByBus Team

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