Buses Zadar

Zadar is the fifth biggest town in Croatia, it is the administrative, cultural and political centre of North Dalmatia.

This town has a long history which was influenced by the Roman, Venetian, Austrian and Byzantine culture. Many monuments have been saved from these periods. In addition, the town is also known for conteporary and unique monuments like the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun.

Public transport in Zadar

Public transport in Zadar is operated by Liburnija doo bus company; they have 22 buses on 12 city routes which cover the whole city. The buses on city lines run every day from 5 in the morning till midnight and during the summer till 1 am. Buses for all city parts leave from the main bus station and they run every 20 minutes exxcept for the buses to the centre which run every 15 minutes.

You can wait for most buses at the bus station commonly called “Mala posta” at the intersection of Josipa Juraja Strossmayera street and Stjepana Radica street. This bus station is a 3-5 minute ride from the main bus station or a 20 minute walk.

Suburban bus lines also leave from the main bus station. There are around 50 buses which operate on Zadar county area (Kruscica, Obrovac, Karin, Polaca, Radasinovac, Pakostane, Vir, Vrsi, Miletici) including the islands as well (Ugljan, Pasman, Dugi otok, Iz).

The schedules are available on bus stations, online and tourist agencies.

Public transport tickets

You can purchase tickets for the public transport:

  • from the driver
  • on the main bus station and at Liburnija kiosk
  • at all Tisak kiosks you can buy tickets for two single rides or in a block of 10 tickets.

You can use the bus ticket for 50 minutes after you validate it; within this period of time you can change buses but only those which go in the same direction.

Tickets have to be validated on the machine which is behind the driver.

Bus station in Zadar

You can find the main bus station in Zadar at 1 Ante Starcevica street. The exact location on the map can be found here.

The main bus station is owned by the Liburnija company. The railway station is in the vicinity of the main bus station. It takes a twenty minute walk to get to the centre from the bus station or a 5 minute car ride.


You can reach any part of Zadar from the main bus station because that is where the city buses leave from.

In addition, you can reach the centre by lines nr. 2 and 4. Also, you can reah Gazenica ferry port by line nr. 9.

Check out our detailed video guide through Zadar bus station:

Luggage storage in Zadar

You can easily find Luggage storage in Zadar within Zadar main bus station building. However, keep in mind that the prices for luggge storage vary depending on the weight of the items.

Private transfer from Zadar to nearby cities

If, however, you want to explore at your own pace, you can always book a private transfer in advance. The driver will be waiting for you and you will arrive at your desired location in no time. You can easily book it online and choose the type of vehicle that suits you best. Additionally, below you will find the most frequent destinations from Zadar and their prices.

Zadar to Zadar Airport from €5 p.p.Zadar to Grebastica from €19 p.p.Zadar to Pag from €13 p.p.
Zadar to Biograd na Moru from €8 p.p.Zadar to Nin from €8 p.p.Zadar to Pakostane from €8 p.p.
Zadar to Brodarica from €16 p.p.Zadar to Novalja from €17 p.p.Zadar to Tisno from €12 p.p.
  • NOTE: The prices displayed in the table above are per person (Minibus for up to 8 Passengers) and NOT per vehicle.

Private transfer to nearby marinas

In case you are looking for a fast and reliable transfer to any of the nearby marinas, you can find the list of the most popular transfer routes and offers below:

Zadar to ACI Marina Dalmacija from €10 p.p.Zadar to Marina Agana from €24 p.p.Zadar to Marina Sangulin from €7 p.p.
Zadar to ACI Marina Skradin from €15 p.p.Zadar to Marina Hramina from €14 p.p.Zadar to Marina Simuni from €13 p.p.
Zadar to ACI Marina Vodice from €15 p.p.Zadar to Marina Jezera from €13 p.p.Zadar to Marina Vitrenjak from €3 p.p.
  • NOTE: The prices displayed in the table above are per person (Minibus for up to 8 Passengers) and NOT per vehicle.

Intercity transport in Zadar

Zadar has a great traffic infrastructure and is directly connected with Croatian towns.

On Getbybus you can find bus lines to most cities in Croatia. On the links below you can find more information on prices, discounts and departures for some of the cities. Once you have filled out the search form, you will see a list of available departures; by clicking on a departure you will see which route it uses on Google maps.

Zadar is in the vicinity of 4 national parks: Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit as well as in the vicinity of 3 nature parks: Velebit, Vrana Lake and Telascica which puts it almost on top of the tourist offer in Croatia.


Transfer from Zadar to Starigrad Paklenica

Paklenica National Park is an hour ride from Zadar. The company Slavonija bus has three departures from Zadar to Starigrad Paklenica during summer months and one departure in the winter.

Transfer from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes

It takes an hour and half bus ride to get Plitvice Lakes from Zadar. In the summer there are 8 bus lines and in the winter 4.

Transfer from Zadar to Skradin

It takes a 45 minute bus ride to get from Zadar to Skradin. In the summer there are 6 bus lines and in the winter 3.

International transport in Zadar

There are several bus connections from Zadar to Europeran cities. You can reach Vienna and Graz by direct bus lines but to travle to some other cities you will have to change buses in Zagreb or Split.

Airport transfer in Zadar

Zadar Airport, Zemunik, is located approximately 12 km from the city centre and 10 km from the main bus station. There are taxis waiting for passengers just outside the terminal.


  1. Marian

    I will travel to Polača from Spain next sunday.
    Could you please let me know how to go to Polaca from the airport by bus?.

    • Maja

      Hi Marian

      first, you need to get from the airport to Zadar main bus station by taking a shuttle bus. You can read the detailed explanation here.
      Once you arrive at the main bus station you need to switch to a bus to Polača. Here on the link you can see the departures for next Sunday, as well as change the date to find more departures.

      GBB Team

  2. Mercedes

    Hii, I’ve been trying to find way around Dubrovnik by bus on google maps but it does not show any? Do you happen to know why? Is there somewhere I can go to check routes?
    Thanks youuuu

    • Hi Mercedes,

      are you referring to city buses in Dubrovnik? If so, you can see a map of the city bus lines in Dubrovnik here

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