Split to Zagreb bus
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There are 13 intercity buses per day from Split to Zagreb. Traveling by bus from Split to Zagreb usually takes around 5 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
|Distance||161 mi (259 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 45m|
|Trips per day||12|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Split to Zagreb?
Typically $29.62 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Zagreb. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Split to Zagreb. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $25 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Split to Zagreb in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $33 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Split to Zagreb?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Split to Zagreb that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 11 scheduled trips per day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Autotrans by Arriva||3||7h 5m||$28.90|
Book Autotrans by Arriva from Split to Zagreb from $27. There are 3 Autotrans by Arriva schedules from Split to Zagreb and you can expect on average to pay for a Autotrans by Arriva ticket to Zagreb. In Split, Autotrans by Arriva departs to Zagreb from Bus Station and no other station. In Zagreb, Autotrans by Arriva arrives at Avenija Marina Držića 4 and no other station.
An average trip on Autotrans by Arriva from Split to Zagreb takes 7 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Autotrans by Arriva trip will get you to Zagreb in 4 hours and 45 minutes .
On weekends, Autotrans by Arriva offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Zagreb.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 11 trips from Split to Zagreb, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 11 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
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The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 259 kilometers from Split to Zagreb. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."
The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Split to Zagreb, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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Located on the picturesque Adriatic Coast, Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. With a history including Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian, and Yugoslav rule, Split has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its many historic attractions and strikingly varied architecture.
The Palazzo di Diocleziano lies at the city's historic heart. This exceptionally well-preserved 4th-century palace showcases the Roman emperor Diocletian's stately retirement home and military camp. Walk along the Roman streets with their original paving stones, and see if you can identify several "Game of Thrones" filming locations. After walking through the maze of cobblestone streets in Old Town, sit in one of the many cafes in People's Square for an afternoon coffee.
For even more of a taste of Croatia, visit one of the local restaurants. As Split is a coastal town, seafood dishes are the standard, but the flavors are far above standard! Make sure to try brudet, a traditional seafood stew commonly served along the Croatian coast. Finish your meal with mandulat, a traditional dessert from the Dalmatia region, made with honey and almonds.
You can easily reach Split from many national and international destinations. Split Airport offers international flights, and an airport shuttle bus provides easy access to the city. Bus services connect Split to many cities across Europe, including Budapest, Berlin, and Bratislava. Deutsche Bahn trains even run all the way to Split, so you can travel the entire length of Central Europe.
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Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. Although often overlooked as a travel destination, Zagreb is the center of Croatia's art, culture, academic, and sports scene, providing visitors with much to explore. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Central Europe!
Zagreb is divided into three areas: Gornji grad (upper town), which is over 1000 years old and hosts the Presidential palace as well as St Mark's Church; the Donji grad (lower town), home to 19th-century architecture, shops, theatres, cafes, and parks; and the Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb), which was developed post-World War II and is the main residential and business area of the city.
In what is known as the "city of museums," there is no shortage of fascinating places to shelter from the midday heat. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique but heartrending museum dedicated to lost love and the real stories of heartbreak. The Museum of Illusions offers a more lighthearted but equally compelling experience, with many deceiving and confusing exhibits on show.
Zagreb is well-connected to many other European cities and destinations throughout the continent. About 15 kilometers from the city center, Zagreb International Airport provides many national and international flight routes, and Zagreb Central Station is a major railway hub. Several bus companies depart Zagreb daily for cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Vienna, and Berlin.
Where does the bus leave from in Split?
Main departure station: Bus Station
The bus station known as Autobusni Kolodvor is the central terminal in Split, Croatia. The station is in a busy district of the city on the waterfront, and most major bus services run from here. Buses that operate from the terminal include FlixBus and local service App Pozega. They run to destinations across Croatia, with frequent services to the cities of Pula, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Zadar. At the terminal, there are lots of waiting areas and information booths where you can buy tickets and get information about boats departing from the port. There are also a few cafes nearby, and further into the city, there are multiple hotels, bars, and restaurants.
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Where does the bus arrive in Zagreb?
Main arrival station: Avenija Marina Držića 4
Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb is the central bus station in Croatia's capital city. FlixBus and Arriva operate here and run routes outside the country and within Croatia, with regular routes to Split, Pula, and Rijeka. The bus station doubles as a shopping center, and the building is lined with shops, cafes, restaurants, and waiting areas inside. You can also find parking and car rental services within the station. The bus station is in central Zagreb in the district of Kanal, so you can find plenty of hotels, restaurants, and stores within walking distance.
Bus stations in Zagreb:
Avenija Marina Držića 4
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