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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Zagreb. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Zagreb usually takes around 5 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest GoOpti bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance166 mi (268 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price€14.54
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Zagreb?

Typically €21.88 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 Vienna 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

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vienna to Zagreb in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €240 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 Vienna to Zagreb?

There are 4 bus lines from Vienna to Zagreb available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Darojković Promet36h 56m€24.64
FlixBus75h 19m€25.06
GoOpti54h 47m€204.45
Nomago25h 15m€19.62
  • Darojković Promet

    Darojković Promet

    Book Darojković Promet from Vienna to Zagreb from €24. There are 3 Darojković Promet schedules from Vienna to Zagreb and you can expect on average to pay for a Darojković Promet ticket to Zagreb. In Vienna, Darojković Promet departs to Zagreb from Central Bus Station Vib and no other station. In Zagreb, Darojković Promet arrives at Avenija Marina Držića 4 and no other station.

    An average trip on Darojković Promet from Vienna to Zagreb takes 6 hours and 56 minutes , while the fastest available Darojković Promet trip will get you to Zagreb in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    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 7 trips from Vienna to Zagreb, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 19 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • GoOpti

    GoOpti

    Book GoOpti from Vienna to Zagreb from €55. There are 5 GoOpti schedules from Vienna to Zagreb and you can expect on average to pay for a GoOpti ticket to Zagreb. In Vienna, GoOpti departs to Zagreb from Wien Hbf (Interspar Pronto) and no other station. In Zagreb, GoOpti arrives at Avenija Marina Držića 4 and 1 other station.

    An average trip on GoOpti from Vienna to Zagreb takes 4 hours and 47 minutes , while the fastest available GoOpti trip will get you to Zagreb in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, GoOpti offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Zagreb.

  • Nomago

    Nomago

    Book Nomago from Vienna to Zagreb from €15. There are 2 Nomago schedules from Vienna to Zagreb and you can expect on average to pay for a Nomago ticket to Zagreb. In Vienna, Nomago departs to Zagreb from Central Bus Station Vib and no other station. In Zagreb, Nomago arrives at Avenija Marina Držića 4 and no other station.

    An average trip on Nomago from Vienna to Zagreb takes 5 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Nomago trip will get you to Zagreb in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Nomago offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Zagreb.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Zagreb during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 268 kilometers from Vienna to Zagreb. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"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."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Zagreb, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Zagreb every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Zagreb

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

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Departure stations

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Hbf (Interspar Pronto)

  • Central Bus Station Vib

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