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Zagreb - Zadar Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Zagreb to Zadar. Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Zadar usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Autotrans by Arriva bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$12.74
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Zagreb to Zadar?

Bus tickets for a trip from Zagreb to Zadar cost $17.18 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Zagreb to Zadar, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $15. However, taking the bus from Zagreb to Zadar during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $20. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Zagreb to Zadar?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Zagreb to Zadar that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autotrans by Arriva43h 24m$15.04
FlixBus124h 2m$18.49
  • Autotrans by Arriva is the largest bus company in Croatia, with intercity services connecting many of Croatia's most popular destinations. It also operates international services to several countries in Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Germany. For trouble-free bookings with Autotrans by Arriva, look no further than Wanderu!

  • 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 12 trips from Zagreb to Zadar, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 2 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 123 miles from Zagreb to Zadar. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Zadar. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zagreb to Zadar, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Zagreb to Zadar every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 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

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.

Zadar

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Zadar is the oldest continually-inhabited city in Croatia. Located on the Adriatic Sea in the northwestern area of the Ravni Kotari region, Zadar will delight you with its plethora of Roman ruins, white sand beaches, and exciting museums.

For a taste of Zadar's history, visit the church of St. Donatus to view one of the most noteworthy examples of Byzantine architecture. Zadar Cathedral is another must, and you can even climb the bell tower for stunning views across the city.

Zadar is also home to several exciting art installations that celebrate the city's natural setting. The Sea Organ, built in 2005, is one of the must-see attractions in the city; the sea's waves generate music through a series of underwater tubes. Greeting to the Sun is another major installation, where 300 multi-layered glass plates and solar panels light up as the sun sets, depicting the solar system in the form of a circle.

Zadar Airport connects the city to many international destinations, with frequent flights daily. For travel by road, choose one of the many bus carriers with service from various destinations around Europe, including Autotrans and FlixBus, among others.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Zagreb?

Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Zagreb:

  • Avenija Marina Držića 4

Where does the bus arrive in Zadar?

Main arrival station: Bus Station

Zadar Central Bus Station is conveniently next to the city's main railway station. The terminal has many local services, but FlixBus provides most of the service for visitors and travelers going throughout Croatia and beyond. Regular long-distance services go to Florence, Hanover, and Prague, while national routes go to Zagreb, Split, and Rijeka. At the bus terminal, there is luggage storage, ATMs, a food kiosk, and a small café. There are also McDonald's, Konzum, and Lidl supermarkets, and multiple hotels nearby. The terminal is a short ten-minute taxi ride into the city center, where you can enjoy Split's most famous sights, restaurants, and accommodations.

All bus stations in Zadar:

  • Bus Station

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