Flying around Croatia

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Flying around Croatia

Flying is the fastest but not cheap way of travelling around Croatia, unless you book your ticket in advance (a few months earlier for summer season flights) and get some really good deals.

Croatia Airlines is the only national airlines company operating regular flights between Zagreb and other airports within the country year-round, and with numerous daily flights during the summer season what will enable you to travel very easily and flexible from European countries.

If you plan to visit Dubrovnik, flying is definitely the best travel option you have since Dubrovnik is the southernmost town in Croatia (especially if you are travelling to Dubrovnik for only few days). Besides long drive, you’ll have to cross Bosnia and Herzegovina border if travelling by car.

Flying around Croatia

The airports in Croatia

Main airports in Croatia are in Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.

Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and Pula airports serve domestic and international flights year-round what makes them the most crowded airports in the country. Other airports are mostly seasonal, some of them with only charter flights in off season.

The airports in Croatia

The route details and more information on flying to and from the particular airport can be found on their websites:

Zagreb Airport

Split Airport

Dubrovnik Airport

Zadar Airport

Pula Airport

Bol Airport

Rijeka Airport

Osijek Airport

Cheap flights in Croatia

If you plan your travelling to Croatia early enough, you can get some pretty good deals for ticket price. Book your flight with national company Croatia Airlines on time and travel around Croatia by plane – and pay just a little more than for a bus-ticket!

Flying from Zagreb to Brač Island (Bol)

Just to point out a very interesting information for all travellers by plane to and around Croatia – Brač Island has the airport (just close to popular town of Bol), operating flights from May till end of October.

That gives so many incredible opportunities you are maybe not aware off – getting quickly from Zagreb to Brač Island to explore the island for a day or two; get to Split by ferry the other day for walking tour around Diocletian Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site, and finally discover the old town of Trogir on your way to Split Airport before you get back to Zagreb.

Flying to Brač Airport in Bol

Flying to Brač Airport in Bol

Transport from the airports – bus shuttle or taxi?

When you arrive to the one of Croatian airports and need a ride to town, the best is to catch a bus shuttle instead of paying expensive taxi price.

Only in cities Zagreb and Rijeka taxi prices are fair and affordable since taxi service is regulated.

Uber operates in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik only.

You can also arrange your private transport online via viator.com or Croatiatransfer.

Here you can find Bus Shuttle Timetables from Croatian Airports to cities of Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split and Pula:

DUBROVNIK
TIMETABLE FOR DUBROVNIK AIRPORT BUS SHUTTLE

SPLIT
Airport bus shuttle from Split Bus Terminal (located in port) to Split Airport
Airport bus shuttle from Split Airport to Split Bus Terminal (located in port)

ZAGREB
TIMETABLE FOR ZAGREB AIRPORT BUS SHUTTLE
Zagreb Main Bus Terminal is not in the nearest city center (several stations from main city square) and you’ll need a taxi ride or use public transportation.

PULA
TIMETABLE FOR PULA AIRPORT BUS SHUTTLE

BRAČ ISLAND
If you need a car transfer from Bol Airport on Brač to any destination on island contact the Airport directly.
BRAČ ISLAND (BOL) AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE