How to get to Zadar

By plane

The following airlines operate from the airport “Zemunik” in Zadar: Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryan Air, Sky Europe. Other airports in Croatia: Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula. For information visit


Airports near ZadarTraveling time to ZadarDistance to ZadarMap details
Zadar airport (ZAD) 18 min by car12.1 kmView map
Split airport (SPU) 2 hrs 13 min by car and bus107 kmView map
Zagreb airport (ZAG) 3 hrs 55 min by bus191 kmView map
Pula airport (PUY) 7 hrs 14 min by car and bus135 kmView map
Aeroporto delle Marche (AOI) 8 hrs 3 min by train, ferry and bus160 kmView map


Zadar can also be reached through other airports in neighbouring countries such as Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia (434 km from Zadar) or Airport Ronchi dei Legionari, Trieste, Italy (297 km from Zadar). For bus connections from airports in Croatia and timetable please check (from Zagreb airport).


By boat

Zadar is well connected with many domestic and international ferry and catamaran lines from Pula, Lošinj, Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik and Ancona. For timetables consult the largest passenger ship carrier in Croatia or (sea routes from Italy).


By train

In Zadar, the train station is located next to the bus station. Also, the rail can get you to other major cities such as Split and Šibenik, and then you can take a bus to Zadar. For information about the timetable visit For train connections from airports in Italy please check


By road

Highway A1 to junction Zadar1 from Zagreb or to junction Zadar2 from Split, and then follow the state road to Zadar. Also you can take bus lines from Zagreb or from the chosen cities. For information on international and domestic bus lines visit and for local lines in Zadar visit Hiring a car in any Croatian city and driving through spectacular scenery towards Zadar is absolutely fun. You can find a lot of low-cost car hire opportunities with great services that can make your stay in Croatia even more interesting.


Virtual tour of University of Zadar


Old Campus (Sveučilište u Zadru, Mihovila Pavlinovića bb, 23000, Zadar)
Zadar Tourist Board
Zadar Tourist Board – Journey planner