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Getting from Zadar Airport to Zadar City Centre

Zadar is one of the oldest cities in Croatia with beautiful monuments of architecture and rich cultural heritage. Located in the centre of the East Adriatic and surrounded by stunning nature, Zadar is a destination that suits all types of travellers.

There are two different ways to get from Zadar Airport to the city centre; by taxi or bus. The most comfortable option is to pre-book a Zadar airport taxi, which should take approximately 20 minutes and will cost around €26 (HRK 188) for a standard vehicle. A cheaper option is by bus, which should take around 25 minutes to get from Zadar Airport to the Old Town and will cost €3.30 (HRK 25).

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Zadar at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €26 20min 24/7
Bus €6.60 20min 05:00–00:00

How to get from Zadar Airport to the city centre by taxi

If you’re looking for the most comfortable and fast way to get from Zadar Airport to the city centre, then taking an airport taxi or private transfer is your best option. You can find a cab 24/7 and there are also different vehicle options to choose from depending on how large your group is or how many pieces of luggage you carry.

Taxi fare from Zadar Airport to the city centre

Zadar taxi prices vary among the different operators as there are no set fares; the rate is calculated using a taximeter but the state imposes no standard starting price or a standard price per kilometre. The average price to get from Zadar Airport to Zadar is around €26 (HRK 188). If you take a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport, it’s best to agree on the price before entering the taxi.

Cost

€26 (HRK 188)

Trip Duration

20 MIN

There are no set taxi fares so prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Zadar Airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

You can find a taxi 24/7 at the taxi stand located opposite the exit of the Zadar Airport International Arrivals. Just head towards the front and take the first one in line.

Convenience

Getting a taxi from Zadar Airport to Zadar is by far the most comfortable transportation option to reach the city. Zadar is a very popular destination during the summer, so if you don’t want to wait for the bus under the hot sun, a taxi is definitely the best choice, especially for larger groups.

Editor’s Note

Getting a taxi from the airport will be more comfortable and will take you directly to your destination. However, if you’re a solo traveller, going from Zadar Airport to the city centre by bus might be your best option as it will take about the same time but will cost much less.

Useful Tips

There are no set taxi fares so make sure to agree on a price with your driver before your ride starts.
Pre-booking your taxi is best so that you know the final price beforehand.
In Zadar, tipping taxi drivers is not expected but you can round up your bill if you were happy with the service.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Zadar. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€35.0
NIGHTTIME
€42.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Zadar Airport to Zadar by bus

Only one bus runs from Zadar Airport to the city centre, operated by the company Liburnija. The airport bus is the cheapest transportation option and can take you either to the city’s central bus station or from Zadar Airport to the Old Town in about 20-25 minutes.

How much is the bus from Zadar Airport to the city centre?

A one-way ticket for the airport bus costs €3.35 (HRK 25) and the price includes luggage transport. You can purchase tickets in cash only on the bus or online through the SMARTICA app.

Cost

€3.30 (HRK 25)

Trip Duration

25 ΜΙΝ

A bus leaves approximately 30 minutes after the arrival of a scheduled flight.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The airport bus timetable changes monthly; make sure to check the schedule on the airport's website in advance.

Where do I get the bus from?

It’s very easy to locate the airport bus; it will be parked on the right side when exiting the terminal.

Convenience

Although it’s the cheapest transportation option to get from Zadar Airport to Zadar, the airport bus doesn’t have a fixed timetable. Bus departures are scheduled according to the flights’ arrival times, which can be a bit stressful in case of any flight changes. Also, even though the airport bus reaches the city centre quickly, it makes only two stops, which means you’ll probably have to take an additional city bus or taxi to reach your final destination, depending on where exactly your accommodation is.

Editor’s Note

For solo travellers, the airport bus is by far the cheapest option. However, if you need transportation as soon as you land or you’re travelling with a larger group, it might be more convenient to opt for a taxi.

Useful Tips

You can buy only one-way tickets; return tickets aren't available.
You can buy a ticket on the bus but only in cash and only in the local currency.
The timetable for the following month is issued at the end of every month.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Zadar airport to the city centre?

The most convenient option to get from Zadar Airport to the city centre is to take an airport taxi if you prefer comfort. Alternatively, you may wish to choose the bus if you’re travelling on a tight budget. Either way, you should reach the city centre in about 20 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Zadar airport to Zadar?

Zadar taxi prices vary among the different operators as there are no set fares; the rate is calculated using a taximeter. The average price to get from Zadar Airport to Zadar is around €26 (HRK 188). If you take a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport, it’s best to agree on the price before entering the taxi to avoid surprises.

What is the distance between Zadar airport and the city centre?

Zadar Airport is located approximately 13 km away from Zadar city centre. Whether you choose a taxi or a bus, the journey takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions and the exact drop-off location.

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