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Getting from Zadar Airport to Sibenik

Sibenik is one of Croatia’s pearls on the Adriatic Coast. This medieval port city is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, the country’s oldest town centre – surrounded by four castles – and two UNESCO World Heritage sites (St. Nicholas’ Fortress and St. Jakob’s Cathedral). With the nearby national parks and the chain of islands right off the coast, Sibenik is an idyllic destination for an all-around holiday.

If your flight arrives at Zadar Airport, there are two possible ways to get to Sibenik; taxi and bus. A local or pre-booked airport taxi is the most convenient and fast option, as it will take you to Sibenik in 55 minutes for around €120. The bus is a much more affordable way, at €13.65 per person, but there is no direct line from the airport, and you will have to go to the downtown central bus station first. The bus trip will take one hour and forty-five minutes, not including waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

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Bus €27.3 110min 06:00–20:40

How to get from Zadar Airport to Sibenik by taxi

Once you arrive at Zadar Airport, a taxi or private transfer is the most convenient and stress-free way to reach Sibenik. Taxis are readily available 24/7, so your flight’s arrival time, day or night, is not an issue. The distance to Sibenik is 75km, meaning a comfortable 55-minute ride.

The cost of a taxi transfer from Zadar Airport to Sibenik

For a transfer like this outside Zadar’s city limits, the driver will most likely charge you a bulk price that will cover the vehicle’s return back to base. However, there is no set fare applied by all taxi companies for the transfer to Sibenik. For this particular route, most drivers will ask for an average price of €120.

For peace of mind, it is best to agree on the price beforehand with the driver. Otherwise, you can always pre-book your transfer; that way, you will get a competitive fixed-rate fee and avoid hidden costs.



Trip Duration

55 min

*There are no regulated rates in Zadar, so prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Zadar Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

It is as easy as it gets to find a taxi at Zadar Airport. Once you claim your luggage and exit International Arrivals, you will see the taxi stand right across. Go to the front of the line and board the first available vehicle.


A taxi transfer from Zadar Airport to Sibenik is the most convenient option, especially for people who travel in a group or with heavy luggage. Cabs are available around the clock, so they take the stress of arrival times out of the equation. You get a comfortable door-to-door service that takes you directly to your accommodation without the hassle of public transportation.

Editor’s Note

If your flight arrives very early in the morning or late in the evening, choosing a taxi or private transfer spares you the trouble of waiting long hours at the bus station or spending the night in Zadar.

Useful Tips

If your driver offers a fixed price for the ride to Sibenik, agree on it before starting the journey.
There is a possibility of payment by card at most taxis. To be sure, ask in advance.
Tipping is not mandatory, but always appreciated, especially if you received good service.

How to get from Zadar Airport to Sibenik by bus

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus line connecting Zadar Airport to Sibenik. To get there, you must take the airport bus that will transfer you to Zadar Central Bus Station and then board a bus to Sibenik.

What’s the cost of a bus ticket from Zadar Airport to Sibenik?

Getting from Zadar Airport to Sibenik requires you to take two different buses. The airport bus costs €4.65 per passenger. For the second bus to Sibenik, prices range between the various bus operators, but on average, a single ticket (including seat reservation) costs €9. So, the total amount a traveller needs to pay is €13.65.



Trip Duration

110 min

*The total travel duration doesn’t include possible waiting times between the two departures.

Value for money

The timetable for the airport bus changes monthly, so please consult the airport website according to your travel dates. Buses from the central station to Sibenik depart daily from 06:00 to 20:40. Yet, checking the exact timetables before booking is highly recommended.

Where do I get the bus from?

After you exit the terminal, you will see the airport bus on the right side (platform 8). For the second leg of your journey from the Central Bus Station, you must locate where your particular bus is parked, depending on the operator.


The bus is the least convenient option, given that you must use two different lines and plan your schedule accordingly. Plus, waiting times might get significant. Yet, it is much cheaper and could suit you if you travel with light luggage or don’t mind waiting.

Editor’s Note

Having to change two buses might seem like a hassle. Nevertheless, the bus is a cost-effective alternative to reach Sibenik if you're a budget-conscious or solo traveller.

Useful Tips

Remember that during busy periods, traffic conditions might affect the exact departure times of buses.
The company operating the airport bus is called Linurnija. You might need a different operator for your trip from the central bus station to Sibenik.
For your airport transfer, you can pay the price amount in cash directly to the driver or book your ticket on the SMARTICA app.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Zadar Airport to Sibenik?

There are two possible ways to get from Zadar Airport to Sibenik; taxi and bus. The cab takes 55 minutes for a direct transfer but is a bit pricier. The bus is a much more affordable option, but there is no direct line, and you will have to take two different buses from the airport to Zadar Central Bus Station and from there to Sibenik.

The options are the same to get back from Sibenik to Zadar Aiport, just in the opposite direction.

What's the cost of a taxi transfer from Zadar Airport to Sibenik?

The cost of a taxi ride to Sibenik depends on the taxi company you will use. Most drivers offer a fixed price for commuting outside the city limits, which is €120 in most cases.

For a 5-star service every time and a competitive set-rate fee with no hidden costs, you can always pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

What's the distance from Zadar Airport to Sibenik?

The distance from Zadar Aiport to Sibenik is approximately 75km. A taxi will need roughly an hour to cover it, while buses take an extra half an hour on top of that.

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