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How to get from Zagreb Airport to City Centre

There are three transport options from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to the city centre of Zagreb. After landing at Franjo Tuđman Airport you can get to the city centre either by taxi, bus or shuttle bus. Taxis operate 24/7 and you can choose between several companies at the airport of Zagreb. The taxi fare to the city centre is approximately €24 (HRK 180) for a ride with up to 4 passengers and the journey duration is 30 minutes. The final fare may differ as taxis at Zagreb Airport are metered. If you prebook with an online taxi provider, you can secure a guranteed flat fare. If you prefer to travel by public transport, you can board bus 290 with direction to Kvaternikov Square, a central transport hub in dowtown Zagreb. The public bus leaves roughly every 35 minutes during the day and a single ticket costs €0.5 (HRK 4) for a single ride lasting up to 30 minutes and €0.9 (HRK 7) for rides up to 60 minutes long. It takes 35 minutes on average to get to the city centre of Zagreb by bus. The shuttle bus to the city centre of Zagreb from Franjo Tuđman Airport takes 40 minutes on average to reach the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal in the city centre. Tickets are €4 (HRK 30) and Pleso Prijevoz shuttle buses leave every 30 minutes between 6.00am-10.30pm and whenever a flight arrives in the late night hours. If you want to reach the Central Zagreb Train Station, Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor, you need to take tram line 13 from Kvternikov Square and tram line 2 from the Zagreb Central Bus Station.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €24 30min 24/7
Bus €1 35min 04:30–00:15
Shuttle Bus €8 40min 06:00–22:30

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How to get from Zagreb Airport to city centre by taxi

Choosing a taxi for your transport to the city centre of Zagreb is a convenient and affordable option. Taxis are available 24/7 at Zagreb Airport and there are several taxi companies operating at ZAG. Taxis in Zagreb are metered and you pay in the local currency on arrival based on the meter reading. The taxi fare from the airport of Zagreb to your destination in the city centre is approximately €24 (HRK 180) for a ride with up to 4 people during the day. There is a 20% surcharge for rides during the late night hours. It takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre by taxi.

Taxi fare from Zagreb Airport to city centre

The taxi fare from the airport of Zagreb to the city centre is €24 (HRK 180) when up to 4 people are travelling. Taxis in Zagreb are metered and you pay the fare indicated by the meter at the end of your journey. On Sundays, holidays and during late night, there is a 20% surcharge on the final taxi fare.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM ZAG TO CITY CENTRE
€ 24
€ 26
30
FROM ZAG TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€ 24
€ 26
30
FROM ZAG TO BUS STATION
€ 24
€ 26
30
FROM ZAG TO TRAIN STATION
€ 24
€ 26
30
FROM ZAG TO LJUBLJANA
€ 140
€ 150
100

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Convenience

Travelling by taxi to the city centre of Zagreb from the airport of Zagreb (ZAG) is the most convenient transport option. Taxis are readily available 24/7 at the airport and they offer a door-to-door service. For an even better experience you may decide to prebook a taxi before your flight to secure a fixed fare.

Editor’s Note

Different companies offer different fares at Zagreb Airport. New and more luxurious vehicles tend to be slightly more expensive.

Useful Tips

Try to negotiate a fixed or approximate fare with your taxi driver before riding to the city centre of Zagreb. This will offer you an estimation of the final fare.
Traffic conditions can affect the final fare as taxis in Zagreb are metered. If you want a fixed fare, you'll have to prebook a service with a provider of your choice before the flight.

How to get from Zagreb Airport to city centre by bus

Choosing to travel by bus 290 to the city centre of Zagreb is the most affordable transport option. The bus is operated by Zagreb Electric Tram (ZET). Single bus tickets to Zagreb city centre from the airport cost €0.5 (HRK 4) if you prebuy. Alternatively, if you choose to purchase a ticket on board it is €0.8 (HRK 6). These ticket options are valid for 30 minutes. For rides up to 60 minutes tickets cost €0.9 (HRK 7) when you prebuy and €1.3 (HRK 10) on board. The journey duration to the city centre is 35 minutes and buses pass by the airport every 35 minutes on average. Buses stop at Kvaternikov Square, a major Zagreb transport hub, and they operate every day.

How much is the bus ticket from Zagreb Airport to the city centre of Zagreb?

The bus ticket to the city centre of Zagreb is €0.5 (HRK 4) when prebuying a 30-minute ride and €0.9 (HRK 7) when prebuying a 60-minute ride. If you choose to purchase a ticket from the driver on board, tickets are €0.8 (HRK 6) for a 30-minute ride and €1.3 (HRK 10) for a 60-minute ride. You can buy tickets online, on board or at selected spots at Zagreb airport. There are more ticket options available if you plan to use the public bus network during your stay in Zagreb.

Cost

€0.5

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*During busier times, journey duration will increase. Bus 290 stops at 20 stations in total and passes by different Zagreb locations.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus 290 to the city centre of Zagreb operates Monday to Saturday 4.30am-0.15am and Sundays 5.35am-0.15am.

Where do I get it from?

To board bus 290 to the city centre of Zagreb follow the signs to buses at Zagreb Airport. Buses to the city centre pass by the Airport Bus Stop, which is located on the right side of the road as you exit the airport terminal. The bus starts its journey in Velika Gorica and arrives at the airport after 20 minutes.

Convenience

Choosing to travel by bus to the city centre of Zagreb from the airport is not the most convenient transport option. Buses are not available 24/7 and you may need to make alternative arrangements if you arrive at late night. Also, since this is a public bus service it tends to get busy at times. If you travel with heavy or large luggage items, you may have a challenge having a pleasant journey.

Editor’s Note

Remember to validate your ticket upon entering the bus. The ticket validation machine is by the front door of the vehicle.

Useful Tips

Kvaternik Square is the final bus stop of this service from Zagreb Airport. If you're not headed to a location at walking distance, you can use the extensive Zagreb tram network to move around the city.
Kvaternik Square is also known as Kvaternikov trg, Kvaternjak or Kvatrić among locals.
To buy a ticket on board remember to acquire cash in the local currency, Croatian kunas.

How to get from Zagreb Airport to city centre by shuttle bus

Getting to the city centre of Zagreb by shuttle bus is a convenient option significantly if you plan to continue your trip by bus from the city centre of Zagreb. Shuttle buses operated by Pleso Prijevoz start at Zagreb Airport and terminate at Zagreb Central Bus Station. They leave the airport every 30 minutes daily from 6.00am-10.30pm and after flight arrivals during the night. Tickets cost €4 (HRK 30) for a single journey and €5.4 (HRK 40) for a daily return. Journey duration to Zagreb city centre is 40 minutes.

How much is the shuttle bus ticket from Zagreb Airport to the city centre of Zagreb?

The shuttle bus ticket to Zagreb city centre is €4 (HRK 30) for a single journey. For a daily return journey the ticet is €5.4 (HRK 40). You can purchase tickets online before your flight to Zagreb through the Pleso Prijevoz website or from the driver on board.

Cost

€4

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Traffic conditions can affect journey duration to the city centre of Zagreb. Depending on the time of travelling, you may get a busier service.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Shuttle buses from Zagreb Airport to the city centre are available daily 6.00am-10.30pm and shuttle buses start every 30 minutes. There are also late night services scheduled to follow flight arrivals at Franjo Tuđman Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Shuttle buses at Zagreb Airport are located on your right hand as you exit the airport terminal. Follow the signs after exiting Baggage Claim and you'll see the shuttle bus stop right outside the exit.

Convenience

Choosing the shuttle bus for your transport to the city centre of Zagreb is a quite convenient option as they offer a 24/7 service that matches scheduled flight arrivals at ZAG. You can easily get to the Zagreb Central Bus Station as the bus terminates there. To ensure you'll be able to board the shuttle bus, prefer to book in advance as services tend to get busy at times. Bear in mind if you arrive late at night, the shuttle bus may wait for the next scheduled flight arrival before heading to the city centre.

Editor’s Note

Children up to 6 years old ride the shuttle bus for free. You are advised to carry identification to prove the child's age.

Useful Tips

You need to carry Croatian kunas to purchase a ticket on board. Drivers only accept payments in the local currency.
During the holidays and on other dates throughout the year, timetables change. Follow updates on the Pleso Prijevoz website to get information about schedule changes.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Zagreb Airport from city centre?

Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb is located 15 km from the city centre of Zagreb.

How much is a taxi from Zagreb Airport to city centre?

Taxis to the city centre of Zagreb from the airport are €24 (HRK 180) for a ride with up to 4 passengers during the day. There is a 20% surcharge for rides during late night, on Sundays and holidays.

What is the name of the airport in Zagreb?

Zagreb Airport is named Franjo Tuđman Airport after Franjo Tuđman, the first President of Croatia.

How do I get from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb?

There are three transport options from ZAG Airport to the city centre of Zagreb: taxi, bus and shuttle bus. If you want to reach the Central Bus Station, the taxi and shuttle bus are the best options. If you're headed to the Zagreb Train Station, Glavni Kododvor, you can either take a taxi or use the tram network after arriving at Zagreb city centre.

What is the centre of Zagreb?

Zagreb city centre is divided into four main districts: Trg Bana Jelacica, Kaptol and Gornji Grad, Gradec and Donji Grad.

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