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How to get from Autobusni Kolodvor Bus Station to Zagreb Airport

Zagreb Bus Station, also known as Autobusni Kolodvor, is Croatia’s biggest and most modern bus station. It is located a short 2.5 km away from the city centre, along Marin Držić Avenue, near Zagreb’s central square. With its 44 platforms, it connects the capital city to many other parts of Croatia and most European capitals.

If you are making your way from the Zagreb bus station to the airport, you have two transportation options; you can either take a taxi or a bus. Choosing to take a taxi or private transfer from the Zagreb bus terminal to the airport (ZAG) is a great option, as they offer fast, reliable 24/7 door-to-door services, taking just 15 minutes to reach the airport. You can take the Pleso Prijevoz bus for a cost-savvy alternative, which takes 30 minutes to get to Zagreb Airport.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €30 15min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €12 15min 24/7
Bus €12 30min 04:00–21:00

How to get from Zagreb Bus Station to Franjo Tuđman Airport by taxi

The best way to travel is to take a taxi or private transfer from the Zagreb bus station to Zagreb airport. Taxis in Croatia are available around the clock and offer door-to-door services, taking you to the airport in just 15 minutes – perfect if you have a flight to catch.

Taxi fare from Zagreb Bus Station to Zagreb Airport

Taxis in Zagreb calculate their fares using a taximeter based on time and distance travelled to your exact location. The 15-minute cab ride from Autobusni Kolodvor bus station to Zagreb airport costs around €12 (KN 95). It is good to know that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.

Nevertheless, if you want to travel at a fixed rate with no extra fees, you can pre-book a private transfer with a local English-speaking driver.

Cost

€12 (KN 95)

Trip Duration

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Franjo Tuđman International Airport

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can easily find the official taxi ranks outside Zagreb’s bus station as they are clearly indicated.

Convenience

Taxis in Zagreb are a great way to get around the city as they are safe, cost-savvy, reliable and provide 24/7 services in the comfort of a private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

Most taxi companies accept credit card payments in Zagreb; however, it is best to check with your driver beforehand.

Useful Tips

It is good to know that there is no price difference between day, night and weekend trips in Croatia.
Fares between different companies may vary; newer and more luxurious vehicles are slightly more expensive than standard taxis.
It is not mandatory to tip your Zagreb cab driver, although it is always appreciated. Most travellers just round up their end fare.

How to get from Zagreb Bus Station to Franjo Tuđman Airport by bus

A comfortable travel alternative is available from Zagreb bus station to Zagreb airport on the Pleso Prijevoz bus. The bus provides cheaper and direct transportation, taking you from the station to the airport in approximately 30 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Zagreb bus station to airport?

A one-way bus ticket from the Zagreb bus station to Zagreb airport costs €6 (KN 45) per passenger. However, children under the age of 6 years old travel for free.

Cost

€6 (KN 45)

Trip Duration

The Pleso bus runs every 30 minutes from the main bus station to the airport.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus runs daily from 04:00 to 20:30 Mon-Sat, from 04:00 to 20:00 Tues/Wed/Sun and from 04:00 to 21:00 on Thur-Fri.

Where do I get the bus from?

Your bus terminal should be indicated on electronic boards at the Zagreb bus station. Moreover, the Pleso airport buses are easy to recognise as they are white, red and blue with big Pleso logos on all sides.

Convenience

Although being a comfortable cost-savvy alternative for travellers on a budget, taking the bus is not much cheaper than a taxi, when sharing the price with your travel partners. Moreover, if you are travelling late at night, you will have to find another way to get to the airport, as the last bus leaves the station at 21:00.

Editor’s Note

You can purchase your bus tickets directly from the bus driver in cash; however, booking your tickets online in advance is always preferable.

Useful Tips

The Pleso bus vehicles are very comfortable and provide a large luggage storage space.
Buses running from Zagreb airport to Zagreb bus station are available daily from 06:00 to 19:30. From then, buses depart on plane landing.
It is good to know that children under the age of 6 travel for free on the bus.

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 Zagreb. 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

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Drivers are always on time

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24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€28.0
NIGHTTIME
€34.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct bus from Zagreb bus station to the airport?

Yes, the Pleso Prijevoz bus runs daily from Zagreb bus station to Zagreb airport, taking 30 minutes to reach. A one-way bus ticket for this journey costs €6 (KN 45) per passenger.

What’s the quickest way from Zagreb Bus Station to the airport?

The fastest way to get from Autobusni Kolodvor bus station to Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) is to take a taxi, taking around 15 minutes to reach. Booking a taxi or private transfer ahead of time is your best option for a competitive fare and a guaranteed on-time pickup, but conveniently, there is also a taxi rank right outside the Bus station.

How much does a taxi cost from the Zagreb bus station to the airport?

The 15-minute cab ride from the Zagreb bus station to Zagreb airport costs around €12 (KN 95). Please note that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend journeys.

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