Getting to Zadar

Arrival in Zadar by car

In most cases the Croatian highway is the fastest option (tool fees apply). When you approached Zadar on the highway you should take exit Zadar I, from where you have about 15 km to the city center.

Alternative to the highway it is possible to use toll free local roads from Zagreb or Rijeka. But their quality varies and it takes more time, so we do not recommend that if you don’t wish to be late.

If you come from direction south like e.g. Split or Dubrovnik towards Zadar, you should exit at Zadar East (Zadar II) and continue on the local road to Zadar (distance is also about 15 km). Also from direction Split / Dubrovnik to Zadar, you can use the coastal highway.
Arrival in Zadar by bus
The city of Zadar has very good bus connections to larger cities in Croatia and also very good international links, particularly to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Germany. Zadar main bus station is located near the railway station at the intersection of Bregdetti and Ante Starcevic streets. More information about the bus station in Zadar you can find here.

Arrival in Zadar by plane
Zadar has a small but modern airport which is only 9 kilometers from the city centre. Although it is a relatively small airport, it has very good connections with European cities and in recent years most low cost airlines choose precisely Zadar airport as the main base for flights to the Adriatic. Zadar airport provides services of public transport of passengers (company Liburnija) to the city and from the city. The Zadar airport bus stop is located in front of the entrance / exit to the main airport building. One-way ticket costs 25 kn.

Arrival in Zadar by ferry
Zadar has an international ferry connection from Ancona in Italy, which runs a few times weekly outside a main season, and more frequently in the main season.

Arrival in Zadar by train
I you travel by train we would recommend you take off in Zagreb and go from there to Zadar by bus as it takes three times longer to get from Zagreb to Zadar by train then by bus.