Travel to Zagreb
Flying to Zagreb
Airlines offering flights to Zagreb from the UK include British Airways and Croatia Airlines. Prices are fairly steady year-round. There are no direct flights to Zagreb from the USA.
From London - 2 hours 15 minutes; New York - 10 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Los Angeles - 14 hours (including stopover); Toronto - 11 hours (including stopover); Sydney - 25 hours (including stopover).
Travel by road
Traffic in Zagreb drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18. Speed limits are 130kph (80mph) on motorways, 110kph (68mph) on dual carriageways, 90kph (56mph) outside built-up areas and 50kph (30mph) in built-up areas.
You must hold a valid national driving licence; an International Driving Permit is recommended if you're visiting from outside the EU. A minimum of third-party insurance is required to drive in Croatia.
The Hrvatski Autoklub is the main automobile association in Croatia (tel: +385 1 1987; www.hak.hr).
Emergency breakdown services
Hrvatski Autoklub (tel: +385 1 1987).
The A1 motorway runs from Split to Zagreb, providing a fast, direct route from Dalmatia to the capital. Work on an extension to Dubrovnik is underway, with some, but not all sections complete.
Other motorways running to Zagreb include the A2 from Maribor in Slovenia; the A3, which connects the Slovenian capital Ljubljana with the Serbian capital Belgrade, passing through Zagreb en route; the A4 from Budapest in Hungary; and the A6 from Rijeka on the Croatian coast.
The main bus station in Zagreb is located 20 minutes' walk from the main square at Avenija Marina Držića. Countless long-distance bus services run to destinations throughout the country including Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik and Osijek.
Operators include Croatia Bus (tel: +385 91 218 1455; www.croatiabus.hr). International services include daily coaches to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria,Germany and Switzerland.
In addition, Eurolines (tel: +44 871 781 8177, in the UK; www.eurolines.eu) operates coach services from London Victoria to Zagreb, changing in Frankfurt.
Time to city
From Split - 4 hours; Rijeka - 2 hours; Maribor - 1 hour 30 minutes; Ljubljana - 1 hour 45 minutes; Budapest - 3 hours 30 minutes.
Travel by Rail
Zagreb's main station, Glavni Kolodvor, lies at Trg Kralja Tomislava 12, just a 10-minute walk from the main square.
There are several trains per day connecting Zagreb with the major cities of Rijeka, Osijek and Split, plus regular local services from towns in the surrounding region. Daily international services arrive from Ljubljana, Munich, Vienna and Belgrade.
The Croatian railway service is run by HŽPP (tel: +381 1 378 2583; www.hzpp.hr/en).
From Rijeka - 3 hours 50 minutes; Osijek - 4 hours 15 minutes; Split - 6 hours; Ljubljana - 2 hours 15 minutes; Munich - 7 hours 15 minutes; Vienna - 6 hours 45 minutes; Belgrade - 7 hours 10 minutes.
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