Flights in Croatia

Travelling around Croatia by air is, of course, by far the quickest means of getting around the country, and there are numerous daily flights in Croatia that will enable you to zip around very easily. The country’s main airline, Croatia Airlines, operates regular services between Zagreb and other airports within the country, including Dubrovnik, Split, Pula and Zadar, and there are also flights between some of these airports as well.

Flights in Croatia

Below are details for internal flights in Croatia – we’ve specified the routes that operate year-round. As you can see, it’s relatively easy to fly around the country, pretty much any day of the week! See the Croatia Airlines website for the exact timetable details and dates of operation – even flights that only operate in summer do not do so for the whole season.

A charter airline called Trade Air now also exists in Croatia, operating flights between Osijek and Zagreb, and Rijeka to Split and Dubrovnik. These can also be booked on the Croatia Airlines website.

Domestic Flights in Croatia 2015
From… To… Flight Time Operates on
Zagreb
Rijeka 40 mins Fri
Zadar
45 mins
Daily (year-round ex. Sat)
Split
45 mins
Daily (year-round)
Bol (Brac) 50 mins Sat
Dubrovnik 55 mins Daily (year-round)
Osijek 50 mins Mon – Thurs, Sun (year-round)
Pula
Zagreb 45 mins Mon-Fri, Sun
Zadar
40 mins
Daily (year-round ex. Sun)
Rijeka
Zagreb
40 mins
Weds
Split 55 mins Fri
Dubrovnik 1 hour 20 mins Fri
Zadar
Pula 40 mins Daily (year-round ex. Sun)
Zagreb 45 mins Daily (year-round ex. Sat)
Bol (Brac)
Zagreb 50 mins Sat
Split
Zagreb 45 mins Daily (year-round)
Dubrovnik 40 mins Fri
Osijek 55 mins Fri
Dubrovnik
Zagreb
55 mins
Daily (year-round)
Rijeka 1 hour 20 mins Fri
Osijek 55 mins Thurs
Osijek
Zagreb 50 mins Mon – Fri
(year-round)
Split
55 mins
Fri
Dubrovnik 55 mins Thurs

 

Travelling between Zagreb and Rijeka

We haven’t included this in the above table, but there is also a direct bus link from Zagreb Airport to the main bus station in Rijeka (and vice versa). This route operates every day, with buses departing Zagreb Airport at 3.30pm. The return bus departs Rijeka at 5am; journey time is 2 hours. More details can be found at the operating company’s website: Pleso Prijevoz.

Flights in Croatia may be cheaper than you think!

As with most flight travel, some real bargains can be had if you book early enough. Checking (six months in advance) on the Croatia Airlines website for a Zagreb – Dubrovnik one-way flight for May 2015, the price is 332.50 Kunas – that’s about £34/$55/€43.

By comparison, a one-way bus journey on the same route costs about 225 Kunas (£23/$37/€29). So cheaper, of course, but not by much – and the flight only takes 55 minutes as opposed to about 12 hours by bus. Ouch!

Airports in Croatia

Some route details, and information on travelling to and from the airports, can be found on these websites: