Depending on what your final destination is, you could also fly to Split and then travel northwards to this region. See our Getting to Split page for details of what airlines fly there.
If you’re getting to North Dalmatia through other means, it is still best to head to Zadar first and then make the journey to your final destination accordingly.
Getting to North Dalmatia – Flights from the UK & Ireland to Zadar
As Zadar is one of their hubs, Ryanair continue to operate a good number of flights from the UK and Ireland to Zadar. They operate flights from London Stansted, Manchester and Dublin airports.
Easyjet fly from London Gatwick and London Luton to Zadar.
Jet2.com have two new for 2020! routes from London Stansted and Manchester to Zadar.
You can also fly to Zadar via Zagreb with Croatia Airlines – there are daily flights to Zagreb from London Heathrow year-round, and daily flights between Zagreb and Zadar.
See our Flights to Croatia page for more details of all of the above routes.
Finally, because Zadar is well connected by air to the rest of Europe, you could also reach the town via a stopover using one of the below airlines.
Getting to North Dalmatia – Flights from Europe to Zadar
Flights from Austria to Zadar
- EuroWings from Vienna
Flights from Belgium to Zadar
- Ryanair from Brussels Charleroi
Flights from the Czech Republic to Zadar
- Ryanair from Prague
Flights from Denmark to Zadar
- SAS from Copenhagen
Flights from France to Zadar
- Ryanair from Marseille
Flights from Germany to Zadar
- Croatia Airlines from Munich and Frankfurt
- Easyjet from Berlin Tegel and Berlin Schonefeld
- EuroWings from Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf and Hamburg
- Lufthansa from Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich
- Ryanair from Berlin Schonefeld, Cologne, Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt International, Dusseldorf Weeze, Hamburg, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Memmingen and Nuremberg
Flights from Italy to Zadar
Flights from The Netherlands to Zadar
Flights from Poland to Zadar
Flights from Spain to Zadar
Flights from Sweden to Zadar
- Ryanair from Stockholm Skavsta and Gothenburg
Getting to North Dalmatia – By Bus & Train from Europe
Although Zadar does have a train station, this method of transport isn’t a particularly good option as you’ll most likely have to make quite a few changes along the way.
There are some daily international buses to Zadar. Routes include a service from Trieste (as part of the routes that go on to Split and Dubrovnik), plus services from Basle, Munich, Vienna and Ljubljana. You can look up bus times and book tickets for some of these routes on the Arriva website.
Depending on where in Europe you’re travelling from, it is advisable to get a bus to – say – Pula, Rijeka or Zagreb (or possibly even Split, although you’d then have to travel back up the coast) and then change for a bus to Zadar.
Getting to North Dalmatia – By Ferry from Europe
Gomo Viaggi have a summer service from the ports of Cesenatico and Pesaro (both are close to Rimini) to Zadar. Services run from June to August inclusive.
As an alternative, you could take one of the year-round ferries from Ancona to Split instead, and then travel up the coast to Zadar by bus.
Getting to North Dalmatia from elsewhere in Croatia
Croatia Airlines has direct flights from Zagreb (flight time is 45 minutes) and Pula (40 minutes).
Catamaran Line have a catamaran from Pula to Zadar (stopping off at Losinj and other islands along the way). This is a useful – and only direct sea – connection for those travelling from the north Croatian coast (Istria) to Dalmatia. This connection also operates year round, with a higher frequency in summer.
Jadrolinija have ferries from and to the local islands around Zadar.
G&V Line Iadera have a summer route connecting Zadar with Rijeka, which stops off at Novalja (Pag), Lopar (Rab), and Krk along the way.
You can see timetables for buses to and from Zadar at the Zadar Bus Station website.