Rather understandably, getting to North Dalmatia is easiest by air – with the main airport in the region being Zadar Airport.
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
Ryanair continue to operate a good number of flights from the UK and Ireland to Zadar. For 2017, they will operate flights from London Stansted, Manchester and Dublin airports, as well as two new for 2017! routes – from Bristol and Glasgow airports. See our Flights to Croatia page for more details.
There’s now also others airline with flights from the UK to Zadar – new for 2017!, Easyjet have a route from London Luton. Flybe also have a new for 2017! route from London Southend.
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.
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 new for 2017!
Flights from Belgium to Zadar
- Ryanair from Brussels Charleroi
Flights from Denmark to Zadar
- Ryanair from Copenhagen new for 2017!
Flights from France to Zadar
Flights from Germany to Zadar
- Croatia Airlines from Munich and Frankfurt
- EuroWings from Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf and Hamburg
- Lufthansa from Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich
- Ryanair from Berlin Schonefeld, Frankfurt Hahn, Dusseldorf Weeze and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
Flights from Italy to Zadar
Flights from Poland to Zadar
- LOT from Warsaw
Flights from Spain to Zadar
- Vueling from Barcelona
Flights from Switzerland to Zadar
- Skywork from Bern
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 also aren’t many direct international buses to Zadar, although there are daily buses 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 Autotrans 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
Jadrolinija run ferries from Ancona in Italy but only from the beginning of June to the end of September each year, with near-daily sailings in August. 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).
You can see timetables for buses to and from Zadar at the Zadar Bus Station website.