As we’ve explained in our Getting to Croatia introduction, some of you may consider travelling to Croatia indirectly to maximise your travel options. There are two ways of doing this: either travelling to an airport just outside Croatia (in Italy, Slovenia, Austria or Hungary); or flying to Croatia via a stopover in another European country.
Here’s our guide to help you make head or tail of where to fly to – or through – in order to reach your final destination in Croatia.
Okay, I need to travel to Croatia indirectly. But how do I know what city I need to fly in to?
Good question! Ryanair fly to numerous towns and cities along the eastern coast of Italy. Depending on where you’re headed, we wouldn’t really recommend considering all of them! For example, if your final destination is somewhere in Dalmatia, it’s not the best idea to fly to Venice; Ancona or Bari are more suitable, as from either of these you can get ferries across to Dalmatian ports.
We’ve really only included low-cost airlines in this table; there are, of course additional services via airlines such as British Airways and other national carriers.
Last updated 1st January 2015
|My final destination|
|Consider flying to…||From…||Airline…||Year round?||How do I reach Croatia|
|Istria – Umag, Porec,|
|Venice Marco Polo||London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend or Manchester||Easyjet||Yes (All)|
|London Gatwick & Manchester||Thomsonfly||No|
|Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle or Edinburgh||Jet2.com||No|
|London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester||Monarch||Yes (London Gatwick & Manchester)|
|Venice Treviso||London Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol, Leeds or Dublin||Ryanair||Yes (London Stansted & East Midlands)||Venice|
|Kvarner Riviera – Rijeka,|
Opatija, island of Krk…
|Northern Dalmatia –|
Zadar, island of Pag…
|Mid-Dalmatia – Split,|
Makarska, Brac, Hvar, Korcula…
|South Dalmatia – Dubrovnik,|
|Bari||London Stansted or Dublin||Ryanair||Yes (London Stansted)||Bari|
|Zagreb||Ljubljana||London Luton||Wizz Air||Yes||Ljubljana|
|North and Eastern Croatia|
– Varazdin, Cakovec, Koprivnica…
|London Luton||Wizz Air||Yes|
|London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester & Dublin||Ryanair||Yes (All)|
|Manchester, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford or Edinburgh||Jet2.com||Yes (All)|