There’s finally some rather exciting news regarding US to Croatia flights! After many years of no flights connecting the two countries – plus some false starts – 2019 saw a major American carrier start direct flights to Croatia. Read on below to find out all the details.
US to Croatia Flights – Direct
United have announced a new for 2021! route from New York-Newark direct to Dubrovnik. Commencing on 1st July, the route will operate four times a week – on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – until 3rd October 2021.
Delta have also announced a new for 2021! route from New York to Dubrovnik! Their route will operate four times a week from New York-JFK Airport, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The route will commence on 2nd July.
New airline Pragusa One have two new for 2021! routes – from Los Angeles and New York-Newark – to Dubrovnik! Their Newark-Dubrovnik route will start on 21st June 2021, whilst Los Angeles-Dubrovnik will commence a day later on 22nd June.
American Airlines commenced direct flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Dubrovnik in summer 2019, with flights operating on Tuesdays, Friday and Sundays. Flight time is 9 hours and 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity for travellers to fly direct from one of the largest airports in the US to the Dalmatian coast. Unfortunately, this route did not operate in 2020 and it has now been announced that this route will not resume in 2021 either.
Canada to Croatia Flights – Direct
Air Transat fly from Toronto to Zagreb twice weekly from 2nd July to 28th October 2020. Unfortunately, this route did not operate in 2020 and will not resume in 2021 either.
Air Canada also operate flights from Toronto to Zagreb with flights operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for the summer season (June to October). Unfortunately, this route did not operate in 2020 and will not resume in 2021 either. However, the good news is that the service will resume in 2022, flying three times a week from 2nd June.
US to Croatia Flights – Indirect
Although we’re sure the above flights will help many visitors from North America reach Croatia, there are still plenty of other ways of travelling to Croatia. Whether it’s because the above routes aren’t that suitable for you, or because of flight prices, you still have lots of other options.
Indeed, Italy is a great country to fly to – and many travellers plan a two-country holiday of Italy and Croatia. We’d certainly say that’s a wonderful idea! There are numerous buses and ferries connecting the two countries. See our Travelling from Italy to Croatia guide to help you plan routes between the two countries.
If you’d prefer to fly into Croatia (via a stopover), we would advise that the best places to fly to in Europe are London or somewhere in Germany (you have a number of options, but Munich and Frankfurt are probably the best airports to fly to). These cities offer many flights to Croatia; in the case of London, however, you will probably have to transfer between airports. Rome is another suitable airport to fly via – Croatia Airlines has direct flights to Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik from here.
Do also take a look at our Travelling to Croatia Indirectly page – much of the advice there also holds true if travelling from North America. Research the best way for you to reach Europe from your home city or state. It’s then relatively easy to travel on by air (or other transport – train, bus or ferry).
Other information for US Travellers to Croatia
Check out our American Tour Operators for Croatia page and contact one of the companies listed there if you’d like help in planning a trip to Croatia.