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 the country very easily. Croatia’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.

The charter airline Trade Air, which used to also operate domestic flights in Croatia, has had its operations suspended as of the end of April 2022. Check on its website for news on whether their flights will resume later this year.

Domestic Flights in Croatia 2022
From…To…Flight TimeOperates on
Zagreb
 
Pula
40 mins
Tues, Thurs, Sun
(year-round)
Zadar
45 mins
Daily
(year-round)
Split
50 mins
Daily
(year-round)
Bol (Brac)55 minsTues, Sat
Dubrovnik55/65 minsDaily
(year-round)
 
Pula
Zagreb40 minsTues, Thurs, Sun
(year-round)
Zadar
35 mins
Daily
(year-round)
 
Zadar
Pula35 minsDaily
(year-round)
Zagreb45 minsDaily
(year-round)
 
Bol (Brac)
Zagreb50 minsTues
 
Split
Zagreb45 minsDaily (year-round)
Osijek55 minsFri
 
Dubrovnik
Zagreb
55 mins
Daily
(year-round)
 
Osijek
1 hour
Thurs
(year-round)
 
Osijek
Split
55 mins
Fri
 Dubrovnik1 hourThurs
(year-round)

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 (five months in advance) on the Croatia Airlines website for a Zagreb – Dubrovnik one-way flight for July 2022, the price is 431.25 Kunas – that’s about £49/$70/€57.

By comparison, a one-way bus journey on the same route costs about 219 Kunas (£25/$35/€29). So cheaper, of course, but not by all that much – and the flight only takes 55 minutes as opposed to 9 to 12 hours by bus. Ouch!

Flights in Croatia
Dubrovnik Airport

Airports in Croatia

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