Travel information

By plane

The following airlines operate from the airport “Zemunik” in Zadar: Ryan Air, Croatia Airlines, Sky Europe, Lufthansa. Other airports in Croatia: Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula. For information visit

Airports near Zadar Traveling time to Zadar Distance to Zadar Map details
Zadar airport (ZAD)  18 min by car 12,1 km View map
Split airport (SPU)  2 hrs 13 min by car and bus 107 km View map
Zagreb airport (ZAG)  3 hrs 55 min by bus 191 km View map
Pula airport (PUY)  7 hrs 14 min by car and bus 335 km View map
Ancona airport (AOI)  8 hrs 3 min by train, ferry and bus 160 km View map

Zadar can also be reached through other airports in neighbouring countries such as Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia (434 km from Zadar) or Airport Ronchi dei Legionari, Tieste, Italy (297 km from Zadar). For bus connections from airports in Croatia and time-tables please check (from Zagreb airport). 

By boat

Zadar is well connected with many domestic and international ferry and catamaran lines from Pula, Lošinj, Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik and Ancona. For timetables consult the largest passenger ship carrier in Croatia or (sea routes from Italy).By train

The rail can get you to other major cities such as Split and Šibenik, and then you can take a bus to Zadar. For information about the timetable visit For train connections from airports in Italy please check

By road

Highway A1 to junction Zadar1 from Zagreb or to junction Zadar2 from Split, and then follow the state road to Zadar. Also you can take bus lines from Zagreb or from the chosen cities. For information on international and domestic bus lines visit and for local lines in Zadar visit
Hiring a car in any Croatian city and driving through spectacular scenery towards Zadar is absolutely fun. You can find a lot of low-cost car hire opportunities with great services that can make your stay in Croatia even more interesting.