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Zagreb to Zadar Bus

Direct buses from Zagreb to Zadar operate year-round, majority of buses travel via the highway other take the more scenic country road route that passes by the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park. The driving time from 3.5 to 5 hours.

Tickets and Prices Zagreb Zadar Bus

The cost of traveling from Zagreb to Zadar by bus, fluctuate depending on time of year and occupancy of the buses. During winter season tickets are available for as little as 10 Euro for a one-way ticket. During summer you should expect to pay around 20 Euro. Some bus operators offer discounted return ticket and reduced ticket prices for children, pensioners and students.

Bus from Zagreb to Zadar on the road

Frequency and Schedule Zagreb to Zadar Bus

Zagreb and Zadar are very well connected by bus; in the winter season, there are more than 10 daily departures. In the summer season, the number of departures increases to about 20 daily departures. Below, you can see some of the most popular departures.

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22 May | 03:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
06:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
03:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
06:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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22 May | 07:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
05h 00m Direct
12:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
17 EUR
07:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
12:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
17 EUR
05h 00m Direct

Autobusni prijevoz Varaždin d.o.o. (APV)
7.6
1707 reviews
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22 May | 09:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 40m Direct
13:10 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
18 EUR
09:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
13:10 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
18 EUR
03h 40m Direct

Samoborček EU grupa (SMB)
8.4
2499 reviews
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22 May | 10:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
14:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
12 EUR
10:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
14:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
12 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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22 May | 11:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
05h 10m Direct
16:40 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
17 EUR
11:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
16:40 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
17 EUR
05h 10m Direct

Autobusni prijevoz Varaždin d.o.o. (APV)
7.6
1707 reviews
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22 May | 11:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
15:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
17 EUR
11:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
15:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
17 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Prijevoz Francuzević (PFR)
8.7
318 reviews
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22 May | 12:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
15:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
12:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
15:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 14:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
17:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
12 EUR
14:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
17:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
12 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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22 May | 14:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
18:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
14:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
18:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 17:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 40m Direct
20:40 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
18 EUR
17:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
20:40 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
18 EUR
03h 40m Direct

Samoborček EU grupa (SMB)
8.4
2499 reviews
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22 May | 18:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
21:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
18:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
21:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
16 EUR
03h 30m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 21:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct
00:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
21:00 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
00:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
03h 30m Direct

Čazmatrans Promet d.o.o. (CZP)
7.8
2354 reviews
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Map travel route Zagreb (HR) to Zadar (HR)

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Bus station Zagreb - Departure station

The departure bus station in Zagreb is located at the address Avenija Marina Držića 4, 10000 Zagreb, which is about 20 minutes walk from the city center, you can find more info about the bus station here:

Bus station Zadar - Arrival station

In Zadar all buses arrive at the main intercity bus station which can be found at the address: Ante Starcevica 1, 23000 Zadar, you can find more info about the bus station here:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the bus travel time between Zagreb and Zadar?

The buses which travel via the highway have a travel time of about 3.5 hours, the departures which travel via the scenic country road have a travel time up to about 5 hours. During peak season delays may occur.

How frequent are the buses between Zagreb and Zadar?

During the summer season, buses are very frequent, with departures almost every hour during the daytime. In the winter, departures are less frequent.

How much is a bus ticket from Zagreb to Zadar?

In the winter season, tickets are often available from about 10 Euros. In the summer season, you should expect to pay around 20 Euros. A last-minute ticket for a popular departure might cost 25 Euros or higher.

From where do buses depart and where do they arrive?

In Zagreb, buses arrive at the only intercity bus terminal in town, which is a 5-minute tram ride away from the city center. In Zadar, buses also arrive at the intercity bus terminal, which is about a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bus ride from the old town.

Are there scenic views from Zagreb to Zadar?

As Croatia is a really beautiful country, there is, of course, also a scenic view on this bus route. The most beautiful scenery can be experienced if you take the longer-lasting departures, driving via Plitvice National Park.

Is it necessary to print the ticket?

Now, all bus companies accept electronic tickets, so all you need to do is present the ticket on your smartphone to the driver!

Does the bus from Zagreb to Zadar stop on the way?

Yes, all departures between the cities have a rest stop on the way at a gas station, where passengers can buy food and drinks or use the restroom.

Amenities and Luggage Policy

The amenities available on the bus vary; on the bus from Zagreb to Zadar typically, you'll find Wi-Fi, extra leg-room, and air conditioning. On some departures, there may also be charging sockets and a restroom.

As a general rule, each passenger is allowed to bring a carry-on or backpack and a suitcase for the hold. Be aware that the suitcase may incur a charge of 1-3 Euros, so it's wise to have some coins on hand. Typically, there's ample space in the hold for additional suitcases, though these will also be subject to a fee.

Zagreb to Zadar buses in overview

Travel distance fastest route295 Km / 183 Miles
Average ticket price€20 / $22 / £18
Scenic viewsYes, some!
Departures in summerup to 20
Departures in winteraround 10
Bus companies on this routeCazmatrans Promet, Arriva, Slavonija Bus, AP Varazdin, Samoborcek, Flixbus, Francuzevic, Knezevic
Stops at Zagreb AirportNo
Stops at Zadar AirportNo

Other Popular Bus routes from Zagreb

Zagreb to PlitviceZagreb to RijekaZagreb to Sarajevo
Zagreb to SplitZagreb to ViennaZagreb to Belgrade
Zagreb to PulaZagreb to RovinjZagreb to Porec
Zagreb to VarazdinZagreb to OsijekZagreb to Ljubljana

Other ways of travelling from Zagreb to Zadar

There are, of course, other ways of traveling from Zagreb to Zadar than by bus.

  • Plane: Croatia Airlines operates a flight to Zagreb via Pula.
  • Car: Driving non stop takes about 2.5 hours, roads are in great condition.
  • Train: Currently no train operate this route.