If you take an international ferry to Zadar, you'll arrive just outside the historic centre but local car ferries arrive at Gazenica port, about 3km from town.
Zadar's historic centre is mostly closed to cars but there's parking just outside the walls and at either entrance. Although the Old Town is self-contained and easy to stroll, many hotels and much private accommodation are located in Borik or Diklo, the two suburbs that lie about 3km northwest of the town centre.
Biking is a popular and convenient way to get around Zadar, particularly for getting back and forth to the Borik and Diklo neighbourhoods. Marked bike paths are on the sidewalks, not on the busy roads, which makes the experience more relaxing. For even more relaxation, take a bike on a ferry to the islands of Dugi Otok or Ugljan. Try Zadar-Bikes to arrange a rental and get advice on biking routes.
A number of car rental agencies have offices in Zadar. Here are some reliable companies:
This company works with local operators so you'll get the lowest possible rates and a choice of pickup locations.
The only form of public transportation in Zadar is by bus. Zadar's local bus company is Liburnija which handles the local bus lines that run from the bus station to the town centre and all the suburbs. Buses are relatively frequent from the Old Town and the bus station out to Diklo and Borik. See this handy Zadar bus map.
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