Daily buses from Vienna
Zagreb is well-connected to major European destinations with the most frequent services running from Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Hungary.
five daily buses (two hours) from Ljubljana
one daily bus (six hours) from Venice
one daily bus (four hours) from Trieste
five daily buses (five hours) from Vienna
two daily buses (five hours) from Budapest
six daily buses (16 hours) from Berlin
five daily buses (seven hours) from Munich
eight daily buses (14 hours) from Prague
four buses (8-9 hours) from Sarajevo
one daily bus (31 hours) from London
In addition, Eurolines offers connections to most other European countries, usually with a change in Germany.
As the nation's capital there are direct bus connections from Zagreb to nearly everywhere in the country. As elsewhere in Croatia, bus routes are handled by several different private operators with varied prices and routes. See more about Croatia bus travel.
Note that taking a bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik is a long trip, running from 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours. There is a nightly bus to Korcula Island but for other islands you'll need to take a bus to the nearest coastal town which is usually Split in the south and Rijeka in the north and then take a ferry from there.
As seats are assigned, it's wise to get a ticket early to have a choice of seats.
The bus station has a series of counters; international tickets are sold at windows 11 and 12. You can pay by cash or credit card and you can reserve as far in advance as you like or at the last possible minute. Click here for opening hours and more information about the Zagreb Bus Station.
The most convenient approach to buying tickets online if you're out of the country is to use an agency such as getbybus where you can print out your tickets, go directly to the bus station and board.
You can also reserve your bus ticket online at the Zagreb Bus Station website. However, you must pick up the tickets at the bus station at least 30 minutes before departure and there is a surcharge of 12Kn. The ticket must be purchased at least six hours before departure and tickets are limited to four per order.
In a hurry? You can also:
reserve and have your tickets delivered to your Zagreb hotel. Call 060 313 333 (1.69Kn per minute; from Croatia only) before 3pm and they'll be delivered the same day. The price is less than 5Kn plus the telephone reservation charge of 9.70Kn.
Zagreb's bus station is a little out of the town centre (about 2km) but there are plenty of trams to town from the tram stop just in front of the station. More.
Last updated June 28, 2018
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