With the explosion of international buses to Croatia, train lines are slowly dwindling away. Even on domestic routes, buses are much faster. The main advantages of train travel are for transporting bicycles which are not allowed on buses.
International Trains to Zagreb
There are five daily trains which take about 2 1/2 hours. Check schedules and book with thetrainline.com
There's one non-stop train daily from Vienna to Zagreb that takes about 6 1/2 hours and five other trains with one to four stops. Check schedules and book with thetrainline.com.
There's one non-stop train daily that takes about 5 1/2 hours and two more trains with stops in Salzburg. Check schedules and book with thetrainline.com.
Domestic Trains to Zagreb
Here are the major train lines :
Zagreb to Karlovac
There are over a dozen trains that run the 40-minute route. Two daily trains connect to Knin where it's possible to find a bus to Zadar but a Zagreb-Zadar bus is much faster.
Zagreb to Istria
There are no direct trains to Istria but the Rijeka train connects with a bus that winds through Istria stopping at Hum, Pazin, Zminj, Kafanar, Vodnjan and other little towns before ending in Pula about 4 1/2 hours later! There are also direct buses to Pula.
There are no trains to Dubrovnik or any trains that run along the coast.
Booking Zagreb Trains
All domestic train travel can be booked online at the Croatian Railways website or at any train station of course.
Last Updated: September 13, 2022
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