Here follows a short description for each international airport in Croatia:
Zagreb airport is the largest airport in Croatia and a completely new terminal has been opened in the spring of 2017.
Airport Zagreb provides mainly flights to destinations in Europe, domestic flights and in summer months domestic flights to islands along the coast. There are daily flights from Zagreb to many larger cities in Europe, like Amsterdam, London, Cologne, Vienna, Rome, Paris and so on.
Zagreb Airport lies just south of the capital of Croatia, with a taxi or bus you can reach Zagreb city centre in just 30 minutes time. You can buy a bus-ticket from the airport to Zagreb centre here, about 30 kuna / 4 euro for a one-way ticket.
During summer months several direct flights are available from European cities like, Amsterdam, Brussels, several German, English, French, Norwegian and Swedish towns.
Pula is a town in the south of the Istrian peninsula and is a popular holiday destination and starting point for a great holiday in Northern Croatia. The airport is located about 6km to the east from Pula, taxi’s, rent-a-car and buses are available at the airport for further transport to towns in Istria.
During summer months international flights are offered to several European cities, like London, Brussels, Bern, several German towns, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. The airport is located on the island Krk, which is connected to the mainland by bridge, just of the coast from Rijeka. Island Krk is a great holiday destination and has connections with surrounding islands by ferry, like Cres and Losinj.
The airport has shuttle buses to holiday destinations like Crikvenica, a fishing village with great beaches on the mainland coast. There is bus line to the town of Rijeka and the beautiful town of Opatija, known for it’s luxury hotels, green surroundings and long promenade.
Rijeka is located about 25km from the airport and a bus takes about 30 min to reach its centre, bus tickets can be bought here.
Many charter-planes arrive at Zadar airport from April – November with direct flights from European towns like Cologne, Düsseldorf and Brussels.
Airport Zadar is located 8km to the east of the town, there is a bus connection (~ 25 kuna/3,25 euro one-way) from the airport to the centre of the beautiful city Zadar and there are taxi’s and rent-a-car opportunities.
Airport Split is a good starting point for your holiday along the southern Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The airport offers flights to and from many European destinations, with increased numbers of flights and destinations from April to November.
From the city Split there are ample facilities to travel further by, bus, train, ferry or sail-boat along the coast. A bus ticket from the airport to Split centre can be purchased here, for about 30 kuna/ 4 euro one-way and takes about 30 min.
The historic town of Dubrovnik is located in the south along the Croatian coast. The airport is situated about 15km south from Dubrovnik in Cilipi, and 6km from the coastal town Cavtat.
From April – October increased numbers of flights travel between Dubrovnik and many European cities. It is the third largest airport in Croatia and quite busy in the summer months.
The city of Dubrovnik, or other towns along the coast can be reached by bus, taxi, rent-a-car. There is a transfer-bus from the airport to Dubrovnik centre (from May-October) for 40 kuna / ~5,25 euro (30 min ride).
This airport is located about 20km south-east from town. Osijek and surroundings is not visited by many tourists and is located in the still unspoiled rural east of Croatia. Osijek is located between Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia worth exploring for tourists that love nature, rural culture and good food and wine.
The airport is small and offers domestic flights from Zagreb and the Croatian coast, and (summer) flights to London, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna (all via Zagreb). The airport website is at this moment not available in English (2016).
There is a bus transfer from the airport to Osijek centre for 30 kuna / ~4 euro one-way, the trip takes about 20 min. You have to reserve a seat on the bus at least 24hours before arrival, via telephone +385 31 514 4010 (07.00-15.00hr local time) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. At the airport you can rent-a-car and also get a taxi.
The pristine nature and beautiful sea and beaches of Croatia are just an air ticket away!