Croatia has a relatively large number of airports, seven Croatian Airports has a status of an International Airport.
The great importance of the tourism had a positive impact on the development of transport infrastructure and Croatia has seven international airports, which is really a lot for a country of this size.
Zagreb Airport is about 17 kilometers South East of the city. It’s a nice small airport with every facility a traveler should want to find. One can find the airport’s information desk within the airport terminal. Other facilities include a bank, post office, newspaper stand, souvenir shop, money exchange office, several restaurants and coffee bars, as well as lost and left luggage facilities. For shopping fans, the airport’s duty-free shop offers gifts, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, toys, and confectionery. As to parking, the airport has one parking lot with 300 spaces, free for the first 15 minutes. It’s worth mentioning that Zagreb Airport handled over 2.3 million passengers in 2011.
Several forms of Zagreb Airport transport are available to and from the Zagreb airport and the surrounding areas of Zagreb, including taxis, shuttles, and buses. Rent a Car is also available at Zagreb Airport.
Split Airport is a nice and very organized airport with great facilities, car rental companies, parking for 350 cars and 30 buses (parking is free for the first 15 minutes) and bus and taxi services to get to the city. Facilities and amenities include an information desk at the terminal, a bank with exchange facilities, ATMs, a post office, a first aid station and VIP/business lounge. With over 1.2 million passengers each year, this is the airport of choice for many summer season tourists, who visit Croatia for quick weekend getaways or even longer stays in the country.
Most flights to Split Airport come from other European destinations, like London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, and Paris. A number of European Airlines that offer flights to Split Airport include Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Easyjet, Flybe, Lufthansa, SAS, Swiss Air and Ukraine International Airlines. There are many accommodation options available for booking near Split Airport, where even the 5-star hotels are budget-friendly.
Low-cost companies flying into Split Airport
- EasyJet connects Split with Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow, London, Hamburg, Lyon, Milan, Paris, and Rome.
- Vueling connects Split with Rome and Barcelona.
- Volotea has direct flights between Split and Venice.
- Germanwings has flights between Split and Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Hannover, Paris, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna, and Zurich.
- SkyWork flies between Split and Bern.
- Norwegian Airlines connects Split with Aalborg, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, Stockholm, and Trondheim.
- Wizz Air flies between Split and London.
- Jet2 connects Split with Leeds and Manchester.
- Air Mediterranee flies between Split and Marseille.
- Monarch has direct flights between Split and Birmingham.
- Transavia connects Split with Paris and Rotterdam.
- Smart Wings with Prague, and EuroLot with Gdansk, Krakow, and Warsaw.
Split Airport is located at the very exit from the town of Kastela, towards Trogir. It is at 20 km distance from Split, and at 6 km from Trogir.
Currently the third busiest airport in Croatia, Dubrovnik Airport is located in Cilipi, 21 km to the South – East of Dubrovnik and mostly serves flights from European countries, as well as direct flights from Asia and the Middle East. It is best known as the airport for holidays and charter flights as over one million visitors flock to this blessed piece of land for a holiday of a lifetime. The airport is relatively small, so arriving and departing from Dubrovnik Airport is generally a stress-free experience, and passengers are processed quickly.
With only one runway and one terminal, this small international airport offers a full range of services, including Dubrovnik Airport Buses and Taxis. The queue can become pretty long during the peak season, so it’s highly recommended to book private transfers before arrival, which are cheaper and hustle free. The Airport also offers additional services, such as duty-free shopping, currency exchange, ATM machines, coffee and souvenir shops, parking as well as a selection of comfortable and convenient hotels for those who want to board their flight and feel rested, refreshed and completely unhurried. Car hire at Dubrovnik Airport means a flexible and convenient mode of exploring the charms of Dubrovnik.
Low-cost companies flying into Dubrovnik Airport
- Vueling connects Dubrovnik with Barcelona and Rome.
- EasyJet connects Dubrovnik with Berlin, Edinburgh, Geneva, London, and Lyon.
- Norwegian has direct flights between Dubrovnik and Bergen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm, and Trondheim.
- Monarch flies between Dubrovnik and Birmingham, and Manchester.
- Jet2 connects Dubrovnik with Belfast, East Midlands, Leeds, and Newcastle.
- With Germanwings, you’ll be able to reach Dubrovnik from Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, and Stuttgart.
- Transavia connects Dubrovnik with Paris.
- Smart Wings with Prague.
- Aer Lingus with Dublin.
- JetairFly with Brussels, and EuroLot with Krakow.
One of Croatia’s most popular travel destinations found in the middle of Adriatic Coast, Zadar is a center of nautical tourism with numerous Marinas in the city and its surroundings. Zadar Airport is located in Zemunik Donji in the near vicinity of the Zagreb-Split A1 highway connection (Zadar 2). It is about 8 km far from the center of Zadar and it represents a vital connection of northern Dalmatia and Lika to the rest of Croatia and the World.
Low-cost companies flying into Zadar Airport
- RyanAir connects Zadar with Billund, Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Haugesund, Karlsruhe, London, Manchester, Marseille, Oslo, and Stockholm.
- Germanwings has direct flights between Zadar and Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Köln, and Stuttgart.
- Intersky connects Zadar with Zurich and Friedrichshafen.
Rijeka/Krk Airport located on the Krk Island, Rijeka Airport is a good option to fly directly to the amazing island. It mainly serves the city of Rijeka and is only 17 kilometers from the city. Through Rijeka Airport the Krk Island is connected with 15 cities in 11 European countries, making it a convenient destination for tens of thousands of holidaymakers. Being a small airport, it’s very easy to manage around and to find your flight. When it comes to renting a car, Rijeka Airport offers a number of services. And since the airport is poorly linked by public transport, you should choose between either rent a car service or a taxi service.
Low-cost companies flying into Rijeka Airport
- RyanAir flies to Rijeka from Brussels, London, Oslo, and Stockholm.
- Germanwings connects Rijeka with Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, London, and Stuttgart.
- Norwegian flies to Rijeka from Oslo.
Pula is a nice historic city with rich history and many surviving Roman buildings. It is home to Pula Airport, conveniently located 5 kilometers northeast of the city, on the southeast end of the Istria Peninsula. The airport features two cafes/bars; a duty-free shop and a VIP lounge, catering for ‘Jet Set’ guests with private planes heading for Brijuni Island, as well as regular tourists heading for the resorts. Presently, Pula Airport is capable of handling large aircraft such as Boeing 747 and Ilyushin 86, around half a million passengers per year.
To reach Pula Airport is quite simple. Both taxis and buses operate services into Pula and other nearby destinations and travelers are advised to check the price of the taxi in advance to prevent misunderstandings. You can come from Rijeka by car (simply take the Istria ‘Y’ route and follow the path directly to Pula); from Trieste by car or else from midland or west coast of Istria, taking a non-Istria ‘Y’ route.
Low-cost companies flying into Pula Airport
- RyanAir flies to Pula from Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Oslo, and Paris.
- With Germanwings, you can reach Pula from Berlin, Cologne, and Stockholm.
- Norwegian connects Pula with London, Oslo, and Stockholm.
- Jet2 connects Pula with Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle.
- InterSky connects Pula with Friedrichshafen.
- Smart Wings with Prague.
- AirLingus with Dublin.
Only 14 km far from the most gorgeous and famous Adriatic beach, Zlatni rat (meaning Golden Horn), Brac Airport is situated in Vesko field and is well equipped for accepting and dispatching of smaller aircraft up to a hundred seats during the day and night. Flights to Brac are available from many European countries and cities like France, Spain, Austria, Stuttgart, Hamburg and so on, but if you want to get to Brac from the UK, make sure to make a choice from a few options. The quickest way to get to Brac is to fly directly to Split Airport (the closest local and international airport), which lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, but as an alternative, during the summer months, there is a flight every Sunday from Zagreb to Brac Airport.
Public transport at the airport is not organized, but there is a taxi service on call.
Shopping enthusiasts are warmly welcomed at the airport’s Duty-Free Shop that has drinks, cigarettes, perfumes, sweets, watches, sunglasses, Dalmatian souvenirs and other goods on offer.
This is a small airport serving Osijek. Osijek Airport is found in the east of the country, near the Osijek-Vukovar regional road, southwest of the eponymous village of Klisa. The complete area of Osijek Airport is about 1,800 square meters with the capacity of up to 150,000 passengers per year. The airport’s passenger terminal handles both domestic and international flights, but the airport is also frequently used to access the islands in Croatia. Like some other Croatian airports, Osijek Airport has a great collaboration with RyanAir airlines, as well as with Croatian airlines (Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb) and Germanwings (Koln). Check-in times are different for each airline. Osijek offers low-cost airport transfers with very low prices, airport taxi, shuttle service, car hire, minibus, and coach.