Getting Around By Croatia
Flights

Taking one of Croatia flights to move around the country is the quickest and fastest way to reach one of the main coastal destinations.

Zagreb as the main and most important airline hub in the country keeps frequent flights connections all the year around. From Zagreb you can fly to seven Croatian airports.

With Zagreb airport there are five airports along the Adriatic coast, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik while island Brac has its own airport. Beside Zagreb, Osijek is the only inland airport.  

Besides these airports there as also smaller airports like Mali Losinj Island airport (Rijeka district) and Stari Grad (Hvar island) airport (operating only is summer period for sport airplanes).

The list of Croatia's airports and their airport IATA codes:

Zagreb ZAG
Zadar ZAR
Rijeka RJK
Split SPU
Osijek OKI
Mali Losinj LSZ
Dubrovnik DBV
Pula PUY
Brac Island BWK
All important airports in Croatia

Domestic Croatia flights

Croatia Airlines is the only national air carrier that holds all internal flights around Croatia flying to Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.

Croatia Airlines is a modern, safe and reliable carrier with rather modern and update flying fleet. I personally have never had problems flying on any flight whether domestic or international one. Here you can read opinions of other passengers about Croatia Airlines.

The prices of airline tickets on domestic flights are really cheap, especially if you travel in low season. My advise is to buy plane tickets on the spot as they are cheaper than booking online in advance. For example, one way ticket from Zagreb to Zadar in May 2016 is about 337,50 Kuna ($ 50,89 or 44,98 €) all taxes included.

One might expect the flight ticket prices much higher as Croatia Airlines has on competition on local market but still, you can find prices lower than taking a night train from Zagreb to Split (on sleeping car).

In recent years have emerged some companies that have enriched domestic Croatia flights particularly on coastal destinations.  Here are some of them:

TradeAir from Osijek

This company will fly from May 30 2016 on the routes from Osijek to Zagreb, Osijek to Rijeka, Rijeka to Split and Dubrovnik. For more information please check their website for more detailed information.

European Coastal Airlines

The idea of connecting the islands in Croatia with seaplanes is innovative offer on  Croatia flights scene and has achieved immediately a great success, particularly among the foreign travelers.

Now you can easily reach any destination from Istria peninsula like Pula, Mali Losinj or Rijeka (Kvarner district) to Northern and Central Dalmatia such as Zadar and Split. From Split in 20 minutes you can get to Jelsa (Hvar island) or Korcula, Vis and Dubrovnik in less than an hour.

See yourself all destination along the Adriatic coast  and from Pescara and Ancona (Italy). 

Croatia flights transfers

All Croatia airports have a good and regular transfer connection to downtown hotels, railway station, bus station, ferry ports and other destinations.

From Zagreb, Rijeka and Split airport transfer company Pleso Prijevoz (owned by Croatia Airlines) handles all transfers to/from airport/city center. 

The buses leave approximately 90 minutes before scheduled flight time but in high season (July ans August) I seriously recommend to show up 2 hours before scheduled departure time. Daily ticket costs 40 Kuna.

If you visit official Croatia Airlines Airport Transfers you will find all transfers including , Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik airports, with timetable, telephone contact numbers and official addresses.

By taxi - Taxi is available during airport operating hours. Before taking one, first ask for the price and beware of fakes taxi drivers operating as unofficial taxis ...use them at own risk.

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