Zadar

People's Square
St. Donat's church
View of Zadar Town and Adratic Sea from Zadar Bell Tower
Bells of Zadar Bell Tower
Zadar University
St. Mary's Church
Kopnena Vrata (Land Gate)
Sea Organ
Greeting to the Sun
Jardolinja Ferry

Zadar is a city in northern Dalmatia, Croatia.

Get in

By plane

Zadar Airport IATA: ZAD has domestic flights only and also operates as a commercial and air force training base. Cheap flights exist but also may be hard to find.

There is an evening flight from Zagreb. During the summer seasons there are also various tourist flights from several European cities, however, during the off season during fall and winter,

The adjacent bus and train stations are about 15 min walk from city centre. There are frequent buses and taxis.

Buses run to the Central bus station and Old town from Zadar airport terminal. These buses are clean, comfortable and efficient. Buses run in conjunction with arriving flights. Therefore they will run more frequently during weekdays than at weekends, as more flights are arriving at the airport. However, at weekends it is still possible to catch a bus. The airport bus costs 25 kuna.

The following website outlines the timings of buses, which run between the airport, bus station and old town.

By bus

Frequent buses run to and from Zagreb (3h 30 min), Rijeka (change for Trieste in Italy), Pula, Sibenik, Split and on to Dubrovnik. Information ☎ +385 23 211555.

Reservations by phone are possible with some operators.

About half the buses for Zagreb pass through the stunning Plitvice National Park.

By train

A few slow trains a day run to Knin and connect into trains for Zagreb (5,5 hours or 8,5 with overnight trains) and Split (3.5 hr). Virtually nobody uses this train to get to these cities. Train to Knin is one carriage long with no A/C and can be quite uncomfortable, however the scenery is beautiful and will leave you in wonder at the numerous stations which appear to be in the middle of nowhere.

By Car Rental

A car on rental can also be a good way to reach cities from and to Zadar aiport. Many car rental service providers[1] are available to serve you. You can simply book a car online by their websites. If you dont want to wait for public transport buses and trains then rent a car at Zadar airport will be a comfertable way to reach any destination in Croatia.

By boat

Get around

The centre is easy enough to get around on foot. To reach the bus and train stations or Youth Hostel you will probably need to catch one of the frequent local buses, which are the only form of public transportation.

Buses in Zadar are relatively new and well maintained, and you will be able to catch a bus to any part of the city from the main hub in the city called Mala Pošta (Little Post Office); ask any local where this is and they can direct you to it. A bus ticket in one direction costs 8 kuna (cca. US$1.60) while a two way ticket costs 13 kuna (cca. US$2.50). However, 2 way tickets are only available for purchase at newspaper stands, although they are easy to find. One way tickets are available for purchase upon entering any bus.

Do not attempt to board a bus without a ticket, without purchasing a ticket or avoiding stamping a bus ticket. Bus drivers in Zadar are notoriously militant about enforcing payment, and you could get into trouble.

Also, be advised that bus services cease just after midnight during the summer, so if you plan to get back to a hotel that isn't close to the city center after that time, you might have to walk or catch a taxi.

See

Walk around the atmospheric streets of the old town, located on the peninsula. There are 34 old churches situated on the peninsula, and all of them with a very rich history. The oldest is St. Simeon (Sv. Šime).

Do

Some famous destinations definitely worth visiting in Zadar region charter include The Kornati Islands, a national park, numbering more than 80 islands where you can find peace and quiet.*

  • Kolovare, Situated close to the city centre, a favorite for locals.
  • Borik, A massive hotel complex hosting numerous activities such as parasailing, water slides and other activities.
  • Vitrenjak, Located close to Zadar's sailing club, Uskok. A beach frequented by mostly families. In the nearby sailing club you can find a lovely open terrace cafe offering refreshments and food.

Buy

If you are looking for a good printed tourist guide try the Petar Zoranic bookstore, Knezova Subica Bribirskih 10

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  1. www.carrentalzadarairport.com
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