The small, but international airport Zadar is located 7 km east of the city center near Zemunik Donji. Flights are going to European destinations like London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Pisa, Vienna, Prague, Stuttgart, Cologne, Berlin, Duesseldorf and Friedrichshafen. Other destinations are available by changing in the capital Zagreb or, alternatively, by flying from Split Airport, which is only a two-hours-drive down the coast and offers many flights to European destinations as well.
During peak season the number of flights is increased, and various charter flights fly directly towards the biggest tourist destinations in Croatia: Pula, Brac and Dubrovnik.
Zadar Airport can be reached by car via highway A1. It offers 425 parking lots as well as parking space for rental cars. Airport shuttles to and from the harbour at the city center and Zadar’s Central Bus Station are available.
Starigrad Paklenica in the Zadar county is easily reachable via the new highway A1 Zagreb – Split.
Starting from Zagreb drive 240 km to the exit No. 15 “Starigrad-Obrovac-Maslenica”. From there on it’s only few kilometres up the coastal route.
As an alternative to the highway you might also travel the “Magistrala” – the coastal route, a winding road adventure that offers a magnificent sea and island view.
Please make sure to type in accurately as there are several places called “Starigrad” in that region!
⇒ 23244 Starigrad-Paklenica
Latitude 44° 17′ 55.241″ N (44.29867801)
Longitude 15° 25′ 58.384″ E (15.43288457)
Besides offering cruises to Ancona and Bari, the Croatian shipping line Jadrolinija also maintains regular ferry connections and car ferries to the main Dalmatian ports: Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik.
Islands of the Zadar archipelago like Ugljan, Pašman, Dugi otok, Silba, Olib, Premuda, Škarda, Ist, Molat, Zverinac, Iž, Rava, Rivanj, Sestrunj, Sestrica vela (Sali), Ošljak, Babac, Vrgada are connected to the mainland by regular local ferries.
The railway route Zadar – Knin – Zagreb runs regularly.
Zagreb Central Station is well connected with major European cities.
Zadar Central Bus Station offers regular bus lines to major European cities like Vienna, Zürich, Munich, Rotterdam, etc. The national route network connects a broad range of Croatian cities and is very popular among local residents as well as tourists on a budget.