The Zadar airport is located some 11km from Zadar, in Zemunik donji. Since 2013, the airport is Ryanair's base and serves 16 European destinations.

About Zadar airport

It was founded in the 1968 and is the largest aerospace center in Croatia. Because of its two runways it is able to accept aircrafts regardless of weather conditions. Zadar airport is specialized in acceptance and maintenance of firefighting aircrafts. It is also the base of the Croatian Air Force and is authorised for education and training of professional pilots.

In 2007 the passenger's terminal was expanded due to new routes established over the airport and since 2008 it has a VIP terminal which makes it a favourite among wealthy guests and their private aircrafts.

How to get to and from Zadar airport?

There is a regular shuttle bus service from Zadar, departing 90 minutes prior every flight. It leaves from the main bus terminal from platform 8 and Gaženica Port. The price of a one-way ticket is 4.65 Euro per person. Buses generally depart from the airport half an hour after landing.

Regrettably, there are no local/city bus lines available from the airport to Zadar and vice versa.

Zadar Airport

Zadar Airport Shuttle bus timetable

Valid from 10.04.2023 - 30.04.2023

Day Zadar center Main bus station, platform 8
Ferry port Gaženica
Departure time from Zadar airport
Monday 5:30
7:30
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:30 [10.]
18:00
21:00
5:35
7:35
11:05
12:05
13:05
14:05
15:35 [10.]
18:05
21:05
6:50
10:30
13:30
14:30
15:30
16:15
18:45 [10.]
20:30
22:15
Tuesday 5:30
10:00
14:30
5:35
10:05
14:35
6:50
13:00
15:00
16:15
Wednesday 5:30
6:30
9:30
10:30
13:30
14:00
20:00
5:35
6:35
9:35
10:35
13:35
14:05
20:05
8:15
8:45
10:00
13:15
14:00
15:15
16:15
23:15
Thursday 10:00
13:00
14:30
18:00
19:30
20:30
21:00
10:05
13:05
14:35
18:05
19:35
20:35
21:05
12:45
13:30
16:15
21:00
21:30
22:15
23:15
Friday 5:30
10:00
11:30
14:00
17:00
21:00
5:35
10:05
11:35
14:05
17:05
21:05
6:50
8:30
10:30
13:00
14:30
15:20
16:45
19:15 [14.]
20:00
22:15
Saturday 5:30
6:30 [22.,29.]
8:30
12:00
14:00
16:00
17:00
18:30
19:30
21:00
21:45 [29.]
5:35
6:35 [22.,29.]
8:35
12:05
14:05
16:05
17:05
18:35
19:35
21:05
21:50 [29.]
6:50
9:30 [22.,29.]
10:45
11:45
15:00
16:30
18:30 [29.]
19:00
20:00
21:30
22:10
22:55
Sunday 5:30
6:30
9:00
10:00
10:30
11:30
12:30
14:30
19:00
21:00
5:35
6:35
9:05
10:05
10:35
11:35
12:35
14:35
19:05
21:05
7:00
8:00
9:30
10:30
11:00
13:00
13:45
14:15
15:30
16:15
17:30 [30.]
22:10

Departure: Poluotok (Center) -> Main bus station Zadar -> Gaženica ferry port (bus station near CRODUX petrol station) -> Zadar airport

Return: Zadar airport -> Gaženica ferry port (bus station near the terminal) -> Main bus station Zadar -> Poluotok (Center)

One way bus ticket price is 4,65 Euro, baggage transportation included.

Arrange a private transfer from or to Zadar Airport

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Airport Transfers: See availability and prices

The most convenient and most comfortable way to visit Zadar is by plane as many International companies have flights either straight to Zadar, Split or to Zagreb from where the Croatian national carriers have connections to Zadar or any other airport within the country.

Among the facilities at Zadar airport are shops, duty free shops, cafe bars, snack bar, VIP and business lounge, currency exchange office , ATMs, newsagents and tobacconist, luggage wrapping services, car rental offices.

Parking at Zadar airport

The Zadar airport's parking lot tends to get very busy during summer season. Parking is charged at the exit and is payable by cash only - in Euro. Prices are as following:

Description Price
Car parking
10 minutes free of charge -
1st hour 3,50 EUR /per hour
2nd hour 2,00 EUR /per hour
3rd hour 1,50 EUR /per hour
Each additional hour 1,00 EUR /per hour
Lost ticket 150,00 EUR
Monthly rent 300,00 EUR /per space
Semi-annual rent 1.400,00 EUR /per space
Annual rent 2.000,00 EUR /per space

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Sleeping at Zadar airport

Just like Split and Dubrovnik airport, Zadar airport is NOT open 24/7 so sleeping at the airport isn't possible. The airport closes at 22:00 if there are no later flights. There are also no hotels on the airport or close around so staying in and around Zadar are your options.

Accommodation is available in nearby Zadar hotels or Zadar hostels.

Zadar Airport Contact Information

Passenger Information

Tel: 060 355-355 for calls within the national network, +385 23 205 917 for calls outside Croatia

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Lost & Found

Tel: +385 23 205 904

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