Last updated 24.2.2023
The funicular to the Upper Town is the oldest mean of public transport in Zagreb, and because it has preserved its original appearance and building construction it is protected by law as a cultural monument.
The shortest cable car in the world, the Zagreb funicular is an absolute delight. For over 120 years it has been transporting the citizens of Zagreb and its guests between the Upper and Lower Towns.
The lower station is located on Tomićeva Street, while the other station is located at the base of Lotršćak Tower.
It was opened in 1890 after just 2 years from getting the building permit. No everything went smooth though, it went through difficult times for a year - temporary halts where passengers had to push the wagons it to make them move at all.
Private Walking Tour of Zagreb with Funicular Experience
Discover the highlights of Zagreb's famous landmarks on this small-group walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll save time and learn interesting stories about the city's history and culture, without the need for a guidebook.
The itinerary includes must-see sights such as Zrinjevac, Dolac Market, Zagreb Cathedral, and the Strossmayer Promenade, all in a short space of time, including a funicular ride in Downtown Zagreb.
The Zagreb Funicular is managed by the Zagreb Electric Tram ("ZET"). The price of a ticket is 0,66 Euro. In case of emergency it is possible to book an emergency ride that costs 3,32 Euro. Tickets can be bought by the driver at the upper station or at the operator's cabin on the lower station. The funicular ride is also included in all valid ZETs tram or bus tickets.
The funicular departs daily (including Sundays and Holidays) every 10 minutes.
In 2010. celebrated the 120th anniversary with more than a century without accidents.
With its max speed of 1,5m/s and the 64 seconds it needs to travel a rail 66m long the Funicular carries the title of the safest means of public transport, not only in the Croatia, but globally as well.
Working hours: daily 06:30 - 22:00
Ticket price: 0,66 Euro; emergency ride: 3,32 Euro (plus a ticket per person). If you purchase Zagreb Card (www.zagrebcard.com) free rides are included in the price, including other discounts on various tourist services, restaurants, accommodation and other.
Address & contact details
Street: Tomićeva street / Lotršćak Tower