Franjo Tudman International Airport (ZAG) in Zagreb (Croatia)

Aeroporto de Zagrebe, Croácia.
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2024-01-25

Franjo Tuđman International Airport (ZAG), also know as Zagreb Airport, is the main international airport in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.

I recently had the opportunity to visit this airport and I can confidently say that it has modern and well-equipped facilities.

So, in this article, I will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Zagreb Airport.

From how to get to the city centre, which airlines fly to this airport, to the facilities available, I’ve made an effort to include all the information you need to make your trip through Zagreb Airport as comfortable as possible.

Everything You Need To Know About Franjo Tuđman International Airport

How do I get from Zagreb Airport to the city center?

Glavni kolodvor: estação de comboios em Zagrebe.
Glavni kolodvor: train station in Zagreb.

There are several options for getting from the airport to the city centre, including bus, shuttle and taxi.

So, for travelers looking for a more affordable option, public transport is the most economical way.

If that’s the case for you, then go to the bus stop outside the airport terminal and take bus number 290, ie the bus that goes to Heinzelova. Then take tram number 2 to the city’s main train station, Glavni Kolodvor. For this trip, expect to pay around €0.93 and a trip of around an hour.

However, for those who value convenience over cost, the Croatia Airlines shuttle is a great option.

Incidentally, this direct bus takes travelers from the airport to Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb in just 30 minutes. Anyway, the only inconvenience is that this alternative is a little more expensive, with tickets around €6.

On the other hand, traveling by taxi from the airport to the center of Zagreb is recommended if you are traveling with a lot of luggage or if your group is made up of 4 people.

Taxis rank outside the passenger terminal and the journey to the city center takes approximately 20 minutes. In this case the cost is around €25.

Rent a car at Zagreb Airport

Car rental counters at Zagreb Airport are located on the ground floor, next to the Arrivals area.

The main car rental companies at the airport are Avis, Hertz and Europcar, but don’t make the mistake of not renting in advance. In other words, book your rental car in Croatia online and when you step off the plane you’ll have a car waiting for you.

What is the code for Franjo Tuđman International Airport?

The code for Franjo Tuđman International Airport is ZAG.

Is Franjo Tuđman International Airport big?

Zagreb Franjo Tuđman International Airport is the biggest airport in Croatia, so it can be considered a big airport, at least as far as this country is concerned.

It has domestic flights, as well as to the main European cities, and also to some destinations in the Middle East and Canada.

It is Croatia’s main airport and serves the city of Zagreb as well as the surrounding region.

Which airlines fly to Zagreb Airport?

Avião da Lauda Airlines.
Lauda Airlines plane.

Franjo Tudman International Airport is served by a wide variety of airlines, for example Croatian Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Air France, KLM, easyJet, Swiss International Air Lines, and many others.

However, the availability of flights and destinations may vary throughout the year.

Some of the airlines that fly from Portugal to Zagreb Airport are TAP Air Portugal, Ryanair and easyJet, but it is advisable to check directly with the airlines for the most up-to-date and accurate information on available flights.

In any case, on the way there I traveled from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport with Ryanair and with Ryanair (on a flight operated by Lauda) to Zagreb Airport.

On the way back, I traveled again with Ryanair (on a flight operated by Lauda), this time to Bergamo Airport and then to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto.

What facilities are available at Zagreb Airport?

Chegadas Aeroporto de Zagrebe (Croácia). Franjo Tuđman International Airport.
Arrivals Zagreb Airport (Croatia).

Zagreb International Airport has several facilities for the comfort of passengers.

Thus, you can count on convenience stores, bars and restaurants, ATMs, VIP lounges, comfortable waiting area, car rental, parking, free internet access and assistance services for passengers with special needs.

In addition, there is also a post office, pharmacy and a first aid room.

What is the address of Franjo Tuđman International Airport?

The address of Zagreb Airport is:

Franjo Tuđman International Airport Pleso bb 10150 Zagreb Croatia.

The airport is located about 10 km from Zagreb.

What is the closest hotel to Franjo Tudman International Airport?

Apartments Lisinski em Zagrebe.
Apartments Lisinski.

There are several hotels close to Zagreb Airport in Croatia. Some of the closest hotels are:

These hotels are a good choice for travelers who need to stay close to the airport. Remember that it is recommended to check availability and make a reservation in advance to guarantee your stay.

I stayed at Apartments Lisinski in Zagreb, which is about 20 minutes away by car.

What is the closest public transport to Zagreb Airport?

Air Croatia Shuttle (Franjo Tuđman International Airport).
Air Croatia Shuttle.

The closest public transport to Franjo Tuđman International Airport in Zagreb, Croatia is the Air Croatia shuttle, but bus line 290, which connects the airport to the city center, is also an option to consider.

Another alternative is the taxi, which is available outside the arrivals terminal and can take travelers to the city center in around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.


I hope this article has answered all your questions about Zagreb Airport. Whether you are arriving in Zagreb for the first time or you are a seasoned traveller, I am sure this airport will provide you with a comfortable start to your visit to this beautiful Croatian city.

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