Zagreb Airport: Guide to Flying from the Croatian Capital

By 9 January 2017

(This article was updated and revised in November 2018, to address the situation with the new Zagreb Airport) 


New terminal of the International Zagreb Airport Franjo Tuđman was officially opened for traffic in 2017, and we bring you all of the key information you might need if flying through the country's largest airport, with over 3 million passengers recorded last year.

The airport is located in Velika Gorica, some 10 km from the centre of Zagreb, officially called Airport Franjo Tuđman, also known as Airport Pleso (often abbreviated as MZLZ, Međunarodna Zračna Luka Zagreb, "Zagreb International Airport"). 

(New terminal, the one through all of the passenger traffic currently flows, is located at the North-Eastern side of the runway). 


Zagreb Airport map is shown below: 



At the airport website you can find the timetable, arrivals and departures schedule, as well as quite a detailed FAQ of everything you might want to know about Zagreb Airport. 

Getting to Pleso Airport

You can drive to the airport, of course, and its address, Ulica Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10 410 Velika Gorica (although most navigation systems these days will get you there if you just put "Zagreb Airport" in). If coming from the city centre, it's probably best if you decide to take the route over the Domovinski most, and through Kosnica, rather than going through the old terminal. If you're dropping someone of, or picking them up, there are the so-called "Kiss & Fly Zones" around the airport, where you can park for free (for up to 10 minutes!). There are numerous parking spots available at the airport, but the prices for the parking, starting at 27 kuna per hour (over 3,5 euro per hour) will probably make you reconsider. 

You can get to the Zagreb airport by ZET bus, starting from Kvaternikov trg in Zagreb centre, number 290. Departures of the bus are scheduled every 35 minutes, first departures in the morning from Kvaternikov trg are around 5 am, last departure from Velika Gorica sometime around midnight. The price for the fare is the regular ZET bus fare, so quite affordable. 

There is a regular airport shuttle bus service to and from the airport, taking you to the main bus terminal in Zagreb in about 30 min. The buses are located in front of the terminal building, and they run every half an hour, scheduled in a way that follows the airport timetable of departures and arribals. A single ride costs 30 kn, so they are significantly cheaper than taxis. Check the timetable here

You can find various taxis in front of the terminal building as well. The taxis that are available there are more expensive than the other taxi companies from Zagreb, so it is going to cost around 150-200 kn to get to the centre, whereas getting from the centre to the airport would cost around 100 kn (if you take any of the bigger taxi companies, such as Cammeo, Eko taxi, Radio Taxi or Zebra). You can, of course, opt for an Uber as well, to get you to and from the airport. 

Rent a car Zagreb Airport

There are numerous Rent-a-car services  available for all passengers on Zagreb Airport: 

  • Active
  • Alamo, National, Enterprise
  • AutoRent
  • Avant
  • Avis & Budget
  • Dollar & Thrifty
  • Europcar
  • Fleet
  • Goldcar & Rhodium
  • Hertz
  • Last Minute
  • M.A.C.K.
  • Nova & Right cars
  • Oryx
  • Ride Car, Filipović
  • SIXT
  • UniRent