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Zagreb, Croatia

Travel & Learn course location Zagreb

The city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia, and is home to the Croatian Parliament, Government and President. Its favourable location between the Pannonian plain, the edge of the Alps and the Dinaric range has allowed it to become a crossing point for mass international communication.

The city is protected from the cold northern winds by the mountain of Medvednica and opens up to the rest of the world thanks to a spacious plain and the Sava river. Zagreb, with a population of nearly one million, contains almost a quarter of the entire population of Croatia. Over the centuries, the city was inhabited by people coming from all over Europe; and in recent years, by people coming from different parts of Croatia, ensuring a rich cultural life. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a tumultuous history teeming with interesting personalities.

How to get to the city centre from the airport?

There are three transport options from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to the city centre of Zagreb. After landing at Franjo Tuđman Airport you can get to the city centre either by taxi, bus or shuttle bus.

Taxis operate 24/7 and you can choose between several companies at the airport of Zagreb. The taxi fare to the city centre is approximately €33.15 for a ride with up to 4 passengers and the journey duration is 30 minutes. The final fare may differ as taxis at Zagreb Airport are metered. If you pre-book with an online taxi provider, you can secure a guaranteed flat fare.

Travel & Learn course location Zagreb

If you prefer to travel by public transport, you can board bus 290 with direction to Kvaternikov Square, a central transport hub in downtown Zagreb. The public bus leaves roughly every 35 minutes during the day and a single ticket costs €0.5 for a single ride lasting up to 30 minutes and €0.90 for rides up to 60 minutes long. It takes 35 minutes on average to get to the city centre of Zagreb by bus. The shuttle bus to the city centre of Zagreb from Franjo Tuđman Airport takes 40 minutes on average to reach the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal in the city centre. Tickets are €4 and Pleso Prijevoz shuttle buses leave every 30 minutes between 6.00am-10.30pm and whenever a flight arrives in the late night hours. If you want to reach the Central Zagreb Train Station, Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor, you need to take tram line 13 from Kvternikov Square and tram line 2 from the Zagreb Central Bus Station.

Accommodation in Zagreb

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