Transport in Zagreb
Getting around Zagreb
The easiest way to get around Zagreb is by trams and buses, which are well organized within the network of ZET - Zagrebački električni tramvaj (Zagreb Tram). There are 15 tram routes in Zagreb, and many stop either at Trg bana Jelacica (the main square) or at the main train station. Full details of the tram system can be found at the Zagreb Tram website – here’s the tram map for daytime routes, as well as the map for nighttime services.
You can buy a tram ticket (''tramvajska karta'') at any newpaper kiosk, costing 4 kunas for 30 minutes ride in one direction. Once you board the tram, you must remember to validate your ticket in the machines – the machines for these are near the very first and very last doors of trams. (In older trams, there is only such a machine by the front door.) Once validated, the 4 kunas ticket can be used as many times as you need within 30 minutes. You can also purchase a ticket from the driver as soon as you enter the tram, but this costs 6 kunas. You can see all fares here. If you are using the public transport every day, you might consider purchasing a prepaid card.
As for buses, there is also an extensive bus service in the city, with a few routes also operating at night. On this Zagreb Transport page you can see a full list of all bus routes, or see this page for the handful of nighttime routes.
Zagreb also has a small cycle hire scheme in operation. It’s 5 Kunas per 30 minutes of hire; you first need to register an account online, on the app or at a rental terminal. Find out more at www.nextbike.hr/en/zagreb/.
Of course, you can always discover the transport routes via Google Maps, where you can check in detail
Getting to and from Zagreb Airport
If you arrive by plane, Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport (newly opened in April 2017) is about 15km from the heart of Zagreb. The best option is the inexpensive Croatia Airlines bus which takes you to the main bus station in central Zagreb. Buses leave every half an hour outside the airport terminal. Tickets, costing 30 Kunas (£3.50/€4/$4.50), can be bought from the bus driver. More details on this bus at www.plesoprijevoz.hr. Journey time is 35-40 minutes.
Once you arrive at the bus station, you can flag down a taxi to take you to your accommodation or use a tram to complete your journey. Tram lines 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 run by the bus station.
You can take also a taxi from the airport to the city centre for about 100-150 Kunas or so (about £11.50 – £17/€13.50 – €20/$15 – $22).Taxis wait outside the terminal building.