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New Zagreb Airport Guide

New Zagreb terminal opens on 28 March 2017 (photo: Zagreb Airport)

Tomorrow, on 28 March 2017, the brand new Franjo Tuđman International Airport in Zagreb opens to the public.

The new €313m terminal, which had its opening for shareholders and guests last week, has taken three years to build and spans 65,000 square meters on four levels. It will finally be open for traffic tomorrow.

As of 28 March 2017 the old terminal ‘Pleso’ and its carpark will be closed to all outbound traffic.

Here is some helpful information about the new terminal, in particular on how to get to and from downtown Zagreb.


The new passenger terminal is accessed via Kosnica Junction, by using the eastern bypass of Velika Gorica. Around 2 km from the Kosnica Junction and the Ščitarjevo crossroad is the turn onto the road leading to the new terminal.

Parking: 27 kuna per hour

There is a ‘kiss & fly’ option in front of the terminal for drivers dropping off passengers for flights. Maximum dwelling time is 10 minutes.


A bus service will operate from the main Bus Station in Zagreb. Tickets are 30 kuna one-way, with a daily return costing 40 kuna. The bus leaves every half hour from 4:30 am (5:00 on weekends) until 8:00 pm.

From the airport to town the bus operates from 7:00 am – 20:00 pm.

After 8:00 pm the bus runs as per flight schedule.

There is also a public ZET bus (No. 290) which will run from Kvaternikov square to the airport and takes around 30 mins. 30 minute tickets are 4 kuna.

New Zagreb terminal (photo: VelikiMeshtar under CC)


Zagreb International Airport provides a direct line bus shuttle to Zagreb town and back. You can reserve your seat on the shuttle.

While arriving you will be picked-up from the outer roadway of the Ground Floor /Arrivals level at new passenger terminal.

While departing, you will be dropped-off at the inner curbside roadway – Level 2 /Departures at the new passenger terminal.


Depending on which taxi company, the half-hour drive from downtown Zagreb should cost between 70 – 140 kuna.

As of March 28th, 2017 the taxi stand for arriving passengers will be available at the new passenger terminal, located in the vicinity of the Ground Floor,

Arrivals level of the terminal. You can follow signs for Taxi.

The terminal also includes places to eat, drink and shop, including Cakes & Bakes, bar Brewmark, Cafe Nero, Croatian Design Superstore, Tisak and more.

For more info you can visit the airport website.

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