Zagreb Airport (Zracna luka) is 14 kilometers southeast of the Croatian capital. The airport is also called Pleso Airport and is a military as well as a civilian airport. In 2006 1.6 million travelers used this airport.
In order to capture a strong increase in passenger numbers, there are many expansions planned for the coming years. A new terminal is planned that will have an attached luxury hotel. The old terminal will then be used only for budget airline flights. A second runway is also planned. Furthermore, the infrastructure will be improved with the construction of a new access road and a train connection with Zagreb.
The prices here are given in the Croatian kuna (HRK) €1.00 = HRK 7.36 (January 2007).
HR - 10 150 Zagreb
IATA airport code: ZAG
ICAO airport code: LDZA
There is no train connection with the airport yet. It is not known when the planned rail connection (see introduction) will be completed.
Car and bus
The airport is 14 kilometers southwest of Zagreb.
The bus station is right in front of the exit of the International Arrivals Hall. Every half hour between 07:00 and 20:00 a bus goes to the central bus station (Autobusni kolodvor) in Zagreb. Outside of these times, buses run in connection with arriving and departing airplanes. The travel time to the center of Zagreb is approximately 25 minutes, a ticket costs HRK 30.00. Further information is available at (tel: +385(0)1 633 1999).
Car rental - Zagreb Airport
There are counters for many car rental companies including: Adria Rent, An Nova, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo, Thrifty, Uni Rent and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall (tel: +385(0)1 660 0671). The starting rate is officially HRK 19.00, and then you pay HRK 7.00 per kilometer and HRK 3.00 for baggage. You can easily pay HRK 200.00 or more for a ride to the center of Zagreb. Clearly agree to a price before you get in. Between 22:00 and 05:00 and on Sundays and bank holidays there is a 20% extra charge.
The number of parking places at Zagreb Airport is limited, there are three parking areas with a total number of places for only 550 cars. For P1 and P3 you pay HRK 10.00 per hour, for P2 you pay HRK 7.00 per hour. Information about parking is available at (tel: +385(0)1 456 2456).
There are no hotels at the airport. Hotels in the area include Hotel Aristos (tel: +385(0)1 669 5900) and Sheraton Zagreb (tel: +385(0)1 455 3535). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
The availability of shops, restaurants and bars are limited. There is a restaurant (‘Faust Vrancic’) on the first level, there are also three bars, one in the International Arrivals Hall, one in the International Departures Hall and one in the Domestic Arrivals Hall.
There is an office for lost and found items in the Central Hall which is open from 08:00–20:00 (tel: +385(0)1 456 2229), you can also store baggage there.
There is a service counter in the Central Hall, there is also a Tourist Information office.
There are services such as fax, telephone and internet in the Business Lounge ‘Zrinjevac’. The VIP lounge has three meeting rooms which can be combined into one large room, you can reserve the VIP lounge at (tel: +385(0)1 456 2113).
The airport is reasonably accessible for disabled people. There are wheelchair ramps and there is one adapted restroom in the Central Hall. You can ask for assistance at the general information counter.
The bank, Zagrebacka banka (tel: +385(0)1 456 2414) is open from 07:00 until 21:00. The post office in the terminal has the same opening times. First Aid is available at the service counter.