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Zadar Airport

General information

Zadar Airport is a small airport in Croatia. Ryanair has a base at the airport since 2013, the low-cost airline offers the most connections to and from Zadar Airport. The airport will be modernized in the coming years to meet the growing passenger numbers. Zadar Airport will extend one of the two runways by 700 metres and expand the terminal.


Where is Zadar Airport situated?

The airport is located south-east of the city. From Zadar follow the D424 towards Split and take exit Babindub to arrive at the airport (Zračna luka),

How many terminals does Zadar Airport have?

Zadar Airport is a relatively small airport with two runways and one terminal. The terminal is divided into a Departures hall and a small Arrivals hall. After the baggage reclaim area you enter a small area where you can find many ATM machines.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Zadar Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Croatia.

Airport Distance
Split Airport 98km
Rijeka Krk Airport 139km
Pula Airport 144km
Ancona Airport (Italy) 168km
Zagreb Airport 191km



The distance from Zadar Airport to the centre of Zadar is 13 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Zadar.

From ZAD Airport to Zadar City centre by Car
13 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Zadar Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Zadar Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Zadar Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Zadar Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Zadar is about € 25.-. Book your taxi at Zadar Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ZAD Airport to Zadar City centre by Taxi
13 km
20 min
€ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Zadar Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Zadar Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Zadar Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Zadar Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Zadar Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Zadar Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Eurowings
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Vueling
  • easyJet


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Zadar Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Home Luka, Zadar

Boasting mountain views, Holiday Home Luka features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace, around 27 km from Kornati Marina. This holiday home has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.


Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera, Zadar

The Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera is located on the private Peninsula Punta Skala, 12 km drive from Zadar, offering amazing vacations in a relaxing, intimate and stylish atmosphere on the peak of the Punta Skala Peninsula.


Hotel Porto, Zadar

Hotel Porto is located at the entrance to the city of Zadar. It takes only a 10-minute drive to reach it from the airport - it is the nearest city hotel to the airport. Town centre is also a 10-minute drive away.

Hotels in Zadar

Looking for the best hotels in Zadar? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Rory Apartments, Zadar

Overlooking the People's Square in the heart of mediaeval Zadar, Rory Apartments features modern interiors equipped with free Wi-Fi, elegant furnishings and fully fitted kitchen facilities.


Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana - Adults Only, Zadar

Boasting an outdoor pool, Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana is located in Zadar and provides free access to all services of the award-winning 2500 m² Thalasso & Spa Center Borik in the neighbouring Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik hotel.


Bastion Heritage Hotel - Relais & Châteaux, Zadar

This 4-star hotel is situated in Zadar’s historic core, just a few metres away from the Arsenal and is the location of the famous fine dining restaurant Kaštel that serves Mediterranean cuisine in elegant interiors and on a spacious terrace...

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Zadar Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

Sail to Telašćica Nature Park on a day trip from Zadar and marvel at the landscapes of the Kornati archipelago. Get some free time to swim and snorkel, see the best-protected natural harbor of the eastern Adriatic and visit the saltwater lake of Mir.


From Zadar: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Depart from the busy city streets of Zadar and head into the Croatian countryside to discover the Krka National Park. Admire the Skradinski Buk waterfall and enjoy a wine tasting at a winery.

Tour & transport

Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Split on a 1.5-hour walking tour through the historic city center, and see sights such as the Golden Gate, Diocletian's Palace, Jewish Ghetto, and much more.


  7 reviews

Have you visited Zadar Airport lately? So far, 7 airport passengers have written an airport review about Zadar Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

3 months ago

Do not take a taxi from here. Cost me ~£70, almost triple what an Uber on the way back cost me.

5 months ago

Small cosy airport, nothing big and not many shops. Not too far from Zadar city centre.
Warning!! Do not use the taxis at the airport, if not preebooked and paid for. The airport has allowed a taxi mafia to run it's business there and they will rip you off. They will surround you outside the airport if you try to negotiate their extremely overpriced tour to Zadar city centre. They gang up on you, calling you stupid if you tell them you know they are ripping you off. I have complained, so have others, but the Croatian tourist service and the airport allows it and won't fix the problem.

Jeffrey Dale
6 months ago

My son was ripped off £160 by the mafia taxi drivers at the airport. Shocking. Why can't the authorities stop this?

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