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Posted on 04 February 2016

How Do I Get To Croatia?

Our Sail Croatia cruises offer many features and inclusions, however flights are not one of those. This allows us to keep our prices low and provides you with greater flexibility pre and post cruise.

Flying into Croatia is the most popular method of transport, however there are also great bus and self-drive options. An increasing number of European airlines now serve Croatia which has seen the cost of flights to and from Croatia become much cheaper and gives you greater choice with dates and times.

Many low cost European and international airlines have now updated their flight schedules and are offering multiple flights to Croatia each week.

Use our helpful flight comparison & booking tool below to find cheap flights to Croatia. This tool compares millions of flights to help you find the cheapest deals. So whether you’re flying to Croatia from Europe or coming long-haul from the United States or Australia, we’ll help you find low cost flights to get you to Croatia for an amazing week on the Adriatic!

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Flying in 2021

Like many travel operators, airlines are doing everything they can to be transparent and flexible with their booking terms to kickstart the travel industry. Many airlines are offering increased health and safety measures onboard, and flexible tickets that allow travellers to make amendments to their booking without paying administration fees.

Airline comparison websites, such as Skyscanner, have even added additional filters to their search capabilities, allowing travellers to prioritise results based on flexible ticket policies and Covid-19 safety ratings. Just like our Cruise with Confidence policy, many airlines are staying flexible and giving you peace of mind that if your plans change, you are covered. For those that are looking to nab a bargain, the old saying has never rang so true; ‘the early bird gets the worm’!

The below map includes the location of the main airports in Croatia with relation to our Cruise departure locations of Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar, so that you can find the easiest airport for you!

How to get to Croatia Map

Flying into Split

Flying into Split

From the United Kingdom

  • EasyJet (from London Gatwick, London Stanstead, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast)
  • Wizz Air (from London Luton)
  • Croatia Airlines (from London Gatwick, Manchester)
  • Norwegian (from London Gatwick)
  • Jet2 (from Manchester, London Stanstead, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham)
  • British Airways (from London Heathrow)
  • Tui (from London Gatwick, Manchester)

From other European cities


From the United States

  • Swiss Airlines (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Lufthansa (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Air Canada (from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (from Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Austrian Airlines (from Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Aer Lingus (from Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)

Flying into Dubrovnik

Flying into Dubrovnik

From the United Kingdom

  • British Airways (from London Gatwick)
  • EasyJet (from London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast)
  • Norwegian (from London Gatwick)
  • TUI (from London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham & Glasgow)
  • Jet2 (from London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Belfast)

From other European Cities

  • Lufthansa (from Munich, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt & Vienna)
  • EasyJet (from Berlin, Naples, Toulouse, Milan, Geneva, Basel, Paris, Belfast, Venice, Amsterdam)
  • Croatia Airlines (from Amsterdam, Athens, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Nice, Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv, Venice, Zurich)
  • Vueling (from Barcelona & Rome Fiumicino)
  • Eurowings (from Berlin, Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Vienna, Zurich)
  • Norwegian (from Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki & Stockholm)
  • Scandinavian Airlines (from Stockholm & Gothenburg)

From the United States

  • Lufthansa (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Turkish Airlines (from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Austrian Airlines (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Aer Lingus (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Air France (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)

Travelling between Split & Dubrovnik

There is a regular local bus service which operates between Split and Dubrovnik and takes between 4 & 5 hours. The cost is approximately £13 / €16 per person and can easily be booked on the spot. The Split bus station is centrally located right next to the city harbour and railway station which is handy when arriving for, or departing from, your Sail Croatia cruise.

Click here for more information and bus timetables.


Flying into Zadar

Flying into Zadar

From the United Kingdom

  • Ryanair (from London Stansted)
  • Easyjet (from London Luton & London Gatwick)

From other European Cities

  • Croatia Airlines (from London, Munich, Frankfurt)
  • EasyJet (from Milan, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Basel)
  • Ryanair (from London, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Bremen, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Prague, Aarhus, Cologne, Frankfurt, Budapest, Milan, Riga, Kaunas, Krakow, Stockholm)
  • Aegean Airlines (from Athens)
  • Vueling (from Barcelona & Rome)
  • Eurowings (from Berlin, Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Dusseldorf)
  • Lufthansa (from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich)

From the United States

  • Lufthansa (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Austrian Airlines (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Air Canada (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco)
  • Scandinavian Airlines (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas)
  • Polish Airlines (from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco)

Flying into Zagreb

Flying into Zagreb

From the United Kingdom


From other European Cities

  • Croatia Airlines (from Vienna, Brussels, Sarajevo, Sofia, Prague, Copenhagen, Paris, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Rome, Pristina, Skopje, Podgorica, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Moscow, Barcelona, Zurich, Istanbul)
  • Eurowings (from Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart)
  • Lufthansa (from Frankfurt & Munich)

From the United States

  • Lufthansa (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Swiss Airlines (from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Air Canada (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco)
  • Delta (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • Austrian Airlines (from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)
  • British Airways (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco)

Travelling Between the Cities

Travel time between the cities depends on the destination. From Dubrovnik and Split there are regular shuttle buses from the airport that will take you to town and cost you around £4 / €4.50; this varies from 1 hour from Dubrovnik and 45 minutes from Split. If you’re coming in from Zadar, travel time to Split is approximately 2 hours by bus. To find the best option of getting to your destination from Croatian Airports you can visit our resource here.