Trains in Croatia
The Croatian railway network (HZ Putnički Prijevoz) is centred around the capital Zagreb. Attractively situated, Croatia acts as an intersection of routes from Europe's west to east and from north to south.
Train Types in Croatia
- Route Map
- DOMESTIC TRAINS
- International Trains
Domestic trains in Croatia
HZ connects most major towns in Croatia.
Both regional trains and express trains run within the country.
Bikes are allowed on certain trains. You'll need to buy a bike ticket in advance.
International trains in Croatia
Croatia has direct international connections with Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Popular connections in Croatia
- Domestic routes
- International routes
What are the train travel times between Croatia's major cities? You won't need to make reservations if you use regional trains for the following routes:
|Zagreb to Osijek||5hr 29min|
|Zagreb to Rijeka||3hr 40min|
|Zagreb to Sisak||54min|
Zagreb to Split takes 6 hours by InterCity train, and 8 hours by Night Train. Reservations are required for both journeys.
To visit Dubrovnik, you can travel by train to Split and then take a bus.
|Route||Which train?||Travel time||Reservations|
|Zagreb to Budapest (Hungary)||InterCity||6 hours||Optional|
|Zagreb to Graz (Austria)||EuroCity||4 hours||Optional|
|Zagreb to Ljubljana (Slovenia)||International / EuroCity||2.5 hours||Optional|
|Zagreb to Munich (Germany)||EuroCity||8.5 hours||Optional|
|Zagreb to Zurich (Switzerland)||EuroNight||14 hours||Required|
Reservations for trains in Croatia
Which trains in Croatia require reservations?
Reservations are required for the following Intercity train routes:
InterCity Nagibni (ICN) Zagreb - Split
InterCity (IC) Zagreb - Rijeka/Osijek/Cakovec
A seat reservation costs about €3.60 (HRK 27.60, the local currency).
Get your Pass for Croatia
Tips and tricks for Croatia
Croatia's main train station
Zagreb central station: Zagrebački Glavni kolodvor.
To reach the station from Zagreb airport, take a bus to the city terminal, then a tram to the central train station.
Interrail Passes are not valid on the bus or tram.
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