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Layover In Zagreb, Croatia

| May 21, 2014

Stuck on a Zagreb layover at the Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) in Croatia? Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia, and the city center is located roughly 10 miles (17 km) from the airport, making it an accessible destination to those stuck on a long layover. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your Zagreb layover, click here for useful tips.
Zagreb Croatia layover things to doIf you’re stuck in the Zagreb airport during your layover, there are plenty of services to keep you entertained. To help you get situated, here’s an interactive map of the airport. There are café and bar options including the Restaurant “Faust Vrančić” situated on the first floor of the passenger’s terminal with sit-down waiter service. Shopping is available with a handful of shops in the Transit Area. A Post Office is located in the Passenger Terminal, open from Monday – Saturday (open 08.00 – 19.00) and closed on Sundays and holidays. A bank, Zagrebačka banka, is located in the Passenger Terminal and can assist with currency exchanges.

In addition, a baggage wrapping service is available in the Passenger Terminal and costs 6 Euros. Due to the security reasons, the Zagreb Airport does not have any lockers or any other left luggage facilities.

The airport hosts three lounges for passengers including the Zrinjevac Lounge (tel: ++385 1 45 62 114) for business class passengers, a VIP Lounge (tel: ++385 1 45 62 133) which allows for special all-inclusive rates for daily rental or special events on request, and the Diners Club International Lounge (tel: ++385 1 62 19 244) is located in the east wing of the Passenger Terminal Building.

If you arrive at night or are looking to catch some rest during your layover, there are many hotels of varying price points. For a full list of Zagreb hotels, click here and for hotels specifically near the airport, click here. When reserving a room, you may want to inquire on whether they offer a free hotel shuttle to pick you up at the airport.

If you’re looking to leave the airport and explore Zagreb during a long layover, taxis are available outside the terminal, however, the airport recommends pre-booking your taxi with Radio Taksi Zagreb, a taxi company (tel. +385 1 66 00 671, E-mail: [email protected]). The scheduled bus shuttle “Pleso prijevoz” travels in both directions between Zagreb’s main bus station and the airport. For more information click here. Average travel time is 25 minutes. In addition, rental cars and car hire Croatia are also available.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Zagreb, Crotia Layover:

Zagreb Tour
If you’re limited for time and want to learn about the history and culture of the city, see the sights, and lots more, there are many tours to choose from including a Zagreb walking tour and private tours!

Dolac Market
Considered the most well known and most visited farmer’s market in Zagreb, this open-air market is made up of stalls selling all sorts of food including fruits and cheese, as well as souvenirs. Dolac Market is located next to the main city square, Ban Jelačić.

Jelacic Square (Ban Jelačić)
Considered to be the main city square of Zagreb, Jelacic Square is located between Gradec and Kaptol and has been around since the 17th century. It is a popular place in Zagreb for people to meet up, and has bars, restaurants and shopping.

The Mimara Gallery
Home to one of the most impressive collections of art in Croatia, The Mimara Gallery is located in a neo-Renaissance palace dating back to the 19th century. The gallery showcases world-class artwork by many famous artists including Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

Zagreb Cathedral
The third largest church in Croatia, the Zagreb Cathedral is the tallest building in Zagreb. The building is one of the most famous structures in Zagreb, and has an interesting history of nearly being destroyed by invasion and earthquake.

None of these interest you? For more suggestions of things to do on your Zagreb layover, click here!

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