Getting to and from Zagreb Airport
If you arrive by plane, Zagreb Pleso Airport is about 20km from the heart of Zagreb. You can take a taxi for about 200 Kunas or so (about £22/€27/$34), but a much better option would be to take the inexpensive Croatia Airlines bus which takes you to the main bus station in central Zagreb. Buses leave every half an hour outside the airport terminal, and tickets, costing 30 Kunas (£3.50/€4/$5), can be bought from the bus driver. More details on this bus at www.plesoprijevoz.hr.
Once you arrive at the bus station, you can flag down a taxi to take you to your accommodation or use a tram to complete your journey. Tram lines 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 run by the bus station.
Trams are undeniably the best way to get around Zagreb – a (reduced) service even runs at night. There are 15 routes in Zagreb, and many stop either at Trg bana Jelacica (the main square) or at the main train station. Full details of the tram system can be found at the Zagreb Tram website.
Once you board the tram, you must remember to validate your card in the machines.
There is also an extensive bus service in the city, with a few routes also operating at night.
Zagreb’s Funicular Railway
The funicular railway is in fact the oldest Zagreb public transport component! Visit it for a ride (by Ilica in the Lower Town, or near the Lotrscak Tower in the Upper Town).
Zagreb’s public transport system includes two tourist bus routes that operate a hop-on/hop-off service. The red route operates in the heart of the city, whilst the green route operates on a much longer route, taking in places such as Maksimir and Lake Bundek. Both routes operate several times a day, although these (open-air) buses only run from May to October. Tickets cost 70 Kunas (approximately £8/€9/$12) for adults or 35 Kunas (£4/€4.50/$6) for children 7 and over for a full day; tickets can be purchased from the driver.