Croatia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Croatia.

Here you will find information for Croatia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 4.07 million

Currency: Kuna

Language: Croatian

Capital: Zagreb

Country Code: +385

Time Zone: Central European Standard Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Croatia is operated by the national railway company Hrvatske Željeznice (HŽ) also known as Croatian Railways

Croatia rail map

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Train Tickets

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Buy your train tickets for Croatia online on the HŽ official homepage.

Buy your train tickets online at OMIO and compare trains, buses & flights.

Rail Passes

Interrail / Eurail Pass

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TrAIN tYPES

Putnički vlak (Pt) are regional trains that stop more often and also at smaller stations

  • 2nd class

Brzi (B) / Regional Express (RE) trains are used on all main lines and connect Zagreb with cities all over the country.

  • 1st Class: Rows of three seats (2+1)
  • 2nd Class: Compartments with 6 seats
  • No reservations required, but costs: 1 €
  • Many trains are equipped with air conditioning and power sockets.
  • Bicycles can be taken on most trains

InterCity Nagibni (ICN) are special tilting trains that connect Zagreb with Split.

  • 1st & 2nd Class offered
  • Reservations required; Costs: 1 €
  • Trains are equipped with air-conditioning, and some services are equipped with a bistro car offering a range of food and drinks.

Intercity (IC) – fast trains connecting Zagreb with Osijek, Rijeka, and Budapest, Hungary.

  • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
  • Reservations required; Costs: 1 €
  • Most trains are equipped with power sockets and air-conditioning

Eurocity (EC) trains are fast trains connecting Croatia with Austria, Germany, and Slovenia.

  • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
  • No reservations required; however, we recommend them in the busy time of year; Costs: 3 €
  • Trains are equipped with power sockets and air-conditioning, and some services are equipped with a dining car offering a range of food and drinks.
  • Routes:
    • Zagreb – Graz – Vienna
    • Zagreb – Ljublijana – Villach – Salzburg – Munich – Stuttgart – Frankfurt

EuroNight (EN)

  • Routes:
    • Zagreb – Villach – Innsbruck – Zurich, Switzerland
    • Rijeka – Ljubljana – Salzburg – Munich, Germany
    • Zagreb – Ljubljana – Salzburg – Munich, Germany
    • Zagreb – Belgrade, Serbia
  • Reservations are included in the ticket price
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • Standard cabin includes your own bed, washbasin, and breakfast in the morning
    • Deluxe cabin includes your own bed, shower, toilet, washbasin, and breakfast in the morning
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 4 berth and 6 berth couchette, as well as private compartments, are offered
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Breakfast is included in the ticket price
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Food cart offering a selected variety of drinks and food pass through the carriages.

Night Trains operated by MAV START, Hungarian Railways

  • Routes (only available during summer months):
    • Split via Zagreb – Budapest, Hungary
    • Rijeka via Ljubljana – Budapest, Hungary
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • 1-bed compartment denoted as 1st Class
    • 2 and 3-bed compartment, denoted as 2nd Class
    • All compartments are inclusive of bedding, a private washing facility, and a light breakfast
    • Toilets are located in the coach carriage
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 4 berth and 6 berth couchette
    • All couchettes are inclusive of bedding and a light breakfast
    • Toilets are located in the coach carriage
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 1st and 2nd class offered
    • Toilets are located in the coach carriage

Danube Express Golden Eagle

Majestic Train De Luxe

Routes

Frequent Travelled Routes In Croatia

National

From > To
DurationChanges
Transport
Zagreb to Split6:06-7:53DirectIntercity Nagibni (ICN)
Zagreb to Rijeka3:59DirectIntercity (IC)
Rijeka to Split8:101Regional (RE)

 

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Rijeka to Budapest, Hungary10:00DirectIC
Rijeka to Ljubljana, Slovenia3:02DirectEC
Split to Budapest, Hungary13:001IC
Zagreb to Munich, Germany10:511EC
Zagreb to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina8:25DirectBus
Zagreb to Graz, Austria3:55DirectEC
Zagreb to Zurich, Switzerland14:301EC
Zagreb to Venice, Italy9:072EC, RE

 

Croatia travel routes

A Croatian Exploration

A Croatian Exploration

Main Train Stations

  • Zagreb
  • Rijeka
  • Split
  • Vinkovci

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Croatia

We recommend traveling anytime to Croatia since it’s a wonderful destination year-round but your plans will determine when you go. If you’re interested in island hopping, beach holidays, and lively festivals, make sure to visit in high season; although the months of May and September are still good for beach holidays.

In the winter several businesses close down due to the lack of tourists, and the weather may not be predictable, but you will score great prices on activities and accommodation all over the country. Visit the national parks, Diocletian’s Palace, a vineyard, or the city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia will have something for you to see whenever you get here!

  • High Season: June – August
  • Low Season: November – April

 

Accommodation In Croatia

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Croatia

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Travel Insurance

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