London to Croatia by bus

london to croatia tickets and timetables by bus

From the United Kingdom to Croatia with Eurolines BOOK TICKET NOW

It’s not difficult to travel from the UK to Croatia by coach. The cheapest way to travel to Croatia is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach can offer some amazing cost savings.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat. You can travel to Croatia with the Eurolinies’ Advance Fares from £106, - Travellers in relative comfort and convenience may use an indirect connection with a simple change in Frankfurt. From London to Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar and Split in about 30 hours. Additional stops in Dover and Gillingham. The coach journey is safe, comfortable and affordable, much better for the environment than air travel. You can admire Europe’s amazing scenery through the windows of a modern, air-conditioned coach.

Additional information is available from Eurolines directly.

Why London to Croatia by bus?

At the intersection of important roads, between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe, Zagreb is situated. Over the years Zagreb has developed to a centre for science, culture, commerce and industry. After the end of the wars in the Balkans, Zagreb is again a popular destination that welcomes guests and tourists with picturesque historical places and attractive shopping facilities, numerous parks and a wide range of cultural activities. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications

Useful links to coach timetable & fares

How to buy tickets & some helpful information

The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.

Eurolines operators

Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.

Eurolines & National Express in one booking

National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.

Trains & airlines from the UK to Croatia

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Croatia or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Croatia are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.

To Croatia by coach, see current international timetable & fares

London to Zagreb & Croatia

Coach times valid until 31/10/2016 Departing
Eurolines service number 163/450 163/451 163/451 163/451 163/458 163/458 163/458
Days of operation M,Fr M
M,Fr n M,Fr T,Th,Sa
Period(s) of operation - 5
3 4 - - 1
Eurolines coach stops
LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn Dep. 20:00 20:00 21:30 20:00 20:00 21:30 21:30
GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley Dep. 21:00 21:00 22:30 21:00 21:00 22:30 22:30
DOVER, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks Dep.
21:55 21:55 23:35 21:55 21:55 23:35 23:35
Transit via France and Belgium. Arrival on the next day.
FRANKFURT, Interchange only Arr. 12:00 © 12:00 © 13:00 © 12:00 © 11:45 © 12:45 © 13:00 ©
FRANKFURT, Interchange only Dep. 12:30 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45
Transit via Austria and Slovenia. Arrival on the next day.
VARAZDIN, HR, Bus Station Arr. 3:15 -
- - - - -
ZAGREB, HR, Bus Station Arr. 4:00
- - - - - -
RIJEKA, HR, Bus Station Arr. - 6:00
6:00 6:00 5:30 5:30 5:30
POREC, HR, Bus Station Arr. - 7:30 7:30 7:30 - - -
ROVINJ, HR, Bus Station Arr. - 8:10 8:10 8:10 - - -
PULA, HR, Bus Station Arr. - 8:50 8:50 8:50 - - -
SENJ, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - 6:50 6:50 6:50
ZADAR, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - 9:20 9:20 9:20
SIBENIK, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - 10:45 10:45 10:45
TROGIR, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - 11:50 11:50 11:50
SPLIT, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - 12:20 12:20 12:20
MAKARSKA, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - - - 13:50
PLOCE, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - - - 15:05
METKOVIC, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - - - 15:35
DUBROVNIC, HR, Bus Station Arr. - - - - - - 17:20

Croatia & Zagreb to London

Coach times valid until 31/10/2016 Returning
Eurolines service number 450/163 450/163 451/163 451/163 451/163 458/163 458/163
Days of operation Daily
n M,Fr
Su Sa
Daily T,Fr,Su
Period(s) of operation - - 5 3 4 - 2
Eurolines coach stops
DUBROVNIC, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - - 10:00
METKOVIC, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - - 11:45
PLOCE, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - - 12:15
MAKARSKA, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - - 13:30
SPLIT, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - 15:00 15:00
TROGIR, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - 15:30 15:30
SIBENIK, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - 16:35 16:35
ZADAR, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - 18:00 18:00
SENJ, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - 20:30 20:30
PULA, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - 18:00 18:00 18:00 - -
ROVINJ, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - 18:45 18:45 18:45 - -
POREC, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - 19:30 19:30 19:30 - -
RIJEKA, HR, Bus Station Dep. - - 21:00 21:00 21:00 22:00 22:00
ZAGREB, HR, Bus Station Dep. 16:00 - - - - - -
VARAZDIN, HR, Bus Station Dep. 17:25 20:25 - - - - -
Transit via Austria and Slovenia. Arrival on the next day.
FRANKFURT, Interchange only Arr. 8:30 © 10:30 © 14:00 © 14:00 © 14:00 © 13:00 © 13:00 ©
FRANKFURT, Interchange only Dep. 16:00 16:00 15:45 15:45 15:45 15:45 15:45
Transit via France and Belgium. Arrival on the next day.
DOVER, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks Arr. 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30
GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley Arr. 4:20 4:20 4:20 4:20 4:20 4:20 4:20
LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn Arr. 5:45 5:45 5:45 5:45 5:45 5:45 5:45

M = Monday. T = Tuesday. W = Wednesday. Th = Thursday. Fr = Friday. Sa = Saturday. Su = Sunday. n = Daily except...
1 = Operates 17/6 to 4/10.
2 = Operates 16/6 to 6/10.
3 = Operates 21/5 to 10/10.
4 = Operates 11/6 to 18/9.
5 = Operates 28/6 to 7/9.
© = A change of coach is required in Frankfurt

Standrad fares

Amendable and refundable.

London, Gillingham and Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to Croatia
VARAZDIN, ZAGREB £129 £216 £118 £196 £93 £162
RIJEKA £132 £214 £121 £202 £96 £168
£136 £222 £125 £211 £100 £177 Croatia to UK
£138 £226 £127 £214 £102 £180
ZADAR, MAKARSKA, PLOCE, METKOVIC, DUBROVNIK £142 £234 £130 £220 £106 £185

Flexible fares Amendable, refundable, available up to two days before departure

London, Gillingham and Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to Croatia
VARAZDIN, ZAGREB £123 £208 £112 £187 £89 £156
RIJEKA £126 £206 £115 £193 £92 £162
SENJ £130 £214 £119 £202 £96 £171 Croatia to UK
£132 £218 £121 £205 £98 £174
ZADAR, MAKARSKA, PLOCE, METKOVIC, DUBROVNIK £136 £226 £124 £210 £102 £180

Advance fares: Non-Amendable, Non-Refundable but Upgradable. Available up to 14 days before travel. Open Returns aren't available.

London, Gillingham, Dover to:
All customer types BOOK NOW
Single Return UK to Croatia
RIJEKA £113 £187
SENJ £117 £195 Croatia to UK
£123 £207

Important: During peak times all passengers travelling to Croatia must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £7 (single) or £10 (return).

Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.

How to buy tickets online for travel from Britain to Croatia?

To purchase tickets online you can do it using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines UK or National Express websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines route between London and Croatia is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. 
Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Eurolines office in Croatia: Central Reservations ++385 (051) 660364 & for the London - Zagreb service only ++385 (01) 6117774/5

There are several simple ways:

  • For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
  • To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.

Tickets for international services are available (delivered) in three-way:

  1. e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
  2. by collection: in one of the National Express office,
  3. by post: allow 7 working days.

Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.

Bookings via &

Use this form to book direct with & - all the cheap fares shown. Victoria Coach Station (or central) is Eurolines's London station.

london to zadar - croatia

Travelling to Europe from outside London

National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. 
It's easy. Buy a ticket online now.

The journey from London to Croatia by Eurolines

The connection to Croatia is an indirect route and requires change in Frankfurt.
Transport from London to Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar and Split is carried out with traditional Eurolines’ vehicles. All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard.
Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket.
Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
Eurolines coach services to Croatia depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches in Croatia arrive and depart from the main bus stations. Buy a ticket online now.

The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.

  • Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
  • Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
  • Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
  • Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
  • When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
  • Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
  • If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.

Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station

You need to check in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before, to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. 
Buy a ticket online now.

Check-In at Croatia

Zagreb’s Bus Station is the biggest and most contemporary station in this area of Europe, which provides its customers with fast and safe transport to any destination in the Republic of Croatia, as well as to bigger European cities. Situated in the vicinity of the ban Jelacic square, central Zagreb square, near the most important city roads, with a spacious and guarded parking lot, it offers its customers a large number of different shopping, fun & rest facilities.
Split’s Bus station is located in the very centre of the city, right next to city harbour and railway station. This is the location that enables quick and simple communication and passenger transfer.
Scheduled bus and coach lines connect Rijeka with bigger Croatian and European cities. The bus terminal is in the city centre - Zabica. If you have to change buses or you have time for sightseeing, you can leave your luggage in the left-luggage department.
Zadar's bus station is a short walk out of the town centre. It's a busy place as nearly every bus travelling up or down the Croatian coast stops at Zadar.
You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure.
If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal

Sea crossings

This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.

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Refreshment stops

Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Eurolines provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.

Carriage of luggage

All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The Coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
One medium sized suitcase will be caried in the UK-Germany sector. A charge of 3,- € will be made for each bag in the Germany-croatia sector. Buy a ticket online now.

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Travel insurance

The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.


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