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Flights to Croatia getting to your property

Scheduled, chartered and discount flights to Zadar:

Zadar airport is the nearest one to our properties, with the average driving time of around 30 min. Split airport is the second nearest with around 1 1/2 hours drive from Kozino and Petrcane. Croatia Airlines flies from Heathrow to Zadar (via Zagreb) several times a week, with Tuesday and Thursday flights being the most convenient ones in terms of short waiting time at Zagreb airport. This is not a cheap flight, on average around £240 for a return adult ticket, with child discounts available.

Sunsail charter flights operate between Gatwick and Zadar every Sunday from late April to October - seats that are available on flight-only basis are subject to last minute availability. Prices vary between £150-210 return and there are no child seats are not discounted.

In summer season Zadar is also served by direct scheduled flights from Amsterdam, Zurich Munich (all with Croatia Airlines) and Vienna. Zurich and Amsterdam flights are especially convenient if arriving from a destination outside the UK, like USA or Asia.

Budget airline Ryanair now flies from Stansted, Edinburgh and Dublin to Zadar several times a week, between May and October. Prices start from very low but expect to pay around £180 in high season and during school holidays.

Scheduled, chartered and discount flights to Zagreb:

Alternatively, you might prefer to get a flight to Zagreb or Split, and drive to Kozino or Petrcane. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and also worth visiting. This option would make the flight, if not very cheap, with average return fares of around £180, then a bit more economical and convenient, as Croatia Airlines flies from Heathrow to Zagreb at least seven times a week. The drive to Zadar along the brand new motorway takes around two and a half hours, with parts of it being very scenic. It is also possible to visit the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park along the route (allow an extra hour for detour from the motorway as the park actually lies along the old route, as well as at least couple of hours to be spent in the area). If driving during summer school holidays, especially weekends, be aware of possible queues for the Sveti Rok tunnel. Visit our car hire page for more information on driving through Croatia.

Budget airline Wizzair flies from Luton to Zagreb three times a week.

Scheduled, chartered and discount flights to Split:

The drive from Split airport to our properties takes around one and a half hours - - add at least an extra hour if driving along the old coastal road, which we definitely recommend, unless you are in a hurry or arriving late in the day. Croatia Airlines operates scheduled flights to Split from both Gatwick and Manchester several times a week. It also flies from Heathrow to Split every Saturday. The cost of this flight varies between £150-£260 adult return, depending on availability. Children over two years of age get a 30% discount on full adult fares. Remember, the sooner your book your ticket, the cheaper it is going to work out.

There are also several direct charter flights to Split airport from Gatwick, Stanstead, Norwich, Birmingham and Bristol during tourist season. A couple of budget airlines now fly to Split from UK airports: Wizzair flies from Luton, and Easyjet has flights from Gatwick, twice a day four days a week.

Scheduled, chartered and discount flights to Dubrovnik, Pula and Rijeka (Krk):

It is possible to fly to all of the above airports and still easily reach your property within a day -the drive from Rijeka (Krk airport) now takes around three hours, and the drive from both Dubrovnik and Pula to Zadar would take around five hours. Some of the carriers, notably Croatia Airlines, do allow for different arrival and departure airports within Croatia. This is especially convenient if you wish to drive through the country and stay in more than one place, as you then would not have to drive back to the airport you arrived at. Several carriers operate flights to Pula, Rijeka and Dubrovik from the UK, notably British Airways (from Gatwick), Easyjet (departing from Gatwick), Wizzair (Luton departures) and Ryanair (Stansted, Edinburgh and Dublin).

There are often last minute discount offers on all of the above flights to Croatia - follow the links on the right to search for best last minute fares. Alternatively you can contact the carriers directly to check for their best offers - the links and booking office contact numbers can be found at the bottom of this page.


More on budget and value flights to Croatia:

There are several cheap budget flights to Croatia at present time (see above). In adition, main scheduled carriers like Croatia Airlines and British Airways often offer good value deals if booked long in advance. Sometimes there are also some good value last-minutes offers with some of the charter flights operating between UK and Croatia, mostly to Split, Dubrovnik and Pula airports but also to Zadar and Rijeka. These discounted fares are usually subject to last minute availability. To search for those discount flights it is a good idea to contact one of the UK all-around flight agents (or visit their websites through the links on the right hand side). Alternatively the flights can usually be booked directly with the charter companies -see bottom of this pages for links and contact numbers.

With regards to neighbouring Slovenia, the most convenient budget flight is the Easyjet flight from London Stanstead to Ljubljana airport. The average drive time from Ljubljana to Zadar is about three to three and a half hours. Click here for contact numbers of car rental companies with offices at Ljubljana airport.

Several major European carriers, such as Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Sabena and Malev fly to Split from various UK airports. None of those flights is a direct flight and there is usually a two or three-hour wait for connecting flights in both directions. Please contact your flight agent for more details. We have found the website www.cheapflights.co.uk to be a good starting point when searching for flights and flight brokers in the UK.

Another way of getting to Croatia is via Italy, as there are several budget airline flights to convenient Italian airports. Trieste airport (budget flights with Ryanair from Stanstead www.ryanair.com) is the one nearest to Croatia - although the driving time to North Dalmatia and to our properties is around five hours, the road offers some fantastic scenery as it mostly follows the coastline. We are also able to assist with arranging hotel accommodation en route, should you wish to do some exploring first and spend the night or two somewhere along the way - please call us for more details on possible routes.

Alternative Italian airports with budget flights from the UK are Venice Marco Polo (Go BA from Stanstead, East Midlands, Bristol and Luton, www.go-fly.com) and Venice Treviso (Ryanair from Stanstead), both with an extra two hours driving time; Ancona (Ryanair from Stanstead), with ferry www.jadrolinija.hr , and hydrofoil www.miatours.hr links to both Zadar and Split ports; Pescara (Ryanair from Stanstead) a short drive away from Ancona.

NOTE: if hiring a car in Italy not all car-hire companies allow cross-border traffic to Croatia. Please refer to our Car hire page for more details.

Booking your flight to Croatia :

We regret that we are currently unable to include flights in out travel arrangements - they must be booked separately either with the carrier or with one of their bonded agents.

Croatia Airlines booking and information office 020 8563 0022, or you can make an inquiry or reservation through www.croatiaairlines.com

British Airways scheduled flights can be booked online on www.ba.com


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