Zadar Airport Guide (ZAD)

Airport info
Code: ZAD
Ulica I/2A, Zemunik Donji, Zadar, 23222, Croatia

The airport is located 8km (5 miles) east of Zadar city centre.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +385
+385 23 205 832

Zadar Airport serves the city of Zadar and the popular tourist areas on Croatia's Dalmatian coast. Our Zadar Airport guide provides details on transportation to and from the airport, a list of terminal facilities, and recommended accommodation options nearby.


An information desk is located adjacent to the check-in area.

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Driving directions

From central Zadar, take route 8 southwards and turn left onto route 424. Continue along route 424 until you see signs for the airport access road (route 502), which leads directly to the terminal entrance.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Buses connect the airport to the Old Town Bus Terminal, the Gaženica ferry port (bus station near CRODUX petrol station) and the main bus station in central Zadar. Tickets are 25 kn. For the bus schedule, visit

Taxi: Taxis are 24 hours a day outside International Arrivals. Prices into the city centre start at around 150 kn (20 Euro), and journey time is upwards of 15 minutes depending on traffic.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are located in the public area on the terminal's ground floor, on the right of the check-in counter. There is a bureau de change service available in International Arrivals and on the ground floor before check-in. There is an OTP bank before check-in.


Public payphones are available and WiFi is free throughout the airport.


There is a restaurant and a café/bar in the public area, and a snack bar in International Departures. However, these are not open 24 hours a day.


Duty-free shopping is available for passengers leaving the EU. Duty-free goods on offer include perfumes, fashion accessories, liquor and tobacco as well as many Croatian specialty items. Duty-free is located in the Departures Hall after security.


There are currently no left luggage facilities at the airport. Trolleys are available. Any items lost or damaged should be reported to the airport’s lost and found office (tel: +385 23 205 904).


Other available facilities at Zadar Airport include baby-care rooms and a travel agency desk in the main hall.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is one business lounge but currently no meeting facilities at the airport, although these services are offered by some of the larger hotels on the coast and in the city centre. The nearest is the Hotel Porto (tel: +385 23 292 300;, about 7km (4 miles) west of the airport.

Disabled facilities

Designated disabled parking spaces are located in close proximity to the terminal building. The airport is all on one level making it accessible for wheelchair users. There is also a marked place in the Passenger Terminal with a telephone where passengers can report a need for special assistance. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Over 400 parking spaces are available at the airport, with both long- and short-term spaces. Online booking in advance of travel is available via the airport website.

Car rental

International car hire companies Hertz, Aviva and Sixt are represented at the airport, along with several local operators. Desks are situated between the main terminal and the parking area.


There are currently no on-site hotels at Zadar Airport. Near the airport, the majority of accommodation comes in the form of self-catered apartments. The nearest hotel option is about 7km (4.3 miles) away, situated on the route into the city.

Hotel Joso

+385 23 394 900

Located on the coast near the Dalmatia Marina complex, the small and family-run Hotel Joso is a mid-range option. Its restaurant specialises in locally sourced, traditional cuisine and all rooms have a balcony with a sea view.

Ul. dr. Franje Tuđmana 117, 23206, Sukošan, Croatia

Hotel Porto

+385 23 292 300

About 15 minutes drive west of the airport, the Hotel Porto is a 3-star hotel that houses over 100 air-conditioned rooms, and additionally offers meeting facilities to business travellers. Moreover, the hotel features a restaurant and a private garden with a bar.

Nikole Jurišića 2, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
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