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Trains to Zagreb

With the tourism in Croatia so focused on the coast, the country’s capital sometimes struggles to get visitors’ attention. That’s a pity, because Zagreb certainly deserves a visit. The city on the River Sava is by far the largest in Croatia. From its historic core, known as Gradec, the city has spread south from the hill over the adjacent valley. First stop for newcomers is the busy Ban Jelacic Square, from where most of Zagreb’s key sights are easily reached on foot.

The main railway station is Zagreb Glavni kolodvor, which is an easy ten-minute walk south from Ban Jelacic. It’s a beautifully proportioned neoclassical confection, just dripping with Habsburg style. Take time to have a peek at the stately Esplanade Hotel, across a green to the west of the station forecourt. Generations of travellers wanting to break their journey on the famous Orient Express spent a night or two at the Esplanade.

The Orient Express is long gone from the departure boards at Zagreb Glavni kolodvor, but there are still plenty of international trains. There are daily departures for Belgrade, Budapest, Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Zürich. There are also direct trains to the coast, with services to Rijeka and Split taking four and six hours respectively.

Travel to Zagreb by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

London to Zagreb by train

from $157.14

Avg 2 changes 18hr 37m

Villach to Zagreb by train

from $16.21

Avg 0 changes 3hr 58m

Budapest to Zagreb by train

from $61.11

Avg 0 changes 5hr 10m

Munich to Zagreb by train

from $29.31

Avg 0 changes 8hr 5m

Ljubljana to Zagreb by train

from $32.42

Avg 0 changes 2hr 15m

Vienna to Zagreb by train

from $32.42

Avg 0 changes 6hr 38m

Salzburg to Zagreb by train

from $28.68

Avg 0 changes 6hr 39m

Graz to Zagreb by train

from $20.58

Avg 0 changes 3hr 57m

Belgrade to Zagreb by train

from $62.98

Avg 0 changes 6hr 58m

Zurich to Zagreb by train

from $53.00

Avg 0 changes 14hr 3m

Innsbruck to Zagreb by train

from $31.18

Avg 0 changes 9hr 47m

Brussels to Zagreb by train

from $72.33

Avg 2 changes 16hr 13m

Paris to Zagreb by train

from $62.98

Avg 1 change 16hr 8m

Venice to Zagreb by train

from $37.41

Avg 1 change 7hr 34m

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.