Zadar Airport (ZAD) is a small and busy airport in Croatia. Also known as Airport Zemunik, it is situated 8.5 km east of Zadar, in a small place called Zemunik Donji. The airport offers a spacious passenger terminal with good passenger facilities.
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Distance from Zadar airport to some popular places
|Place||Nearest Distance||by Bus||Driving time|
|to Split||140 km||2 hours||1 hr 30 min|
|to Dubrovnik||340 km||4 + hours||4 hours|
|to Plitvice Lakes||120 km||2 hours||1 hrs 45 min|
|to Krka National Park||65 km||1 hour||45 min|
|to Hvar island||140 km||4 hours (incl ferry)||5 hours (incl ferry)|
Transport / transfer / shuttle
- How to get from Zadar airport to Split, or Hvar & back
- How to do island hopping from Zadar
- Find out how to reach Zadar city center, ferry port, and bus & train station by shuttle bus from the airport – read here
- How to get from Zadar Airport to Plitvice Lakes
- The nearest (alternative) other airports are Split Airport and Dubrovnik Airport.
Airport Parking – Where to park a car at Zadar airport?
The airport car park, situated just across the road from the airport’s main passenger terminal, has just under 400 parking spaces. Here are the current parking prices:
|Parking Time||Parking Prices|
|1 hour||3.3 Euro|
|2 hours||4 Euro|
|3 hours||4 Euro|
|additional hour||0.6 Euro|
Please check out the full list of parking prices at Zadar Airports’ web
Alternative parking options: You can park your car in the surrounding area in Zemunik Donji for free. From there, take a bus or taxi to get back to the airport.
Nearest petrol station’s GPS coordinates:
- 44.1155, 15.4073
- 44.0799, 15.3883
Free WIFI & Internet Connection
Is there a Wi-Fi service at the airport? Yes, there is free WIFI & internet connection.
The wifi service at the Zadar airport is offered by Free WiFi HotSpot internet company. You connect to the “Zadar Airport (free)” network. Register by email. The connection is fast, requires no codes, and allows users to register multiple devices. Currently, unlimited minutes of free WIFI is applied.
Customer support: ++385 23 205 917
Several USB and electric sockets around the airport.
How Early to Arrive at Zadar Airport
We usually recommend arriving at Zadar Airport at least two hours before departure for flights within the EU and at least three hours before departure for flights outside of the EU which should provide you with enough time to:
- Check-in for your flight – including tickets and boarding pass
- Drop your luggage (if applicable)
- Customs & security procedure
- Getting to the gate well in time for boarding
In our opinion, it’s always better to arrive at the airport a little early and have some extra time browsing the stores or having a refreshment rather than arriving late, feeling rushed, and running the risk of denied boarding or missing your flight.
The check-in counter is opened 2 hours prior to international and 1.5 hours prior to domestic flight departures.
Online Check In
Online check-in is here
The live departure listing is here
FAQ: Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Zadar airport
How many airport terminals are at Zadar Airport?
There is now 1 medium size passenger terminal.
Where are the information points at the Zadar airport?
If you have any questions before your departure and even before you get to the airport, do not hesitate to contact this general information service by phone or email:
- Telephone Information Point: +385 23 205 917
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is also an information point at the terminal of the airport
Where can I make inquiries about my lost luggage?
The Lost and Found office that the airlines provide for passengers is situated in the baggage reclaim zones.
- Telephone: +385 23 205 904
- E-mail: email@example.com
- The alternative is to use the lost luggage service of your airline (look for Handling Airline Name)
Can you smoke at Zadar Airport?
You are only permitted to smoke outside the building, before check-in or after your arrival. There is one smoking area at Zadar Airport, after check-in and the security, you’ll find a large open-air area with a bar. In this area, smoking is allowed.
Where to sleep at the airport?
If your flight leaves very early in the morning, the best option is to find a hotel or private room in and around the airport. Alternatively, the airport lounge is the only choice. There are no dedicated sleeping areas at the airport.
Where can I exchange foreign currencies?
Currency exchange and ATM machines are located in the public halls of passenger terminals where you can exchange money.
Zadar Airport Statistics
Here are some facts and figures about Zadar Airport:
Total Number of Passengers 2015 – 2022 (in millions) – air traffic
How many passengers use Zadar Airport per year?
800 thousand passengers used Zadar Airport in 2019 which was the best year so far. In 2022, January to September figures are showing a total of just under 1 million passengers.