Croatia travel costs

Croatia (officially, the Republic of Croatia) is located between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea.

It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, and shares a western and southwestern maritime border with Italy.

The main cities travelers love to visit in Croatia are Dubrovnik (King’s Landing in the series Game of Thrones), Split, Zadar, and, of course, Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Have a look on this page to discover Croatia travel costs in these popular travel destinations.


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Croatia travel costs in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

In Southern Croatia, Dubrovnik is a beautiful and complex city. Because of its warm location by the Adriatic Sea and its historic Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tourists from all over the world flock to discover it. In the 1990s, heavy bombing by Serbs seriously destroyed the Old City, but massive efforts have helped bring it back to its former splendor.

Dubrovnik is also a regional trading center, due in large part to its seaport, which is one of the most important ports in the Adriatic Sea.

How much does it cost to visit Dubrovnik?

If you’re planning to visit Dubrovnik on a budget, expect to spend kn 159 per day, without accommodation. For more detailed Dubrovnik travel costs, have a look below.


Dubrovnik accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personkn 73 – 380
Typical double roomkn 146 – 760

Dubrovnik food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantkn 50 – 80
Meal in a mid-range restaurantkn 90 – 200
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)kn 15 – 20
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)kn 4 – 12
Croatia travel costs to eat in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketkn 15
Taxi (price per kilometer)kn 5 – 9
Gasoline (1 liter)kn 8.50 – 10.40
Croatia travel costs to get around Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik visiting costs – Top attractions in Dubrovnik

Walls of Dubrovnikkn 200, including Fort Lovrijenac
Dubrovnik Old TownFree
Lokrum Islandkn 120, including the boat trip
Fort LovrijenacIncluded w/ Walls of Dubrovnik
Mount SrđFree

If you’re planning to visit Dubrovnik, you should also read
Pros and cons of traveling to Dubrovnik, Croatia


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Croatia travel costs to visit Split

Split

Split is a sun-kissed city on the Adriatic Sea with a UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town. Knowing that now, it’s not hard to see why Split is one of Croatia’s most popular travel destinations.

How much does it cost to visit Split?

A budget traveler visiting Split will spend around kn 251 per day. That doesn’t include any accommodation costs, however. Check below to discover more detailed Split travel costs.


Split accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personkn 160 – 1,336
Typical double roomkn 321 – 2,672

Split food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantkn 50 – 80
Meal in a mid-range restaurantkn 90 – 200
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)kn 16 – 20
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)kn 5 – 12

Split fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketkn 11
Taxi (price per kilometer)kn 6 – 8
Gasoline (1 liter)kn 9.36 – 10.47
Croatia travel costs to get around Split

Split visiting costs – Top attractions in Split

Palazzo di Dioclezianokn 90
Marjan ParkFree
Old SplitFree
Cathedral of Saint Domniuskn 35
Klis Fortresskn 60

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Croatia travel costs in Zadar

Zadar

Zadar is a city in northern Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coast. Zadar is home to nearly 100,000 people who are proud of their city, which is one of the jewels of the Croatian coast. Today, the Old Town has a charming array of medieval buildings, magnificent churches, and narrow traffic-free streets.

How much does it cost to visit Zadar?

On a budget visit to Zadar, you will spend around kn 190 daily. However, that is without including accommodation costs. Read below to find out more about Zadar’s travel costs.


Zadar accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personkn 123 – 591
Typical double roomkn 246 – 1,182

Zadar food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantkn 50 – 60
Meal in a mid-range restaurantkn 125 – 150
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)kn 15 – 20
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)kn 5 – 12

Zadar fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketkn 10
Taxi (price per kilometer)kn 5 – 10
Gasoline (1 liter)kn 9.70 – 11
Croatia travel costs to get around Zadar

Zadar visiting costs – Top attractions in Zadar

Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)Free
Greeting to the Sun – Il Saluto al SoleFree
Zadar Land City GatesFree
Zadar Cathedralkn 15
ZrmanjaFree

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Croatia travel costs in Zagreb

Zagreb

Zagreb is Croatia’s capital, and the country’s spiritual, science, and economic center. The town is broken into three parts:

  • Gornji Grad (Upper Town), home to The Presidential Palace, the historic St Mark’s Church, and various museums and galleries
  • Donji Grad (Lower Town) is a much more vibrant part of the city, full of cafés, theatres, and parks
  • Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb), with tall buildings and nothing special for travelers.

How much does it cost to visit Zagreb?

If you visit Zagreb on a budget, plan to spend around kn 184 per day. Keep in mind that this cost doesn’t include your accommodation for the night. Discover more Zagreb travel costs in the tables below.


Zagreb accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personkn 112 – 521
Typical double roomkn 224 – 1,041

Zagreb food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantkn 40 – 60
Meal in a mid-range restaurantkn 100 – 150
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)kn 15 – 18
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)kn 5 – 12

Zagreb fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketkn 4
Taxi (price per kilometer)kn 5 – 6
Gasoline (1 liter)kn 9.80 – 10.50
Croatia travel costs to get around Zagreb

Zagreb visiting costs – Top attractions in Zagreb

TkalčićevaFree
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)Free
St. Mark’s Church (Crkva sv. Marka)Free
Museum of Broken Relationshipskn 40
Museum of Illusionskn 50

Croatia travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.