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Zagreb Airport

Croatia’s main international air hub is Zagreb Airport, handling well over three million passengers a year. It’s the base for Croatia Airlines, but has no direct flights to the US. North American passengers will need to transfer in a major European city such as London, Paris or Amsterdam, while UK visitors can fly direct from London Heathrow or Gatwick on Croatia Airlines or EasyJet. Domestic flights also run from the airport to Dubrovnik, Split, Pula and Zadar.

Terminal facilities include currency exchange and ATMs, business lounges, internet access, a café and restaurant, facilities for the disabled, an information desk, a landside general shop and duty free outlets airside. Parking is offered close by and car rental can be arranged. Ground transportation is by bus or taxi.

Dubrovnik International Airport

The second-largest airport in Croatia, Dubrovnik International serves the city and its surroundings through one modern terminal. The vast majority of flights are seasonal and there are no direct flights to the US. British Airways and EasyJet fly from London Gatwick, with Jet2 offering seasonal routes from major UK cities like Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh. Thomson charters also run from Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester.

Amenities include currency exchange, a bank, ATMs, tourist information, and coffee shops airside and landside. A newsagent and tobacco store are located in the departure hall and there’s a duty free shop in the international lounge. Ground transportation is by Atlas bus, taxi or public bus.

Split Airport

The small airport serving Split is located in Kastela town some distance from the city and handles over a million passengers during the summer. It’s a hub for Croatia Airlines’ flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Frankfurt. Almost all its routes are seasonal and there are no direct flights to the USA.

UK travelers can fly from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton on Wizz Air, Croatia Airlines or EasyJet or from Leeds/Bradford or Manchester with Jet2. Services at the terminal include a bank, currency exchange, ATM, assistance for the disabled, a mini-market for souvenirs and other goods, a business lounge, restaurant, parking, car rental and duty free in the international lounge. Ground transportation to Split and beyond is by bus or taxi.

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