Makarska is one of the most beautiful towns on the Croatian coast with its many attractions and the most famous are Nature Park Biokovo, Harbour, The Peninsula of St Peter, The Shrine of Vepric and St Mark's Church. If you ever have visited the city of Makarska, then you know what magnificent place it is. Centuries of culture, nice beaches, great Mediterranean cuisine and friendly people make this town one of the most desired travel destinations in Croatia.
The nearest airport to Makarska is one in Split, 81 km away but many travelers choose Zagreb Airport as their starting point to Makarska because of better or cheaper flights.
Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to Makarska
The best selection for your transportation from Zagreb Airport to Makarska is Transferyst private transfer service with a fixed price of 2550 kuna (340€) for a vehicle for up to 8 passengers. This is the most comfortable transportation option for big families, groups of people, and all other travelers who are interested only in enjoying and relaxing while traveling to Croatia.
After you arrive at Zagreb Airport and after all border and customs formalities are done, your driver will meet you at arrivals, escort you to the vehicle, and help you with your luggage.
The distance from Zagreb Airport to Makarska is 453 km and the drive will take less than 5 hours. The route goes from Zagreb Airport through continental Croatia, Lika to coastal Croatia through the Velebit Mountains. Many people like to travel from Zagreb Airport to Makarska this way because there is an option for stopping and visit in Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is right along the route.
After a few hours of a comfortable ride, you will arrive in the city of Makarska. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel and your Makarska adventure can begin.
Route map from Zagreb Airport to Makarska
Taxi from Zagreb Airport to Makarska
You can take a taxi when you arrive at Zagreb Airport. Classic taxi drivers are offering to drive you from Zagreb Airport to Makarska but there are also Uber, Bolt and other taxi apps that are working just fine in Croatia. Taxies are parked in front of the airport arrivals and you shouldn't have a problem with finding your ride. Taxi prices from Zagreb Airport to Makarska are starting at 1690 kuna (227€) up to 3790 kuna (508€) depending on availability, type of the vehicle and how many passengers are traveling.
The biggest downside of hiring a taxi for your transportation from Zagreb Airport to Makarska is that you never can be 100 percent sure in pricing and there is always the possibility that taxi driver wants more money for his service. So, you should always agree on a price in front and try not to fall into taxi pricing scams.
Flight from Zagreb Airport to Makarska
You can take a flight from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport at a price starting from 290 kuna (39€) per person. The planes are relatively comfortable, and the journey takes no more than 1 hour. Split Airport is 81 km away from the center of Makarska and you will have to find transportation to your hotel.
Public bus from Zagreb Airport to Makarska
There is a public bus that runs regularly from Zagreb Bus Station to Makarska Bus Station at a price starting from 130 kuna (18€) per person. If you decide to take the bus, you will need to find transportation from Zagreb Airport to the Zagreb Bus Station on your own. The buses are relatively comfortable, the journey often takes more than 7 hours without stopping, and you will have to find your own way from the bus station in Makarska to your hotel.
Public train from Zagreb Airport to Makarska
There is no direct train from Zagreb to Makarska. By train, Makarska can be reached closest to Split, some 65 km from Makarska at a price starting from 200 kuna (27€) per person. If you decide to take the train, you will need to find transportation from Zagreb Airport to the Zagreb Main Station on your own. The train is much less comfortable, the journey often takes more than 10 hours because there is a long waiting time at another train in Karlovac or at some other place, and you will also have to find your way from the train station in Split to your hotel in Makarska.
Public transportation is a common choice of backpackers, singles, and anyone who has the excess time or travels on a budget.
Places to visit on the way to Makarska
There are quite a number of interesting places you can make a stop and visit when traveling from Zagreb to Makarska. Here are some ideas:
Paklenica National Park
Krka National Park