About Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is an old Central European city. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry as well. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.

When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital – a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it. Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facili­ties, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice vernacular cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.

Facts and Figures

Location:
  • northern Croatia, on the Sava River, 170 km from the Adriatic Sea
  • 45°10;15′N, 15°30′E
  • situated 122 m above sea level
Time:
  • Central-european time (GMT +1)
Climate and Weather:
  • continental climate
  • average summer temperature: 20° C
  • average winter temperature: 1° C
Population:
  • 792.875 (2011.)
Surface area:
  • 650 km2
Institutions:

By Air

Zagreb Airport is located 17 km from the centre of the city, or 20-25 minutes by bus. Information on flights can be obtained by calling 6265-222.

The Zagreb Airport bus terminal (bus stop) is at the Central Bus Station on Marin Drzic Avenue. For more information on bus schedule visit www.plesoprijevoz.hr

By Train

The Main Railway Station is located in the centre of the City (at Kralj Tomislav Square 12, a ten minutes walk from the central city square). Information on arrivals and departures can be obtained by dialing 060-333-444. Information on arrivals and departures can also be obtained at the travel agency “Croatia Express”, tel: 4573-253.

By Road

Main international roads are:

Trieste-Ljubljana-Zagreb
Graz-Maribor-Zagreb
Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Zagreb
Budapest-Varazdin-Zagreb

By  Bus

The Central Bus Station is located on Marin Drzic Avenue, a few minutes by tram (line number 6) from the central city square. Information can be obtained by calling 060-340-340. Information on arrivals and departures: 060-313-333. Bookings for domestic lines can be made by calling 060-313-333. For international lines bookings can be made by calling 6008-631. Traffic office telephone number: 6008-645.