Croatia (HZ)

Country info: Croatia (Hrvatska)

Rail companies: HZ (Hrvatske željeznice)

Croatian Rail Network Map

Currency: 1 euro= app. 7,50 Croatian Kuna (HRK) 


Train travel in Croatia: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info


National Train Service:

Train types in Croatia: Passenger (Putnički), Fast (Brzi), Express (Ekspresni), Intercity (InterCity/InterCity Nagibni) & international (EuroCity/EuroNight) trains

Validity of Trains Tickets in Croatia: domestic one-way tickets for journeys <100 km are valid for one day, for journeys >101 & <400 km - 2 days & 4 days for journeys >401 km. Return tickets are valid either during one day (for journeys <50 km), 2 days (journeys >51 & <100 km) or 6 days (journeys >100km)

Seats & Sleeper reservations on domestic journeys: 8 HRK (seats), 113 HRK (6 berth couchette), 159,60 HRK (3 bed sleeper), 239,90 HRK (double bed sleeper) and 465,40 HRK (single sleeper)

Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling by trains in Croatia (HZ):

  1. Passengers purchasing return tickets (trips >25 km) in Croatia receive 20% discount from the standard ticket fare
  2. Passengers holding ISIC cards receive 25% discount for domestic one-way or return tickets
  3. HZ from March 1, 2016 till May 31, 2016 offers a promo fare (50% discount from standard price) for journeys on line Zagreb-Rijeka/Rijeka-Zagreb (55,60 HRK) & Zagreb-Split/Split-Zagreb (98,50 HKR), discounted tickets can't be returned or exchanged.
  4. Another simple and relatively easy way to save on rail travel in Croatia is to avoid expensive ICN and IC trains, while instead give preference to cheaper (although a bit slower) Fast and Passenger trains.
  5. Passengers planning to visit more than one destination in Croatia (e.g. day trip) can take advantage of the fact that Croatian Railways allow one stopover for any domestic journey done with one-way ticket or two stopovers with any return ticket (one stopover during outward & one during return trip). It means that passenger holding ticket from destination A to destination C can travel from A to C with stopover in destination B, thus instead of two separate tickets purchase one through ticket and, as result, save money thanks to regressive nature of HZ domestic tariff.

International Train Service:

a) Regular discounts

b) Special offers (SparSchiene)

Ticket offers with limited number of tickets per each departure (purchase in advance required):

Ticket offers with unlimited number of tickets per each departure :

c) CityStars

Croatia Railways offer CityStar tickets for connections from Croatia to Slovenia, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia & Montenegro (every 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th passenger pays only 50% from standard full price fare, except CityStar to Switzerland where additional passengers pay 90%, thus receive only 10% discount). CityStar tickets to Austria, Germany & Switzerland need to be purchased at least three days before the journey

It is possible to purchase Rail Plus Card in Croatia (allows 25% discount on any international tickets between almost all European countries)

Rail Plus Card prices: <26 and >60 – 15 euro or 25 euro for adult passengers


How to Buy Train Tickets in Croatia:

Currently it is not possible to purchase national (domestic) or international tickets online directly via Croatian Railways (HZ) website, so passengers will have to visit HZ ticket counter

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