Getting to Zagreb
Arriving by air
Zagreb is serviced by the Zagreb Airport, locally known as Pleso
(IATA airport code: ZAG). It is located 17 km from the city center
(about 25 minutes by car or bus).
- Zagreb airport - Zagreb Airport web site.
- Croatia Airlines - the Croatian national airline company is a member of Star Alliance
(partner airlines Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi,
LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair,
TAP, Thai Airways International, United, US Airways and VARIG).
- low cost airlines flying to Zagreb: Germanwings, Norwegian.
Transportation to/from the airport
The cheapest option to get to the city is by public transportation.
There is an airport shuttle bus, operated by "Pleso prijevoz".
Please note that public transportation fares are only payable in
Croatian Kuna (HRK). A one-way ticket costs 30 HRK and may be
bought from the driver. (The approximate exchange rate as of
November 2015 is 1 EUR = 7.6 HRK.)
The bus has two terminals, one located at the Airport, and the
other located at the Main Bus Station in Zagreb (Autobusni kolodvor,
Avenija Marina Drzica). It also makes a few stops (on request),
one in New Zagreb and one close to the "Lisinski" concert hall.
(If you are staying at the International Hotel, or coming directly
to FER from the airport, this is where you should get off the bus -
just ask the driver to let you out at "Lisinski" - this is about
one block away and the hotel sign is already visible from there.)
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The bus terminal at the Airport is located just outside the airport building.
Buses run at half-hour intervals for most of the day. See
Once at the Main Bus Station, there is a taxi station and
a tram station right in front of the building.
A more comfortable option to get to the city from the airport is
to take a taxi. The taxi terminal at the Airport is located just
outside the airport building. Taxi ride from the airport to the city
center costs approximately 160-200 Croatian kunas (22 - 26 £á). Additionally, UBER is available in Zagreb since October 2015, and covers the route between airport and the city.
Arriving by car
Zagreb has excellent road connections to the rest of Europe.
For planning your route, try
ViaMichelin.com. For current road
conditions and web camera views along Croatia's highways, check
the web site of the Croatian Auto Club.
A valid driver's license, car papers and all relevant insurance
documents are necessary to enter Croatia with a vehicle.
If you decide to arrive by plan and rent a car for local travel,
you can do it at any major airport, as well as in the city, but
it is generally a good idea to make your reservations in advance.
Croatian National Tourist Board has more
Arriving by train or bus
Zagreb has train and bus lines towards many EU countries. It should be noted that train connections are rather slow so for longer trips flying in is recommended.
Getting around the town
FER, the conference venue, and most of the recommended hotels are
located close to the center of Zagreb which is best explored on foot.
Zagreb has a network of electrics trams which are used in the city centre. The full tram line network can be accessed here. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing can be reached with tram lines 3, 5, and 13. The tram stop is "Sveucilisna aleja".
If you decide to take a tram, a single tram ticket costs 10 HRK
and it can be bought in advance (kiosk or newspaper stand - "Tisak", "Duhan"),
or in the tram from the driver. Night fares
cost approximately double. Remember to validate (stamp) your
ticket once you get into the tram (look for an orange stamping
machine at the front or rear of the tram). Stamp the ticket
only once. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes when travelling
in one direction. Another option is to buy an "e-ticket" card
at a kiosk for 10 HRK plus additional sum used for tickets. E-ticket's credit can be refilled at a kiosk. If using the e-ticket
card, validate your ticket by leaning it against an orange
machine in the tram. There are also options of purchasing a tram ticket for 3 and 7 days with prices of 70 and 150 HRK respectively.
Several taxi operators can also be used. It is advisable to
either order a taxi by phone or agree on the price before entering
the vehicle to avoid the possibility of being cheated. Taxi fares in
Croatian kuna (kn or HRK) can be found on these sites:
Getting to workshop room
The conference will take place on the ground floor in the newly redecorated Gray hall room in front of which the reception desk will be placed.
Google street view on FER from Vukovarska street.
Google street view on the main entrance of FER from Plitvicka street.
Map of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)
with path to Grey hall.