Cheap flights to Croatia
Located in southeast Europe, Croatia lies beside Italy to the east and Slovenia to the northwest. Croatia is probably best known for its extensive summer season nightlife – especially that which occurs on the island of Hvar or the city of Split. Hvar now has a reputation for being one of the best party destinations in Europe, with the Carpe Diem Bar one of the most notorious, alongside Hula Hula, Veneranda and Pink Champagne. Most travellers describe Croatia as paradise with a temperate climate and plenty of must-sees. Exploration of some of Croatia’s national parks is a must, especially Plitvice Lakes National Park and those around Split. Mljet National Park is a photographer's wonderland and you can trek to several UNESCO sites while you’re in the mood such as the historic city of Trogir or the Cathedral of St James in Sibenik. Ready to go? Student Flights has the best-priced airfares to Croatia with a bunch of international airlines.
There are a number of airports in Croatia that accept flights from Australia. Zagreb International Airport (ZAG), sometimes called Pleso Airport after the suburb it is located in, is Croatia’s main international hub handling around a third of Croatia’s annual passengers. Dubrovnik Airport (DBU) and Split Airport (SPU) share the majority of the remaining international services. To get from the airport to your accommodation, city centre or marina, a range of public transport and taxis are at your disposal. Some hotels and resorts will also offer a shuttle service. Speak to your Student Travel consultant for advice on private transfers.
To travel from Australia to Croatia will require 2 stopovers in a selection of exciting places. An interesting flight path from Brisbane goes to Hong Kong (9 hours) continuing on to London (13 hours), then a short connecting flight to Zagreb (2.5 hours). From Melbourne and Perth, a convenient flight path is through Doha, Qatar and then connecting through Frankfurt, Germany to arrive in Split with a total flight time of around 22 hours (minus 3 hours from Perth). Other travellers may choose to lay-over in Bangkok from which Croatia can be reached through Vienna, Austria. Flight time along this path from Sydney is just over 21 hours. Major airlines will often provide a variety of meals and drinks on long-haul flights. On shorter connecting flights, a light refreshment may be served. Inflight entertainment options will vary depending on the airline. For more information on specific services, please see our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to Croatia
Major airlines that fly from Australia to Croatia:
Croatia Holiday Packages
From the episcopal complex in Zadar to the towns of Ston and Mali Ston near Dubrovnik, there is so much to see and do if you are wanting to discover every corner of Croatia. Ask a Student Flights travel consultant about the best deals in flights, accommodation and transfers, as well as tickets to major music festivals like Ultra or sailing trips, as part of our amazing and personalised Croatia holiday packages.
Find a konoba - a typical Croatian coastal restaurant - for some grilled fish or black risotto, but venture into tasting krafne and burek with a bit of trepidation – the food fare in Croatia is certainly a colourful one and will either grandly interest or grossly disinterest your palate. The old historic town of Zadar is one of the best discoveries you will make in Croatia, and the Night of the Full Moon annual lunar festival runs in August each year until the sun comes up if you’re in the mood for Croatian music, food and traditions. You might choose to sail out of Zadar along the Adriatic Coast and head down to explore Istria where you will find medieval hilltop towns and great scenic routes for some cycling. Don’t miss Zagreb off the Dalmation Coast with its thriving food scene and throbbing nightlife.
Discover Croatia’s unforgettable and find out more about this unique travel destination here. Student Flights travel consultants can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.