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Zadar Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Zadar Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

The seatings aren't really soft but a trained sleeper can make the best of it.
- a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Zadar Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, modern single-terminal international airport served by seasonal flights. Limited shopping and dining options are available.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Although no specific sleeping spot was mentioned, reviewers described their overnight stay as quiet and safe. Reviews were mixed on comfort. There are very few padded benches available, so most likely you will have to sleep on the floor. One reviewer described the floors as dirty and sticky with spilled food and coffee, while others slept comfortably on the floor using sleeping bags, travel mats or even beach towels.
  • When sleeping landside, the doors open and cold air comes in during winter. Wear warm clothes and have a blanket handy.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.
  • Overnight stays are allowed, but the airport closes and locks its terminal at 10:00PM, which means no passengers are allowed to enter or exit the building. If you plan to spend the night, arrive at the airport before it closes for the night. The airport opens again at 4:00AM.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the terminal at anytime. You will be locked inside the airport overnight, so keep that in mind when deciding whether to spend the night at the airport.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Zadar Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Zadar Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Zadar Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Porto - (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for 150,00 kuna. » Check Rates
  • Pansion Matanovi Dvori - (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Joso - (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for 20,00€. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Zadar Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Zadar Airport. Connect to the “Zadar Airport Free” network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Baby Care Facilities - There is one baby changing facility available at the airport.
  • Currency Exchange - There are currency exchange services available in the international arrivals hall (Hours: 6:30AM - 10:30PM) and in the departures hall (Hours: not known).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available Airside.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update it is not known if there are any 24-hour food concessions.
    »   Landside: Caffe Bar and Restaurant
    »   Airside: Caffe Bar
  • Information Desk - Location: to the left of the check-in counters.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:00AM - 10:00PM. According to the web site it says the airport is open 24 hours "on request".

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As of March 2018, Zadar airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Eurowing • Lufthansa • Croatia Air • easyJet • Vueling • LOT.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the Old Town Bus Terminal (with a stop at the Main Bus Terminal). At the time of this update, it would seem that there is only one shuttle in the morning and again in the evening. For more information, visit the Zadar Airport website.

Car Rentals

There are 16 car rental service providers at the airport, including: Air Rent a Car, Avis, Dollar/Thrifty, Filipović Rent a Car, Fleet, Hertz, Last Minute Rent-a-Car, Lulić Rent a Car, Oryx, Sixt, Uni Rent and more. Location: The Car rental counters are located in a separate building outside the terminal.


Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day at the taxi stand opposite the International Arrivals exit.

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Last Updated: 21 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .