Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Zadar Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
The seatings aren’t really soft but a trained sleeper can make the best of it.
– a traveller
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.
- 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.
Where to Sleep
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
Free WiFi is available at Zadar Airport. Connect to the “Zadar Airport Free” network.
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: Landside, to the left of the entrance and in Domestic Arrivals.
Baby Care Facilities – There is one baby changing facility available at the airport.
Currency Exchange – ICE offers currency exchange services International Arrivals Hall (Hours: 6:30AM – 10:30PM). The Departures Hall also offers services but hours are not known.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available Airside. A snack bar also sells newspapers/magazines, phone cards, etc.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – Not available.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 6:00AM – 10:00PM. According to the web site it says the airport is open 24 hours “on request”.
As of March 2019, Zadar airport is served by the following airlines: Croatia Air • easyJet • Eurowing • Lufthansa • Ryanair • Vueling • LOT.
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). See schedule on the Zadar Airport web site.
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.
Last updated: 2019-03-22
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. 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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.