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Location information for Zadar Airport

Zadar Airport serves the Croatian city of Zadar with seasonal summer flights to both domestic and a few European destinations. It is also a training base for Lufthansa and Croatian Air Force flight training schools. Set in the village of Zemunik Donji, some 10kms from the town centre of Zadar and eight kilometres from the train station, it hosts full-service flights by the national carrier Croatia Airlines and low-cost flights by budget airlines including Ryanair. Around 270,000 passengers use the facility annually.

Zadar Airport facilities

The airport’s single terminal provides passenger conveniences such as a restaurant and coffee shop, tour and hotel booths, a bank offering currency exchange, a duty-free outlet and souvenir shop. Car hire in Zadar Airport is easy to arrange through international or local car hire agencies. Long- and short-term open-air parking is provided.

Zadar Airport excursions

Set on a peninsula overlooking the Adriatic, Zadar is a popular summer destination for its medieval Old Quarter and beautifully-preserved Roman forum as well as its pristine beaches. Car rental in Zadar Airport takes visitors direct to the historic town via a fast, scenic route. The major landmark is the Romanesque St Donat’s Church, now a museum; it is one of 34 ancient churches in the vicinity, including the cathedral. Kolovare Beach is the closest stretch of sand to the town centre.

Best time to visit

Warm, dry summers; mild, humid winters; and low rainfall characterize the climate here, with July and August highs of around 30?C typical and January the coldest month. October through December sees the most rain, with high summer seeing the least. Swimming is possible from May through October, with most visitors arriving during this time due to the seasonal nature of the available flights.

Car rental in Zadar Airport

Driving in Croatia’s tourist areas is normally a fun experience, particularly on the scenic A1 coast road although in remote areas, road conditions may deteriorate sharply. Summer weekends on the roads in and around the town can be chaotic due to the sheer volume of traffic, although the roads are well marked and ideal for excursions. Compare car hire costs online in advance for the best rates.