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Flights to Croatia in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR9 528Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip fromR8 962From Johannesburg to Croatia
One-way fromR161One-way flight from Johannesburg to Croatia

Cheap flights to Croatia in May, June 2022

The best prices found for ZAG flights for May, June
27 May - 3 Jun
R9 867pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 May - 3 Jun
R10 222pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
KLM
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 May - 4 Jun
R11 433pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
SPU
Split
SPU
Split
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Croatia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Croatia found for this year
1 Aug - 18 Aug
R9 673pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 May - 3 Jun
R9 867pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Aug - 18 Aug
R9 964pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
ZAG
Zagreb Franjo Tuđman
Air France
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Croatia

Can I fly to Croatia from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Croatia

Most visitors from South Africa can enter Croatia without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Croatia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Croatia.

Can I fly back to South Africa from Croatia?

Returning to South Africa from Croatia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Croatia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Croatia are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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Cheapest prices for Croatia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Croatia found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
April
R10 077
May
R9 415
June
R11 401
July
R11 433
August
R11 304
September
R10 125
November
R11 756
December
R12 725

When is the best time to fly to Croatia?

Average Zagreb Franjo Tuđman flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - ZAG
Price
R8 548 - R15 669
ZAG
Temperature
4 - 27 °C
ZAG
Rainfall
31 - 95 mm

Peak season:

During the months of July and August, Croatia’s drawcards – its islands – really come to life and attract thousands of visitors. This is also Croatia’s peak season, which means that the main cities such as Zagreb and Dubrovnik are at their busiest. You may want to consider flying to Croatia during the shoulder seasons of spring or autumn, which is when you’re more likely to book cheap flights and enjoy discounted rates at most hotels and resorts along the Adriatic coastline.

Off season:

Depending on where exactly you’re planning on going in Croatia, the off season can vary. Cities along the coast, such as Zagreb, experience off season during the months of January and February, but this is high season in the country’s ski resorts. Make sure that you book your flight tickets to Croatia well in advance if you’re planning a skiing holiday though since this will help you avoid the risk of overpaying for airline tickets and accommodation.

When is the best time to book a flight to Croatia?

Croatia’s shoulder season, which is during the country’s autumn and spring months, sees great temperatures that often usher in thinner crowds. This may mean that flight prices and accommodation rates drop as well, which will help you plan the cheapest flight to Croatia. Whichever way you decide to sway your vote in terms of seasonal traveling, always aim to book your flight at least two months in advance in order to ensure you get charged the best rates.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Croatia?

The cheapest flights to Croatia are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Croatia?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Croatia trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

With its extensive archipelago, clear blue seas, and the very diverse mainland, Croatia has a landscape as unique as its locals, offering visitors the opportunity to lose themselves in heavenly beauty and an atmospheric bliss unlike any other.

If you’re considering taking a cheap flight to Croatia, be prepared to experience the ‘Mediterranean as it once was’, magically enhanced with all the timeless landscapes glistening in the afterglow of the Adriatic Sea, sans the typical high-cost living of the Eurozone.

How long is the flight to Croatia?

Johannesburg to Zagreb          12 hours, 50 minutes
Johannesburg to Split              14 hours, 55 minutes
Johannesburg to Dubrovnik    14 hours, 20 minutes
Johannesburg to Zadar            15 hours, 25 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Croatia?

South African Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Air France, Alitalia, and KLM all offer cheap flights to and from Croatia, and all of them have their own set of pros and cons. Some of these airlines offer much cheaper flights than their competitors, but they might not offer luxuries such as onboard entertainment and snacks during the fight, and they might be less comfortable in the long run. For South African tourists, the most comfortable and economical airlines are usually South African Airways and British Airways, but you can find great cheap flight deals to Croatia once you’ve determined your travel itinerary.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Zagreb

As Croatia’s largest airport, the Zagreb Airport Pleso is where most tourists will arrive in the country. It is situated 12km from the city center and one of the best ways to get from the airport to the city center is via a pre-booked transfer. You may also want to consider renting a car from one of the car rental companies, but if you opt in to use the airport bus (which can be found parked outside of the arrivals terminal), keep in mind that the trip to the city center will take up to 30 minutes.

Split

From the Split International Airport, you may take the bus to get to the city center. This is one of the cheapest options, although it may take up to an hour since the bus stops at every bus station and may see you changing buses in order to get to the city center. For a more convenient option, tourists may opt to use the Croatia Airlines bus, which is affordable and runs directly to the city center, albeit it’s only available after every Croatia Airlines flight. The fastest way to get to the city center from the Split airport is via a taxi, which can be found outside the airport and will get you to the city center in roughly 30 minutes.

Dubrovnik

Getting from the Dubrovnik airport to the city center can be done in a number of ways. If you’re heading to the Old Town and don’t mind waiting for a bus, it’s advisable to use the Airport Bus service since its cheap and will get you to the heart of the city center. You may also make use of the buses, which travel between the airport and the city center. Alternatively, tourists may make use of the variety of taxis parked outside of the arrivals terminal at the airport.

Zadar

Zadar Airport provides a public transport system operating bus transfers to and from the airport to the city center. Buses depart on a regular basis after every Croatia Airlines flight, which means that this is probably your fastest and most affordable means of getting to the city center.

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