Cheap Flights to Croatia

Located in the Balkans, Croatia has since its independence in late 1990, become a top tourist destination in Europe. Visitors have beaches stretching along the Adriatic Sea, the majestic Dinaric Alps, river canyons, amazing waterfalls, beautiful lakes, historic ruins and medieval cities to be explored and admired.
cheap-flights-to-croatiaZagreb the capital and largest city in Croatia is a pulsating conurbation and the nucleus of government, culture and academics. The Upper Town in the heart of the city contains the Gothic twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral, the pedestrian Tkalčićeva Street, lined with cafes and St. Marks Church from the 13th century while the Lower Town has the main square, museums, parks and shops.

Split the main city in Dalmatia is one of the largest in Croatia and on the Croatia Adriatic coast. Many cultural and historical monuments are housed within the walls of the 1700 year old Diocletian Palace, built by Roman emperor Diocletian during the 4th century.

Rich in history and culture, Dubrovnik in southern Croatia, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Renowned for its old town built in the 13th century with tall surrounding walls completed during the 16th century, it remains virtually untouched.

Known for its protected harbour, elongated beach-lined coast and Roman ruins, the seafront city of Pula on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula was founded around the 10th century. This city has been wiped-out and rebuilt several times by the Romans, Ostrogoths and Venetians including the Allied Forces.

One of eight international airports, Zagreb International is the main airport based in Pleso 15km outside of Zagreb. It serves over 2 million passengers annually and cheap flights to Croatia are often on offer depending on the time of the year. Rijeka International is situated in Omišalj on the island of Krk. Airlines flying from South Africa to Croatia comprise Lufthansa, Turkish, Qatar, British Airways and others.

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Cheapest One-Way Flights To Zagreb, Croatia

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb Air Frace R6 439 21 Aug 18 Apr 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Zagreb Austrain Airlines R8 884 1 Dec 22 Apr 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb Lufthansa R4 744 22 Dec 2 Mar 06:10
Flights from Durban to Zagreb Turkish Airlines R5 046 16 Jul 11 Jan 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Zagreb Turkish Airlines R4 597 18 Aug 8 Jan 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb KLM R6 129 1 Dec 1 Apr 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb Turkish Airlines R4 244 20 Jan 22 Mar 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Zagreb British Airways R4 699 9 Nov 22 Feb 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 29 Apr 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest Return Flights To Zagreb, Croatia

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Cape Town to Zagreb Austrain Airlines R17 769 1 Dec 22 Apr 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Zagreb Turkish Airlines R9 195 18 Aug 8 Jan 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb Lufthansa R9 489 22 Dec 2 Mar 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Zagreb British Airways R9 399 9 Nov 22 Feb 06:10
Flights from Durban to Zagreb Turkish Airlines R10 093 16 Jul 11 Jan 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb KLM R12 259 1 Dec 1 Apr 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Zagreb Air Frace R12 879 21 Aug 18 Apr 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 29 Apr 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest One-Way Flights To Split, Croatia

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Durban to Split Turkish Airlines R5 924 28 Sep 18 Jan 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Split Turkish Airlines R6 314 4 Aug 19 Dec 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Split Austrain Airlines R9 264 1 Dec 22 Apr 06:10
Flights from Durban to Split Qatar Airlines R7 989 10 Sep 18 Mar 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Split British Airways R4 639 7 Sep 19 Jan 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Split Swiss Airlines R4 809 4 Aug 18 Oct 06:11
Flights from Durban to Split British Airways R4 719 20 Sep 19 Jan 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Split Alitalia R5 119 5 Aug 26 Mar 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Split Lufthansa R8 469 16 Aug 24 Feb 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 29 Apr 00:00 and are subject to change.


Cheapest Return Flights To Split, Croatia

Route Airline Price Trip dates Search date
Flights from Durban to Split Turkish Airlines R11 849 28 Sep 18 Jan 06:10
Flights from Cape Town to Split Austrain Airlines R18 529 1 Dec 22 Apr 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Split Alitalia R10 239 5 Aug 26 Mar 06:10
Flights from Durban to Split British Airways R9 439 20 Sep 19 Jan 06:10
Flights from Johannesburg to Split British Airways R9 279 7 Sep 19 Jan 06:10
Prices based on live searches up till 29 Apr 00:00 and are subject to change.


Zagreb Airport, Croatia

Zagreb Airport (ZAG), Ulica Rudolfa Fizira 1, 10150, Zagreb, Croatia

Pula Airport, Croatia

Pula Airport (PUY), 52100, Valtura, Croatia

Weather In Croatia

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Croatia’s climate
Areas in Croatia encounter varying weather conditions, dependent on their distance from the Adriatic Sea. Many cities have good weather all year while Dubrovnik on the coast has a typical Mediterranean climate. January and February are the coldest months with July and August being the warmest.

When to fly to Croatia
The winter low season from October to April is cold but prices are low and this is where you will be able to save on your flights to Crotai, attracting travellers on tight budgets and those who enjoy skiing.

Shoulder season from May to June including September provides lower prices, fewer crowds and the Adriatic Sea warm enough to swim in.

High season during July and August has great weather with crowded coastal regions and high prices.

Getting around Croatia
Travellers have a good choice of flights between main airports, with several daily flights on the Zagreb-Split and Dubrovnik routes.

To fully experience authentic Croatia including the islands, travelling by car is the best form of transport but can work out expensive with the high cost of fuel. Visiting during July and August necessitates pre-booking your rental vehicle that be done through Sixt, Europcar including others.

Virtually every town has a bus station and a network of bus routes that affords an excellent and affordable mode of travel within the country. To travel between cities there are express routes on highways with stops at just about each village.

The only way to get around the islands, excluding Pag and Krk, is by ferry or catamaran with Jadrolinija being the main ferry operator. Schedules are enhanced during summer to accommodate escalated traffic but when the bura, a strong north-western wind blows, ferries can be delayed with catamarans altogether sidelined.

Croatia – inside information

  • The Plitvice Lakes National Park in central Croatia has visitors astounded with their sheer unadulterated beauty. The 295²km forest reserve has a chain of 16 terraced lakes linked by waterfalls that extend into a limestone canyon. Visitors have walkways and hiking trails that wind around and across the water with the Lake Kozjak ferry connecting the upper and lower lakes. The latter being home to Veliki Slap, a 78m high waterfall.
  • The alleged birthplace of Marco Polo is the island of Korčula where you can indulge your senses in lush forests, olive groves and vineyards or relax on a beach or stop-over in charming villages. In Korčula Town, the historical walled main town, experience Venetian Renaissance architecture and busy colourful markets.
  • In Split is the Peristile, a major open space (within the Diocletian Palace) with six columns and a cathedral. The centre of the town comprises white stone walls with cafes, bars and shops under its galleries and courtyards.
  • Dubrovnik rich in history, comprises St. Blaise Church, the Renaissance Sponza Palace, the Gothic Rectors Palace and the limestone pedestrian Stradun, lined with restaurants and shops.
  • Pula has the Temple of Augustus, dedicated to Augustus, the first Roman emperor that was built during his lifetime between 2 BC and AD14. Pula Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre with four side towers and all three Roman architectural orders, still completely preserved.
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