Plan your travel to Šibenik - central part of Adriatic coast
Your guide to travelling to Šibenik by train, plane, car or coach. Learn about connections, needed time, prices...
TRAIN – Šibenik has a rail connection to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia
PLANE – There are two close airports (Zadar and Split) which offer year-round flights as well as budget flights in high season
COACH – excellent connections with the capital as well as other Croatian towns
CAR – Highway from Zagreb to Šibenik (A1 - north to south direction) and highway from Rijeka to Šibenik (A6 - west to east direction)
GETTING TO ŠIBENIK – TOURIST INFORMATION
If you ͗re thinking of visiting Šibenik here are some great tips on how to get there. You can get there by car, coach, train or plane. Located in the middle of the Adriatic, this town is simply a must destination. With its rich history and culture it is also a home of famous inventors, sculptors, artists, musicians, writers. It has a stunning coastline and is close to three national parks (Kornati islands, Krka waterfalls and North Velebit).
The vast majority of the country’s visitors get to Croatia by car, which isn’t as surprising as it sounds when you consider that millions of visitors come from one of Croatia’s neighbouring or nearby countries! Each year, many millions of visitors drive across or down to Croatia by car from Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech and Slovak Republics.
If you travel by car and come from the north, you have two possibilities. The A1 highway from the capital Zagreb which connects to highway from Ljubljana and Vienna s for the speedy ones. But if you fancy a slower ride, you can take the old road which will take a couple of hours more but you can visit the national park Plitvice and enjoy the beautiful sights. The A1 is a toll highway and the 300 km between Zagreb and Šibenik cost 154 kn if you ͗travel by car or 92 kn for a motorbike each way. When on the road there are two very important phone numbers to know: road assistance - 987 and all emergencies - 112.
In case you are coming from the west direction, again you can take the A6 highway which runs a few kilometres off the coast line. The A6 tolls are 187 kn for cars and 112 kn for motorbikes. Of course there is also an old slow road, “Magistrala”, which runs along the coast and offers breathtaking views.
Getting there by coach is another option. Šibenik is well connected to Zagreb by quick bus routes that take up to 4.20 hrs and the ticket can cost between 145 and 180 kn each way. You can save by buying a return ticket. There are also other coach connections to Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik. Travelling by coach is a great opportunity to explore our beautiful country. The main bus station in Šibenik is located in the city centre, within a 5 minute walk from the Old Town.
If you are a train person, there are trains from Zagreb which has excellent connections to other European capitals. The train trip is a great opportunity to get to know less known regions of Lika and Gorski Kotar and have stunning views of the Velebit mountain range. The Train station is located near the city centre, within a 10 minute walk to the Old Town.
If you want to get there by plane, you ͗ll be happy to know that there are two nearby airports. Both are approximately 60 km away. Zadar in the north and in Split in the south. It is very important to mention that both Zadar and Split have year-round flights offered by Croatian Airlines as well as low budget flights offered by Ryanair, Germanwings and other charter flights during high season. Ryanair offers great budget flights from 1st April for most destinations and from 1st July to 20th October for all destinations available in Europe. Both airports offer shuttle buses to main bus stations from which you can easily catch a bus to Šibenik.
Parking in Šibenik – make it easy
In the city you can park in the street as well as in car parks. There are four parking zones with prices ranging from 3 to 10 kn per hour. It is possible to buy a day ticket. There are two big car parks in city centre, one in Zone B near the Train station and one in Zone A (Poljana), near the Old Town. Parking costs between 6 to 10 kn per hour – 10 kn in summer season.
You can park your car on the waterfront promenade in Šibenik, but max for 120 minute. It’s enough to put your luggage into your apartment or hotel room. Then we suggest to remove your car to some cheaper car parks like “Luka” (harbour, near bus station) or “TEF” near city beach Banj. Parking place for 24 hours is 20 kn (2,6 eur). Both places are about 10 minute walking from St.James Cathedral.
Do not leave your car in an illegal parking place, it will be towed.
Prices for car parking
From 01. 06. till 01. 09. - 10,00 kn/hour,
Rest of year 5,00 kn/hour
Maximum stay - 120 min.
Maps of car parks in Šibenik you can find here
Hopefully this will help you get to Šibenik safe, sound and soon. We look forward to seeing and guiding you there. For all additional help in accommodation offer, vehicle rental and sightseeing tours as well as planning individual tours please contact ŠIBENIK PLUS – your host in Šibenik region.