Arriving in ŠibenikSo you have finally reached our beautiful city, having safely placed your two feet on Croatian soil rest assured as we have all the necessary information on transport and arrival points to help you get around and find your way.
By busŠibenik bus station is handily located on the seafront a 5-minute walk east of the Old Town. It is served by 4 or 5 express buses per day from Zagreb, with an average journey time of 4hr 20min. There is an additional handful of Zagreb-to-Šibenik buses that take a longer route, calling in at Zadar or the Plitivice Lakes on the way. Ticket prices range from 18,30 € to 21,10 € one way. Šibenik also lies on the route of many long-distance bus routes linking Rijeka and Zadar in the north to Split and Dubrovnik in the south – so arriving here from elsewhere on the Adriatic coast is relatively easy.
The bus station itself is equipped with plenty of cafes and patisseries (mostly Open until 21:00 or 22:00), two ATMs, a left-luggage office (garderoba; daily 07:00 - 21:00), ticket office (Open 06:00 - 21:00), information desk (Open 06:30 - 21:00) and a public toilet (07:00 - 21:00).
By carFrom Zagreb: Šibenik lies just over 300km from the Croatian capital, with much of the distance covered by the swift and highly scenic A1 motorway. With the route crossing the bewitchingly barren Lika plateau before burrowing its way through the dramatic Velebit mountains, you’re in for an exhilarating ride. Be aware that the A1 is a toll motorway, and the Zagreb-Šibenik stretch will set you back about 20,10 € (car) or 12,20 € (motorbike) each way.
From elsewhere on the Adriatic coast: Šibenik is on Croatia’s main coastal road, the Magistrala, which runs from Rijeka in the northwest to Dubrovnik in the southeast. It is a stunning journey, which takes you past some of the most beautiful maritime scenery anywhere in Europe. However it can be full of traffic and time consuming in summer, when it might be worth heading inland and picking up the motorway for a stretch or two.
By trainThe fastest connection from Zagreb to Šibenik by train takes just over 6 hours and goes via Perković. There are two fast lines a day (morning one at 07:35 and the afternoon one at 15:20 ).
Šibenik train station is about ten minutes’ walk west of the Old Town. There is a café at the station, ticket office and information desk (Open 07:40 - 15:10), a public toilet, but no left-luggage facilities.