Flying Ryanair to Zadar, Croatia

Zadar Travel Blog

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The best thing about flying to a small town with a budget airline is that it is hassle free. The plane landed smoothly into Zadar airport on time and then taxied right outside the the terminal doors. No hassle getting into a queue to find a parking space, no long wait for the tunnel to connect to the plane for exit and no long queue at passport control. The officer just briefly glances at you and then the passport and then places a firm stamp in the middle of your passport. No questions, no second glances, nothing. Luggage starts spilling out onto the conveyor belt almost immediately and I collected mine within five minutes of joining the queue.

The airport bus waiting outside Liburnija, 25Kn and only a 15 minute journey into Autobusni Kolodvor Zadar. As our flight arrived in the evening 8.30pm it was already dark. Don't expect to see much through the dusty windows of the bus other than some dense trees.

Normally you find old women waiting at the bus station for tourists, like in Dubrovnik and Split. The lonely planets guide listed that we shouldn't expect to see this off season. On arrival in mid October and you'll still find old men waiting at the bus station for tourists to rent their apartments. We had already arranged something online, using travel library. Our host Denis, collected us from the bus station although he did offer to collect us from the airport. He took us on a quick drive around Zadar. He pointed out places to eat, drink and sights to see. The apartment located on Franje Tudmana, only 10 mins walk into the Old town.
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