How To Get Here

Arrival by car

Although it’s an island destination, you can get to Novalja from the mainland via the Pag Bridge, which connects the south side of the island of Pag to the nearest town of Zadar.

The distance between the Zagreb-Ploče highway (exit: Posedarje) and Novalja is 65 km.

The distance from Novalja to major cities:

Zagreb – 225 km
Split – 216 km
Zadar – 76 km
Ljubljana – 245 km
Munchen – 645 km
Beč – 580 km
Milano – 615 km
Budimpešta – 565 km
Prag – 900 km

Arrival by bus

Novalja has excellent transportation connections with all the major cities (Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split), from which you can reach all European destinations.

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Arrival by boat

The Prizna-Žigljen ferry line connects Novalja to the mainland, while a catamaran line connects Novalja to the neighbouring island of Rab and the city of Rijeka. The passenger boat “Maslina” connects Lun (17 km away from Novalja) with the neighboring island of Rab.

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Ferry Prizna-Zigljen schedule

Catamaran Novalja-Rab-Rijeka schedule

Catamaran Rijeka – Rab – Veli Lošinj – Novalja – Silba – Zadar schedule

The passenger boat Lun – Rab  schedule


Arrival by plane

If you are coming to Novalja by plane, Zadar Airport is located 80 km away and it is well connected with the rest of Europe and beyond. You can take cheap flights to Brussels (Charleroi), Dublin, Dusseldorf (Weeze), Frankfurt (Hahn), London (Stansted), Oslo (Rygge) and Stockholm (Skavsta).

Lufthansa and Germanwings ensure a good connection with the German cities of  Köln, Stuttgart (STR),  Bonn (CGN), München and Berlin (SXF).

Croatia Airlines will help you quickly reach the Croatian cities of Zagreb and Pula.

Split Airport is connected to 53 cities via 29 airlines. Each week, at least 56 domestic flights and 84 international flights take off from Split Airport.

Rijeka Airport is located on the island of Krk. If you decide to take a rent-a-car to the Prizna ferry port, from where you can reach the island of Pag via ferry, it will take you up to an hour and a half of driving. If you decide to use public transport, you need to go to Rijeka and take a boat or bus to Novalja from there.

If you are travelling from some other global destination,Zagreb Airport is connected to all the transit airports in Europe. Each week, at least 133 domestic flights and 707 international flights take off from Zagreb Airport.

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