Skradin, a riverside town located at the entrance to Krka National Park, is a short and easy trip from the medieval seaside city of Zadar, only 47 miles (76 km) away. The most convenient way to make the one-hour journey is by private transfer or rental car. Getting there by bus is another option—there are several direct buses throughout the day.

This two-week Croatia itinerary covers Zadar, Skradin, and neighboring Krka National Park, as well as Split and the island of Hvar.

By Rental Car or Private Transfer

Duration: 1 hour

Traveling by rental car offers you the maximum flexibility when it comes to keeping to your travel itinerary while giving you the option to make stops along the way. From Zadar, take the D424 to Zemunik Gornji and then follow the E65 toll highway towards Šibenik. Take Exit 21 at Gračac and continue on the D56 which leads to Skradin.

Another option is to follow the Jadranska Magistrala coastal road southwards from Zadar towards Šibenik. This will add another 30 minutes to your journey but is worth it for the dramatic sea views you can enjoy on the way. This route also offers the possibility for a stop in Šibenik, whose charming old town and UNESCO-listed cathedral are must-sees.

Book a private transfer if you prefer to set your own travel schedule and leave the driving to someone else. Get in touch with your travel specialist for details.

By Bus

Duration: one hour

There are several bus services to Skradin departing from Zadar's bus station throughout the day. If you're planning to visit during the peak summer months, you may want to consider booking ahead and reserving your seats long in advance. Long-distance buses in Croatia are comfortable and generally punctual. Free wifi is available onboard buses operated by Arriva and FlixBus, and the latter also has power sockets and toilets.


Map of How to Get from Zadar to Skradin
Map of How to Get from Zadar to Skradin