Osijek Airport serves Slavonia and eastern Croatia. All you need to know. How to get there, who is flying where, and what facilities are available.

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Getting from the airport by bus

There are unfortunately no scheduled bus services to meet flights to Osijek. For more information, you can call Osijek Bus Station on 060-334-466 or Vukovar on 060-337-799.

Driving from Osijek to the airport

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The airport is 17km south of Osijek, on the road to Vukovar. Driving time with no traffic is about quarter of an hour. 

Airport taxi options in Osijek

With the lack of bus options, the only option is by taxi. A taxi into town will cost in the region of 180 kuna.

However, taxis are not always available. I discovered this to my cost the last time I flew to Osijek from Split. With just 15 passengers on board and the only flight of the day, it was not sufficiently interesting for a taxi driver to meet the incoming flight. 

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Airport parking in Osijek 

There are almost 300 parking spaces at the airport, so parking is never a problem. Simply take the ticket as you enter.  Then pay in the payment machine in the terminal building. Enter the paid ticket into the machine as you exit. 

Payment is in cash. The first 15 minutes are free. After this, parking costs 10 kuna an hour for the first two hours, before becoming cheaper. A daily ticket will set you back 70 kuna. The airport website has a breakdown of all the parking prices.

Private transfers to the airport

If you want an airport private transfer, contact us on [email protected] Subject Osijek.

Who flies to Osijek?

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There were big hopes for Osijek when Ryanair started flying.  The budget airline even announced a year-round connection to London. Sadly, the Irish carrier has since withdrawn. Today, there are only four airlines flying to Osijek. These are Croatia Airlines, Trade Air, Wizzair and Eurowings. 

International destinations served are Basel and Stuttgart.  Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Rijeka and Zagreb are connected nationally. Check available flights on the 2018/19 winter schedule.

Airport car rental in Osijek

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There are three car rental companies at the airport in Osijek – Pulse, Sixt and Uni Rent.

What is the airport code for Osijek?

The airport code for Osijek is OSI. 

Osijek Airport Terminal – what facilities are there?

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The airport is quite small with limited facilities. There is Wi-Fi, a cafe and a shop. You cannot smoke inside, but there is a smoking terrace by the cafe. 

Are there any airport hotels in Osijek?

There are no hotels at the airport. For the best overnight choices, head into town. The transfer time is very quick and traffic is never a serious problem.

Osijek Airport – useful numbers

Zra─Źna luka Osijek d.o.o. Vukovarska ulica 67, 31207 [email protected]  +385 31 514400, +385 31 514453

Customs Office Osijek – +385 31 593191

Police – +385 31 237739

Permanent international border crossing of Osijek – Klisa – +385 31 237337 

History of Osijek’s airport

Initial plans to build an airport in Osijek date back to 1971, while the decision to proceed came in 1978. Construction began almost immediately, and the airport opened on May 31, 2018. The inaugural flight was to Zagreb, a route which soon became daily. Belgrade was added twice a week. Then seasonal routes to Pula, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik connected Slavonia to the rest of the country. 

A new cargo terminal in 1982 increased traffic considerably.  Former Yugoslavia traded air cargo with the likes of Libya, Egypt, Mongolia and India via Osijek. All was going well until the Homeland War. During this time, the airport was occupied, looted and destroyed. Total destruction was prevented by UN troops who were stationed there. 

There was a temporary airport solution at the nearby Sports Airport Cepin in 1995. But operations returned to the main airport at Klisa in 2001. 

For more information, visit the official airport website, which is only in Croatian, however.

For the latest flight news to Osijek and the rest of Croatia, check out the dedicated TCN flights page

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