Main bus terminal for lines to Novi Zagreb is situated close to the main Railway Station in Zagreb (Glavni kolodvor – you just need to pass the underground passage). Five lines start from here:
219 Glavni kolodvor - Slobostina
220 Glavni kolodvor - Dugave
221 Glavni kolodvor - Travno
234 Glavni kolodvor – Kajzerica - Laniste
295 Gl. kolodvor - Sajam Jakusevec
Lines to Velika Gorica (#268) also start from Glavni kolodvor and stop in Novi Zagreb.
Additionally, there are some other bus lines that connect Novi Zagreb with eastern parts of the city (#222 Remetinec – Zitnjak) as well as with western parts (#109 Crnomerec – Dugave).
Usual tram tickets of Zagreb public transport are valid; but contrary to trams this is not a trust-ticket system: you have to show your ticket to the driver, or devalidate it in front of him.
You’ll find timetables of all bus lines if you follow the link below.
GETTING TO NOVI ZAGREB
There are several tram lines that go to Novi Zagreb, you can take numbers 6, 7, 8 or 14. The trip across the river only takes something like 10 minutes from the main square and trams run frequently (so we've heard during our tour waiting for one for ages ;).
Novi Zagreb is connected to the main tram network of Zagreb - there are four lines connecting it with the rest of the city. From Zagreb main square (Trg bana Josipa Jelacica) you can choose either tram #6 (direction Sopot) or tram #14 (direction Zaprudje). From the main Bus station there are also tram #7 (direction Savski most) and tram #8 (direction Zaprudje).
There’s only one tram line on Novi Zagreb, running along the main road - Avenija Dubrovnik. From east to west stops are Most Mladosti, Zaprudje, Utrine, Sredisce, Sopot, Siget, Velesajam, Trnsko, Savski Gaj and Jadranska Avenija. Regular tram ticket of Zagreb’s tram system is valid.
After midnight there's night line #31 running every 20 – 40 minutes.
Avenija Dubrovnik has tram stops and road crossings every 400 meters – this came from the fact that 200-250 metres is a walking distance that’s easy to take for most people on foot. At each crossing there is an underground passage – crossing the road is forbidden (and there are no zebra crossings in fact), although you’ll see many people running to catch the tram or simply being too lazy to take the stairs down.
Most underpassages were renovated recently, as they were rather neglected lately. In some of them a new commercial activities are added (small shops, lottery, newsstands) and they are open untill late at night – making these places more attractive and less dangerous. (Although, there’s no real danger in fact – it’s only the sense of insecurity when walking through the empty underpassage late at night).
Please take the underpassages when walking – running across the road is proved to be a rather dangerous activity.
All the roads of Novi Zagreb lead to Avenija Dubrovnik – the main avenue of the town. It is connected to old Zagreb over three bridges – the most western one is Jadranski most (Adriatic Bridge) and continues to Savska road that leads to the center of Zagreb. The middle one is Most Slobode (Liberty Bridge) and is the shortest way to the Railway station. The eastern one is Most Mladosti (Youth Bridge) and leads to Drziceva Avenija where the Bus station is situated.
Eastern and western bridges have tram lines in the middle, while the middle bridge has the yellow line that you shouldn’t cross (if driving a car) since that lane is reserved only for buses.
At the both ends of Avenija Dubrovnik there are large roundabouts (rotors), that might be quite dangerous so be careful when driving there.
When there’s Trade Fair the parking is almost impossible to find on Avenija Dubrovnik, otherwise there are no bigger problems with traffic nor with parking in Novi Zagreb.
Croatia Airlines airport buses
If you’re arriving by plane (or trying to reach the airport from Novi Zagreb), there’s no need to go all the way to City Terminal since the airport buses stop on two stops in Novi Zagreb (both in Sopot):
On the way to the airport:
South-eastern corner of crossing of Avenija Dubrovnik and Avenija Veceslava Holjevca, and at south-western corner of the crossing of Avenija Dubrovnik and Ulica Savezne Republike Njemacke.
On the way from the airport:
North-western corner of the crossing of Avenija Dubrovnik and Ulica Savezne Republike Njemacke and North-eastern corner of crossing of Avenija Dubrovnik and Avenija Veceslava Holjevca.
Both stops have connections with trams passing along the Avenija Dubrovnik, as well as to the majority of bus lines.
Ticket to the airport costs 25kn (3,5 Eur) – you pay to the driver.
Tram #6 runs every 5-10 minutes, #7 every 6-16 minutes, #8 every 11-16 minutes and #14 every 7-12 minutes. This means there are trams passing every 3-4 minutes on any stop along Avenija Dubrovnik. Since tram tracks are separated from the road traffic trams run smoothly and it’s only after they cross the bridges to old Zagreb that traffic jams start.
It’s not unusual to have a tram just for yourself, at least for the first several stops. Because all tram lines run on Zagreb ring which is crowded in old Zagreb (it includes problematic Savska road and Drziceva Avenue), many people still prefer to take the buses that run across the central bridge and are the fastest link to the central Zagreb.