If you are not in the mood for a pedestrian sightseeing tour of Zagreb, you might consider getting to know the city whilst riding on an open-top bus. Busses operate every day along the so-called red and green lines based on the “hop-on, hop-off” principle. With a purchased ticket, one can board both the red and the green line busses at any stop throughout the city over a 24 hour period.
The red line is shorter, just 12.5 kilometres, and it encompasses the city centre, while the green line is longer, stretching all the way to Jarun, Zagreb’s famous lake with beaches and numerous sports facilities, and to Bundek park and lake south of the Sava River, as well as to Maksimir Park in the northern part of the city.
The busses are equipped with special headphone systems connected via GPS to virtual tourist guides that “speak” in eight languages, and they inform the passengers about the city and its landmarks. The first stop is Bakačeva Street at Kaptol, and the price of a one day ticket is 70 kuna for adults. The fare for children between the ages of 7 and 18 is 35 kuna, while youngsters under the age of 7 can ride for free. No more than three youngsters per one adult will be admitted on board.
Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver or at the ticket shop on Petrićeva 4 on weekdays between 7:30 A.M. and 8:30 P.M., and on Saturdays between 8 A.M. and 2 P.M., as well as at the sales windows at the ZET (Zagreb Electrical Tram Company) headquarters building at Ozaljska 105 on weekdays between 7:30 A.M. and 3 P.M.