Is Zagreb Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is generally safe for solo female travelers. Locals are friendly and helpful, and most areas are well-lit during the night. Petty crime like pickpocketing can occur, particularly in crowded places and on public transit, so keep an eye on your belongings. It's advisable to stick to main streets and avoid less crowded areas during the night.

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How safe is Zagreb?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Zagreb is considered fairly safe for solo female travelers at night. It is a busy, metropolitan city with a vibrant nightlife, which often means there is regular police presence and adequately lit streets, especially in populated areas and popular tourist sites. Of course, one should always apply basic safety precautions such as avoiding secluded areas, not flashing valuable possessions, and informing someone trustworthy about your whereabouts. But generally, Zagreb provides a safe environment and the locals are very friendly and helpful in case you need assistance.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Zagreb generally is quite safe. The city has a well-developed tram and bus system that is widely used by locals and tourists alike. The vehicles are generally clean and well-maintained. Drivers are professional and many speak at least basic English. Fares are very affordable, making it convenient for travelers. However, like any city around the world, you should still be vigilant against pickpockets, especially during peak hours and in crowded places. It's also wise to have a map or plan your routes in advance to prevent getting lost or stranded.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Zagreb is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Street harassment is relatively low compared to other cities. While much of how you are treated can depend on context, women can often travel around the city without attracting unwanted attention or experiencing harassment. However, as with any city, it's important to stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas. Local women are often out on their own day and night, which can be taken as a good indicator of the general safety level.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Zagreb, generally enjoys a reputation for safety with petty crimes such as pickpocketing or purse snatching being quite low. Various measures have been put in place to ensure visitor safety, making it a relatively safe city for female solo travelers. However, like any other major city, it always pays to exercise common vigilance especially in crowded places and while using public transport.
Tap water:

Tap water:Safe

In Zagreb, tap water is generally considered safe for drinking. It is treated and tested under strict regulations to meet high safety standards. However, some travelers with sensitive stomachs might prefer to opt for bottled water.

Is Zagreb safe to travel?

4.5 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Eirini

Eirini

Greece

Solo travel experience

I went to Zagreb twice and spent most time alone. I felt very safe in the city centre. There are many interesting museums and parks to visit. I loved the botanical garden, cat cafe and museum of broken relationships. I suggest eating at HERITAGE. It's a bit expensive and crowded but it's amazing. The public transport is very easy and works at night as well. Overall a good place to travel solo and friendly to meeting people.

Posted: April 27, 2024
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My first solo trip was to Zagreb. The city is very walkable and clean, and everything touristy is within a short distance. It has a great choice of museums, from the Chocolate Museum to the Museum of Broken Relationships (which turned out to be my favorite). Also stunning architecture. As a woman traveling alone, I felt very safe.

Posted: February 8, 2024
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Zagreb is underrated, it's not focused on tourism and it's really worth visiting. During my stay, I did a really interesting walk, the food was affordable and delicious, and I felt very safe. Last year, I traveled solo through Croatia for 2 weeks.

Posted: August 1, 2023
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To do: - Ban Jelačić Square - Cathedral in Zagreb - Dolac Market - Strossmayer Promenade - Lotrščak Tower - Museum of Broken Relationships - St. Mark's Church - Stone Gate Safety: I felt incredibly safe. Recommendations: Zagreb is simply a great little city for walking around, and the prices are very reasonable.

Posted: September 13, 2022
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To do: - Main Market Square - Dolac Market - Cathedral in Zagreb - Lotrščak Tower - Strossmayer Promenade - Museum of Broken Relationships - Stone Gate Safety: This is a really safe city, especially the city center. Recommendations: Zagreb is okay, but it didn't seem particularly special to me.

Posted: September 6, 2022
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To do: - Museum of Broken Relationships - Cathedral in Zagreb - St. Mark's Church - Maksimir Park - Lotrščak Tower - NENO Dolac Butchery - Museum of Contemporary Art - Mimara Safety: Really charming place, cheap and very safe. Recommendations: Zagreb is one of my favourite cities. Incredibly underrated. People are friendly, prices are affordable, transportation is easy.

Posted: August 30, 2022
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Is Zagreb safe for women?

Safety rating

4.1 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Its 10% more dangerous in the city but overall its not dangerious at all I think every girl can feel safe in Zagreb. It can only be little dangerous in city but thats bc of other foreign tourist not domestic but compared other cities in Europe its 100% safer then other cityes

Posted: June 12, 2024
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Zagreb is pretty safe, but I do not recommend walking alone by night for women. Public transport is safe, but taxi is better option by night for women. Also avoid public parking spaces at night, especially big ones.

Posted: June 4, 2024
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Is Zagreb safe right now?

Before your visit to Zagreb, it's essential to check travel advisories for Croatia, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

**The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Croatia.** Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: October 31, 2023

Is Zagreb worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 9 experiences

Kara

Kara (21)

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I was in zagreb for 2 days. It was pretty and there's a selection of things to do. If you like cats, there's a cat caffee (reasonably priced), a zoo and plenty of parks. Sadly a lot of the architectural buildings are being renovated and have been for 3 years but they are still nice to go see just a lot of scaffolding. There's an amazing food place called Kaptolska Klet the staff are wonderful :))

Posted: September 23, 2023Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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People often say that they didn't like Zagreb, but I personally enjoy this city. It is quite different from the coastal areas, but I still recommend spending a whole day and night there. I also noticed that the prices in Zagreb are much more affordable compared to the coast.

Posted: May 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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