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There are 8 ways to get from Žilina to Makarska by bus, train, car, plane, shuttle or ferry

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  1. Take the bus from Žilina to Makarska

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Central Train Station to Split Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive

  1. Drive from Žilina to Makarska

Train to Vienna, fly to Split, bus

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Split (SPU)
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train, train to Krakow, fly to Split, bus

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Bohumin
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Katowice
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
  4. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Split (SPU)
  5. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train, shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Split, bus

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Maribor
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  4. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Split (SPU)
  5. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train to Vienna, fly to Zadar, bus

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zadar (ZAD)
  3. Take the bus from Zemunik Donji to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train to Vienna, fly to Dubrovnik, ferry

  1. Take the train from Zilina to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Dubrovnik (DBV)
  3. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Makarska

Žilina to Makarska by train and bus

The journey time between Žilina and Makarska is around 22h 7m and covers a distance of around 1230 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 24m. Operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), RegioJet, Promet Makarska and others, the Žilina to Makarska service departs from Zilina and arrives in Makarska. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
19h 58m
Layover time:
2h 9m
Total time:
22h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 24m
Journey distance:
1230 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
258 kn
Carbon emissions:
69 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:23
Last service departs at:
19:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Žilina to Makarska train and bus schedules

Slovakia → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Slovakia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Slovakia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Slovakia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from South Africa and Tanzania

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Slovakia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Slovakia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Makarska is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Makarska is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Makarska is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Slovakia from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Žilina to Makarska is to bus which costs €45 - €55 and takes 20h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Žilina to Makarska is to train and fly and bus which costs €70 - €240 and takes 9h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Žilina and arriving at Makarska. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 20h 15m.

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The distance between Žilina and Makarska is 672 km. The road distance is 1052.9 km.

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The best way to get from Žilina to Makarska without a car is to bus which takes 20h 15m and costs €45 - €55.

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The bus from Žilina to Makarska takes 20h 15m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Žilina to Makarska bus services, operated by SAD Trenčín, depart from Žilina station.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Žilina to Makarska bus services, operated by SAD Trenčín, arrive at Makarska station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Žilina to Makarska is 1053 km. It takes approximately 10h 9m to drive from Žilina to Makarska.

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  • Distance: 672.2 km
  • Duration: 20h 15m

What companies run services between Žilina, Slovakia and Makarska, Croatia?

SAD Trenčín operates a bus from Žilina to Makarska twice a week. Tickets cost 340 kn - 390 kn and the journey takes 20h 15m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Vienna to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 kn - 800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 4.600 kn
Flights from Vienna to Dubrovnik via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.500 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Vienna to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Krakow to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 kn - 800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 4.600 kn
Flights from Vienna to Dubrovnik via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.500 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Krakow to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
310 kn - 800 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Split via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Krakow to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Krakow to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
310 kn - 800 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Krakow to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Krakow to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Krakow to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Split via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.200 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Krakow to Split via Basel
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
470 kn - 1.800 kn
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Zilina to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 kn - 100 kn
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
65 kn - 100 kn
Train from Zilina to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 150 kn
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
95 kn - 150 kn
Train from Zilina to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35 kn - 50 kn
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
35 kn - 50 kn
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Central Train Station to Split Train Station
Ave. Duration
16h 27m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
150 kn - 650 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
150 kn - 220 kn
1st Class
410 kn - 650 kn
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Zilina to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23 kn - 85 kn
Website
LEO Express
Economy
23 kn - 35 kn
Economy Plus
35 kn - 60 kn
Business
40 kn - 60 kn
Premium
55 kn - 85 kn
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
19 kn - 65 kn
Website
LEO Express
Economy
19 kn - 28 kn
Economy Plus
30 kn - 50 kn
Business
30 kn - 45 kn
Premium
45 kn - 65 kn
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18 kn - 65 kn
Website
LEO Express
Economy
18 kn - 28 kn
Economy Plus
30 kn - 50 kn
Business
30 kn - 45 kn
Premium
45 kn - 65 kn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zilina to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35 kn - 60 kn
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
35 kn - 45 kn
Business
50 kn - 60 kn
1st Class
50 kn - 60 kn
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30 kn - 50 kn
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
30 kn - 40 kn
Business
40 kn - 50 kn
1st Class
40 kn - 50 kn
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29 kn - 50 kn
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
29 kn - 40 kn
Business
35 kn - 50 kn
1st Class
40 kn - 50 kn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60 kn - 110 kn
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
60 kn - 80 kn
1st Class
80 kn - 110 kn
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18 kn - 26 kn
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
SAD Trenčín
Phone
(032) - 743 43 75
Email
sadtn@sadtn.sk
Website
sadtn.sk
Bus from Žilina to Makarska
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
340 kn - 390 kn
Schedules at
sadtn.sk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Globtour
Phone
+387 36 651-393
Email
info@globtour.com
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Makarska Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Globtour
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Split bus station to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Maribor
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
320 kn - 3.300 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
320 kn - 350 kn
Private
1.800 kn - 3.300 kn
Shuttle from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
240 kn - 1.500 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
240 kn - 260 kn
Private
800 kn - 1.500 kn
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