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There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Makarska by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly to Dubrovnik, ferry

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dubrovnik (DBV)
  2. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Makarska

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Train, bus, drive

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Tuzla
  4. Take the bus from Tuzla Central Bus Station to Tomislavgrad
  5. Drive from Tomislavgrad to Makarska

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Fly to Split, bus

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Split (SPU)
  2. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Fly to Podgorica, train, bus

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Podgorica (TGD)
  2. Take the train from Aerodrom to Bar
  3. Take the bus from Bar to Makarska

Fly to Sarajevo, train, bus

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sarajevo (SJJ)
  2. Take the train from Sarajevo to Čapljina
  3. Take the bus from Čapljina to Makarska

Fly to Belgrade, bus

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Belgrade (BEG)
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Makarska

Fly to Tirana, bus

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Tirana (TIA)
  2. Take the bus from Tirana to Kotor
  3. Take the bus from Kotor to Makarska

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Tirana
  3. Take the bus from Tirana to Kotor
  4. Take the bus from Kotor to Makarska

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Makarska

Bus via Thessaloníki

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Makarska

Drive

  1. Drive from Athens to Makarska
Greece → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Greece

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

Restricted for: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Greece

  • 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 Greece
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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: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, San Marino, South Africa, Vatican and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Greece

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Greece.

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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 Greece from Croatia.

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Last updated: 10 Jan 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Athens to Makarska is to bus, which costs €100 - €130 and takes 24h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Makarska is to fly and bus which costs €80 - €260 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Makarska. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Makarska via Lamia, Tirana and Kotor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 36m.

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The distance between Athens and Makarska is 818 km. The road distance is 1128 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Makarska without a car is to bus which takes 24h 36m and costs €100 - €130.

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It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Athens to Makarska, including transfers.

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Athens to Makarska bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Athens to Makarska bus services, operated by Royal Travel Cetinje, arrive at Makarska station.

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Makarska is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 6:29 PM in Athens and 5:29 PM in Makarska.

Map of how to get from Athens to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 817.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 52m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Athens to Makarska via Lamia, Tirana, Tirana, and Kotor in around 24h 36m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
350 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Belgrade via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
470 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Athens to Tirana via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
470 kn - 1.800 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.500 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Podgorica via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 1.900 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
950 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.000 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.200 kn
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.500 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Sarajevo via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.600 kn
Train operators
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Aerodrom to Bar
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15 kn - 28 kn
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
15 kn - 18 kn
First Class
23 kn - 28 kn
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Sarajevo to Čapljina
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
zfbh.ba
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
75 kn - 240 kn
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Airport
76 kn
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
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
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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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
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Globtour
Bus from Tuzla Central Bus Station to Tomislavgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 120 kn
Website
Globtour
Autotransport Šibenik
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Bar to Makarska
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Kotor to Makarska
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Čapljina to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Makarska
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
360 kn - 550 kn
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Kotor
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 230 kn
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Tuzla
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 380 kn
Schedules at
facebook.com
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
390 kn - 430 kn
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Skopje to Makarska
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 kn - 470 kn
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
270 kn - 300 kn
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Makarska is 1128 km. It takes approximately 15h 27m to drive from Athens to Makarska.

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Aegean Airlines, Croatia Airlines and Volotea offer flights from Athens Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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There are 413+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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