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There are 5 ways to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park by train, car ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the train from Cattolica-S.G.-Gab. to Ancona Re
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Gaženica 51

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 11m

  1. Drive from Cattolica to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Gaženica 51
  3. Drive from Gaženica to Paklenica National Park

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Pesaro Stazione  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Pesaro to Ancona Fb / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Gaženica 51

Train  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the train from Rimini to Bologna Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Lovinac Ic

Bus  •  18h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Pesaro Train Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb 402 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park is to drive and car ferry which costs €27 - €40 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park is to drive and car ferry which costs €27 - €40 and takes 11h 11m.

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The distance between Cattolica and Paklenica National Park is 219 km.

The best way to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 24m and costs €100 - €150.

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It takes approximately 12h 24m to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park is to train which takes 18h 7m and costs €190 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 18h 52m.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Paklenica National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park.
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  • Distance: 219.3 km
  • Duration: 12h 24m

What companies run services between Cattolica, Italy and Paklenica National Park, Croatia?

You can take a train from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park via Rimini, Bologna Centrale, Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf, Zagreb Glavni Kol., and Lovinac in around 18h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cattolica to Paklenica National Park via Pesaro Train Station, Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja, Ljubljana bus station, Zagreb, and Starigrad Paklenica in around 18h 52m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Cattolica-S.G.-Gab. to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40 kn - 85 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
75 kn - 85 kn
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 kn - 70 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
64 kn - 70 kn
Train from Rimini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
105 kn - 120 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
130 kn - 150 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 kn - 300 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
65 kn - 90 kn
Base Standard
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Premium
210 kn - 300 kn
Train from Rimini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90 kn - 360 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
90 kn - 130 kn
Base Standard
200 kn - 270 kn
Base Premium
250 kn - 360 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70 kn - 180 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
70 kn - 100 kn
Base Standard
110 kn - 150 kn
Base Premium
130 kn - 180 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
40 kn - 60 kn
Train from Rimini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
60 kn - 90 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 90 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
65 kn - 90 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 250 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
100 kn - 140 kn
Smart Low Cost
80 kn - 120 kn
Smart Flex
170 kn - 250 kn
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 Rimini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 170 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 380 kn
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Pesaro Train Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35 kn - 50 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 150 kn
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Book at
slavonija.getbybus.com
Ferry operators

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