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There are 7 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia by train, ferry, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, line 2 ferry, bus  •  11h 47m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N. Re
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia Fa / ...
  3. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto Mercato 2 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb

533 kn - 1.064 kn

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Train  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N. Re
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Villa Opicina to Ljubljana Re
  5. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

408 kn - 1.346 kn

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Night train, bus  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the night train from La Spezia Centrale to Venezia Mestre Nj
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Zagreb 402

429 kn - 572 kn

Bus  •  17h

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia - Sarzana to Bologna Centrale Station Modica
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Zagreb

490 kn - 828 kn

Night train  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the night train from La Spezia Centrale to Villach Hbf Nj
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

639 kn - 1.002 kn

Drive  •  7h 22m

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Zagreb 748.4 km

700 kn - 1.100 kn

Train, fly  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Split (SPU) GOA - SPU

1.269 kn - 3.237 kn

Cinque Terre to Croatia by train

The train journey time between Cinque Terre and Croatia is around 46h 30m and covers a distance of around 810 km. The fastest train normally takes 46h 30m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Cinque Terre to Croatia train service departs from Corniglia and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cinque Terre to Croatia train schedules

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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

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

The social distance requirement in Croatia 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 Italy from Croatia.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia is to night train and bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 15h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia is to drive which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 7h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Firenze S.M.N., Venezia Mestre, Trieste Centrale, Villa Opicina and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 42m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Croatia is 597 km. The road distance is 748.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia without a car is to train and line 2 ferry and bus which takes 11h 47m and costs 70€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 11h 47m to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Croatia train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Corniglia station.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia is to train which takes 15h 42m and costs 50€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 17h.

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There is no direct flight from Genoa Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 10m and has one stopover.

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Cinque Terre to Croatia train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 597.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 47m

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Croatia?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Zagreb via Firenze S.M.N., Venezia Mestre, Trieste Centrale, Villa Opicina, and Ljubljana in around 15h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Zagreb via La Spezia Centrale, Piazza Caduti, Sarzana Via Muccini, La Spezia - Sarzana, Bologna Centrale Station, and Bologna in around 17h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.600 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Split via Rome, Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Genoa to Split via Rome, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.600 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
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 Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
85 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
150 kn - 170 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35 kn - 75 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
65 kn - 75 kn
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Standard
310 kn - 410 kn
Base Premium
380 kn - 550 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
150 kn - 210 kn
Base Standard
300 kn - 400 kn
Base Premium
370 kn - 550 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
100 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Premium
280 kn - 400 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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 410 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
290 kn - 410 kn
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 400 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
290 kn - 400 kn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from La Spezia Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
270 kn - 360 kn
Website
Nightjet
Night train from La Spezia Centrale to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
410 kn - 550 kn
Website
Nightjet
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
40 kn - 60 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Villa Opicina to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 120 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
65 kn - 85 kn
Regional Train Ticket
50 kn - 70 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
95 kn - 120 kn
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 90 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
50 kn - 65 kn
Regional Train Ticket
55 kn - 70 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
75 kn - 90 kn
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
Night train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
250 kn - 290 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Bologna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
370 kn - 420 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice Mestre to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from La Spezia - Sarzana to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Bologna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
470 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
ACTV S.p.a
Phone
+ 39 041 27 22 111
Email
protocollo@pec.actv.it
Website
actv.avmspa.it
Ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto Mercato
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
57 kn
Website
ACTV S.p.a

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