There are 3 ways to get from Cres to Novalja by ferry, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Catamaran  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Cres to Rijeka 9308
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

$17 - $23

2 alternative options

Line 332 car ferry, drive, car ferry  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 332 car ferry from Merag to Valbiska 332
  2. Drive from Valbiska to Prizna
  3. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

$20 - $34

Line 332 car ferry, drive, car ferry via Novalja  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 332 car ferry from Merag to Valbiska 332
  2. Drive from Valbiska to Prizna
  3. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Cres, Croatia and Novalja, Croatia?

There is no direct connection from Cres to Novalja. However, you can take the Catamaran to Rijeka then take the Catamaran to Novalja. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Merag, take the line 332 car ferry to Valbiska, take the drive to Prizna, take the car ferry to Zigljen, then take the drive to Novalja.

Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Cres to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$6 - $8
Ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$11 - $15
Car ferry from Merag to Valbiska
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $3
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $3
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Autotrans
Website
autotrans.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
autotrans.hr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cres to Novalja?

The distance between Cres and Novalja is 59 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cres to Novalja?

The cheapest way to get from Cres to Novalja is to Catamaran which costs 100 kn - 140 kn and takes 4 h 59 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cres to Novalja?

The quickest way to get from Cres to Novalja is to line 332 car ferry and drive and car ferry which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 120 kn - 210 kn.

Is there a direct ferry between Cres and Novalja?

No, there is no direct ferry from Cres to Novalja. However, there are services departing from Cres and arriving at Novalja via Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

How long does it take to get from Cres to Novalja?

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Cres to Novalja, including transfers.