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

Catamaran  •  5 h

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

$13 - $18

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 - $33

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

$23 - $38

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cres to Novalja is to Catamaran which costs 80 kn - 120 kn and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cres to Novalja is to line 332 car ferry and drive and car ferry which costs 120 kn - 220 kn and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Cres and Novalja is 59 km.

It takes approximately 5 h to get from Cres to Novalja, including transfers.

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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 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Cres to Novalja.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 36.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Cres to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$4 - $6
Ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$8 - $12
Car ferry from Merag to Valbiska
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
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
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr

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