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There are 3 ways to get from Cres to Zadar by ferry, bus and ferry, bus, 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  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the Catamaran from Cres to Ilovik 9308
  2. Take the Catamaran from Ilovik to Zadar 9141

$15 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Cres to Rijeka
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zadar

$32 - $74

Line 332 car ferry, drive, car ferry  •  4h 48m

  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
  4. Drive from Zigljen to Zadar

$29 - $46

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cres to Zadar is to Catamaran which costs 100 kn - 160 kn and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Cres to Zadar is to line 332 car ferry and drive and car ferry which costs 180 kn - 300 kn and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cres to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Cres and arriving at Zadar via Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Cres to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Cres and arriving at Zadar via Ilovik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Cres and Zadar is 114 km.

The best way to get from Cres to Zadar without a car is to Catamaran which takes 5h 20m and costs 100 kn - 160 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Cres to Zadar, including transfers.

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Cres to Zadar bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Cres station.

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Cres to Zadar bus services, operated by Velebit Tours, arrive at Zadar station.

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There are 7894+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cres to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 71.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

There is no direct connection from Cres to Zadar. However, you can take the Catamaran to Ilovik then take the Catamaran to Zadar. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cres to Zadar via Rijeka and Rijeka in around 7h 3m.

Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Cres to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Cres to Ilovik
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$7 - $10
Car ferry from Merag to Valbiska
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $3
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Catarman Line d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)21 352 527
Email
info@catamaran-line.hr
Website
catamaran-line.hr
Ferry from Ilovik to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
catamaran-line.hr
Low Season Price
$8 - $11
High Season Price
$10 - $14
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
20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
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