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There are 5 ways to get from Croatia to Italy by plane, train, bus, night 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.

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Fly

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Rome (FCO)

4 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Drive

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rome

Croatia to Italy by train

The train journey time between Croatia and Italy is around 23h 15m and covers a distance of around 969 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 51m. The fastest train normally takes 23h 15m. Operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Croatia to Italy train service departs from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
15h 24m
Layover time:
7h 51m
Total time:
23h 15m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
23h 15m
Train distance:
969 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:35
Last train departs at:
12:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Croatia to Italy train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Italy is to night bus which costs 310 kn - 430 kn and takes 13h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Italy is to fly which costs 210 kn - 1.300 kn and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Italy. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Croatia to Italy. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Roma Termini via Villach Hbf and Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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The distance between Croatia and Italy is 475 km. The road distance is 888.5 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Italy without a car is to train which takes 11h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Croatia to Italy, including transfers.

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Croatia to Italy bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Zagreb station.

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Croatia to Italy train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Italy is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs 210 kn - 1.300 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11h 55m, you could also bus, which costs 600 kn - 750 kn and takes 13h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Italy.
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  • Distance: 475.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Croatia and Italy?

Wizz Air, Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines fly from Split to Rome twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Rome via Villach Hbf and Bologna Centrale in around 11h 55m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Split to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€10 - €120
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Split to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Train operators
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Villach Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Bus operators
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€80 - €95
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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.
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The quickest flight from Split Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Croatia to Italy bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Croatia to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Italy is 888 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Croatia to Italy.

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Wizz Air, Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 15 kn - 17 kn.

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