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There are 5 ways to get from Florence to Croatia by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Zadar (ZAD) BLQ - ZAD

410 kn - 1.923 kn

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb N997

230 kn - 700 kn

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Hotel Plaza to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 415 / ...

349 kn - 1.014 kn

Train  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

668 kn - 1.313 kn

Drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Drive from Florence to Zagreb 615 km

550 kn - 850 kn

Florence to Croatia by train and bus

The journey time between Florence and Croatia is around 11h 33m and covers a distance of around 655 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 33m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, TripstAir and others, the Florence to Croatia service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 33m
Fastest journey time:
11h 33m
Journey distance:
655 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
555 kn
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:20
Last service departs at:
09:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence to Croatia train and bus 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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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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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
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Florence to Croatia is to bus, which costs €30 - €90 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Croatia is to train and fly which costs €50 - €260 and takes 4h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 9m.

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The distance between Florence and Croatia is 497 km. The road distance is 615 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Croatia without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 38m and costs €45 - €140.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Florence to Croatia, including transfers.

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Florence to Croatia bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Croatia train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Croatia is to bus which takes 10h 45m and costs €30 - €90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €180 and takes 11h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 497.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Croatia?

Florentia Bus operates a bus from Florence to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost 480 kn - 700 kn and the journey takes 10h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Zagreb via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf in around 11h 9m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110 kn - 900 kn
Train operators
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 340 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
80 kn - 110 kn
Base Standard
190 kn - 250 kn
Base Premium
230 kn - 340 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
150 kn - 210 kn
Base Standard
300 kn - 400 kn
Base Premium
360 kn - 550 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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90 kn - 270 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
110 kn - 150 kn
Smart Low Cost
90 kn - 130 kn
Smart Flex
190 kn - 270 kn
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 400 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
130 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
290 kn - 400 kn
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 100 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
90 kn - 100 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 380 kn
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venice Mestre Hotel Plaza to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
151 kn
Website
TripstAir
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
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 Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
230 kn - 280 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Firenze to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
430 kn - 490 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Florence to Croatia bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Florence to Croatia train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Croatia is 615 km. It takes approximately 5h 51m to drive from Florence to Croatia.

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Ryanair offers flights from Bologna Airport to Zadar Airport.

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Book your Florence to Croatia bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are three+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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