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There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Croatia by train, night bus, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, night bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb N544 / ...

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Train  •  10h 59m

  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 / ...

Drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Drive from Florence to Zagreb 615 km

Fly to Zagreb  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zagreb (ZAG) FLR - ZAG

Fly to Split  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Split (SPU) FLR - SPU

Bus, shuttle  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Florence Piazzale Montelungo to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna Airport to Rijeka
  3. Take the bus from Bakar to Zagreb Central Bus Station

Florence to Croatia by train and night bus

5 Weekly Services
9h 49m Average Duration
308 kn Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Florence to Croatia is to bus, which costs €30 - €90 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Croatia is to drive which costs €100 - €160 and takes 5h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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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 10h 59m.

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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 night bus which takes 9h 49m and costs €40 - €180.

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It takes approximately 9h 49m to get from Florence to Croatia, including transfers.

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Florence to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 train which takes 10h 59m and costs €85 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €90 and takes 12h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €290 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 497.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 49m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Croatia?

You can take a train from Florence to Zagreb via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf in around 10h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost 240 kn - 300 kn and the journey takes 12h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 16.000 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 6.500 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 16.000 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 4.800 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 6.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.200 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 4.800 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
3.600 kn - 6.500 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Split via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3.200 kn - 9.500 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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
100 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
220 kn - 300 kn
Base Premium
280 kn - 400 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 Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Train from Mestre to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 320 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
120 kn - 180 kn
Smart Low Cost
100 kn - 150 kn
Smart Flex
230 kn - 320 kn
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
110 kn - 170 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
130 kn - 150 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
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 22m
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 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 8m
Frequency
Once a week
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 380 kn
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 kn - 300 kn
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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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
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
460 kn - 550 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Appennino Shuttle
Phone
+39 055 5001302
Email
info@appenninoshuttle.it
Website
appenninoshuttle.it
Bus from Florence Piazzale Montelungo to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
151 kn
Website
Appennino Shuttle
GoOpti
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Bakar to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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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Lufthansa, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Florence to Croatia bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs €2.

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