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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Makarska

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus via Bologna

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pesaro
  2. Take the train from Pesaro to Ancona
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Shuttle, train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Florence to Rimini Station
  2. Take the train from Rimini to Ancona
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Makarska

Fly from Florence, bus

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Split (SPU)
  2. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train to Rome, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU)
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Florence to Makarska by bus

The bus journey time between Florence and Makarska is around 17h 25m and covers a distance of around 1105 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 50m. The fastest bus normally takes 17h 25m. Services are operated by FlixBus, Promet Makarska, Croatia Bus Domestic and others. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
15h 35m
Layover time:
1h 50m
Total time:
17h 25m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
17h 25m
Bus distance:
1105 km
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
388 kn
Carbon emissions:
137 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:55
Last bus departs at:
00:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence to Makarska bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Florence to Makarska is to bus, which costs €45 - €80 and takes 16h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Makarska is to train and fly and bus which costs €45 - €230 and takes 7h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Makarska. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Makarska via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 35m.

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The distance between Florence and Makarska is 468 km. The road distance is 926.3 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Makarska without a car is to bus which takes 16h 35m and costs €45 - €80.

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It takes approximately 16h 35m to get from Florence to Makarska, including transfers.

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Florence to Makarska bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence station.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Makarska bus services, operated by Promet Makarska, arrive at Makarska station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Makarska is 926 km. It takes approximately 9h 26m to drive from Florence to Makarska.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 468.1 km
  • Duration: 16h 35m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Florence to Makarska via Zagreb in around 16h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.300 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 18.000 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
290 kn - 1.400 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.200 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 18.000 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Split via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.800 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.200 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75 kn - 900 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.100 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 Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
95 kn - 250 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
95 kn - 130 kn
Base Standard
140 kn - 200 kn
Base Premium
170 kn - 250 kn
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65 kn - 300 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
65 kn - 90 kn
Base Standard
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Premium
210 kn - 300 kn
Train from Rimini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
80 kn - 340 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
80 kn - 120 kn
Base Standard
190 kn - 250 kn
Base Premium
240 kn - 340 kn
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
170 kn - 600 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
170 kn - 240 kn
Base Standard
330 kn - 440 kn
Base Premium
400 kn - 600 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 Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 170 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
60 kn - 85 kn
Smart Low Cost
60 kn - 90 kn
Smart Flex
120 kn - 170 kn
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pesaro
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 390 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 210 kn
Smart Low Cost
130 kn - 190 kn
Smart Flex
280 kn - 390 kn
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 250 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
100 kn - 140 kn
Smart Low Cost
80 kn - 120 kn
Smart Flex
170 kn - 250 kn
Train from Rimini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 270 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Smart Low Cost
90 kn - 130 kn
Smart Flex
190 kn - 270 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
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 200 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
170 kn - 200 kn
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 kn - 70 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
64 kn - 70 kn
Train from Rimini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50 kn - 100 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
90 kn - 105 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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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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
85 kn - 120 kn
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
40 kn - 60 kn
Train from Rimini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50 kn - 75 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
50 kn - 75 kn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Pesaro to Ancona
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Rimini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 280 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kn - 220 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Split bus station to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 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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Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
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Promet Makarska
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Shuttle Italy Airport
Phone
+39 0541 60010
Email
info@shuttleriminibologna.it
Website
shuttleitalyairport.it
Shuttle from Florence to Rimini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150 kn - 270 kn
Schedules at
shuttleitalyairport.it
Adult
150 kn - 270 kn
Ferry operators

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Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Alitalia and eight other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Split Airport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €7.

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