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There are 5 ways to get from Istria to Šibenik by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  12h 16m

  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 bus from Trieste to Šibenik

385 kn - 1.128 kn

Cheapest option

Fly from Pisa  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Split (SPU) PSA - SPU

311 kn - 1.484 kn

3 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 29m

  1. Drive from Florence to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Drive from Split to Šibenik

654 kn - 942 kn

Fly from Florence  •  8h 9m

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

461 kn - 1.581 kn

Train to Rome, fly  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Grosseto to Roma Ostiense
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU) FCO - SPU

467 kn - 1.981 kn

Istria to Šibenik by train and bus

The journey time between Istria and Šibenik is around 11h 36m and covers a distance of around 839 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 36m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia and others, the Istria to Šibenik service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Šibenik. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 36m
Fastest journey time:
11h 36m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
385 kn
Carbon emissions:
76 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:39
Last service departs at:
19:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Istria to Šibenik 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

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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
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Šibenik is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Šibenik is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Šibenik 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: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istria to Šibenik is to train and bus which costs €50 - €150 and takes 12h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Istria to Šibenik is to fly which costs €40 - €200 and takes 8h 1m.

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The distance between Istria and Šibenik is 457 km.

The best way to get from Istria to Šibenik without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 16m and costs €50 - €150.

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It takes approximately 12h 16m to get from Istria to Šibenik, including transfers.

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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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Alitalia, Vueling Airlines, Brussels Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Šibenik. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istria to Šibenik.
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  • Distance: 457.2 km
  • Duration: 12h 16m

What companies run services between Istria, Italy and Šibenik, Šibensko-Kniniska, Croatia?

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Florence to Šibenik every 2 hours.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Pisa to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
270 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 kn - 1.100 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
420 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Pisa to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.100 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.400 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.800 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.700 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 2.900 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
750 kn - 3.500 kn
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.900 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.900 kn
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.600 kn
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.000 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.700 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 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
370 kn - 550 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
100 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Premium
280 kn - 400 kn
Train from Grosseto to Roma Ostiense
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 450 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
120 kn - 170 kn
Base Standard
250 kn - 340 kn
Base Premium
310 kn - 450 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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 400 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 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 - 160 kn
Smart Flex
230 kn - 320 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 - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
Train from Grosseto to Roma Ostiense
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
90 kn - 190 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
170 kn - 190 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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
Train from Grosseto to Roma Ostiense
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90 kn - 130 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
90 kn - 130 kn
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Šibenik
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
170 kn - 210 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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