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There are 5 ways to get from Italy to Makarska by train, car ferry, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  18h 47m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

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Bus  •  21h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb N997
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Makarska N973

Night train, train, bus  •  22h 22m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Villach Hbf Nj / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 211
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split Ic
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 41m

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Drive from Split to Makarska

Fly, bus  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU) FCO - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Italy to Makarska by train, bus and car ferry

4 Weekly Services
18h 47m Average Duration
279 kn Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Italy to Makarska is to train and car ferry and bus which costs €35 - €75 and takes 18h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Makarska is to fly and bus which costs €50 - €290 and takes 6h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Makarska. However, there are services departing from Manfredo/Fanti and arriving at Makarska via Rome Tiburtina Bus station and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 24m.

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The distance between Italy and Makarska is 361 km.

The best way to get from Italy to Makarska without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 18h 47m and costs €35 - €75.

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It takes approximately 18h 47m to get from Italy to Makarska, including transfers.

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Italy to Makarska bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Italy to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 360.8 km
  • Duration: 18h 47m

What companies run services between Italy and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Rome to Makarska via Staz.Ne Tiburtina, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, and Zagreb in around 21h 24m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
440 kn - 1.400 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.100 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
230 kn - 1.600 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
160 kn - 1.800 kn
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 280 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
250 kn - 280 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 Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
130 kn - 190 kn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
440 kn - 600 kn
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia EuroCity

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
Night train from Roma Termini to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
1.100 kn - 1.500 kn
1st Class
1.800 kn - 2.400 kn
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 Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
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Promet Makarska
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
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
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
310 kn - 380 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
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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Autotransport Šibenik
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
200 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Croatia Bus
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Ferry operators

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