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There are 6 ways to get from Italy to Makarska by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  17h 59m

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

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Fly, bus  •  6h 20m

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

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  19h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Ancona Via Guglielmo Marconi
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Bus  •  21h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb N997
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Makarska Vienna Central Bus Station VIB - Dubrovnik Central Bus Station / ...

Train, bus  •  24h 56m

  1. Take the 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 24m

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

Italy to Makarska by tram and bus

The journey time between Italy and Makarska is around 21h 13m and covers a distance of around 1379 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 10m. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, FlixBus, Promet Makarska and others, the Italy to Makarska service departs from Verano and arrives in Makarska. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
19h 14m
Layover time:
1h 58m
Total time:
21h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 10m
Journey distance:
1379 km
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
481 kn
Carbon emissions:
172 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:57
Last service departs at:
21:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Italy to Makarska tram and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Makarska is to bus and car ferry which costs €50 - €80 and takes 19h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Makarska is to fly and bus which costs €30 - €180 and takes 6h 20m.

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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 17h 59m and costs €60 - €110.

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It takes approximately 17h 59m to get from Italy to Makarska, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 360.8 km
  • Duration: 17h 59m

What companies run services between Italy and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Rome to Makarska via Tiburtina/Verano, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, and Zagreb in around 21h 15m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.100 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
300 kn - 1.400 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 54m
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 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
130 kn - 190 kn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Roma Termini to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
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Promet Makarska
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
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Globtour
Phone
+387 36 651-393
Email
info@globtour.com
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Makarska Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Globtour
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Makarska Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 200 kn
Website
Globtour
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
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.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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Ancona Via Guglielmo Marconi
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29 kn - 85 kn
Website
Itabus
Ferry operators

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