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There are 5 ways to get from Karlovac to Trieste by bus, night bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, night bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovac to Rijeka 940
  2. Take the night bus from Rijeka to Trieste N406

$10 - $26

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Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovac to Rijeka 940
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste 406 / ...

$11 - $34

Bus Croatia Bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovac to Buzet
  2. Take the bus from Buzet to Trieste

$13 - $19

Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovac to Zagreb
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Ljubljana Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale Rv

$23 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Karlovac to Trieste 118.3 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovac to Trieste is to bus which costs 80 kn - 130 kn and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovac to Trieste is to drive which costs 180 kn - 270 kn and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovac to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Karlovac and arriving at Trieste via Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovac to Trieste. However, there are services departing from Karlovac and arriving at Trieste Centrale via Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between Karlovac and Trieste is 139 km. The road distance is 189.3 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovac to Trieste without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 65 kn - 170 kn.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Karlovac to Trieste, including transfers.

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Karlovac to Trieste bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Karlovac station.

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Karlovac to Trieste train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Karlovac station.

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The best way to get from Karlovac to Trieste is to bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs 70 kn - 220 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140 kn - 270 kn and takes 7 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlovac to Trieste.
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  • Distance: 87 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Karlovac, Croatia and Trieste, Italy?

You can take a bus from Karlovac to Trieste via Rijeka in around 4 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlovac to Trieste via Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and Ljubljana in around 7 h 42 min.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
hzpp.hr
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2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 Ljubljana to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Buzet
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Rijeka to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Trieste
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Brusutti
Phone
+39 041 5415488
Email
info@brusutti.com
Website
brusutti.com
Bus from Buzet to Trieste
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
brusutti.com

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Karlovac to Trieste bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Trieste station.

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Karlovac to Trieste train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Trieste Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovac to Trieste is 189 km. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from Karlovac to Trieste.

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Book your Karlovac to Trieste bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and two other operators.

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