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There are 5 ways to get from Ljubljana to Cres by bus, ferry, bus and ferry, night train, car or car ferry

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

Recommended option

Bus, Catamaran  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka N948 / ...
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres 9308

$10 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Opatija 958
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Opatija to Cres

$15 - $24

Bus, bus and ferry via Rijeka  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka N948 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rijeka to Cres

$16 - $31

Night train, Catamaran  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka En
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres 9308

$15 - $21

Drive, line 332 car ferry  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Valbiska
  2. Take the line 332 car ferry from Valbiska to Merag 332

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Cres is to bus and Catamaran which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Cres is to drive and line 332 car ferry which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana to Cres. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Cres via Opatija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Cres is 122 km.

The best way to get from Ljubljana to Cres without a car is to bus and Catamaran which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Ljubljana to Cres, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Cres bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ljubljana station.

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Ljubljana to Cres bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Cres station.

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There are 3218+ hotels available in Cres. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Cres.
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  • Distance: 75.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Cres, Croatia?

There is no direct connection from Ljubljana to Cres. However, you can take the bus to Rijeka, take the walk to Rijeka, then take the Catamaran to Cres. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ljubljana to Cres via Opatija in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Opatija
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Opatija to Cres
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rijeka to Cres
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Rijeka to Cres
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$4 - $6
Car ferry from Valbiska to Merag
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $3

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