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There are 5 ways to get from Ljubljana to Novalja by bus, ferry, bus and ferry, night train, 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.

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Bus, Catamaran  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka 958
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

$16 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Crikvenica 958
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Crikvenica to Novalja

$20 - $38

Night train, Catamaran  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka En
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

$20 - $27

Train, drive, car ferry  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Gospić
  3. Drive from Gospić to Prizna
  4. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

$35 - $52

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Prizna
  2. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

$31 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Novalja is to bus and Catamaran which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Novalja is to drive and car ferry which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana to Novalja. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Novalja via Crikvenica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Novalja is 169 km.

The best way to get from Ljubljana to Novalja without a car is to bus and Catamaran which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 14€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Ljubljana to Novalja, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 3025+ hotels available in Novalja. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Novalja.
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  • Distance: 105.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ljubljana to Novalja. However, you can take the bus to Rijeka, take the walk to Rijeka, then take the Catamaran to Novalja. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ljubljana to Novalja via Crikvenica in around 6 h 40 min.

Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Crikvenica
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Crikvenica to Novalja
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $23
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 Novalja
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$9 - $12
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com

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