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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Starigrad by train, night bus, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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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Train, night bus, bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Trieste Centrale Fr
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Crikvenica
  3. Take the bus from Crikvenica Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica

428 kn - 982 kn

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Zagreb 402
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica

354 kn - 446 kn

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Bus, night bus  •  16h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Pula International
  2. Take the night bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica Pula Central Bus Station - Starigrad Paklenica

597 kn - 749 kn

Train, bus, night bus  •  16h 46m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Pula bus station 419
  3. Take the night bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica

866 kn - 1.394 kn

Drive  •  7h 46m

  1. Drive from Milan to Starigrad 749.2 km

700 kn - 1.100 kn

Fly from Milan Linate  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Zadar (ZAD) LIN - ZAD

1.064 kn - 2.666 kn

Train, shuttle to Pula, fly  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia Mestre to Pula Airport
  3. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD

1.656 kn - 5.424 kn

Milan to Starigrad by bus

The bus journey time between Milan and Starigrad is around 31h 24m and covers a distance of around 950 km. The fastest bus normally takes 29h 36m. Operated by ATM, FlixBus and Slavonija Bus, the Milan to Starigrad bus service departs from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arrives in Starigrad Paklenica. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
31h 24m
Fastest bus time:
29h 36m
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
354 kn
Carbon emissions:
118 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:30
Last bus departs at:
06:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Starigrad bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Starigrad is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Starigrad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Starigrad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Croatia.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Starigrad is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Starigrad is to fly which costs €140 - €360 and takes 7h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Starigrad. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Starigrad Paklenica via Milan and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 44m.

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The distance between Milan and Starigrad is 510 km. The road distance is 749.2 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Starigrad without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 11h 38m and costs €55 - €130.

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It takes approximately 11h 38m to get from Milan to Starigrad, including transfers.

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Milan to Starigrad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Starigrad is to bus which takes 15h 44m and costs €45 - €60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €140 - €360 and takes 7h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Milan to Starigrad bus services, operated by Slavonija Bus, arrive at Starigrad Paklenica station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Starigrad.
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  • Distance: 509.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 38m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Starigrad, Zadarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Milan to Starigrad via via natta, Milan, and Zagreb in around 15h 44m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Milan to Starigrad 3 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Zadar via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.500 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zadar via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.900 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 kn - 1.700 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zadar via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Standard
420 kn - 600 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Standard
310 kn - 420 kn
Base Premium
380 kn - 550 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140 kn - 410 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
160 kn - 230 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
300 kn - 410 kn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Crikvenica
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
65 kn - 80 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 290 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Pula bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 160 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Crikvenica Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Night bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
180 kn - 260 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Stav Bus
Phone
0381 325195
Email
stavbus@stav.it
Website
stavautolinee.it
Bus from Milan to Pula
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 kn - 490 kn
Schedules at
stavautolinee.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
310 kn - 3.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
310 kn - 340 kn
Private
1.700 kn - 3.100 kn

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Starigrad is 749 km. It takes approximately 7h 46m to drive from Milan to Starigrad.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Starigrad. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs €1 - €3.

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