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There are 4 ways to get from Novalja to Makarska by car ferry, car, train or bus

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Car ferry, drive, train, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Zigljen to Prizna
  2. Drive from Prizna to Gospic
  3. Take the train from Gospic to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

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Bus via Zadar

  1. Take the bus from Novalja to Zadar
  2. Take the bus from Zadar to Makarska

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Novalja to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive

  1. Drive from Novalja to Makarska

Novalja to Makarska by bus

7 Weekly Buses
5h 44m Average Duration
211 kn Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Novalja to Makarska is to bus via Zadar which costs 150 kn - 280 kn and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Novalja to Makarska is to drive which costs 210 kn - 310 kn and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Novalja to Makarska. However, there are services departing from Novalja and arriving at Makarska via Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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The distance between Novalja and Makarska is 221 km. The road distance is 262 km.

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The best way to get from Novalja to Makarska without a car is to bus which takes 5h 44m and costs 210 kn - 340 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Novalja to Makarska, including transfers.

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Novalja to Makarska bus services, operated by Antonio Tours, depart from Novalja station.

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Novalja to Makarska bus services, operated by Promet Makarska, arrive at Makarska station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Novalja to Makarska is 262 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Novalja to Makarska.

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  • Distance: 220.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Novalja, Croatia and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Novalja to Makarska via Split in around 5h 44m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
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 Zadar to Makarska
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 Zadar to Makarska
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 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
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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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
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Globtour
Autotransport Šibenik
Ferry operators
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Žigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
45 days 12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr

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