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There are 5 ways to get from Padua to Croatia by bus, train, night bus, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Padova to Zagreb 4

$65 - $130

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the night bus from Padua, Padova to Zagreb N402

$22 - $40

3 alternative options

Train  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$43 - $95

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Padua to Zagreb 250.7 miles

$60 - $90

Shuttle  •  5h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Padova to Zagreb

$55 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from Padua to Croatia is to night bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 6h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Padua to Croatia is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 3h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Padova and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Padua to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Padova and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 17m.

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The distance between Padua and Croatia is 400 km. The road distance is 401.1 km.

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The best way to get from Padua to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 6h 38m and costs 60€ - 120€.

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The bus from Padova to Zagreb takes 6h 38m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Padua to Croatia bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Padova station.

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Padua to Croatia train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia Mestre station.

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The best way to get from Padua to Croatia is to bus which takes 6h 38m and costs 60€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 9h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Padua to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 249.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Padua, Italy and Croatia?

Florentia Bus operates a bus from Padua to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 6h 38m. Vincek Autobusi ltd. also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Padua to Zagreb via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf in around 9h 17m.

Train operators
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 Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
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
Night bus from Padua, Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Padua to Croatia bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Padua to Croatia train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Padua to Croatia is 401 km. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Padua to Croatia.

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