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There are 5 ways to get from Pescara to Makarska by train, car ferry, bus or car

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the train from Pescara Centrale to Ancona Fa / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

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Bus  •  22h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Pescara Terminal Bus to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb 402 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Makarska

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Bus, car ferry  •  16h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Pescara to Ancona 421
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train, bus  •  22h 16m

  1. Take the train from Pescara Centrale to Ancona Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Ancona to Villach Hbf Nj
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 211 / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split Ic
  5. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 2m

  1. Drive from Pescara to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  3. Drive from Split to Makarska

Pescara to Makarska by train and bus

The journey time between Pescara and Makarska is around 28h 25m and covers a distance of around 1452 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8h 43m. The fastest journey normally takes 28h 25m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia and others, the Pescara to Makarska service departs from Pescara Centrale and arrives in Makarska. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
19h 42m
Layover time:
8h 43m
Total time:
28h 25m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
28h 25m
Journey distance:
1452 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
81 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:20
Last service departs at:
19:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Pescara to Makarska train and bus schedules

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International entry into Croatia from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Makarska 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: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pescara to Makarska is to bus which costs €40 - €80 and takes 22h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Pescara to Makarska is to drive and car ferry which costs €65 - €100 and takes 14h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pescara to Makarska. However, there are services departing from Pescara Terminal Bus and arriving at Makarska via Ljubljana bus station and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 25m.

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It is approximately 247 km to get from Pescara to Makarska.

The best way to get from Pescara to Makarska without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 15h 17m and costs €55 - €120.

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It takes approximately 15h 17m to get from Pescara to Makarska, including transfers.

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Pescara to Makarska bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Pescara Terminal Bus station.

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

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There are 105+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Pescara to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 247.5 km
  • Duration: 15h 17m

What companies run services between Pescara, Italy and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Pescara to Makarska via Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja, Ljubljana bus station, and Zagreb in around 22h 25m.

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 Pescara Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
100 kn - 400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
100 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Premium
280 kn - 400 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pescara Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
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 Pescara Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ancona to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Bus operators
Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
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Promet Makarska
Croatia Bus Domestic
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 Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Globtour
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Makarska Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 200 kn
Website
Globtour
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 Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 310 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
Bus from Pescara to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 95 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kn - 220 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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Pescara Terminal Bus to Ancona Via Guglielmo Marconi
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Itabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Pescara Terminal Bus to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 280 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35 kn - 50 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Ferry operators

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