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

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Bus, night train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana Lucija Tpc - Piran - Postojna - Ljubljana Ap / ...
  2. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

218 kn - 398 kn

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Bus, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana Lucija Tpc - Piran - Postojna - Ljubljana Ap / ...
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

118 kn - 278 kn

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Bus  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana Lucija Tpc - Piran - Postojna - Ljubljana Ap / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb 402 / ...

118 kn - 328 kn

Train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Koper to Ljubljana Pendolino / ...
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

133 kn - 339 kn

Night bus, shuttle  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana Piran - Lucija Tpc - Koper - Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb

325 kn - 1.720 kn

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Piran to Zagreb 255.4 km

190 kn - 290 kn

Shuttle, fly  •  4h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zagreb (ZAG) PUY - ZAG

559 kn - 1.487 kn

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The social distance requirement in Zagreb is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Piran to Zagreb is to bus and train which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 6h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Piran to Zagreb is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Piran to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Piran and arriving at Zagreb via Ljubljana bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 19m.

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It is 190 km from Piran to Zagreb. It is approximately 255.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Piran to Zagreb without a car is to bus and night train which takes 6h 14m and costs 28€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Piran to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Piran to Zagreb bus services, operated by Arriva Slovenia, depart from Piran station.

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The best way to get from Piran to Zagreb is to bus which takes 6h 19m and costs 15€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Pula Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Piran to Zagreb bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Piran to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 190 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Piran, Slovenia and Zagreb, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Piran to Zagreb via Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana and Ljubljana bus station in around 6h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Piran to Zagreb via Avtobusna postaja Koper, Koper, and Ljubljana in around 7h 16m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 kn - 350 kn
Train operators
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
Night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 85 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 kn - 130 kn
Train from Koper to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65 kn - 140 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
65 kn - 85 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 kn - 140 kn
Bus operators
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95 kn - 120 kn
Website
Arriva Slovenia
Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota D.D.
Phone
+386 2 530 16 00
Email
vozni.redi@apms.si
Website
apms.si
Bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 100 kn
Website
Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota D.D.
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Piran to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Book at
Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
90 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
100 kn - 150 kn
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Book at
Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
95 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
110 kn - 150 kn
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
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 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 Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
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
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.600 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 270 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.600 kn
Shuttle from Portorož to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.000 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 240 kn
Private
550 kn - 1.000 kn

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Yes, the driving distance between Piran to Zagreb is 255 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Piran to Zagreb.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Pula Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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