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There are 4 ways to get from Rab to Makarska by ferry, bus or plane

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Ferry, bus via Split

  1. Take the ferry from Rab to Zadar
  2. Take the bus from Zadar to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

3 alternative options

Line 9309 Catamaran, bus

  1. Take the line 9309 Catamaran from Rab to Novalja
  2. Take the bus from Novalja to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Rab to Zadar
  2. Take the bus from Biograd na Moru to Makarska

Ferry, fly, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Rab to Krk
  2. Fly from Rijeka (RJK) to Split (SPU)
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska
Rab → Makarska
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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Rab to Makarska is to line 9309 Catamaran and bus which costs 220 kn - 370 kn and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Rab to Makarska is to ferry and fly and bus which costs 850 kn - 2.600 kn and takes 5h 41m.

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The distance between Rab and Makarska is 243 km.

The best way to get from Rab to Makarska without a car is to ferry and bus via Split which takes 7h 5m and costs 180 kn - 450 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Rab to Makarska, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rijeka Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Trade Air offers flights from Rijeka Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Rab to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 242.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 5m

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

There is no direct connection from Rab to Makarska. However, you can take the ferry to Zadar, take the walk to Zadar - Stari autobusni kolodvor, take the line 4 bus to Zadar, take the bus to Split, then take the bus to Makarska. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Rab to Makarska via Novalja, Novalja, and Split in around 7h 29m.

Airlines
Trade Air
Website
trade-air.com
Flights from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
550 kn - 900 kn
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.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 Zadar bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 100 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Biograd na Moru to Makarska
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
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sibenik.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35 kn - 50 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Book at
slavonija-bus.hr
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zadar, aut.kolodvor to Split, aut.kolodvor
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
RegioJet
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
Ferry operators
G&V Line Iadera
Phone
+385 23 250 733
Email
info@gv-zadar.hr
Website
gv-zadar.com
Ferry from Rab to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
90 kn - 160 kn
Website
G&V Line Iadera
Low Season Price
90 kn - 160 kn
High Season Price
110 kn - 160 kn
Ferry from Rab to Krk
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40 kn - 70 kn
Website
G&V Line Iadera
Low Season Price
40 kn - 70 kn
High Season Price
45 kn - 70 kn

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