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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Croatia by plane, night bus, ferry, train, bus or car

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Fly to Split

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU)

Fly to Zadar

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Zadar (ZAD)

Fly to Trieste, night bus

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trieste (TRS)
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

Fly to Venice, ferry

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Train, night bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Train

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Zagreb

Rome to Croatia by train and night bus

The journey time between Rome and Croatia is around 10h 47m and covers a distance of around 876 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, FlixBus, ÖBB EuroCity and others, the Rome to Croatia service departs from Roma Tiburtina and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
10h 47m Average Duration
459 kn Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Croatia is to fly which costs €30 - €200 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Croatia is to fly which costs €50 - €190 and takes 3h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 44m.

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The distance between Rome and Croatia is 545 km. The road distance is 889.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Croatia without a car is to train and night bus which takes 10h 47m and costs €60 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Rome to Croatia, including transfers.

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Rome to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Croatia train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Croatia is to fly which takes 4h 36m and costs €30 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €95 - €220 and takes 12h 44m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €95 and takes 12h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 545 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Croatia?

Wizz Air, Vueling Airlines and Croatia Airlines fly from Rome to Split twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Zagreb via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf in around 12h 44m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 kn - 1.600 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 kn - 1.300 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
110 kn - 1.300 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.500 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
120 kn - 1.000 kn
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 Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
340 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
340 kn - 460 kn
Base Standard
550 kn - 800 kn
Base Premium
700 kn - 1.000 kn
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 kn - 850 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
270 kn - 380 kn
Base Standard
490 kn - 650 kn
Base Premium
550 kn - 850 kn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 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 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
210 kn - 650 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
230 kn - 330 kn
Smart Low Cost
210 kn - 310 kn
Smart Flex
450 kn - 650 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 Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
230 kn - 320 kn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 380 kn
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
310 kn - 380 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.
For more information, please visit this page
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
600 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Rome to Croatia train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Croatia is 889 km. It takes approximately 8h 19m to drive from Rome to Croatia.

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Wizz Air, Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Split Airport.

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Book your Rome to Croatia bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are three+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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