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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Trieste Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb 427 / ...

$87 - $195

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Train  •  12 h 35 min

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

$82 - $179

5 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb 4

$156

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Zagreb 557 miles

$130 - $200

Fly to Zagreb  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Zagreb (ZAG) FCO - ZAG

$111 - $342

Fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trieste (TRS) FCO - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb

$127 - $826

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Venice (VCE) FCO - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Zagreb

$97 - $896

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Zagreb is to train and bus which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Zagreb is to fly and shuttle which costs 110€ - 750€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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The distance between Rome and Zagreb is 517 km. The road distance is 891.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zagreb without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 10 min and costs 75€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to get from Rome to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Rome to Zagreb bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Zagreb is to train which takes 12 h 35 min and costs 70€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 135€ and takes 13 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 300€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 322.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 10 min

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Zagreb, Croatia?

You can take a train from Rome to Zagreb via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf in around 12 h 35 min. Alternatively, Vincek Autobusi ltd. operates a bus from Rome to Zagreb twice a week. Tickets cost $156 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rome to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
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
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
atvo.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $40
Private
$130 - $240
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$52 - $57
Private
$290 - $650

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Rome to Zagreb bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., arrive at Zagreb station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Zagreb is 891 km. It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to drive from Rome to Zagreb.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 2266+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at $46 USD 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 10€ - 15€.

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