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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Zagreb by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste, Trieste to Zagreb N482 / ...

445 kn - 1.124 kn

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb N997

310 kn - 700 kn

4 alternative options

Drive  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Rome to Zagreb 889.3 km

900 kn - 1.300 kn

Fly to Zagreb  •  6h 19m

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

584 kn - 2.599 kn

Fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  6h 45m

  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

904 kn - 7.864 kn

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  7h 49m

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

764 kn - 6.164 kn

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Zagreb is to bus which costs 40€ - 95€ and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Zagreb is to fly which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 6h 19m.

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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, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Rome and Zagreb is 517 km. The road distance is 889.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zagreb without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 17m and costs 55€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 10h 17m 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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The best way to get from Rome to Zagreb is to bus which takes 13h 30m and costs 40€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 6h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m 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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Map of how to get from Rome to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 516.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 17m

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

Vincek Autobusi ltd. operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb twice a week. Tickets cost 600 kn - 700 kn and the journey takes 13h 30m. FlixBus also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and 10 other airlines fly from Rome to Zagreb hourly.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.900 kn
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Rome to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380 kn - 1.800 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.600 kn
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.600 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.700 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.500 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 7.500 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 11.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 8.000 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 12m
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
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste, Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
310 kn - 380 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
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
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
230 kn - 2.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
230 kn - 290 kn
Private
800 kn - 2.200 kn
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.600 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
210 kn - 270 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.600 kn
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
340 kn - 4.000 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
340 kn - 380 kn
Private
1.900 kn - 4.000 kn

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Zagreb is 889 km. It takes approximately 8h 23m to drive from Rome to Zagreb.

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Alitalia, Swiss, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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

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There are 1806+ hotels available in Zagreb. 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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