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There are 10 ways to get from Sicily to Croatia by plane, ferry, train, bus or car

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Fly Catania to Split

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Split (SPU)

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Fly Catania to Venice, ferry

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Fly Palermo to Split

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Split (SPU)

Fly Palermo to Venice, ferry

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Fly Catania to Bologna, train, line 1 ferry, ferry

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
  3. Take the line 1 ferry from Ferrovia "E" to P.le Roma "G"
  4. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Train, bus via Venice

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
  3. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Hotel Plaza to Ljubljana Central Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
  2. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb

Bus via Florence

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Naples to Zagreb

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Zagreb

Sicily to Croatia by train and bus

7 Weekly Services
25h 1m Average Duration
878 kn Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Croatia is to bus which costs €85 - €120 and takes 28h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Croatia is to fly which costs €80 - €230 and takes 6h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Zagreb via Palermo Terminal Bus and Rome Tiburtina Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 57m.

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The distance between Sicily and Croatia is 918 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Croatia without a car is to train and bus via Venice which takes 25h 1m and costs €110 - €270.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Sicily to Croatia, including transfers.

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Sicily to Croatia bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Palermo Terminal Bus station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Croatia is to fly which takes 6h 53m and costs €80 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 28h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 918.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 53m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Croatia?

Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and eight other airlines fly from Catania to Split every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Zagreb via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna, Palermo Terminal Bus, and Rome Tiburtina Bus station in around 28h 57m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
200 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
200 kn - 2.400 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Catania to Split via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Palermo to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Catania to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 kn - 2.100 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 kn - 1.300 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180 kn - 1.300 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 kn - 1.700 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Split via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Palermo to Split via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
450 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Palermo to Split via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Catania to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.900 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Palermo to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.300 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Palermo to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 4.900 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Catania to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Palermo to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120 kn - 1.100 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.700 kn - 9.000 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.500 kn - 9.000 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110 kn - 950 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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110 kn - 420 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Base Standard
240 kn - 320 kn
Base Premium
300 kn - 420 kn
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
280 kn - 850 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
280 kn - 380 kn
Base Standard
490 kn - 650 kn
Base Premium
550 kn - 850 kn
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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
150 kn - 170 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 330 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
130 kn - 180 kn
Smart Low Cost
110 kn - 160 kn
Smart Flex
240 kn - 330 kn
Train from Roma Termini to Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 650 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
230 kn - 330 kn
Smart Low Cost
220 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 Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
380 kn - 550 kn
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
230 kn - 320 kn
Train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 kn - 410 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
290 kn - 410 kn
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
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
oebb.at
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
Twice 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
110 kn - 130 kn
Bus operators
TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venice Mestre Hotel Plaza to Ljubljana Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 230 kn
Website
TripstAir
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35 kn - 380 kn
Website
Itabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Rome Tiburtina Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
340 kn - 490 kn
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
410 kn - 600 kn
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Palermo to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
330 kn - 400 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
Bus from Naples to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
390 kn - 480 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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Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Ferry operators
ACTV S.p.a
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19 kn
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page

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Edelweiss Air, Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Split Airport.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs €3 - €5.

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