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

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

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Fly Catania to Trieste, night bus

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

Fly Catania to Venice, ferry

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

Fly Palermo to Venice, ferry

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

Fly Palermo to Bologna, train, ferry

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
  3. Take the ferry from Ferrovia to Sacca Fisola
  4. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Fly Catania to Bologna, train, ferry

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
  3. Take the ferry from Ferrovia to Sacca Fisola
  4. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Villach Hbf
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Rome Tiburtina Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb

Train, bus, night train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  3. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

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

The train journey time between Sicily and Croatia is around 28h 42m and covers a distance of around 1844 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 59m. The fastest train normally takes 28h 42m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Sicily to Croatia train service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
22h 43m
Layover time:
5h 59m
Total time:
28h 42m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
28h 42m
Train distance:
1844 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
97 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:05
Last train departs at:
06:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Croatia train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Croatia is to fly and night bus which costs €35 - €210 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Croatia is to fly and ferry which costs €70 - €230 and takes 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Palermo Viale Lazio and arriving at Zagreb via Rome Tiburtina Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Bologna Centrale and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 54m.

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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 which takes 25h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Sicily to Croatia, including transfers.

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Sicily to Croatia bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo Viale Lazio station.

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Sicily to Croatia train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Croatia is to train which takes 25h 54m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 27h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 918.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Croatia?

You can take a train from Palermo to Zagreb via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Bologna Centrale, and Villach Hbf in around 25h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Zagreb via Rome Tiburtina Bus station in around 27h 30m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
220 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Catania to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 kn - 1.600 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 kn - 1.300 kn
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 kn - 1.300 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110 kn - 1.800 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Catania to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kn - 1.700 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.800 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 kn - 1.400 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.300 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 28.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 42.000 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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
110 kn - 420 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Base Standard
240 kn - 320 kn
Base Premium
290 kn - 420 kn
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
200 kn - 650 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
200 kn - 280 kn
Base Standard
380 kn - 500 kn
Base Premium
460 kn - 650 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 Station to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
170 kn - 490 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
180 kn - 260 kn
Smart Low Cost
170 kn - 240 kn
Smart Flex
350 kn - 490 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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
160 kn - 230 kn
Train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 kn - 410 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
290 kn - 410 kn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Night train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
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
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
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.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Rome Tiburtina Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
330 kn - 480 kn
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
600 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 360 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
Blue 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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