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There are 4 ways to get from Split to Rab by train, bus, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Split to Gospić
  2. Take the bus from Gospic to Novalja
  3. Take the car ferry from Zigljen to Prizna 335

$47 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Split to Senj, Starigrad 941

$21 - $36

2 alternative options

Bus Brioni Pula  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Split to Starigrad

$31 - $62

Drive, line 338 car ferry  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Split to Valbiska
  2. Take the line 338 car ferry from Valbiska to Lopar 338

$50 - $74

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Split to Rab is to bus which costs 130 kn - 240 kn and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Rab is to drive and line 338 car ferry which costs 320 kn - 480 kn and takes 6 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Split to Rab. However, there are services departing from Split and arriving at Rab via Starigrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Split and Rab is 193 km.

The best way to get from Split to Rab without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs 190 kn - 400 kn.

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Split to Rab, including transfers.

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Split to Rab bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, depart from Split station.

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Split to Rab bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, arrive at Starigrad station.

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There are 3712+ hotels available in Rab. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Split to Rab.
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  • Distance: 120.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

What companies run services between Split, Croatia and Rab, Croatia?

Brioni Pula operates a bus from Split to Rab once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Gospić
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Gospic to Novalja
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Split to Senj, Starigrad
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Zigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Car ferry from Valbiska to Lopar
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$3 - $5
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Car ferry from Zigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Žigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
45 days 12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com

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