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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Šibenik N535

170 kn - 210 kn

2 alternative options

Train  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Re
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 415 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Perkovic Ic

293 kn - 710 kn

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Šibenik 417.9 km

390 kn - 600 kn

Trieste to Šibenik by bus

The bus journey time between Trieste and Šibenik is around 6h 45m and covers a distance of around 452 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 45m. Services are operated by FlixBus. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 45m
Fastest bus time:
6h 45m
Bus distance:
452 km
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
170 kn
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:30
Last bus departs at:
00:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trieste to Šibenik bus schedules

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Šibenik is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Šibenik is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Šibenik is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Šibenik is to bus which costs €22 - €28 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Šibenik is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Šibenik. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Šibenik. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Sibenik via Ljubljana, Zagreb Glavni Kol. and Perkovic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 45m.

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The distance between Trieste and Šibenik is 271 km. The road distance is 417.9 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Šibenik without a car is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs €22 - €28.

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The bus from Trieste to Šibenik takes 6h 45m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Trieste to Šibenik bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Trieste station.

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Trieste to Šibenik train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Trieste Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Šibenik is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs €22 - €28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €35 - €95 and takes 13h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Šibenik.
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  • Distance: 270.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Šibenik, Šibensko-Kniniska, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Šibenik once daily. Tickets cost 170 kn - 210 kn and the journey takes 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Šibenik via Ljubljana, Zagreb Glavni Kol., and Perkovic in around 13h 45m.

Train operators
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 Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
115 kn - 130 kn
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 17m
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 - 85 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 kn - 130 kn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Šibenik
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kn - 210 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Trieste to Šibenik bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Šibenik station.

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Trieste to Šibenik train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Perkovic station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Šibenik is 418 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Trieste to Šibenik.

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Book your Trieste to Šibenik bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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