There are 5 ways to get from Trieste to Croatia by bus, train or car

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Bus Crnja Tours  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb 402 / ...

$16 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus Croatia Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Villa Opicina to Zagreb

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana N160 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$16 - $101

Train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste to Ljubljana
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$20 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Zagreb 143.4 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Croatia is 252 km. The road distance is 229.4 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs .

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The bus from Trieste to Zagreb takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Trieste to Croatia bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Trieste station.

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

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The best way to get from Trieste to Croatia is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 51 min.

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Trieste to Croatia bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Trieste to Croatia train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 157.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Croatia?

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Trieste to Zagreb 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Zagreb via Ljubljana in around 5 h 51 min.

Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
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 to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Ljubljana Zob Postaja
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
globtour.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Villa Opicina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
croatiabus.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 Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Croatia is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Trieste to Croatia.

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