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There are 9 ways to get from Trieste to Makarska by night bus, bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Night bus, bus via Gospić

  1. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Gospic
  3. Take the bus from Gospić to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

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Bus via Zagreb

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Makarska

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka bus station to Split bus station
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive

  1. Drive from Trieste to Makarska

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Split, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Split (SPU)
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Fly Trieste to Split, bus

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Split (SPU)
  2. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Shuttle to Pula, fly to Zadar, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD)
  3. Take the bus from Zemunik Donji to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska
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

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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

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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 Makarska is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Makarska 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.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Makarska is to bus via Zagreb which costs €22 - €55 and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Makarska is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Makarska. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Makarska via Rijeka, Gospić and Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 44m.

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The distance between Trieste and Makarska is 367 km. The road distance is 534.3 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Makarska without a car is to night bus and bus via Gospić which takes 10h 44m and costs €40 - €60.

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It takes approximately 10h 44m to get from Trieste to Makarska, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Trieste to Makarska bus services, operated by Promet Makarska, arrive at Makarska station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Makarska is 534 km. It takes approximately 5h 47m to drive from Trieste to Makarska.

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  • Distance: 366.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 44m

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Makarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Trieste to Makarska via Rijeka bus station and Split in around 11h 14m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
330 kn - 850 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.400 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Trieste to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.300 kn
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Trieste to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.100 kn
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
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
115 kn - 130 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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ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 kn - 340 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
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 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 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
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Split bus station to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 220 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kn - 220 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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Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Gospic
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
144 kn
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Gospić to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
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Promet Makarska
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Globtour
Phone
+387 36 651-393
Email
info@globtour.com
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Makarska Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Globtour
Autotransport Šibenik
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 270 kn
Website
Nomago
Economy
140 kn - 200 kn
Premium
160 kn - 230 kn
Family&friends
190 kn - 270 kn
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55 kn - 80 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210 kn - 300 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 240 kn
Private
550 kn - 1.100 kn
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.700 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
210 kn - 270 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.700 kn
Shuttle from Portorož to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.000 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 240 kn
Private
500 kn - 1.000 kn

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Makarska bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Trieste Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs €2 - €35.

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