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There are 11 ways to get from Trieste to Makarska by bus, night bus, ferry, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus via Zagreb

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

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus

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

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Trieste Port to Mali Losinj
  2. Take the ferry from Mali Losinj to Zadar
  3. Take the bus from Zadar to Makarska

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Pivka
  2. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka
  3. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  4. Take the train from Ostarije to Split
  5. 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

Night bus to Rijeka, fly to Split, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
  2. Fly from Rijeka (RJK) to Split (SPU)
  3. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Shuttle, bus to Pula, fly to Split, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Novigrad
  2. Take the bus from Novigrad to Pula Airport
  3. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Split (SPU)
  4. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Dubrovnik, 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 Dubrovnik (DBV)
  4. Take the bus from Slano to Makarska

Shuttle, bus to Pula, fly to Zadar, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Novigrad
  2. Take the bus from Novigrad to Pula Airport
  3. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD)
  4. Take the bus from Zadar to Split
  5. Take the bus from Split to Makarska
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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 recommended.

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, returning to Italy from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Makarska is to night bus and bus which costs €30 - €55 and takes 11h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Makarska is to drive which costs €85 - €130 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 Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 5m.

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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 bus via Zagreb which takes 11h 5m and costs €30 - €70.

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It takes approximately 11h 5m 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: 11h 5m

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

You can take a bus from Trieste to Makarska via Zagreb in around 11h 5m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
270 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
370 kn - 650 kn
Flights from Pula to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
460 kn - 850 kn
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
260 kn - 1.300 kn
Trade Air
Website
trade-air.com
Flights from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
370 kn - 650 kn
Flights from Pula to Split
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
460 kn - 850 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 Pivka
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26 kn - 55 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
51 kn - 56 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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Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30 kn - 80 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
45 kn - 55 kn
Regional Train Ticket
30 kn - 40 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 80 kn
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Ostarije to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Book at
Croatia Rail Pass
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
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice 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
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 Rijeka bus station to Gospić
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75 kn - 95 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
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
170 kn - 220 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 100 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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 80 kn
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Slano to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
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Promet Makarska
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
200 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Makarska
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Slano to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Makarska
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Slano to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.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
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35 kn - 50 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Bus from Slano to Makarska
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
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
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 160 kn
Website
Nomago
Economy
80 kn - 120 kn
Premium
100 kn - 140 kn
Family&friends
110 kn - 160 kn
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 300 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 120 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
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 Trieste Centrale to Novigrad
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
200 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
200 kn - 220 kn
Private
330 kn - 650 kn
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Novigrad to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Book at
slavonija-bus.hr
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zadar to Split
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Book at
puntamika-line.hr
Ferry operators

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