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There are 4 ways to get from Trieste to Novalja by night bus, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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

Night bus, Catamaran  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka N406
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus, Catamaran  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

$14 - $27

Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rijeka to Novalja

$18 - $42

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Prizna
  2. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

$31 - $46

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Novalja is to night bus and Catamaran which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Novalja is to drive and car ferry which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Novalja. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Novalja via Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Trieste and Novalja is 149 km.

The best way to get from Trieste to Novalja without a car is to night bus and Catamaran which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 11€ - 17€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Trieste to Novalja, including transfers.

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Trieste to Novalja bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Trieste station.

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Trieste to Novalja bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Novalja station.

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There are 3611+ hotels available in Novalja. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Novalja.
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  • Distance: 93.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

There is no direct connection from Trieste to Novalja. However, you can take the night bus to Rijeka, take the walk to Rijeka, then take the Catamaran to Novalja. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Trieste to Novalja via Rijeka and Rijeka in around 5 h 45 min.

Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$9 - $12
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com

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