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There are 7 ways to get from Trieste to Zadar by bus, ferry, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus Velebit Tours  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zadar

$27 - $70

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana 907 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zadar N948

$25 - $129

5 alternative options

Ferry, Catamaran  •  10 h

  1. Take the ferry from Trieste to Pula
  2. Take the Catamaran from Pula to Zadar 9141

$57 - $81

Train  •  14 h 40 min

  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 Knin
  5. Take the train from Knin to Zadar

$36 - $54

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Zadar 227.2 miles

$50 - $80

Shuttle to Pula, fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD

$94 - $335

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  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 Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD

$113 - $570

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Zadar is to bus which costs 23€ - 65€ and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Zadar is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Zadar via Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Trieste to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Zadar via Pula. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Zadar via Pivka, Rijeka, Ostarije and Knin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Zadar is 206 km. The road distance is 363.5 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs 23€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Trieste to Zadar, including transfers.

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

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Trieste to Zadar train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Trieste Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 128.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Trieste to Zadar via Rijeka and Rijeka in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Zadar via Pivka, Rijeka, Ostarije, and Knin in around 14 h 40 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Trieste Centrale to Pivka
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Train from Ostarije to Knin
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $26
Train from Knin to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
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
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 Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Schedules at
brioni.hr
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
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
arriva.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Crnja Tours
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Globtour
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
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
Marprom
Phone
080 11 16
Website
marprom.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
marprom.si
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Portorož to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$33 - $36
Private
$80 - $150
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$34 - $37
Private
$85 - $160
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Ferry operators
Catarman Line d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)21 352 527
Email
info@catamaran-line.hr
Website
catamaran-line.hr
Ferry from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
catamaran-line.hr
Low Season Price
$16 - $22
High Season Price
$20 - $28

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The best way to get from Trieste to Zadar is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs 23€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 14 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Zadar is 363 km. It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to drive from Trieste to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Zadar bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 7894+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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