COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in Croatia. Learn More.

There are 3 ways to get from Varaždin to Cres by bus, 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

Bus, Catamaran  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Rijeka
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres 9308

182 kn - 269 kn

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Zagreb Chr029 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Cres Zagreb Central Bus Station - Cres

204 kn - 337 kn

Drive, line 332 car ferry  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Varaždin to Valbiska
  2. Take the line 332 car ferry from Valbiska to Merag 332

229 kn - 330 kn

Varaždin → Cres
Fully open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Travel within Croatia

Observe COVID-19 safety rules

COVID-19 help in Croatia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 00385 91 468 30 32

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Croatia is currently allowed.

Explore travel options

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

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cres is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Cres 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.

Last updated: 17 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varaždin to Cres is to bus and Catamaran which costs 180 kn - 270 kn and takes 6h 56m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Varaždin to Cres is to drive and line 332 car ferry. Taking this option will cost 220 kn - 330 kn and takes 3h 33m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Varaždin to Cres. However, there are services departing from Varaždin and arriving at Cres via Zagreb Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

More details

The distance between Varaždin and Cres is 212 km.

The best way to get from Varaždin to Cres without a car is to bus and Catamaran which takes 6h 56m and costs 180 kn - 270 kn.

More details

It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Varaždin to Cres, including transfers.

More details

Varaždin to Cres bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Varaždin station.

More details

Varaždin to Cres bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., arrive at Cres station.

More details

There are 65+ hotels available in Cres. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Varaždin to Cres.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 211.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Varaždin, Croatia and Cres, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Varaždin to Cres via Zagreb and Zagreb Central Bus Station in around 7h 29m.

Bus operators
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 240 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 65 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Cres
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Rijeka to Cres
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28 kn - 35 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
28 kn - 35 kn
Car ferry from Valbiska to Merag
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16 kn - 20 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
16 kn - 20 kn

Want to know more about travelling around Croatia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.