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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Banja Luka by bus, ferry, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka

$54 - $81

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Train, drive  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr Re
  2. Take the train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana Re
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Nova Gradiska Ic
  4. Drive from Nova Gradiska to Banja Luka

$52 - $97

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Ferry, bus  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula
  2. Take the bus from Pula to Banja Luka

$122 - $133

Shuttle, bus  •  13h 18m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Banja Luka

$106 - $454

Drive  •  5h 29m

  1. Drive from Venice to Banja Luka 558.9 km

$80 - $130

Fly, bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VCE - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka

$137 - $434

Italy → Bosnia and Herzegovina
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International entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Italy

  • No quarantine required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Banja Luka is 121.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Banja Luka is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Banja Luka is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 121.

Yes, entry into Italy from Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 18 Apr 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Institute of Public Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Banja Luka is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Banja Luka is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Banja Luka. However, there are services departing from Venezia - Tronchetto and arriving at Banja Luka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 22m.

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The distance between Venice and Banja Luka is 388 km. The road distance is 558.9 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Banja Luka without a car is to bus which takes 8h 22m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m to get from Venice to Banja Luka, including transfers.

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Venice to Banja Luka bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Venezia - Tronchetto station.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Banja Luka bus services, operated by Pepeks Zagreb, arrive at Banja Luka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Banja Luka is 559 km. It takes approximately 5h 29m to drive from Venice to Banja Luka.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Banja Luka.
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  • Distance: 388.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 22m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Venice to Banja Luka via Zagreb in around 8h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$17 - $19
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$25 - $28
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Nova Gradiska
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
Regional Train Ticket
$19 - $24
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
$29 - $35
Bus operators
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $46
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
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pepeks.hr
Bus from Pula to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
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pepeks.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
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pepeks.hr
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Bus from Pula to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Banja Luka
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Croatia Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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