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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Blue Cave by ferry, bus, train, night bus, car, car ferry or shuttle

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

Ferry, line 9308 Catamaran

  1. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula
  2. Take the ferry from Pula to Unije
  3. Take the line 9308 Catamaran from Unije to Martinšćica

Cheapest option

Train, night bus, bus

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
  3. Take the bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Krčina

3 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Cres

Drive, line 334 car ferry

  1. Drive from Venice to Brestova
  2. Take the line 334 car ferry from Brestova to Porozina

Shuttle, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Krčina

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Venice to Blue Cave is to train and night bus and bus, which costs €40 - €95 and takes 8h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Blue Cave is to drive and line 334 car ferry which costs €55 - €85 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between Venice and Blue Cave is 168 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Blue Cave without a car is to ferry and line 9308 Catamaran which takes 6h 30m and costs €110 - €140.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Venice to Blue Cave, including transfers.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Blue Cave. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Blue Cave.
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  • Distance: 168.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Blue Cave, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Venice to Blue Cave via Galilei Darsena, Venice, Rijeka Central Bus Station, and Cres in around 7h 45m.

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 Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 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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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 410 kn
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Premium
290 kn - 410 kn
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 120 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
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Cres
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40 kn - 55 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Krčina
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Unije to Martinšćica
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22 kn - 27 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
22 kn - 27 kn
Car ferry from Brestova to Porozina
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15 kn - 19 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
15 kn - 19 kn

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