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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Cres 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, Catamaran, line 9308 Catamaran  •  7h 13m

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

516 kn - 751 kn

Cheapest option

Night bus, Catamaran  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the night bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka N406
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres 9308

131 kn - 157 kn

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Trieste, Trieste 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste, Trieste to Opatija 944
  3. Take the bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Cres

285 kn - 381 kn

Train, Catamaran  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr Re
  2. Take the train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Pivka Re
  3. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka 481 / ...
  4. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres

162 kn - 332 kn

Drive, line 334 car ferry  •  3h 54m

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

285 kn - 411 kn

Shuttle, Catamaran  •  7h 33m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres 9308

368 kn - 2.511 kn

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

Conditions of entry to Croatia

14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Italy.

The 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 hotline on 00385 91 468 30 32.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.
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To the best of our knowledge, these details are correct as of the last update: 20 Sep 2020.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Cres is to night bus and Catamaran which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Cres is to drive and line 334 car ferry which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Cres. However, there are services departing from Venezia Piazzale Roma and arriving at Cres via Venice Airport, Venice, Trieste, Trieste and Opatija Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Venice to Cres. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Cres via Pula and Unije. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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The distance between Venice and Cres is 171 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Cres without a car is to ferry and Catamaran and line 9308 Catamaran which takes 7h 13m and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Venice to Cres, including transfers.

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Venice to Cres bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice Airport, Venice station.

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

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There are 4408+ hotels available in Cres. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Cres.
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  • Distance: 171.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 13m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Cres, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Venice to Cres via Venice Airport, Venice Airport, Venice, Trieste, Trieste, and Opatija Central Bus Station in around 8h 50m.

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
55 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
105 kn - 120 kn
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Pivka
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 100 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
85 kn - 100 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30 kn - 80 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
45 kn - 55 kn
Regional Train Ticket
30 kn - 40 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
60 kn - 80 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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste, Trieste to Opatija
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Opatija Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Cres
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Ferry operators
Catamaran Line d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)21 352 527
Email
info@catamaran-line.hr
Website
catamaran-line.hr
Ferry from Pula to Unije
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35 kn - 60 kn
Website
Catamaran Line d.o.o.
Low Season Price
35 kn - 50 kn
High Season Price
40 kn - 60 kn
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Unije to Cres
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28 kn - 35 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
28 kn - 35 kn
Ferry from Rijeka to Cres
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28 kn - 35 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
28 kn - 35 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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