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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Cres by train, night bus, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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

Train, night bus, Catamaran  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
  3. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres

$20 - $37

5 alternative options

Train, bus, Catamaran  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  3. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres

$21 - $45

Train, bus, Catamaran via Kozina  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the bus from Kozina to Rijeka
  3. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres

$30 - $51

Bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Rijeka 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rijeka to Cres

$25 - $44

Drive, line 334 car ferry  •  3 h 59 min

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

$43 - $64

Ferry, shuttle, Catamaran  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the ferry from Rialto to Aeroporto Venice
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka
  3. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres

$53 - $385

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Cres is to train and night bus and Catamaran which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Cres is to drive and line 334 car ferry which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Cres. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Cres via Venice, Venice Mestre and Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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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 train and night bus and Catamaran which takes 7 h 24 min and costs 17€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Venice to Cres, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 3266+ hotels available in Cres. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Cres.
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  • Distance: 106.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

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

There is no direct connection from Venice to Cres. However, you can take the train to Trieste Centrale, take the walk to Trieste, take the night bus to Rijeka, take the walk to Rijeka, then take the Catamaran to Cres. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Venice to Cres via Trieste Centrale, Trieste, Rijeka, and Rijeka in around 7 h 30 min.

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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Kozina to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rijeka to Cres
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$4 - $6
Car ferry from Brestova to Porozina
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $3
Alilaguna Lines
Phone
+39 041 2401701
Email
info@alilaguna.it
Website
alilaguna.it
Ferry from Rialto to Aeroporto Venice
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
alilaguna.it

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