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There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Croatia by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb

250 kn - 290 kn

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb Trieste - Bratislava / ...

181 kn - 289 kn

2 alternative options

Bus via San Donà di Piave  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from San Donà di Piave to Zagreb

470 kn - 680 kn

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Venice to Zagreb 374.8 km

350 kn - 550 kn

Venice to Croatia by bus

The bus journey time between Venice and Croatia is around 4h 40m and covers a distance of around 374 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., the Venice to Croatia bus service departs from Venezia - Tronchetto and arrives in Zagreb. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Croatia bus schedules

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia 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 Croatia is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Croatia 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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Croatia.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Croatia is to train and bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Croatia is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venezia - Tronchetto and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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The distance between Venice and Croatia is 365 km. The road distance is 374.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs 33€ - 38€.

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The bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb takes 4h 40m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

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Venice to Croatia bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., arrive at Zagreb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Croatia is 375 km. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Venice to Croatia.

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  • Distance: 364.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Croatia?

Vincek Autobusi ltd. operates a bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb twice a week. Tickets cost 250 kn - 290 kn and the journey takes 4h 40m.

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
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
250 kn - 290 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from San Donà di Piave to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
440 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it

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