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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Croatia by bus, train or car

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  1. Take the bus from Venice to Zagreb

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Venice Piazzale Roma Parking to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb

Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Bus via San Donà di Piave

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Zagreb

Venice to Croatia by bus

7 Weekly Buses
6h 30m Average Duration
150 kn Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Croatia is to bus which costs €20 - €45 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Croatia is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 3h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 8m.

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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 6h 30m and costs €20 - €45.

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The bus from Venice to Zagreb takes 6h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Venice to Croatia train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Croatia is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs €20 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 8h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 364.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Zagreb twice daily. Tickets cost 150 kn - 190 kn and the journey takes 6h 30m. Vincek Autobusi ltd. also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Zagreb via Villach Hbf in around 8h 8m.

Train operators
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
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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Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
260 kn - 390 kn
Website
Railjet
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 Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 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.
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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
270 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venice Piazzale Roma Parking to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
220 kn - 250 kn
Website
TripstAir
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
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 - 600 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it

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Venice to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Venice to Croatia train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. 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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