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

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Bus via Ljubljana  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia, Viale Stazione to Ljubljana bus station 907 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb 1900 / ...

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Train, bus  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb N482 / ...

4 alternative options

Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 213 / ...

Bus  •  8h 47m

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

Train, bus via Ljubljana  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station 907 / ...
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 213 / ...

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Venice to Zagreb 374.8 km

Venice to Croatia by bus

67 Weekly Buses
8h 13m Average Duration
€35 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Croatia is to train and bus which costs €20 - €75 and takes 8h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Croatia is to drive which takes 3h 41m and costs €60 - €95.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Zagreb via Venezia, Viale Stazione and Ljubljana bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

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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 Trg J. Jelačića via Villach Hbf and Glavni kolodvor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 17m.

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The distance between Venice and Croatia is 419 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 via Ljubljana which takes 8h 13m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Venice to Croatia, including transfers.

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Venice to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venezia, Viale Stazione 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 via Ljubljana which takes 8h 13m and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €75 - €120 and takes 8h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 419 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Croatia?

You can take a bus from Venice to Zagreb via Venezia, Viale Stazione and Ljubljana bus station in around 8h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Zagreb via Villach Hbf, Zagreb Glavni Kol., and Glavni kolodvor in around 8h 17m.

Train operators
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
€35 - €55
Website
https://www.oebb.at/en/
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 Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
https://www.oebb.at/en/
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
https://www.oebb.at/en/
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
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€26 - €29
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
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
€18 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
https://potniski.sz.si/en/
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
€9 - €14
Regional Train Ticket
€9 - €13
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
€15 - €19
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venezia, Viale Stazione to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
https://www.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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TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venezia, Viale Stazione to Ljubljana Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28
Website
https://tripstair.com/
BlaBlaCar Bus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Venezia, Viale Stazione to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
Bus from Trieste to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
https://www.blablacar.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
€60 - €85
Website
https://florentiabus.bg/en/
Arriva Croatia
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
https://www.arriva.com.hr/en-us/home

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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, 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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