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

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Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Zagreb 427 / ...

$22 - $130

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Night bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb N402

$23 - $37

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb 402 / ...

$27 - $49

Train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$42 - $113

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Zagreb 234.8 miles

$55 - $85

Ferry, shuttle  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the ferry from Rialto to Aeroporto Venice Linea ARANCIO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Zagreb

$59 - $659

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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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 Kolod. via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

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The distance between Venice and Croatia is 365 km. The road distance is 375.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs .

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The bus from Venice, Venice to Zagreb takes 6 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Venice to Croatia train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia Mestre station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Croatia is to bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 14 min.

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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 Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 228.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Zagreb 3 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min. Vincek Autobusi ltd. also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Zagreb via Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf in around 9 h 14 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
$20 - $25
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
globtour.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
atvo.it
Ferry operators
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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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Croatia is 376 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Venice to Croatia.

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