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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Novalja by train, bus, ferry, 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.

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Train, bus, Catamaran  •  8h 50m

  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 Novalja

$26 - $51

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  9h 40m

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

$28 - $51

Train, Catamaran  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Pivka
  3. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka
  4. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja

$29 - $49

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Venice to Prizna
  2. Take the car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen 335

$54 - $79

Ferry, shuttle, bus and ferry  •  9h 58m

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

$62 - $406

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Novalja is to train and bus and Catamaran which costs 22€ - 45€ and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Novalja is to drive and car ferry which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Novalja. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Novalja via Venice, Venice Mestre and Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Venice and Novalja is 223 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Novalja without a car is to train and bus and Catamaran which takes 8h 50m and costs 22€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 8h 50m to get from Venice to Novalja, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 3955+ hotels available in Novalja. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Novalja.
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  • Distance: 139.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Venice to Novalja. However, you can take the train to Trieste Centrale, take the walk to Trieste, take the bus to Rijeka, take the walk to Rijeka, then take the Catamaran to Novalja. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Venice to Novalja via Stazione MESTRE FS C4, Venice, Venice Mestre, Rijeka, and Rijeka in around 9h 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
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Trieste Centrale to Pivka
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Bus operators
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
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$9 - $12
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Alilaguna Lines
Phone
+39 041 2401701
Email
info@alilaguna.it
Website
alilaguna.it
Ferry from Rialto to Aeroporto Venice
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
alilaguna.it

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