There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Novalja by bus, ferry, bus and ferry, train, night bus, 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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Bus, Catamaran  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka N535 / ...
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Novalja 9309

$22 - $34

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka N535 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rijeka to Novalja

$41 - $50

Train, night bus, Catamaran  •  8 h 34 min

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

$25 - $45

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 6 min

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

$54 - $79

Shuttle, bus and ferry  •  9 h 15 min

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

$70 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Novalja is to bus and Catamaran which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 7 h 54 min.

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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 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Novalja. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Novalja via Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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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 bus and Catamaran which takes 7 h 54 min and costs 19€ - 29€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Venice to Novalja, including transfers.

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Venice to Novalja bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, Venice 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 3685+ hotels available in Novalja. Prices start at $61 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: 7 h 54 min

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

There is no direct connection from Venice to Novalja. However, you can 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 Rijeka in around 8 h 10 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
$21 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rijeka to Novalja
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$9 - $12
Car ferry from Prizna to Zigljen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Prizna to Žigljen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
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
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr

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