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

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Bus  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Rijeka 409
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zadar

$40 - $79

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Ferry, Catamaran  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Venice to Pula
  2. Take the Catamaran from Pula to Zadar 9141

$89 - $128

Shuttle, bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rovinj
  2. Take the bus from Rovinj to Zadar

$70 - $468

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Zadar 323.2 miles

$75 - $120

Shuttle to Pula, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia Mestre to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD

$90 - $592

Train, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Aeroporto
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD

$108 - $774

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zadar is to bus which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zadar is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Venezia Corsia A1 and arriving at Zadar via Venice Airport, Venice and Rijeka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Venice to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Zadar via Pula. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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The distance between Venice and Zadar is 272 km. The road distance is 517.2 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 13 min and costs 30€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Venice to Zadar, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Venice to Zadar bus services, operated by Velebit Tours, arrive at Zadar station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 170.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Venice to Zadar via Aeroporto MARCO POLO, Venice Airport, Venice, Rijeka, and Rijeka in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
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 Airport, Venice to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Velebit Tours
Phone
053 560 388
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Schedules at
brioni.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Rovinj
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $49
Private
$230 - $430
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $470
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$47 - $51
Private
$260 - $470
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$50 - $56
Private
$190 - $600
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rovinj to Zadar
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Ferry operators
Catarman Line d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)21 352 527
Email
info@catamaran-line.hr
Website
catamaran-line.hr
Ferry from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
catamaran-line.hr
Low Season Price
$16 - $22
High Season Price
$20 - $28

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Zadar is 517 km. It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to drive from Venice to Zadar.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport.

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