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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Zagreb by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Zagreb N482 / ...

150 kn - 310 kn

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Bus, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Piazzale Roma to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja Venice - Ljubljana Morning / ...
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

212 kn - 402 kn

Train, bus  •  7h 5m

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

166 kn - 369 kn

Train  •  8h 15m

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

653 kn - 868 kn

Bus via San Donà di Piave  •  8h 23m

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

477 kn - 687 kn

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Venice to Zagreb 374.8 km

350 kn - 550 kn

Fly from Venice  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VCE - ZAG

421 kn - 1.696 kn

Shuttle to Pula, fly  •  6h 38m

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

599 kn - 4.438 kn

Venice to Zagreb by bus

The bus journey time between Venice and Zagreb is around 6h 33m and covers a distance of around 402 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 40m. Services are operated by FlixBus and Vincek Autobusi ltd.. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 33m
Fastest bus time:
4h 40m
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
150 kn
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:20
Last bus departs at:
16:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Zagreb bus schedules

Italy → Croatia
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zagreb is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zagreb is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zagreb is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Croatia.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zagreb is to bus and train which costs €27 - €55 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zagreb is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Venice and Zagreb is 287 km. The road distance is 374.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs €20 - €45.

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The bus from Venice to Zagreb takes 6h 45m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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Venice to Zagreb train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zagreb is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs €20 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €230 and takes 6h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 286.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost 150 kn - 190 kn and the journey takes 6h 45m. Vincek Autobusi ltd. also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Zagreb via Villach Hbf in around 8h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 4.100 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.300 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.700 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 1.700 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 5.500 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.300 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.100 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 4.100 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250 kn - 1.000 kn
Train operators
Austrian Railways (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 Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
330 kn - 440 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 85 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 kn - 130 kn
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
80 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
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
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
270 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venice Piazzale Roma to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
152 kn
Website
TripstAir
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
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
440 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
310 kn - 3.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
310 kn - 340 kn
Private
1.700 kn - 3.100 kn

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Zagreb bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Venice to Zagreb train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Zagreb is 375 km. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Venice to Zagreb.

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Air Dolomiti, Swiss, LOT and seven other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Venice to Zagreb bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €8.

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