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There are 7 ways to get from Zadar to Bologna by car ferry, train, bus, car, plane 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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Car ferry, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Zadar to Ancona 51
  2. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le Fb / ...

$43 - $60

6 alternative options

Bus via Zagreb  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Zagreb L939 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Bologna, Bologna N482 / ...

$47 - $205

Bus  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Vodnjan
  2. Take the bus from Vodnjan to Bologna, Bologna 418

$48 - $75

Car ferry, drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Zadar to Ancona 51
  2. Drive from Ancona to Bologna

$44 - $69

Fly Zadar to Bologna  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Bologna (BLQ) ZAD - BLQ

$75 - $327

Bus to Split, fly to Bologna  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Trogir
  2. Fly from Split (SPU) to Bologna (BLQ) SPU - BLQ

$174 - $441

Fly Zadar to Pula, shuttle, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Pula (PUY) ZAD - PUY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Pula Airport to Venezia Mestre
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$100 - $604

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The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Bologna is to car ferry and train which costs 270 kn - 390 kn and takes 11 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Bologna is to fly which costs 480 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 7 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zadar to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Zadar and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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The distance between Zadar and Bologna is 313 km.

The best way to get from Zadar to Bologna without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11 h 22 min and costs 270 kn - 390 kn.

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It takes approximately 11 h 22 min to get from Zadar to Bologna, including transfers.

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Zadar to Bologna bus services, operated by Francuzevic, depart from Zadar station.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Bologna is to bus which takes 13 h 15 min and costs 300 kn - 1.400 kn. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 480 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 7 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zadar Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Zadar to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Zadar to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 195.8 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Zadar to Bologna via Zagreb in around 13 h 15 min. Alternatively, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Zadar to Bologna 4 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zadar to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Zadar to Bologna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Zadar to Bologna via Zagreb, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Split to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Split to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zadar to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Split to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Split to Bologna via Zagreb, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zadar to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Zadar to Bologna via Zagreb, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Split to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Split to Bologna via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $4,900
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zadar to Pula
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Ancona to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
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 Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vodnjan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zadar Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Vodnjan
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Dalmacija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)21 32 62 26
Email
josdedic@inet.hr
Website
dalmacijabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
dalmacijabus.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
brioni.hr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zadar, aut.kolodvor to Trogir, aut.kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Zadar to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$13 - $18

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Austrian Airlines, Condor Flugdienst, Air Dolomiti and three other airlines offer flights from Zadar Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Zadar to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1579+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Zadar Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 24 kn.

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