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There are 7 ways to get from Zadar to Milan by bus, train, car ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Milano Lampugnano

$42 - $59

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Como
  2. Take the train from Como Lago to Milano Cadorna R17 / ...

$45 - $68

Car ferry, train  •  14h 8m

  1. Take the car ferry from Zadar to Ancona 51
  2. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...

$66 - $95

Train  •  19h 33m

  1. Take the train from Zadar to Knin
  2. Take the train from Knin to Zagreb
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$91 - $154

Drive  •  7h 57m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Milan 484.9 miles

$110 - $170

Fly to Milan Linate  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) ZAD - LIN

$125 - $606

Fly to Pula, shuttle, train  •  8h 34m

  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 Milano Centrale

$116 - $624

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The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Milan is to bus which costs 270 kn - 390 kn and takes 10h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Milan is to fly which costs 800 kn - 4.000 kn and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zadar to Milan. However, there are services departing from Zadar and arriving at Milano Centrale via Knin, Zagreb Glavni Kolod., Villach Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 33m.

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The distance between Zadar and Milan is 500 km. The road distance is 775.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Milan without a car is to bus which takes 10h 32m and costs 270 kn - 390 kn.

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It takes approximately 10h 32m to get from Zadar to Milan, including transfers.

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Zadar to Milan train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zadar station.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Milan is to bus which takes 10h 32m and costs 270 kn - 390 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 550 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 19h 33m, you could also fly, which costs 800 kn - 4.000 kn and takes 6h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Zadar Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Zadar to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Zadar to Milan.
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  • Distance: 312.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 32m

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

Croatia Bus operates a bus from Zadar to Milan 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 10h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zadar to Milan via Knin, Zagreb Glavni Kolod., Villach Hbf, and Venezia Mestre in around 19h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zadar to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Zadar to Milan Linate via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zadar to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zadar to Pula
Ave. Duration
35m
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zadar to Knin
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
hzpp.hr
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2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Knin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$28 - $40
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Como
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Zadar to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$13 - $18

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Yes, the driving distance between Zadar to Milan is 776 km. It takes approximately 7h 57m to drive from Zadar to Milan.

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Croatia Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Zadar Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 4343+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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