There are 3 ways to get from Zadar to Rab by bus, ferry, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Bus, line 9309 Catamaran  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Novalja
  2. Take the line 9309 Catamaran from Novalja to Rab 9309

$10 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Starigrad 941
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Starigrad to Rab

$14 - $24

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Zadar to Stinica
  2. Take the car ferry from Stinica to Rab

$17 - $38

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Rab is to bus and line 9309 Catamaran which costs 60 kn - 120 kn and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Rab is to drive and car ferry which costs 100 kn - 240 kn and takes 2 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zadar to Rab. However, there are services departing from Zadar and arriving at Rab via Starigrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Zadar and Rab is 81 km.

The best way to get from Zadar to Rab without a car is to bus and line 9309 Catamaran which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 60 kn - 120 kn.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Zadar to Rab, including transfers.

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Zadar to Rab bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, depart from Zadar station.

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Zadar to Rab bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, arrive at Rab station.

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There are 3683+ hotels available in Rab. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zadar to Rab.
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  • Distance: 50.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Zadar, Croatia and Rab, Croatia?

There is no direct connection from Zadar to Rab. However, you can take the bus to Novalja then take the line 9309 Catamaran to Rab. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Zadar to Rab via Starigrad in around 4 h 30 min.

Bus operators
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Starigrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
brioni.hr
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 Zadar to Senj, Starigrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus and ferry from Starigrad to Rab
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rapska Plovidba
Phone
+385 (0) 51 724 122
Email
rapska-plovidba@ri.t-com.hr
Website
rapska-plovidba.hr
Car ferry from Stinica to Rab
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $16
Schedules at
rapska-plovidba.hr
Adult
$3
Car
$16

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