• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  4h 30m

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

$12 - $24

2 alternative options

Drive, bus and ferry  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Jablanac intersection
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Jablanac intersection to Rab

$22 - $32

Drive, car ferry, line 338 car ferry  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Zigljen
  2. Take the car ferry from Zigljen to Prizna 335
  3. Drive from Prizna to Valbiska
  4. Take the line 338 car ferry from Valbiska to Lopar 338

$30 - $47

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Rab is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 80 kn - 160 kn and takes 4h 30m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Zadar to Rab is to drive and bus and ferry which costs 140 kn - 210 kn and takes 2h 47m.

More details

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 4h 30m.

More details

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 bus and ferry which takes 4h 30m and costs 80 kn - 160 kn.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Zadar to Rab, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

There are 3775+ hotels available in Rab. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Zadar to Rab.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 50.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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 Starigrad, take the walk to Starigrad, then take the bus and ferry to Rab. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Jablanac intersection then take the bus and ferry to Rab.

Bus operators
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Starigrad
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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
2h 30m
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
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Jablanac intersection to Rab
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Zigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $2
Car ferry from Valbiska to Lopar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$3 - $5
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Car ferry from Zigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Car ferry from Žigljen to Prizna
Ave. Duration
45 days 12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com

Want to know more about travelling around Croatia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.