There are 3 ways to get from Zadar to Rab by bus, 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 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Senj, Starigrad 941

$13 - $21

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 takes 2 h 42 min and costs 110 kn - 250 kn.

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The distance between Zadar and Rab is 81 km.

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

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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 3 h 51 min.

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Zadar to Rab once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Brioni Pula also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
Ferry operators
Rapska Plovidba
+385 (0) 51 724 122
Car ferry from Stinica to Rab
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$2 - $16
Schedules at

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