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There are 4 ways to get from Zadar to Slovene Istria by bus, ferry, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Jelšane

$218 - $275

Cheapest option

Catamaran, train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the Catamaran from Zadar to Pula 9141
  2. Take the train from Pula to Kozina

$28 - $45

2 alternative options

Train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Zadar to Knin
  2. Take the train from Knin to Ostarije
  3. Take the train from Ostarije to Rijeka
  4. Take the train from Rijeka to Pivka

$34 - $52

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Slovene Istria 216.7 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Slovene Istria is to Catamaran and train which costs 170 kn - 300 kn and takes 11h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Slovene Istria is to drive which costs 330 kn - 490 kn and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zadar to Slovene Istria. However, there are services departing from Zadar and arriving at Črnotiče via Knin, Ostarije, Rijeka, Pivka and Divača. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 57m.

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The distance between Zadar and Slovene Istria is 191 km. The road distance is 346.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Slovene Istria without a car is to bus which takes 4h 35m and costs 1.400 kn - 1.800 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Zadar to Slovene Istria, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zadar to Slovene Istria is to bus which takes 4h 35m and costs 1.400 kn - 1.800 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220 kn - 340 kn and takes 14h 57m.

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Zadar to Slovene Istria train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Pivka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zadar to Slovene Istria is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Zadar to Slovene Istria.

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  • Distance: 119.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Zadar, Croatia and Slovene Istria, Slovenia?

Arriva d.o.o. operates a bus from Zadar to Slovene Istria twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zadar to Slovene Istria via Knin, Ostarije, Rijeka, Pivka, and Divača in around 14h 57m.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Pula to Kozina
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
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2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Zadar to Knin
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Knin to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $26
Train from Ostarije to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Rijeka to Pivka
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $7
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 Jelšane
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Ferry operators
Catarman Line d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)21 352 527
Email
info@catamaran-line.hr
Website
catamaran-line.hr
Ferry from Zadar to Pula
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
catamaran-line.hr
Low Season Price
$16 - $22
High Season Price
$20 - $28

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